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LEADING OFF

July 30, 2012
July 30, 2012

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July 30, 2012

LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
PENN STATE
GOLF
PRO BASKETBALL
  • Just five months after Jeremy Lin became an overnight global icon in New York City, the Knicks decided not to keep him, clearing the way for him to go back to Houston—where things promise to be significantly more relaxed

PRO FOOTBALL
THE BUNDY PROJECT
  • THE ORIOLES HAVE THE GAME'S BEST PITCHING PROSPECT, A 19-YEAR-OLD NATURAL WITH THE STUFF—AND THE WORK ETHIC—TO WEAKEN THE KNEES. NOW COMES THE HARD PART: TURNING DYLAN BUNDY INTO AN ACE, AND KEEPING HIM HEALTHY ENOUGH TO STAY ONE

POINT AFTER
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PHOTOPhotograph by Matt West/BPI/Icon SMIPOPS-A-SHOT Kobe Bryant found the driving a little bumpy against Pops Mensah-Bonsu in Team USA's pre-Olympic exhibition against Great Britain last Thursday. It was a rare act of resistance by the hosts in the U.S.'s 118--78 rout.PHOTOPhotograph by Charles Platiau/ReutersAT BRIT'S END A Union-Jacked Bradley Wiggins accepted the congratulations of a nation in Paris on Sunday after becoming the first Briton to win the Tour de France (page 19). The British bounty went well beyond Wiggins's triomphe: Christopher Froome finished second overall and Mark Cavendish won three of the race's 20 stages.PHOTOPhotograph by Chris Lee/MCT/ABACAUSA.comFOURTH-INNING STRETCH Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and a fan found themselves in a meshy situation on this Darwin Barney foul ball in the fourth frame of St. Louis's 4--1 victory over the Cubs last Friday night. The Redbirds would go on to sweep their archrivals, outscoring them 23--1 in the three games.