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Leading Off

June 02, 2014
June 02, 2014

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June 2, 2014

INBOX
TROY TULOWITZKI
MOTOR SPORTS
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

Leading Off

PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID E. KLUTHO SPORTS ILLUSTRATEDLid Lifter Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell (29) used his stick for mask impact against Kings goalie Jonathan Quick during Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on May 21 at the United Center. Chicago got into Quick's head but not into his net—or at least not often enough in a 6--2 loss. At week's end Los Angeles held a 2--1 series lead.PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID CANNON GETTY IMAGESA Win And a Sprayer Beneath his outsized image (left), Rory McIlroy provided a champagne bath at the Wentworth Club in Surrey, England, on Sunday after taking the BMW PGA Championship by one stroke over Shane Lowry with a final-round 66. The victory, McIlroy's first since the Australian Open last December, came four days after he called off his engagement to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki.PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY CHRIS MACHIAN THE WORLD-HERALDSeams Unfair Nebraska sophomore third baseman Jake Placzek fouled a ball off the plate and back into his face last Saturday during a Big Ten tournament game against Michigan at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. Placzek wound up getting an infield single to drive in one of five sixth-inning runs in a 6--1 victory. In the title game on Sunday, No. 9 Indiana beat the 20th-ranked Cornhuskers 8--4.