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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY DAMIAN STROHMEYER Sprawling Home Florida State's Brett Groves slid under a tag by Miami catcher Greg Lovelady to score the first run in the College World Series championship game last Saturday, which the Hurricanes went on to win 6-5.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY HEINZ KLUETMEIER Auto Pilot Eradicator, a monster truck with decidedly pumped-up tires, flew over a line of junkyard cars at the annual Thunder on the Beach rally in Wildwood, N.J., last Saturday.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY ERIC BRETAGNON/DPPI French Dip Edouard Charlot and his horse, ULEX2, made a splash when they missed a jump in the Concours Complet steeplechase in Compiegne, France, in May. Neither competitor was injured.