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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT BECK Tackle Football U.S. defender Brandi Chastain (number 6, on ground) thwarts a scoring threat by taking down China's Zhang Ouying in the second half of the Women's World Cup final at the Rose Bowl (page 38).

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY PETER READ MILLER Lilly's Hammer Chinese goalie Gao Hong can't get a glove on Kristine Lilly's penalty kick, the third of five successful kicks by the U.S. women.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN W. MCDONOUGH Red Wave Team China acknowledges the crowd during the medal ceremony after losing a scoreless game on penalty kicks.