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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY AL TIELEMANS Moving Violation Rickey Henderson of the Mets, who lost six games in a row last week to fall behind the Reds in the National League wild-card race, is tagged out at home by the Braves' Eddie Perez, paying the price for running a stop sign put up by New York's third base coach.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JIM GUND Branch Manager Under the watchful eye of fans not much younger than he, Spanish phenom Sergio Garcia hacks his way out of the bushes on the first day of Ryder Cup competition, helping the European team build a big lead it would lose on Sunday (page 38).

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY BOB ROSATO Hog Tide Alabama's Shaun Alexander (37) is stymied by Arkansas defenders during a game that the Crimson Tide won 35-28 (page 116).