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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY TONY INZERILLO/ALLSPORT Sweet Afoot Former Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton, shown here eluding a Detroit Lions tackler in 1987, is remembered upon his death on Monday as the NFL's most prolific rusher and as one of its most beloved players (page 80).

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY MATT BROWN Wood That Wouldn't Mighty Ducks center Antti Aalto gets the shaft after his stick breaks at center ice at the Pond in Anaheim.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY DARREN CARROLL A Fit Tribute Golfers (from left) Jim Furyk, Loren Roberts, Ernie Els, Bob Estes and Tim Herron honor the memory--and fashion sense--of Payne Stewart as they warmed up for the final round of the Tour Championship on Sunday.