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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT BECK A Waist Pitch Angels first baseman Mo Vaughn gets a gut check after foulingoff a ball against the Dodgers last Saturday.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY DOUG PENSINGER/ALLSPORT Pedal-philia The peloton leaves Briancon in stage 15 of the Tour de France, after which Lance Armstrong still held an overwhelming lead (page 40).

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY SIMON BRUTY It's Not the Shoe Tony Volpentest settles into the starting blocks for the men's 100-meter in the amputee finals at the U.S. Olympic trials (page 34). He finished sixth.