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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT BECK Bleacher Reachers Rangers leftfielder Rusty Greer can't get a glove on a two-run blast by Blue Jays third baseman Tony Batista as fans get ready to lay their mitts on the ball during Toronto's 8-1 Opening Day win in San Juan (page 56).

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY CHUCK SOLOMON Royal Pain Kings guard Jason Williams uses full-arm extension--and a little elbow--to get past Lakers swingman Devean George in a 108-84 Sacramento blowout.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY AL TIELEMANS Riley, Riley Good Notre Dame players, who were led all year by the play of center Ruth Riley, celebrate their victory in the NCAA women's basketball final while Purdue guard Kelly Komara looks for a brighter tomorrow (page 48).