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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY DAMIAN STROHMEYER Skateboarding Boston College right wing Chuck Kobasew gets to try a new surface after colliding with North Dakota defenseman David Hale in the NCAA championship game, which the Eagles won 3-2 in overtime.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID CALLOW Where the Sunshine Don't Shine The Sunshine Beach Women's surf boat team waves goodbye after getting swamped during the Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships in Kurrawa Beach.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY HEINZ KLUETMEIER Real Pop That's what Hall of Famer Willie (Pops) Stargell, who died on Monday at 61, possessed, and never was it more evident than during the 1979 World Series, when his three homers, four doubles and seven RBIs led the Pirates to the crown (page 26).