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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY TOM DIPACE An Act of Todd Mets catcher Todd Pratt tags out Diamondbacks shortstop Craig Counsell as umpire Eric Cooper gets ready to make the call in an 8-1 New York win.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID E. KLUTHO No to Morrow Blues goalie Roman Turek thwarts Stars left wing Brenden Morrow in the deciding game of St. Louis's sweep of Dallas (page 50).

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY BILL FRAKES Everything But Monarchos (yellow silks) has the position and the strength, but not the lead, as he enters the first turn en route to his Kentucky Derby win (page 46).