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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY STUART ISETT/GAMMA Girth of a Nation Rie Tsuihiji (below) faces off against an overmatched opponent at the 10th sumo world championships. Rie, who finished third in the open women's division, is the Japanese champion in the 330-pound class.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY BOB MARTIN Coast Ghost Paul Stankowski is a mere shadow of his former self as he hits his approach on the 9th hole during third-round play at the ATT Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY KEN GIGLIOTTI/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS-AP Cement Mixer Engineering students get plastered while taking part in the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race in Winnipeg, in which budding Canadian--and a few American--engineers compete on 300-pound sleds made mostly of cement.