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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY SIMON BRUTY Stretch Marks Volponi, Jose Santos up (second from right, blue and pink silks) charges to the lead on the final turn of the Breeders' Cup Classic last Saturday, passing War Emblem (3) and Medaglia d'Oro (with Jerry Bailey up, in red and white cap). Volponi's win was his first in five starts, and he went off at 43-1, the longest odds in the field.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL KAPTEYN/WORCESTER TELEGRAM & GAZETTE Holy Mudder Holy Cross defensive tackle Nicholas Nelthorpe can only watch from the sideline as the clock runs out during his team's rain-soaked 21-12 loss to Lehigh in Worcester, Mass., last Saturday.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY KENVORK DJANSEZIAN/AP Catch of the Day Giants first baseman J.T. Snow gets credit for a run and a save as he pulls batboy Darren Baker, the three-year-old son of manager Dusty Baker, out of harm's way after crossing the plate in the seventh inning of Game 5 of the World Series last Thursday (page 32).