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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN W. MCDONOUGH Going Digital San Antonio's Tim Duncan tries to reach out and touch a looseball as teammate Emanuel Ginobili looks on during Game 4 of theNBA Western Conference finals. The Spurs beat the DallasMavericks 102-95 to take a 3-1 series lead (page 42).

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY MARK ALMOND/BIRMINGHAM NEWS No-Brainer Auburn centerfielder Javon Moran seems to plant his head in theturf after missing a fly ball hit by a Vanderbilt batter duringthe Southeastern Conference baseball tournament in Hoover, Ala.Auburn won 3-1.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY SCOTT R. GALVIN/YOUNGSTOWN VINDICATOR Calamity Shane Shane Harding of Salem (Ohio) High topples over Vinny Freedman ofHowland High just shy of the finish line of the boys' 1,600meters in the Metro Athletic Conference championships. Hardingcrawled across the line to win; Freedman was disqualified forinterference.