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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID E. KLUTHO Buff Stuffer UCLA's Brandon Chillar got Rocky Mountain high in Boulder lastSaturday to block Colorado placekicker Mason Crosby's point-afterattempt late in the fourth quarter. The play didn't come back tohaunt the Buffaloes, who snuffed out the Bruins' final drive tohold on for a 16-14 win.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JAMIE SQUIRE/GETTY IMAGES Titanic Twist Tennessee defensive ends Kevin Carter and Jevon Kearse bentRaiders quarterback Rich Gannon out of shape during a 25-20Titans victory in Nashville on the first Sunday night of the NFLseason.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY SHAUN BEST/REUTERS Dry, Dry Again U.S. Open staffers worked valiantly but in vain on Sept. 3 tomake the rain-soaked surface at Arthur Ashe Stadium playable; theskies opened again, and only one match of the 105 scheduled thatday was completed.