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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY GREG NELSON Yao Goes It, Kid? Rockets center Yao Ming, now a seasoned second-year man, greetsNuggets rookie Carmelo Anthony on his way to the basket duringthe teenager's second regular-season NBA game, a 102-85 Rocketsvictory. Anthony had 18 points and nine rebounds.

TWO COLOR PHOTOS: PHOTOGRAPH BY PETER READ MILLER Flight 85 Niners wideout Brandon Lloyd, having beaten Rams corner DeJuanGroce, goes flat out to haul in a TD pass from supersubquarterback Tim Rattay, who sparked San Francisco's 30-10 win(page 160).

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY IRMICH GONDA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Schlopy Form At the FIS World Cup in Soelden, Austria, Eric Schlopy of theU.S. falls and snaps his skis during the first run of the giantslalom, which was won by his teammate Bode Miller.