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Photographs by Al Tielemans

Out-Duked

 Johns Hopkins's Kyle Harrison (18) and Brendan Skakandi stick it to Duke's Matt Zash during the NCAA final in Philadelphia on Monday. Johns Hopkins won 9-8, claiming the school's eighth NCAA lacrosse title, thanks in large part to the two goals scored by Harrison (inset).

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Photographs by John Biever

Blue Cheer

Samantha Findlay's Michigan teammates give her a raucous welcome home as she scored on Nicole Motycka's home run against Washington in the women's NCAA softball Super Regional last Saturday in Ann Arbor. Jennie Ritter (inset) got the win, and Michigan, ranked No. 1, advanced to play DePaul in the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City (page 44).

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Photographs by John Biever

No Entry

 Pistons center Ben Wallace turns away Heat forward Eddie Jones during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals in Detroit on Sunday (page 48). Miami won 113-104, thanks to strong performances by (inset) Shaquille O'Neal (32) and Dwyane Wade.