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Photographs by John Biever

Four-Bagger

 Packers quarterback Brett Favre takes his cuts during his annual charity softball game in Appleton, Wis., on Sunday. The event, which benefits children's charities in Wisconsin and Mississippi and the Brett Favre Fourward Foundation, drew 8,905 fans. Green Bay's offense beat the defense 22-5 thanks to home runs by wideout Donald Driver, running back Ahman Green and rookie quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

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Photograph by Peter Read Miller

Chain Reaction

The women's 1,500 at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore., last Saturday (page 83) featured a pileup worthy of NASCAR. Christin Wurth (75) stayed on her feet and won the race.

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Photograph by Michael Mulvey/The Dallas Morning News

Balance of Power

Marco Rivera, a 307-pound guard, gamely rolls with a new-fangled workout routine during a Dallas Cowboys minicamp last weekend in Irving, Texas.