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Leading Off

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Photographs by Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Rollin' Seven

Lance Armstrong began his quest for a seventh straight victory in the Tour de France last Saturday in Fromentine. He finished second in Stage 1, which was won by Armstrong's former teammate David Zabriskie (inset; yellow jersey).

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Photographs by Simon Bruty

A Little Jumpy

Venus Williams couldn't stay earthbound for long after beating Lindsay Davenport to win her third Wimbledon singles title last Saturday (page 52). Williams, who was seeded 14th, did not get past the quarterfinals of any Grand Slam event last year.

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Photographs by John Biever

A Vine Mess

Cubs leftfielder Todd Hollandsworth lost his battle with the Wrigley Field ivy on this shot by Nationals centerfielder Brad Wilkerson, who was credited with a triple in Washington's 4--2 win last Saturday.