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Leading Off

Hand Delivered
Arizona State safety Josh Barrett (19) got the worst of this close encounter with USC's LenDale White during the Trojans' 38-28 victory last Saturday in Tempe, Ariz. White, who gained 197 yards on 19 carries, helped No. 1 USC rally from a 21-3 halftime deficit and win its 26th straight game, a school and Pac-10 record.

Miss Adventure
Antonio Tarver found the ropes--not Roy Jones Jr.'s chin--with a 10th-round punch last Saturday in Tampa. Tarver recovered and easily retained his light heavyweight title by unanimous decision (page 81).

Rangers defenseman Dale Purinton gouged Colton Orr of the Bruins during a fight in last Saturday's preseason game in Boston. Orr's troubles began when he was speared by Purinton, setting off the slugfest. He was not seriously injured.

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Photograph by John W. McDonough


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Photograph by Lou Capozzola