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Inside: The Week in Sports



Orioles pitchers aren't getting the message from guru Leo Mazzone • Gary Matthews Jr. finds his hitting groove at 31 • Reds rookie G.M. rolls the dice in an eight-player trade

College Basketball

Blue-chip big man Kevin Love moves to the head of the class of 2007 • The top five senior prospects who have yet to commit


Photographs by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images


Jose Valentin (18) kept a big rally going for the Mets on Sunday by singling toload the bases for the second time in the sixth inning at Wrigley Field. CliffFloyd (inset, left) had hit a grand slam minutes earlier, and one batter afterValentin got on, Carlos Beltran (inset, right) hit another slam. By the timethe Cubs got out of the sixth, the Mets had added a two-run dinger by DavidWright and scored a total of 11 runs en route to a 13-7 win.