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Leading Off


Bummer Sooner
The Oregon defensive line snuffed a 44-yard field goal attempt by Oklahoma'sGarrett Hartley (10) on the final play last Saturday, preserving a wild 34-33victory in Eugene, Ore. With the help of a disputed onside kick recovery, theDucks scored two touchdowns in the final 72 seconds and ran their record to3-0.

Hands Down
Attempting to score on a fly-out, White Sox first baseman Ross Gload slid intothe tag of A's catcher Jason Kendall on Sunday in Oakland. Kendall held on andso did the A's, who won 5-4 to further damage the playoff chances of the worldchampions, who lost for the ninth time in 14 games.

Bird Brained
A Giants combination of Carlos Emmons (51), Gibril Wilson (28) and Will Demps(47) parted Eagles tight end L.J. Smith from his helmet on Sunday inPhiladelphia. Though Smith had seven catches for 111 yards, New York deliveredthe crushing blow, coming from 17 points down in the fourth quarter to win30--24 in overtime.

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