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Leading Off

On EnglishSoil
The first regular-season NFL game outside North America was no offensiveshowcase, as Dolphins quarterback Cleo Lemon (far left) proved in losing thisfumble to Giants defensive end Michael Strahan (92). The turnover came duringthe second quarter of New York's 13--10 win on the slippery, rain-soaked turfof London's Wembley Stadium (page 67), where Miami's mascot (inset) joined asellout crowd of 81,176.

Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell scored on a no-look slide in the fifth inningon Sunday in Denver, helping Boston to a 4--3 victory and a World Series sweepof the Rockies (page 28). Lowell, who also homered in Game 4, batted .400overall and was named Series MVP (inset).

Mudders' Day
Ginger Punch (4) outlasted Hystericalady (12) in the deep slop along the railin the Breeders' Cup Distaff last Saturday at Monmouth Park. The main event,the $5 million Classic, was won by Curlin (inset), who got a much-needed bathat the conclusion of the rain-plagued two days of racing (page 17).


Photographs by Bob Martin


Photographs by Al Tielemans


Photographs by Bill Frakes