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Excited Lee

Packers tight endDonald Lee (86) celebrated the first of his two touchdowns on Sunday with theLambeau Field faithful during a 31--17 victory over the Panthers. Green Bay ranits record to 9--1 and could emerge as a threat to the front-running Patriots(page 48).

Sweat Soccer

New Englanddefender Avery John prevented a pass from reaching its Dynamo target on Sundayduring MLS Cup in Washington. Despite John's heady play Houston earned itssecond straight championship, 2--1 (page 68).


Minnesota goalieNiklas Backstrom and center Mikko Koivu watched the rebound from a shot byCanucks center Ryan Kesler, who couldn't see what he missed in Vancouver lastFriday. The Canucks won 6--2.

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