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Leading Off

Plax to the Max
Eli Manning's 13-yard pass floated into the hands of Plaxico Burress for the touchdown that gave the Giants an epic 17--14 upset of the heavily favored Patriots (page 36) in Super Bowl XLII on Sunday. Coach Tom Coughlin and defensive end Osi Umenyiora (inset) shared a private moment in the postgame mob scene.

Bode's Well
Bode Miller charged through the Bellevarde downhill course at Val d' Isère, France, during a training run last Thursday. Three days later he won the World Cup super-combined race there to increase his lead in the Cup's overall standings with six weeks left in the season.

K-Statement
Purple-clad Kansas State fans jammed the court after their Wildcats upset No. 2--ranked Kansas, 84--75, on Jan. 30 in Manhattan. With forward Michael Beasley (inset) scoring a game-high 25 points, K-State got its first home win over the Jayhawks since 1983.

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Photograph by Bob Rosato

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