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Leading Off

Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) zeroed in on the loose ball after the Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki had it stripped in the fourth quarter at Staples Center on Sunday. Nowitzki scored 30 points, but Bryant finished with 52, propelling Los Angeles to a 108--104 overtime victory.

Auto Focus
Trying to find new angles on racing photography, SI mounted a remote camera on a car driven by Danica Patrick (inset) and snapped this shot during one of her practice runs on Feb. 27 at Homestead Miami Speedway.

Love Seats
As Nicolas Almagro of Spain doffed his shirt to celebrate winning the Mexican Open title last Saturday, fans in Acapulco showered him with their seat cushions. Almagro, the No. 6 seed, beat top-seeded David Nalbandian 6--1, 7--6.


Photograph by Robert Beck


Photographs by Fred Vuich


Photograph by David De La Paz/EFE/ZUMA Press