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Leading Off


Stuckey on You
The Pistons' Rodney Stuckey came out on top in a collision with the 76ers'Rodney Carney during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals last Fridayin Philadelphia. The Sixers won 95--75 to take a 2--1 series lead, but Detroitdrew even with a 93--84 victory on Sunday.

Take It LyingDown
Erin Berg handed the baton to Rutgers teammate Alexis Gray to begin the anchorleg of the women's 4√ó800 relay at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia last Saturdaywhile SI photographer Heinz Kluetmeier (inset) lay on the track to get theperfect angle on the exchange. Rutgers finished 13th in the race.

Dirty Dancing
Rafael Nadal, ranked No. 2 in the world, fell to the clay in celebration onSunday after beating top-ranked Roger Federer 7--5, 7--5 in the final of theMonte Carlo tennis tournament. Nadal's record against Federer on clay courtsimproved to 7--1.


Photograph by Al Tielemans


Photograph by Heinz Kluetmeier




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