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Leading Off


Cracker Barrel
No wonder Braves third baseman Chipper Jones was hitting .405 at week's end: Despite splitting his bat on a pitch by the Brewers' Seth McClung, he dumped a first-inning single into leftfield last Thursday in Milwaukee. Jones went 2 for 4 in Atlanta's 8--1 victory.

For the Record
Usain Bolt of Jamaica (fourth from right) broke the world 100-meter-dash mark with a time of 9.72 last Saturday in the final event of the Reebok Grand Prix on Randall's Island in New York City. The 21-year-old Bolt (inset) shaved .02 of a second off the record held by countryman Asafa Powell and beat runner-up Tyson Gay of the U.S. (fifth from right) by .13 of a second (page 64).

Game of Survival
Children at a camp for earthquake refugees in the Chinese county of Wenchuan, in Sichuan province, enjoyed a brief respite from their tragic circumstances by improvising a game of table tennis last week. The death toll from the May 12 quake stood at more than 68,000, with almost 20,000 still missing.


Photograph by John Biever




Photograph by Heinz Kluetmeier


Photograph by Color China Photo/AP