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Leading Off

Knot Guilty

Tennessee centerJosh McNeil found the shoelaces of a Florida defender fair game for his idlehands as the linemen unpiled last Saturday in Knoxville. McNeil's manipulationsdid nothing to trip up the No. 4 Gators, who rumbled to a 30--6 victory.

Missing theBoat

Top Hydro Fueldriver Mark Workentine of Fresno lost control of his 8,000-horsepower vessel,Whiskey River, during qualifying last Friday at the San Diego ThunderboatRegatta. Though he was traveling at 145 mph, Workentine remained safe andsecure in the capsule, which separated from the boat as it splintered andskidded across Mission Bay.

Final PlateAppearance

Returning to hisfamiliar spot on the field, Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra took in YankeeStadium for the last time on Sunday. Berra was one of 21 former Yanks who paidtheir respects to the House That Ruth Built and were honored before the finalgame in the 85-year-old ballpark. The new Yankee Stadium opens next springacross the street.


Photograph by Heinz Kluetmeier


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Photograph by Chuck Solomon