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Old Glory was unfurled across the outfield at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Sunday in the pregame festivities that opened the 2009 major league season. The world champion Phillies then lost to the Braves 4--1.

No Moore

Frankie Figg cleared a hedge without his rider, J.E. Moore, last Friday in the John Smith's Topham Steeple Chase in Liverpool, England. Irish Raptor (not pictured) finished first—with jockey Paddy Brennan still aboard.

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Virginia's Garett Ince fell on top of North Carolina's Shane Walterhoefer last Saturday as they battled for a face-off during the Cavaliers' 11--10 win at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The victory lifted No. 1 Virginia to 12--0.

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Photograph by J. Gregory Raymond