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Weed Whacker

• As members ofthe media looked on, Tom Watson tried to hack his way out of the fescue on thethird hole of the British Open playoff at Turnberry on Sunday. Watson barelymoved the ball forward on his way to a double bogey that effectively ended hischances of winning the tournament. Stewart Cink won the claret jug for hisfirst victory in a major, but Watson enthralled the crowds in Scotland with hisrun at the championship at age 59 (page 28).

Rear View

• Lance Armstrong(second from left) could only watch when his Astana teammate Alberto Contador(far right) broke from the pack on Sunday as the Tour de France climbed intothe Swiss Alps. While Contador, 26, won the 15th stage and took the yellowjersey, Armstrong, 37, settled for second place overall, 1:37 behind. Headmitted that he now had little chance of winning his eighth Tour.

Double Dip

• Troy Dumais(foreground) and Kristian Ipsen of the U.S. twisted through the air during themen's three-meter synchronized springboard diving final at the 13th FINA worldchampionships in Rome last Saturday. The U.S. won the silver medal and Chinathe gold.

Chair Strike

• Jeremiah Butler(left) took on Delvin McMillian last Friday during the quad rugby final at the29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Spokane. McMillian, 29, was an AirForce airman first class. Butler, 26, served in Iraq as an Army private firstclass. They were among nearly 600 athletes from the U.S. and Great Britain whocompeted for various randomly assigned teams.


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