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Block That Punt
The Titans' A.J. Trapasso punted both on the field and on the giant high-defscreen at the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, last Friday duringTennessee's 30--10 loss to Dallas. Another boot by Trapasso hit the scoreboardand forced the down to be replayed (page 17). The screen hangs 90 feet abovethe field, five feet higher than the NFL minimum.

United WieStands
Michelle Wie played with two patriotic decals on her face—a U.S. flag and ared, white and blue starburst—last Friday in Sugar Grove, Ill., during thefirst day of the 2009 Solheim Cup, which pits U.S. golfers against Europeans.Wie went 3-0-1 as the U.S. won the three-day competition 16--12 at Rich HarvestFarms for its third consecutive victory.

First In 10
Trey Hardee of the U.S. took gold in the decathlon at the IAAF track and fieldworld championships in Berlin last Thursday. Hardee, who did not finish theevent at the Beijing Olympics (he was disqualified after three faults in thepole vault), had his best throw of the year in the discus (157'9") and wonthe competition with a total of 8,790 points, 150 more than silver medalistLeonel Suàrez of Cuba.

Bug's-Eye View
A praying mantis alighted on the upper-deck railing at Citizens Bank Park inPhiladelphia last Thursday night as the Phillies played the Diamondbacks. Theinsect evidently brought luck to the home team, which won 12--3.


Photograph by Greg Nelson


Photograph by Darren Carroll


Photograph by Bob Martin


Photograph by Tommy Leonardi