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Best Effort

Cal tailback Jahvid Best leaped over the end zone marker for one of his five rushing touchdowns, a school single-game record, during a 35--21 win over Minnesota last Saturday in Minneapolis. Best, who rushed for 131 yards on 26 carries, gained 100 yards for the seventh consecutive game.

No Glove Connection

Former welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. dodged a punch by lightweight champ Juan Manuel Marquez during their welterweight fight in Las Vegas last Saturday. Mayweather, who returned to the ring after a 21-month layoff, dominated the 12-round bout and won by unanimous decision (page 42).

Catch You Later

Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham bobbled the ball in the end zone on Sunday in the first regular-season game at the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas (page 18). While on his back—and despite the best efforts of Dallas cornerback Terence Newman—Manningham still made the second-quarter touchdown reception, and New York went on to win 33--31.

Rubber Necking

Rays base runner Evan Longoria doubled over under the weight of Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts, who fell on Longoria after forcing him out during a game in Baltimore last Thursday. Neither player was injured in the collision. Tampa Bay won 3--0 to salvage a split of the four-game series.


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