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TRACES IN THE CROWD A mirror lens captured spectral highlights in the stands as Mariners rightfielder Ichiro Suzuki took a cut during a spring training game against the Dodgers in Glendale, Ariz., on March 9.

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BIG WHEEL A puck bearing the Red Wings' flying-wheel logo seemed as large as a truck tire as it hit the glass behind Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall (55) and Oilers winger Magnus Pääjärvi (91) during a game in Detroit last Friday. The Central Division--leading Red Wings defeated the Northwest-cellar-dwelling Oilers 2--1.

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TRAIN SPORTING A young batsman in Chittagong, Bangladesh, connected with the ball as children played cricket on an improvised pitch along railroad tracks on March 10.