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LEADING OFF

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Photograph by Greg Nelson

UNCOMMON WEALTH Virginia Commonwealth players (from left) Troy Daniels, Juvonte Reddic, Rob Brandenberg and Ed Nixon exulted after upsetting top-seeded Kansas 71--61 in the Southwest Region final in San Antonio on Sunday. The Rams became only the third 11th-seeded team ever to reach the Final Four, in which they will face eighth-seeded Butler in Houston on Saturday (page 36).

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Photograph by Elaine Thompson/AP

FOUR ON THE FLOOR Gonzaga's Kelly Bowen called for timeout as she tried to protect the ball in a scrum that included her fallen teammate Janelle Bekkering and two opponents, Louisville's Tia Gibbs (upper left) and Keshia Hines, during the Spokane Region semifinals of the NCAA women's tournament last Saturday. The 11th-seeded Bulldogs beat the seventh-seeded Cardinals 76--69 to advance to the Elite Eight, in which they played Stanford on Monday night.

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Photograph by Simon Bruty

JUAN TO ONE Juan Agudelo (9) and Oguchi Onyewu (5) of the U.S. celebrated Agudelo's game-tying goal in a friendly against Argentina, played in front of a crowd of 78,936 at New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey last Saturday. An 18-year-old forward who was born in Colombia and raised in New Jersey, Agudelo came on as a sub after halftime and netted the equalizer in the 59th minute, after Esteban Cambiasso had scored for Argentina in the first half. The 1--1 draw raised the U.S.'s alltime record against the Albiceleste to 2-6-2.