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LEADING OFF

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Photograph by Matt Slocum/AP

GRIME PAYS Highly regarded Phillies prospect Domonic Brown showed off his Philthy talent in an exhibition game against Florida State on leap day, stealing second base in the second inning of Philadelphia's 6--1 victory.

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Photograph by David E. Klutho

CAN YOU FEEL IT IN THE AIR? When the smoke clears in a supercharged first fortnight of March, Iowa State and Missouri will find themselves in the Dance. On the last day of February the two Big 12 rivals met at the Mizzou Center, where Ricardo Ratliffe (10)and the No. 5 Tigers held their ground against Royce White (shooting) and the Cyclones in a 78--72 win.

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A SPLASH OF HOPS, A DASH OF HOPE Australia's Melanie Daniels created a stir after negotiating this obstacle during the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Melbourne Track Classic/IAAF World Challenge last Saturday. Daniels, however, didn't have quite the recipe for victory, finishing fourth.