New England Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest (55) wraps up Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning for a sack late in the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Sept. 9, 2004. The Patriots defeated the Colts, 27-24, in the NFL season opener.
Kansas City Royals' Joe Randa hits a single in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers in the first game of their doubleheader in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004. Randa had six hits and tied a major-league record with six runs scored as the Royals broke a club record for runs in a 26-5 rout of the Tigers.
A worker walks across the wet court in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Sept. 8, 2004. Weather forced a delay in the tournament.
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The bat of the Boston Red Sox's Johnny Damon explodes after hitting an RBI single off Oakland Athletics' Tim Hudson in the third inning, Sept. 8 2004, in Oakland, Calif. Boston smashed the Athletics, 8-3, to complete the sweep of its three-game set against Oakland.
Los Angeles Sparks forward Doneeka Hodges, right, and Phoenix Mercury forward Kayte Christensen battle for a loose ball during the first half, Sept. 8, 2004 in Phoenix. The Mercury defeated the Sparks 72-58.
The San Francisco Giants' Edgardo Alfonzo connects for a solo home run on a pitch from Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Joe Kennedy in the sixth inning of the Giants' 5-3 victory in Denver, Sept. 8, 2004.
Jennifer Capriati of the United States reacts as she watches a shot to Serena Williams, also of the U.S., at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Sept. 7, 2004. Capriati defeated Williams 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Los Angeles Dodgers' Robin Ventura follows through on a grand slam off Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Chad Durbin in the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Sept. 7, 2004. Ventura hit his 18th career grand slam to tie Willie McCovey for third place on the career list. The Dodgers won 8-2.
Vijay Singh tees off on the 11th hole during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Mass., Sept. 6, 2004. Singh shot a 69 to beat Tiger Woods and Adam Scott by three strokes, clinching the No. 1 ranking in the world with his sixth victory of the year. Woods had been first for more than five years, a record 264 consecutive weeks.
The New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez belts a bases clearing double against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays during the fourth inning, Sept. 6, 2004 in New York. The Bronx Bombers won 7-4.
Andre Agassi of the United States shows off his footwork at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Sept. 6, 2004.
Houston Astros pitcher Brandon Backe is greeted at home plate by teammate Jose Vizcaino after hitting a two-run home run against the Cincinnati Reds in the fourth inning, Sept. 6, 2004, in Houston. Backe allowed one run in seven innings to keep Houston in the thick of the NL wild-card chase with an 11-5 rout of the Reds.
Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling throws to Texas Rangers' Hank Blalock during the first inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Sept. 5, 2004. Curt Schilling pitched into the ninth inning for his major league-leading 18th win, David Ortiz hit his 35th homer and the Red Sox held on for a 6-5 win over the Rangers.
West Virginia running back Kay Jay Harris, left, races to the end zone en route to a school-record 337 yards rushing in the game, as East Carolina's Donald Whitehead, right, pursues on Sept. 4, 2004, in Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia's Abraham Jones is at center. West Virginia won 56-23.
The sun sets behind the stadium before the start of a match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Sept. 4, 2004.
Gordon Brand Jr., of Scotland, hits a ball during the Golf Omega European Masters in Crans Montana, Switzerland, Sept. 4, 2004.
BYU defensive lineman Brady Poppinga (49) grabs Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn during the second quarter, Sept. 4, 2004, in Provo, Utah. BYU won 20-17.
Team Canada forward Vincent Lecavalier collides with Russian goaltender Maxim Sokolov during second period World Cup of Hockey action in Toronto, Sept. 4, 2004.
Louisiana State's Skyler Green (5) fumbles the kickoff on a hit from Oregon State's Chaz Scott to turn the ball over to Oregon State on the first play of the game, Sept. 4, 2004, in Baton Rouge, La.
Amelie Mauresmo of France is the picture of concentration as she hits a return to Maria Vento-Kabchi of Venezuela at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Sept. 3, 2004.