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<p>Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake waits to bat in the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres during their MLB National League baseball game at Petco Park in San Diego, California September 26, 2010.    REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake waits to bat in the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres during their MLB National League baseball game at Petco Park in San Diego, California September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake waits to bat in the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres during their MLB National League baseball game at Petco Park in San Diego, California September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Swimmer Diana Nyad floats in the water before an ocean swim in Key West, Florida September 24, 2010. Veteran long-distance swimmer Nyad looks as tough as nails as she talks about setting out soon on a treacherous swim of more than 100 miles (160 km) from Cuba to Key West, Florida. She is 61 years old but coils up like a middle-weight prize fighter as she speaks of digging in with her broad shoulders and powerful arms and "boxing the waves" on the swim across the Florida Straits. "It's supposedly going to be maybe 2-1/2 days or so, 60, maybe 65 hours, and that's if I get maybe pretty good conditions," Nyad said in an interview on Friday.       REUTERS/Carlos Barria  </p>

Swimmer Diana Nyad floats in the water before an ocean swim in Key West, Florida September 24, 2010. Veteran long-distance swimmer Nyad looks as tough as nails as she talks about setting out soon on a treacherous swim of more than 100 miles (160 km)...more

Swimmer Diana Nyad floats in the water before an ocean swim in Key West, Florida September 24, 2010. Veteran long-distance swimmer Nyad looks as tough as nails as she talks about setting out soon on a treacherous swim of more than 100 miles (160 km) from Cuba to Key West, Florida. She is 61 years old but coils up like a middle-weight prize fighter as she speaks of digging in with her broad shoulders and powerful arms and "boxing the waves" on the swim across the Florida Straits. "It's supposedly going to be maybe 2-1/2 days or so, 60, maybe 65 hours, and that's if I get maybe pretty good conditions," Nyad said in an interview on Friday. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Retief Goosen of South Africa hits from the sand trap on the 18th green during final round play in the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake in Atlanta, Georgia September 26, 2010.  REUTERS/Tami Chappell </p>

Retief Goosen of South Africa hits from the sand trap on the 18th green during final round play in the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake in Atlanta, Georgia September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Retief Goosen of South Africa hits from the sand trap on the 18th green during final round play in the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake in Atlanta, Georgia September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

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<p>Cira Baeck of Belgium riding Peek A Boom competes in the team reining competition at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky September 26, 2010. REUTERS/John Sommers II </p>

Cira Baeck of Belgium riding Peek A Boom competes in the team reining competition at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky September 26, 2010. REUTERS/John Sommers II

Cira Baeck of Belgium riding Peek A Boom competes in the team reining competition at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky September 26, 2010. REUTERS/John Sommers II

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<p>Force India Formula One driver Vitantonio Liuzzi of Italy climbs through a window and back into the pit lane after retiring from the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad </p>

Force India Formula One driver Vitantonio Liuzzi of Italy climbs through a window and back into the pit lane after retiring from the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

Force India Formula One driver Vitantonio Liuzzi of Italy climbs through a window and back into the pit lane after retiring from the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

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<p>Boston Red Sox third baseman Adrian Beltre falls into the stands after catching a foul ball hit by New York Yankees batter Lance Berkman in the eighth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine </p>

Boston Red Sox third baseman Adrian Beltre falls into the stands after catching a foul ball hit by New York Yankees batter Lance Berkman in the eighth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, September 24,...more

Boston Red Sox third baseman Adrian Beltre falls into the stands after catching a foul ball hit by New York Yankees batter Lance Berkman in the eighth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

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<p>Neuchatel Xamax's Paito (L) celebrates scoring a goal against FC Sion with teammates during their Swiss Super League soccer match in Sion September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse </p>

Neuchatel Xamax's Paito (L) celebrates scoring a goal against FC Sion with teammates during their Swiss Super League soccer match in Sion September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Neuchatel Xamax's Paito (L) celebrates scoring a goal against FC Sion with teammates during their Swiss Super League soccer match in Sion September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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<p>Men are silhouetted in the rising sun as they row in the waters of Sukhana Lake in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma </p>

Men are silhouetted in the rising sun as they row in the waters of Sukhana Lake in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Men are silhouetted in the rising sun as they row in the waters of Sukhana Lake in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

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<p>FC Thun's Stefan Glarner (top) is fouled by AC Bellinzona's Hemza Mihoubi (R) during their Swiss Super League soccer match in Bellinzona September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Fiorenzo Maffi </p>

FC Thun's Stefan Glarner (top) is fouled by AC Bellinzona's Hemza Mihoubi (R) during their Swiss Super League soccer match in Bellinzona September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Fiorenzo Maffi

FC Thun's Stefan Glarner (top) is fouled by AC Bellinzona's Hemza Mihoubi (R) during their Swiss Super League soccer match in Bellinzona September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Fiorenzo Maffi

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<p>Members of the French fencing team fight during a fencing show in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, September 22, 2010. The event was part of a promotion of the upcoming 2010 World Fencing Championships which will take place in Paris from November 4-13, 2010.  REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen </p>

Members of the French fencing team fight during a fencing show in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, September 22, 2010. The event was part of a promotion of the upcoming 2010 World Fencing Championships which will take place in Paris from November...more

Members of the French fencing team fight during a fencing show in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, September 22, 2010. The event was part of a promotion of the upcoming 2010 World Fencing Championships which will take place in Paris from November 4-13, 2010. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

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<p>Evgenia Kanaeva of Russia performs during the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Moscow September 21, 2010.  REUTERS/Grigory Dukor  </p>

Evgenia Kanaeva of Russia performs during the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Moscow September 21, 2010. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Evgenia Kanaeva of Russia performs during the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Moscow September 21, 2010. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

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<p>Swimmer Diana Nyad trains in Key West, Florida September 24, 2010. Veteran long-distance swimmer Nyad looks as tough as nails as she talks about setting out soon on a treacherous swim of more than 100 miles (160 km) from Cuba to Key West, Florida. She is 61 years old but coils up like a middle-weight prize fighter as she speaks of digging in with her broad shoulders and powerful arms and "boxing the waves" on the swim across the Florida Straits. "It's supposedly going to be maybe 2-1/2 days or so, 60, maybe 65 hours, and that's if I get maybe pretty good conditions," Nyad said in an interview on Friday.             REUTERS/Carlos Barria  </p>

Swimmer Diana Nyad trains in Key West, Florida September 24, 2010. Veteran long-distance swimmer Nyad looks as tough as nails as she talks about setting out soon on a treacherous swim of more than 100 miles (160 km) from Cuba to Key West, Florida....more

Swimmer Diana Nyad trains in Key West, Florida September 24, 2010. Veteran long-distance swimmer Nyad looks as tough as nails as she talks about setting out soon on a treacherous swim of more than 100 miles (160 km) from Cuba to Key West, Florida. She is 61 years old but coils up like a middle-weight prize fighter as she speaks of digging in with her broad shoulders and powerful arms and "boxing the waves" on the swim across the Florida Straits. "It's supposedly going to be maybe 2-1/2 days or so, 60, maybe 65 hours, and that's if I get maybe pretty good conditions," Nyad said in an interview on Friday. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Ara Khachatryan of Armenia injures himself during the men's 85 kg category competition at the World Weightlifting Championships in Antalya, southern Turkey, September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Osman Orsal </p>

Ara Khachatryan of Armenia injures himself during the men's 85 kg category competition at the World Weightlifting Championships in Antalya, southern Turkey, September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Ara Khachatryan of Armenia injures himself during the men's 85 kg category competition at the World Weightlifting Championships in Antalya, southern Turkey, September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

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<p>Lotus Formula One driver Heikki Kovalainen of Finland uses a fire extinguisher to douse his burning car after it caught fire during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit September 26, 2010.    REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad</p>

Lotus Formula One driver Heikki Kovalainen of Finland uses a fire extinguisher to douse his burning car after it caught fire during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

Lotus Formula One driver Heikki Kovalainen of Finland uses a fire extinguisher to douse his burning car after it caught fire during the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

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<p>Anaheim Ducks Andy Sutton (R) and Vancouver Canucks Tanner Glass fight during the first period of their NHL pre-season hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia September 25, 2010.         REUTERS/Andy Clark     </p>

Anaheim Ducks Andy Sutton (R) and Vancouver Canucks Tanner Glass fight during the first period of their NHL pre-season hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Anaheim Ducks Andy Sutton (R) and Vancouver Canucks Tanner Glass fight during the first period of their NHL pre-season hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>Manchester City's Gareth Barry (L) challenges Chelsea's Ashley Cole (bottom) during their English Premier League soccer match at the City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester, northern England, September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Phil Noble </p>

Manchester City's Gareth Barry (L) challenges Chelsea's Ashley Cole (bottom) during their English Premier League soccer match at the City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester, northern England, September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Manchester City's Gareth Barry (L) challenges Chelsea's Ashley Cole (bottom) during their English Premier League soccer match at the City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester, northern England, September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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<p>Japan's Takefumi Sakata bleeds from a cut above his right eye as he fights against his compatriot Daiki Kameda as a referee gestures to restart the fight during their WBA flyweight boxing title bout against in Tokyo September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Issei Kato </p>

Japan's Takefumi Sakata bleeds from a cut above his right eye as he fights against his compatriot Daiki Kameda as a referee gestures to restart the fight during their WBA flyweight boxing title bout against in Tokyo September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Issei...more

Japan's Takefumi Sakata bleeds from a cut above his right eye as he fights against his compatriot Daiki Kameda as a referee gestures to restart the fight during their WBA flyweight boxing title bout against in Tokyo September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>Flamengo's Cesar Cielo spits out water after winning the men's 50 meters butterfly finals at the Brazilian Swimming Championships in Rio de Janeiro September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes</p>

Flamengo's Cesar Cielo spits out water after winning the men's 50 meters butterfly finals at the Brazilian Swimming Championships in Rio de Janeiro September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Flamengo's Cesar Cielo spits out water after winning the men's 50 meters butterfly finals at the Brazilian Swimming Championships in Rio de Janeiro September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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<p>Jim Furyk of the U.S. tries to keep his score card dry from pouring rain during fourth round play in the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake in Atlanta, Georgia September 26, 2010.  REUTERS/Steve Schaefer </p>

Jim Furyk of the U.S. tries to keep his score card dry from pouring rain during fourth round play in the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake in Atlanta, Georgia September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Steve Schaefer

Jim Furyk of the U.S. tries to keep his score card dry from pouring rain during fourth round play in the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake in Atlanta, Georgia September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Steve Schaefer

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<p>Japan's team performs during the group all-around competition final at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Moscow September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky </p>

Japan's team performs during the group all-around competition final at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Moscow September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky

Japan's team performs during the group all-around competition final at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Moscow September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky

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