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Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Updated: August 23, 9:39 AM ET
Brad Keselowski laps the field

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Playing through ankle pain has long been a staple of the powerful athlete. Kerri Strugg is best remembered for her courageous vault to secure a gold medal. Curt Schilling's bloody sock made the Baseball Hall of Fame. And now, there's ... Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski?

Despite fracturing his left ankle in a practice crash on Wednesday, Keselowski toughed out 500 miles at Pocono Raceway to take the checkered flag and the top spot in this week's Cross-Sport Power Rankings. And for the haters who will say that all he had to was sit in a car, you try braking and working the clutch with an ankle that looks like this, OK?

The other choices on this week's list weren't so clear-cut. Panel members flip-flopped on Jacoby Ellsbury and Dan Uggla -- weighing two walk-offs against a 29-game hitting streak will do that to you -- and couldn't quite decide how they felt about Steve Williams' Adam Scott's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational showing.

So, how did they do? Voice your compliments and concerns in the comments section below.

Our all-star panel: John Buccigross, Robert Flores, DJ Gallo, Dana Jacobson, Jim Basquil, Kevin Connors, Will Selva, Jeff MacGregor and Trey Wingo.

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