Leading Off: Pictures of the Week
Manuel De Los Santos prepared to tee off on the 18th hole at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, on Sept. 30 during the final practice round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Team Championship. De Los Santos, a 25-year-old Dominican who lives in Paris, lost his left leg in a car accident when he was 18. He and English pro Richard Bland had a three-round total of 20 under par and missed the cut by one stroke.
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler dives over Detroit Lions linebacker Julian Peterson for a touchdown during the Bears 48-24 victory on Oct. 4.
Danny Hughes hits the ropes during his semifinal bout against Audley Harrison during the Prizefighter Series, The Heavyweights III, at the Exel on Oct. 2 in London. Harrison won a three-round decision over the previously undefeated Hughes.
Baltimore's Derrick Mason, wearing pink gloves to honor National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, stood on his head as he rolled into the end zone after a 20-yard, first-quarter reception against the New England Patriots on Oct. 4. Mason hauled in seven passes for 88 yards, but New England won 27-21.
Venezuela'S Ricardo Campello soars above other competitors as he rides the waves at the 26th Windsurfing World Cup off Westerland, Germany, on Oct. 1.
Offensive lineman Orlando Franklin of Miami loses his helmet while blocking against Oklahoma. The Hurricanes beat the Sooners 21-20 at LandShark Stadium in Miami on Oct. 3
Albert Thompson of Berlin celebrates after winning the American Football final German Bowl XXXI between Berlin Adler and Kiel Baltic Hurricanes at the Commerzbank Arena on Oct. 3 in Frankfurt. Berlin Adler won 28-21.
Sporting a new hairdo, Venus Williams returns the ball against Vera Dushevina of Russia during a first-round match at the China Open at the Beijing Olympic Tennis Centre on Oct. 3. Williams defeated Dushevina 6-2, 7-6.
Colorado second baseman Eric Young Jr. cannot hold on to a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers' Doug Mientkiewicz during the seventh inning of their game on Oct. 4 in L.A. The Dodgers defeated the Rockies 5-3.
Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Kemp celebrates with fans after L.A. won the National League West title by defeating the Rockies 5-0 on Oct. 3.
Running back Johnathan Franklin of UCLA is gang tackled short of the goal line by the Stanford defense on Oct. 3. Stanford won 24-16.
Russian pilot Sergey Rakhmanin hits an air gate during the last training session ahead of the final round of the 2009 Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Barcelona on Oct. 2.