Leading Off: Pictures of the Week
More than 750 competitors took part in the first Mud Run race at Glenworth Valley in Australia on Dec. 5.
Sinead and John Kerr
Sinead Kerr and her brother John perform in the Free Dance at the ISU Grand Prix on Dec. 4, in Tokyo. The duo from Great Britain finished in 4th.
David Ferrer of Spain celebrates after defeating Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic in the second match of the Davis Cup final at Barcelona's Palau Sant Jordi stadium on Dec. 4.
Celtics forward Kevin Garnett reacts after scoring and drawing a foul against the San Antonio Spurs during Boston's 90-83 victory in the Alamo City.
Amon Binns and Jovani Chappel
Cincinnati's Armon Binns cannot come up with the catch in the corner of the end zone against Pitt's Jovani Chappel at Heinz Field on Dec. 5. The undefeated Bearcats rallied to defeat the Panthers 45-44 to win the Big East Championship.
Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure somersaults into the end zone to score a touchdown during a 53-52 loss Fresno State at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill., on Dec. 5.
Brooks Orpik of the Pittsburgh Penguins propels Sean Avery of the New York Rangers over goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 30. The Penguins defeated the Rangers 5-2.
Matthew Slater of the New England Patriots is knocked off his feet by Brian Hartline of Miami on a kickoff return during the Dolphins 22-21 upset win at Land Shark Stadium in Florida on Dec. 6.
Liu Zige of China competes in the 200m butterfly final during the 2009 East Asian Games in Hong Kong on Dec. 6.
Kobe Bryant and Dwayne Wade
Lakers star Kobe Bryant shoots a last-second three pointer against Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat to give Los Angeles a 108-107 win at L.A.'s Staples Center on Dec. 4.
John Boyett and Jordan Bishop
Oregon safety John Boyett drives Oregon State wideout Jordan Bishop into the turf while successfully defending a pass during his team's 37-33 victory at Autzen Stadium on Dec. 3.
Jin Kyung-Min of South Korea collides with goalkeeper Jaap Stockmann of the Netherlands during their Champions Trophy field hockey match played in Melbourne on Dec. 1. South Korea won 2-1.
Dallas linebacker Anthony Spencer strips the ball from New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs (bottom of the pile) at the Meadowlands on Dec. 6. N.Y. quarterback Eli Manning (not shown) recovered the fumble. The Giants went on to beat the Cowboys 31-24.
Derrick Blackwell and Tyshawn Taylor
Derrick Blackwell of the Alcorn State Braves battles Tyshawn Taylor of the Kansas Jayhawks for a loose ball during their game on Dec. 2 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. The No. 1-ranked Jayhawks trounced the Braves 98-31.
Luis Scola and Marcus Camby
Houston's Luis Scola (left) goes up against Marcus Camby of the Clippers during the Rockets' 102-85 win at L.A.'s Staples Center on Dec. 2.
Russell Allen and Rex Grossman
A slew of Jaguars -- Russell Allen (50) , Clint Ingram (51), Reggie Nelson (25) and Derek Cox (21) -- do their best not to hit a sliding Rex Grossman after the Houston quarterback tried to get out of harms way during a 23-18 loss at Jacksonville on Dec. 6.
Bakbenscher, ridden by Robert Thornton, clears a fence on its way to winning the Weatherbys Bloodstock Insurance beginners Steeplechase at Wincanton Racecourse on Dec. 3 in Wincanton, England.