Leading Off: Pictures of the Week
Kelly Slater takes on a 20- to 25-foot monster wave for a near-perfect score of 98 out of 100 in the Dec. 8th "Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau." Slater was covered by the wave off the coast of Hawaii, but cruised out flashing his hand in a No. 1 sign. The last Eddie was in 2004. Waves are required to be in the 20- to 30-foot range.
Erdenebaatar Naranchimeg of Mongolia receives a kick to the face from Chen Jiande of China during the 62-67 kg men's taekwondo semifinals at the East Asian Games in Hong Kong on Dec. 7.
South Korea's Lee Yong-Dae jumps high above teammate Jung Jae-Sung to smash a return in the doubles final at the Badminton World Super Series Masters event in Malaysia on Dec. 6. The South Koreans won the match and took the title.
San Diego Charger wide receiver Malcom Floyd couldn't catch a Philip Rivers' pass as Dallas Cowboys cornerbacks Alan Ball, left, and Mike Jenkins defend on the play. Floyd had three receptions of 40 yards in the Chargers' 20-17 victory.
Indiana forward Bobby Capobianco failed to draw a charge against Kentucky guard Darnell Dodson at Assembly Hall in Bloomington on Dec. 12. Dodson made the shot and finished with 10 points as Kentucky won 90-73.
Janne Schaefer of Germany performs in the breaststroke at the European Short Course Swimming Championship in Istanbul on Dec. 10.
Sidney Rice of the Minnesota Vikings dunks the ball over the goalpost following a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals at the Metrodome, The Vikings defeated the Bengals 30-10 on Dec. 13.
Forward Kodi Augustus of Mississippi State battles for a rebound with Nikola Dragovic of UCLA during the John Wooden Classic on Dec. 12 in Anaheim. Mississippi State won 72-54.
Cincinnati halfback Brian Leonard (40) is upended by Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield during their game at the Metrodome on Dec. 13. The Vikings defeated the Bengals 30-10.
UConn's Stanley Robinson scrambles for a loose ball with Kentucky's Darnell Dodson during the Wildcats' 64-61 win over the Huskies at the SEC-Big East Invitational at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 9.
Chris Discombe of the United Kingdom competes in the 3000-meter steeplechase during the Zatopek Classic on Dec.10 in Melbourne.
Franziska Jansen of Germany during the 800m freestyle at the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Istanbul on Dec. 11.
Allen Iverson drives against the Detroit Pistons in his second game back in a Sixers' uniform. Detroit won 90-86.