Leading Off: Pictures of the Week
German forward/midfielder Thomas Mueller emphatically delivered the final goal of a 4-1 World Cup victory over England in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on June 27. The 20-year-old Mueller beat goalkeeper David James twice in the second half as Die Mannschaft advanced to face Argentina in the quarterfinals.
A "strip camera" image (similar to cameras used for finish line shots at horse racing) of the Nationals' Stephen Strasburg as he pitches against the Royals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on June 23. The Royals won 1-0 and handed Strasburg his first major league loss.
Lolo Jones celebrates after winning the 100-meter hurdles in 12.69 at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championshipsat Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 26.
The Dodgers' Rafael Furcal steals second base in the fourth inning as the Yankees' Robinson Cano is late on the tag during L.A.'s 9-4 victory at Dodger Stadium on June 26.
Crystal Manning eyes a landing spot for her triple jump at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Manning finished in 14th place. Erica McLain won the event on June 24.
The Diamondbacks' Edwin Jackson (left) walks off the field after throwing a 149-pitch no-hitter against the Rays at Tropicana Field on June 25.
Ivan Greene, a rock-climbing specialist, makes his way up a man-made rock-climbing wall at Brooklyn Boulders, an 1,800-square-foot indoor facility in New York City that includes a climbable replica of the facade of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Garret Anderson was one of two Dodgers ejected for arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Chris Guccione in L.A's 8-6 home loss to the Yankees on June 27.
Kara Patterson broke the American record in the javelin with a toss of 218 feet, 9 inches at the USA Track and Field national championships on June 25.
TCU's Matt Curry is tagged out at first during a 10-3 elimination loss to UCLA at the College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb., on June 26.
A robot dribbles the ball during practice at the RoboCup 2010 championship in Singapore on June 24. RoboCup 2010, the world's largest robotics event, came to Southeast Asia for the first time with close to 4,000 competitors from more than 40 countries.
Reese Hoffa finished second in the shot put at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on June 27.
Allyson Felix wins the women's 100m in 11.27 at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships June 25 in Des Moines,
Ranger catcher Max Ramirez tags out Houston's Hunter Pence at the plate during Texas' 7-2 interleague home victory on June 26.
A U.S. fan looks dejected after the Americans lost to Ghana 2-1 in the round of 16 of the World Cup at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa, on June 26.