Leading Off: Pictures of the Week
Linebacker Jammie Kirlew of the Denver Broncos dives for the ball as rookies partake in the slip and slide fumble drill during training camp at Dove Valley on Aug. 5 in Englewood, Colorado.
Diners plunged into their pasta as Steve Black of Australia practiced for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Polignano di Mare on Italy's southern Adriatic coast last Thursday. The town of 16,000 is popular with both pro and recreational divers, who leap from private balconies that line the grotto.
Julia Smit swims the breaststroke leg in a 200m individual medley heat in the USA Swimming National Championships at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center on Aug. 3 in Irvine, Calif.
A strip camera view of Michael Phelps (white cap) at the start of the 100 meter butterfly final on Aug. 5 in Irvine, Calif. Phelps won the event.
Adam Jones goes upside down during Moto X Freestyle competition at X Games 16 at the Los Angeles Coliseum on July 28. Travis Pastrana won the event.
Chicago Bears defensive tackle Matt Toeaina takes a shot to the head from a teammate during training camp practice on Aug. 5 at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL.
Shaun White en route to a silver medal in the Skateboard Vert Final during X Games 16 at the Nokia Theatre on July 30 in Los Angeles.
Atlanta Braves right fielder Rick Ankiel leaps to get out of the way of a ground ball hit by Melky Cabrera in the second inning of their game at Cincinnati Reds on Aug. 1 at Great American Ballpark. The Reds defeated the Braves 2-1.
Spain's Igor Bychkov competes at the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona on July 29.
Natalie Coughlin adjusts and stretches her swimming cap into a Darth Vader like shape before competing in the 100 meter backstroke on Aug. 4 at the U.S. National Swimming Championships in Irvine, Calif. Coughlin won the event.
Ehsan Khajavi of Iran gets all greased up prior to the 44th Asian Men Bodybuilding Championships taking place at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran on Aug. 6.
Brett Simpson during the finals of the U.S. Open of Surfing on Aug. 8 in Huntington Beach, Calif. The defending champion and Huntington Beach local won the event.
X Games Rally Car competitor Antoine L'Estage leaps over a jump as Bill Bacon approaches underneath him during heat E1C on July 31 at the X Games in Los Angeles. L'Estage won the heat and ended up with a bronze medal.
13-year-old Caleb Stacks of Thomson, Ga., slurps his way through a watermelon during the watermelon eating contestat the Tom Watson (no relation to the golfer) festival in Hickory Hill, Ga. The festival includes events such as: watermelon seed spitting, shot put and sling shot. Caleb wound up tying for first place with Yaralie Yargas in the 9-13-year-old category.