Leading Off: Pictures of the Week
Texas A&M forward Nathan Walkup (bottom) lies helpless on the floor as Arkansas Razorback forward Marshawn Powell drives to the hoop during their game at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Texas A&M beat Arkansas 71-62.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson leaves a trail of Giants in his wake on a punt return as time expires in a game against the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium. No one would catch Jackson, who scored to give the Eagles a 38-31 victory.
Ali Ismailov of Azerbaijan falls out of the ring after Yoan Pablo Hernandez of Cuba knocked him out during their WBA cruiserweight eliminator fight at Max-Schmeling Hall on Dec. 18 in Berlin, Germany.
Canada's Dominique Maltais (1) pulls ahead of U.S. snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis (5), fellow Canadian Maelle Ricker (4) and Susanne Moll (8) of Austria in their semifinal heat in the women's snowboard cross at the LG Snowboard FIS World Cup on Dec. 17 in Telluride, Colo. Maltais went on to win the event.
Racing Metro's flanker Johnny Leo'o (bottom) vies with Saracens' Kelly Brown (top) for the ball during their Heineken cup match on Dec. 17 at the Yves-du-Manoir stadium in Colombes, outside Paris.
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson dives past San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown to score on a 21-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on Dec. 16. The Chargers defeated the 49ers 34-7.
South African golfer Hennie Otto watches his shot during the second round of the South African open golf championship at the Durban Country Club on Dec. 18 in Durban, South Africa.
St. Louis Blues' leftwinger Brad Winchester leaps into the air as he deflects the puck into the net to score on Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (left) during the second period of their game on Dec. 16 in St. Louis. The Blues defeated the Kings 6-4.
U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn races down the mountain to take first place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women's super-combined on Dec. 19 in Val d'Isere, France.
Swedish swimmer Therese Alshammar competes in the women's 100-meter butterfly heats on day four of the 10th FINA world swimming championships at the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex on Dec. 18 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
James Kamte of South Africa loses his club after launching a shot during round one of the South African open golf championship at the Durban Country Club on Dec. 17 in Durban, South Africa. Kamte would finish tied for 77th overall.
Coco Ho of the U.S. surfs through a cresting wave during the Vans Triple Crown Duel for the Jewel at Backdoor, Banzai Pipeline in Oahu, Hawaii. The Vans Triple Crown of surfing consists of three men's and three women's professional surfing events that are the final stops on the 2010 ASP world tour.
Stacey Day of Adelaide (right) and Danielle Brogan of Sydney (left) compete for the ball from an incoming corner kick during their round six W-League match between Adelaide United and Sydney FC at Hindmarsh Stadium in Adelaide, Australia on Dec. 18. Sydney defeated Adelaide 4-0.
Austria's Thomas Morgenstern soars through the air to win the ski jumping World Cup competition on Dec. 18 in Engelberg, Germany.