Leading Off: Pictures of the Week
Los Angeles Lakers forward Luke Walton goes over Oklahoma City Thunder guard Eric Maynor during their Western Conference first round playoff game on April 24 at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City. The Thunder defeated the Lakers 110-89 to tie the series at 2 games each.
Philadelphia Flyers center Darroll Powe gets a stick to the face by New Jersey Devils defenseman Paul Martin during Game 4 of their first round playoff series on April 20 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. The Flyers won 4-1 to take a 3 games to 1 lead in the series.
Competitors race in the 100m dash at the Penn Relays April 24 in Philadelphia. The event was won by Kimmari Roach (yellow and blue) of Jamaica's University of Technology in a time of 10.34 seconds.
Texas Rangers short stop Elvis Andrus is mobbed after his game-winning single in the ninth against the Detroit Tigers on April 23 at Rangers Ballpark. The Rangers won 5-4.
Phoenix Suns Steve Nash dribbles along the baseline against the Portland Trail Blazers during Game 3 of their playoff series on April 22 in Portland. The Suns took a 108-89 victory to go ahead 2-1 in the series.
Flavius Koczi of Romania performs on the rings during at the European Artistic Gymnastics Team Championships. The event was held at the National indoor Arena on April 23 in Birmingham, England.
Jose Reyes of the Mets steals second as Atlanta Braves' second baseman Omar Infante misses the ball on catcher's David Ross's throwing error in the sixth inning. Reyes advanced to third on the error en route to a 3-1 home victory on April 24.
Dallas Mavericks forward Caron Butler drives into San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobli during Game 4 on April 25 in San Antonio. The Spurs defeated the Mavericks 92-89 to take a 3-1 lead in the series.
Sam Bradford of Oklahoma stands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being chosen by the St. Louis Rams with the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft held April 22 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Phoenix defenseman Derek Morris tangles with Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk during the Red Wings' 3-0 victory at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit that tied the series at 2-2.
Outfielder Gabe Kapler of the Tampa Bay Rays scores a run against the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field on April 23 n St. Petersburg. The Blue Jays defeated the Rays 6-5.
Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Ed Jovanovski is squeezed between Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard and defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom during a 4-1 loss on April 23 at Jobing.com Arena in Phoenix.
Queen Quedith Harrison of Virginia Tech (orange headband) won the 100-meter hurdles at the Penn Relays with a time of 12.61 seconds.
Vancouver Canucks left wing Alexandre Burrows is sandwiched between Los Angeles Kings left wing Alexander Frolov and goalie Jonathan Quick during Game 6 of their first-round playoff series. TheCanucks won 4-2 to clinch the best-of-seven series.
Competitors are a blur as they run the Madrid marathon on April 25 in Spain. Thomson Cherogony of Kenya set a race record in winning with a time of 2 hours, 11 minutes, 27 seconds.
Tillman, the skateboarding dog, skates before a Met game at Citi Field. The 60-pound bulldog, who is also trained to surf and snowboard, is named after the late American football star turned Army Ranger Pat Tillman, who was killed in Afghanistan.
Kempes jumps the last fence to win the Growise Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown Racecoure on April 20 in Naas, Republic of Ireland.
Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby against the Senators in game 5 of the playoffs.