Leading Off: Pictures of the Week
NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Mike Wallace crashes the No. 1 G&K Services car in his quest to win the Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Motorcycle acrobats light up the night sky during a charity rally in Kulmbach, Germany on April 16.
Eager to show he can fill the shoes of departed wide receiver Julio Jones, sophomore wide receiver Kevin Norwood (83) goes vertical for a pass during the Alabama spring game.
Sports Illustrated photographer Fred Vuich snaps a fisheye view of Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik (right) checking Lightning forward Steve Downie during Game 1 of their Stanley Cup quarterfinal match.
Dirk Nowitzki (top left) goes over the back of center Tyson Chandler for a layup during Game 1 of the Trail Blazers-Mavericks game in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Nowitzki would score 28 points during the Mavericks' 89-81 victory.
New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy and Colorado Rockies third baseman Ian Stewart race to the bag during the Mets' 6-5 loss to the Rockies in the first game of a doubleheader. The Mets would lose the second game of the doubleheader as well.
One hundred and five kilograms proved to be too much for Ukraine's Oleksiy Torohtiy, as he falls over attempting to lift said weight during the men's 105 kg weightlifting finals at the European senior weightlifting championships.
Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) goes on all fours to defend a shot from Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) during the Lightning's 5-1 victory over the Penguins.
Dallas Mavericks center Brendan Haywood dunks with gusto during the Mavericks' 89-81 win over the Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals. The dunk was Haywood's only basket of the game.
Oakland Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp, who normally wears his hair in braids, can't hide his enthusiasm over his new hairdo during an Athletics-Tigers game on April 14.
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose plays some overzealous defense on Indiana Pacers point guard Darren Collison during the Bulls' 104-99 come-from-behind win over the Pacers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals match.
New York Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain finally finds a use for his gargantuan girth, using it to block Baltimore Orioles outfielder Felix Pie from scoring on a wild pitch during the Yankees' 6-5 victory over the Orioles.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant slips by New Orleans Hornets forward Carl Landry during their Western Conference quarterfinals match, but Bryant and his 34 points were not enough to overcome the Hornets, who defeated the Lakers 109-100.
No one took it easy during Pittsburgh's spring game, a fact Blue wide receiver Mike Shanahan (center) later regretted.
Italian Roberta Vinci serves to Russian Vera Zvonareva during their Federation Cup semifinal match in Moscow. Zvonareva won 6-4, 6-2 to give Russia a 3-0 lead over Italy.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure (left) scores the game-winning goal during Manchester City's 1-0 FA Cup semifinals match victory over Manchester United on April 16.
A bird's-eye view captures the start of the Hoppegarten Fliegerpreis in Berlin, Germany on April 17.
Dwyane Wade against the 76ers on Wednesday.