Leading Off: Pictures of the Week
Rory, Rory, Hallelujah! 22-year-old Rory McIlroy hoists the U.S. Open trophy following his dominating win at Congressional on Sunday. Northern Ireland's native son finished a record 16 strokes under par and bested the second-place finisher by eight shots.
None of Congressional's obstacles, including this sand trap on the 5th hole, could stop Rory McIlroy, 22, who became the youngest U.S. Open winner since Bobby Jones in 1923.
NHRA Pro Mod driver Roger Burgess was thankful for his parachute during this crash at the Thunder Valley Nationals on June 18.
Chicago Cubs first baseman Carlos Pena (left) collides with New York Yankees catcher Russell Martin in the sixth inning of the Yankees' 4-3 victory on June 18. Despite the contact, Martin maintained control of the ball for the out. For more home plate collisions click here .
Playing outfield was for the birds ... and Reed Johnson on June 18.
A border collie leaps for a frisbee during the Skyhoundz Disc Dog European championship in Budapest, Hungary on June 19.
Thailand's Daniel Grant competes in the wakeboarding world championships, one of the biggest wakeboard and wakeskate events in the world, in Cologne, Germany on June 18.
Participants in the women's triathlon seem to synchronize their departure at the ITU world championship series in Kitzbuhel, Austria on June 19.
Berlin Adler's Tory Cooper (right) struggles for a few extra yards during the European Football League's Eurobowl on June 18. The Adler fell to the Swarco Raiders Tirol 27-12.
The highly-detailed roof at Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan is the real star of this shot from the 50th NHK Cup on June 11.
A brave photographer captures the water jump during the girls steeplechase at the New Balance nationals on June 18.
Oklahoman Tommy Cook shows a steer who's boss during the steer wrestling event at the Reno Rodeo on June 18.
Guatemala defender Carlos Noriega (left) saves a goal after goalkeeper Paulo Cesar Motta fell to the wayside. Despite Noriega's heroic efforts, Guatemala fell to Mexico 2-1 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals.
After winning the Stanley Cup, the Boston Bruins couldn't wait to spend some quality time with their new trophy.
Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara proudly displays the city of Boston's seventh championship trophy since 2002 during the Bruins' victory parade on June 18.
Flowers provide an idyllic foreground for the Tour of Switzerland on June 14.