Leading Off: Pictures of the Week
Dustin Urban of the U.S. flips during the quarterfinals at the ICF Freestyle World Championships in Plattling, Germany.
Italy's Valentino Rossi leads fellow countryman Loris Capirossi as he leans into the next curve during the qualifying practice of the MotoGP Grand Prix in Assen on June 24.
Tony Gwynn prepares for impact with Jeff Mathis of the Angels in the June 24 game at Dodger Stadium. The Angels blasted two home runs en route to the 8-3 victory.
David Ortiz pinch hits against Pittsburgh on June 24 in the Pirates' 3-1 home win. The Pirates would take two of the three games during the weekend.
Defending WBA middleweight world champion Felix Sturm lands a winning blow to Matthew Macklin during their title fight in Germany on June 25.
Cincinnati's Drew Stubbs jars the ball loose from New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli during a 10-2 at Great American Ball Park.
Nate Adams can ride his bike with no handlebars. The American performed this stunt during the Red Bull X-Fighters 2011 World Tour freestyle motorcross event in Rome on June 24.
A rider conquers the mud in the 'Red Bull Hare Scramble' race during the Erzberg Rodeo in Austria on June 26. According to organizers, Red Bull Hare Scramble is the hardest Enduro race in the world.
San Diego center fielder Cameron Maybin rises to the occasion at Fenway Park on June 22, robbing a Boston hit during the Padres' 5-1 win.
Two-time Wimbledon champion and No. 1 player Rafael Nadal serves at the All England Club on June 25. Nadal defeated Gilles Muller in three sets to advance to the fourth round.
Justin Gatlin finishes second in the 100-meter finals at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Eugene, Ore. Walter Dix won the event with a time of 9.94 seconds, just .01 ahead of Gatlin.
U.S. hammer throwers prepared for the London Games during the 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
Sheena Gordon went 13.67 meters in the triple jump at the Outdoor Track and Field Championship. She finished fourth as Amanda Smock won with a leap of 14.07 meters.
Kara Patterson repeated her 2009 and 2010 victories in the javelin with a winning throw of 194 feet, 8 inches.
Cornell's Nick Huber lands during the long jump portion of the decathlon. He finished the event in 11th place.
China's Xu Xin keeps his eye on the prize against Germany's Timo Boll during their table tennis game at the Volkswagen 2011 China vs. World Team Challenge event in Shanghai on June 25.