Leading Off: Pictures of the Week
NHL linesman Derek Nansen (70) gets caught in a melee in St. Paul when Wild center Kyle Brodziak (21) was pulled headfirst to the ice by Blues defenseman Roman Polak who was being held by Minnesota defenseman Marek Zidlicky (3). The Wild won 2-1.
Chiefs running back Dexter McCluster goes airborne against the Miami Dolphins. Miami defeated the Chiefs 31-3 to pick up their first win of the season.
Buckeyes running back Dan Herron gets the ball inside the pylon for a touchdown during Ohio State's 34-20 win against Indiana.
West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith can't get past Louisville linebacker Dexter Heyman to score a touchdown in Morgantown. Smith had three passing TDs in the Mountaineers 38-35 loss.
LSU running back Spencer Ware stiff arms an Alabama defender during the No. 1 Tigers' 9-6 victory over the No. 2 Tide.
San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers gets rid of the ball before he's taken down. Rivers and the Chargers fell 45-38 to the undefeated Green Bay Packers.
Tight end Jake Ballard hauls in a 28-yard reception that led to the winning touchdown in the Giants' 24-20 victory over the New England Patriots.
Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron throws to the wrong No. 17. Morris Claiborne's pick was one of the Tigers' two interceptions.
Breeders' Cup contestants race around Churchill Downs in Louisville on Friday. Long-shot Drosselmeyer and jockey Mike Smith picked up the win.
Tulsa running back Trey Watts lands awkwardly after leaping over UCF linebacker Josh Linam. Watts had 63 rushing yards in a 24-17 victory.
Los Angeles center Anze Kopitar (11) tries to keep control of the puck during a 3-0 lost to the visiting Edmonton Oilers.
Lucian Bute, the IBF super middleweight champion, lands a left on the face of Glen Johnson in Quebec. Bute successfully defended his title.
Pier-Olivier Cote of Canada celebreates winning the IBF super lightweight championship. Cote knocked out Jorge Luis Teron of the U.S. in the second round.
Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev perform during the Cup of China ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Shanghai. The Russian figure skating pair earned gold in the ice dancing competition.
Competitors enter the water during the Brighton Triathlon in Australia.
Rory McIlroy chips out of a bunker during an event in Shanghai.
Thousands of marathon runners cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge during the 2011 New York City Marathon. Geoffrey Mutai set a new course record with a time of 2 hours, 5 minutes and 5 seconds.
Rachel Knowles of the United States competes in the 800-meter freestyle at the FINA World Cup in Singapore.
FC Basel's Markus Steinhoefer heads a ball during a UEFA Champions League Group C soccer match against Benfica in Lisbon, Portugal. Steienhoefer's squad played to a 1-1 draw.