Leading Off: Pictures of the Week
Stony Brook celebrates after defeating six-time national champion LSU in Baton Rouge, La., on June 10. With the victory, Stony Brook advances to the College World Series for the first time.
Maria Sharapova celebrates her 6-3, 6-2, French Open final victory over Italy's Sara Errani. Sharapova has now won each grand slam tournament once in her career.
Paul Pierce aggressively swipes at the ball as Shane Battier and the Miami Heat battle back from behind to defeat the Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Lionel Messi gets slide tackled just outside of the 18-yard box by Brazilian defender Danilo. Messi had a hat-trick, including the winning goal for Argentina in the 4-3 victory.
Rafael Nadal hits one of his signature powerful forehands against Juan Monaco at the French Open. Nadal only dropped two games in an easy straight set victory.
Pirates catcher Rob Barajas gets tagged out by Brayan Pena of Kansas City. The Royals lost 3-2 at PNC Park.
Diego Silva of Brazil rides the Cloudbreak barrel, a well-known wave in Tavarua, Fiji, during the free surf session at the Volcom Fiji Pro.
Justin Morneau of the Minnesota Twins breaks his bat against the Cubs. The Twins defeated the Cubs 8-7 on Friday.
Steering wheel to the sky, Joey Logano celebrates victory at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pocono 400 on top of his No. 20 Home Depot Toyota.
Seattle Mariners left fielder Mike Carp goes flying into the stands only to lose the ball to a home fan. The Mariners would lose the game, too, 8-3 to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Cody, a one-year-old pup participating in the surf competition of Purina's Incredible Dog Challenge in San Diego, prepares for a splash after abandoning ship
Motorcross riders slide down a hill in Eisenerz, a village in the Austrian province of Styria, during the Red Bull Hare Scramble, just one event of the Erzberg Rodeo.
Ireland's goalkeeper Shay Given can't keep the ball out of net after Croatia's Mario Mandzukic headed it. Croatia would go on to win its first game of the Euro 2012 by a score of 3-1.
Florida infielder Casey Turgeon finishes the dog pile after the No. 1 Gators beat N.C. State 9-8 in an extra-inning thriller to advance to the College World Series. Still without a College World Series championship, Florida is heading to Omaha for the eighth time in program history and for the third consecutive season.
Jordyn Wieber flips on the balance beam during the second day of the 2012 Visa Championships. Wieber held off teammate Gabby Douglas to win the title at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis.
German national team supporters cheer at a public screening after Germany's 1-0 victory over Portugal in Euro 2012.
LSU third baseman Tyler Hanover dives in vain trying to throw out Stony Brook's Maxx Tissenbaum at first base during an NCAA super regional game on June 8. The game was postponed due to rain, but on Sunday, the Seawolves stunned the Tigers with a 7-2 victory to advance to the College World Series.
Spain's defender Sergio Ramos performs a bicycle kick during a Euro 2012 Group C match against Italy. The game ended in a 1-1 tie, with Cesc Fabregas scoring Spain's only goal for the day.