Leading Off: Pictures of the Week
Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard lunges for the end zone for one of his two touchdowns against the Green Bay Packers. The Bengals won the wild game, 34-30.
Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez tumbles over the railing after catching a foul ball against the San Diego Padres. The Pirates won 10-1 and clinched a playoff berth for the first time in 21 years four days later.
Kelly Slater surfs at the 2013 Hurley Pro. Slater finished 13th, and is ranked 2nd in the Association of Surfing Professionals' rankings.
Stanford wide receiver Rollins Stallworth leaps over Arizona State cornerback Osahon Irabor but fails to make the catch. Stanford won comfortably, 42-28.
San Diego Padres catcher Nick Hundley holds onto the ball to tag out Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Marlon Byrd in a play at the plate.
A competitor races in the beach sailing championship in St Peter-Ording, Germany.
USC wide receiver Marqise Lee fends off Utah State cornerback Nevin Lawson in the end zone. Lee was unable to hold onto the pass, but the Trojans won 17-14 to move to 3-1 on the year.
New York Giants running back David Wilson does a backflip after a touchdown, only to learn a few seconds later that a flag negated the score. The Giants never did reach the end zone Sunday, losing to the Carolina Panthers 38-0.
FC Schalke's Marco Hoeger, left, jumps for a header with Steaua Bucuresti's Alexandru Bourceanu, right, during a Champions League Group E match in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Schalke won 3-0.
The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate their playoff-clinching 7-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers stirred up some controversy when they celebrated in the Diamondbacks' pool, located just beyond the rightfield wall.
St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins (21) and linebacker Alec Ogletree (52) team up to bring down Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin. The Rams struggled to stop the Cowboys for most of the day, losing 31-7.
New York Rangers forward Tyler Pratt (14) navigates the wall while shielding the puck from Philadelphia Flyers forward Vincent Lacavalier
Michigan State wide receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. leaps for an overthrown ball. Kings Jr. finished with five catches for 37 yards and a score, but it wasn't enough, as the Spartans lost 17-13 to Notre Dame.
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera acknowledges the crowd as he takes the field for a pregame ceremony at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. The 13-time All-Star closer is retiring at the end of this season. WATCH NOW: Joe Torre on Mariano Rivera