Spaniard Hector Barbera of Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP takes a warm up ride before the U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Laguna Seca in California on July 24.
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Vietnam's Thanh Man Chu kicks over the net against China's Mao Hui Wang during the ISTAF Sepaktakraw World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 22.
3 of 17Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP
After a year of coming within inches of his life following a bull goring in Mexico, Spanish bullfighter Jose Tomas returned to action to be flipped by this El Pilar ranch fighting bull in Valencia, Spain, on July 23.
4 of 17Jared C. Tilton
Carl Edwards celebrates with his signature backflip following his win at the NASCAR Nationwide Series Federated Auto Parts 300. The July 23 victory at Nashville marked Edwards' fifth Nationwide win this year.
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North Korea's Choe Kum Hui and Kim Jim Ok compete in the preliminary round of the women's 10m synchronized platform diving event at Shanghai's 14th FINA World Championships on July 18. Chinese teenage divers Chen Ruolin and Wang Hao would go on to win the event.
6 of 17Tom Olmscheid/AP
Minnesota Twins outfielder Ben Revere doesn't go by land or sea but air as he dives for a Miguel Cabrera hit during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers on July 23.
7 of 17Jim Young/Reuters
Manchester United's Nani performs an acrobatic flip while Chicago Fire goalie Jon Conway lies on his back after Nani beat him in the second half of a friendly between the teams. The visiting Manchester United won 3-1.
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Michael Phelps races in the semifinals of the 200m freestyle event at the World Championships in Shanghai on July 25. Phelps had the slowest final 50m in the field but took the fifth seed into the finals.
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England's Keri-Ane Payne swims in the 1500m freestyle heat at the World Championships.
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San Francisco's Mike Fontenot breaks his bat on a grounder to the pitcher during the third inning of the Giants' 5-0 victory against the Dodgers on July 18.
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BMC Racing's Cadel Evans (yellow) races in the park in the final stage of the Tour de France. Evans became the first Aussie to win the event after taking the lead in the next-to-last day.
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One of the world's top 34 surfers rides in the tube during Round 3 of the Billabong Pro at Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, on July 22.
13 of 17David Moir/Reuters
Wingwalker Charlotte Voce prepares for the airshow over the Firth of Forth at Scotland's National Museum of Flight on July 22.
14 of 17Lynne Sladky/AP
Emilio Bonifacio beats catcher Ronny Paulino's throw to second on a steal attempt in the first inning of the Mets-Marlins game on July 22. Bonifacio's steal led to him scoring on a grounder, but the Marlins would need more after falling 7-6.
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Antonio Tarver became the new IBO cruiserweight champion by defeating Danny Green in nine rounds after Green did not come out of his corner for the 10th. Tarver improved to 29-6 in his professional career.
16 of 17Lucy Nicholson/Reuters
After his team fought the LA Galaxy to a 1-1 tie and overtime, Manchester City's Joe Hart made his final penalty save before scoring the clinching PK to help Manchester City to the 7-6 PK decision in the friendly on July 24.
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Derreck Lee barely misses this foul ball in the Orioles' July 20 game against the Red Sox. Boston took the rubber game of the series 4-0.
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