Spain's Fernando Verdasco keeps his eyes on the ball while playing compatriot Rafael Nadal at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament.
2 of 17Greg Nelson/SI
Hats off to Dallas Cowboys' Phillip Tanner (34), who continues to run after losing his helmet in a preseason game again the San Diego Chargers, forgetting for the moment that a play is over once a helmet comes off.
3 of 17Nic Bothma/EPA
Andy Marr from South Africa flies through the air as he surfs Cape Town's biggest winter swells. Surfers, who use wave runners to drop into these monster waves, are eligible for the Rebel Sessions Awards, recognizing the best surfing over a season of big waves in Cape Town.
4 of 17Damian Strohmeyer/SI
Cleveland Browns' Buster Skrine gets upended during a preseason game against the Detroit Lions.
5 of 17Michael Dwyer
Boston Red Sox's catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia barely snags a pop up foul from Tampa Bay Rays' Kelly Shoppach's in the first game of the teams' doubleheader.
6 of 17John Biever/SI
The sun beamed down on Milwaukee Brewer's Ryan Braun as he took a swing against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
7 of 17Bob Rosato/SI
Miami Dolphins cornerback Benny Sapp (27) seems to be taking the name football literally.
8 of 17Greg Nelson/SI
Marquice Cole (34) of the New York Jets gets a little distracted by the Texans' cheerleaders.
9 of 17Marcos Brindicci/Reuters
River Plate's Fernando Cavenaghi leaps for the ball as Chacarita Juniors' Javier Paez reacts to Cavenaghi's move during their Argentine National B second division soccer match in Buenos Aires.
10 of 17Scott Serio/Eclipse/ZUMAPRESS.com
Sebastian Pacheco and Gerardo Duarte of Mexico collide while going after a fly ball during their game against Japan in the Cal Ripken World Series for the Babe Ruth League in Aberdeen, Maryland.
11 of 17Genevieve Ross
Heads up for Shawn Johnson as she competes on the balance beam during the final round of the U.S. gymnastics championships. Johnson, who won the all-around silver medal in the 2008 Olympics, is attempting to make the 2012 Olympic team.
12 of 17Dale Zanine/US Presswire
Atlanta Braves shortstop Alex Gonzalez turns a double play while leaping over San Francisco Giants shortstop Mike Fontenot at Turner Field.
13 of 17Wang Song/Xinhua/ZUMAPRESS.com
Russian Demanov Andrey successfully completes his lift in the 94kg weightlifting competition at the World University Games. Andrey won the gold medal, lifting a total of 390kg.
14 of 17Michaela Rehle/Reuters
Freddy Nock from Switzerland balances on the ropeway of a cable car leading to Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain (9,718 feet). Nock walked on the 995-meter long rope to break his own world record as part of a charity event.
15 of 17Denis Balibouse/Reuters
Pal Takats of Hungary performs an infinity tumbling, a paragliding move, over Lake Leman at the Sonchaux Acro Show paragliding competition in Villeneuve, Switzerland.
16 of 17Paolo Lazzeroni
Leocorno neighborhood rider Jonathan Bartoletti falls during a training session for the Palio, the famous break-neck bareback horse race around Siena's main square, Italy. The annual Palio pits Siena neighborhoods against one another and it's a major tourist draw for this Tuscan city. Each neighborhood puts up a horse and rider to race three times around the slippery, dirt covered cobblestone track.
17 of 17Tamas Kovacs/EPA
Competitors paddle in a heat of the K4 500m race of the Flatwater Kayaking and Canoeing World Championships in Szeged, Hungary.
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