The Pittsburgh Steelers' Hines Ward stretches to snag the ball in a preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons.
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The United States' Jason Richardson (center) is nothing but a blur during the heats of the 110 meter hurdles at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. After a controversial DQ, Richardson won gold in the event.
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German Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel shows off his secret racing tactic: smoke bombs. Not really - his car just overheated during a practice session at the Spa-Francorchamps race track.
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The United States' Carmelita Jeter sprints to victory in the women's 100 meter final during the IAAF World Championships.
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Britain's Jessica Ennis, favored in the heptathlon, falls in the sand after a long jump attempt. Ennis, who held the lead at one point during the event, took the silver medal.
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Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku, right, battles the elements and Norwich City's Richie De Leat during their English Premier League match in London, England.
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South African double-amputee Oscar Pistorius runs in the 400 meter heats, where he places third to move on to the semifinals. This is the first major event in which Pistorius, who was born without fibulas, has competed in since the IAAF overturned the ban on his prosthetics.
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Mardy Fish hits a jaw-dropping between-the-legs shot against Tobias Kamke during the first day of the 2011 U.S. Open. Almost as impressive as his shot: Fish's shorts tan line.
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The United States' Lacy Janson successfully clears the bar in the pole vault qualification at the IAAF World Championships. Don't worry, her sunglasses didn't fall off through the entire jump.
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Unfortunately, Russia's Dmitry Starodubtsev does not have as much luck as Janson, and breaks his pole during the men's pole vault final at the IAAF World Championships.
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Instead of surfer Matt Wilkinson riding his board, the wave in Tahiti takes over and rides his board.
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Surfer Bruce Irons of Kauai, Hawaii carves a beautiful curve in the record-breaking Tahiti waves.
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Brazil's Edson Barboza, left, smacks Ross Pearson of England during their lightweight 'swing' mixed martial arts bout at the UFC in Brazil.
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Roger Federer stares down his opponent Santiago Giraldo during his first match of the U.S. Open. Federer takes the match in three sets.
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Western New York Flash forward Marta (left) does not approve of Philadelphia Independence defender Kia McNeill's fashion choices during the WPS Championship Game.
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Two British Breitling Wingwalkers aircrafts perform during an airshow recognizing the 100th anniversary of the La Blecherette airfield in Switzerland.
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Swiss tightrope artist Freddy Nock walks on a rope high above the Thunersee Lake in Switzerland. Due to winds and rain, Nock later had to abort his attempt to cross the lake on the rope. Nock is attempting to set a new world record by achieving seven tightrope records in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in seven days.
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South Korea's Jiyai Shin crumples in disappointment after missing her shot on the 18th hole during the championship round at the Canadian Women's Open golf tournament.
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