Alexandra Raisman of the U.S. soars during her balance beam routine. Raisman beat out teammate and reigning all-around World Champion Jordyn Wieber on Sunday night to enter the competition for the Olympic all-around gold medal.
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Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Mike Fiers rears back for a pitch against the Washington Nationals on July 27. The Nationals won 4-1.
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Offseason acquisition Brandon Marshall makes an acrobatic catch over cornerback Charles Tillman at Chicago Bears training camp in Bourbonnais, Ill.
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Mingiuan Wang of China heaves a massive 205kg total on Saturday night during the 48kg weightlifting competition to take home the gold.
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Robinson Cano at bat on Saturday night against the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees tied the game at the bottom of the eighth inning, but Boston scored two runs in the top of the ninth that New York couldn't match, ending in a 8-6 loss for the Yankees.
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Tyson Chandler goes for a dunk on Sunday against France. Chandler had eight points in 10 minutes, helping Team USA defeat France 98-71.
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Abdelkader Chadi of Algeria battles against Turkey's Fatih Keles during a lightweight round of 32 bout on Sunday. Keles easily defeated Chadi 15-8, advancing to Round of 16 on Aug. 2.
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The Women's Australian Water Polo team maintains its offensive prowess against Italy on Monday, defeating the Women's Italian team 10-8.
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Toronto Blue Jays' Brett Lawrie slides safely into home before the tag from Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamachia in the eighth inning at Fenway Park. Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester gave up 11 runs, including four home runs, as the Blue Jays won 15-7.
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David Schroeder and Frank Henze of Germany compete in the men's canoe double slalom heats on Monday during Day 3 of the Olympics. The pair failed to qualify for the semifinal.
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Lane markers formed a crisscross grid over the surface at Dorney Lake during heats for the men's double sculls reperchage at Eton Dorney Rowing Centre.
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This multiple-exposure picture documents Jonathan Horton's training in the O2 center in London, prior to the Olympic kickoff.
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Prior to the start of the Olympics, Napalai Tansai of Thailand stands on her board during a practice session for the RS-X class of sailing.
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San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan barely misses an acrobatic catch, resulting in a San Diego two-run double. The Padres won 6-3, dropping Giants starter Tim Lincecum to 4-11 for the season.
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United States forward/guard Angel McCoughtry (No. 8) has the ball stripped in the lane by Croatia's Sandra Madir (No. 4). After three hard fought quarters, McCoughtry led a fourth-quarter surge that resulted in the lopsided 81-56 final score.
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Baltimore Orioles catcher Taylor Teagarden can't hold on to the ball as Tampa Bay Rays' Ryan Roberts slides safely into home during the first inning. The Rays went on to rout the Orioles 10-1.
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New Zealand goalkeeper Jenny Bindon punches the ball away from Britain's Stephanie Houghton's threatening head (left). The host nation would go on to win the game 1-0, putting it in a tie for the top spot in Group E with Brazil.
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