Leading Off: Pictures of the Week (March 25-April 1)
April 02, 2015
1 of 31 Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images
Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers grabs a rebound of the Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol in Memphis. Thompson pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds in a 111-89 Cavaliers win.
2 of 31Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak covers the puck amidst a swirl of bodies during the second period of the team's 2-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum last week.
3 of 31Clive Mason/Getty Images
Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz of Spain speeds through practice laps ahead of last weekend's Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix.
4 of 31Ng Han Guan/AP
German figure skater Mari Vartmann flies from the arms of her partner Aaron Van Cleave at the ISU World Figure Skating Championship in Shanghai.
5 of 31David E. Klutho/SI
Notre Dame forward Zach Auguste searches for a spot to land after dunking against Andrew Harrison and Kentucky during the teams' Elite 8 duel at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena. Despite Auguste's 20 points, Kentucky prevailed 68-66 to advance to the Final Four.
6 of 31Alex Livesey/Getty Images
British gymnast Jade Stedford competes in the vault during the Artistic British Championships in Liverpool, England. Stedford finished eighth in the event, won by Claudia Fragapane.
7 of 31Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
Mac Bohonnon soars to first place in the aerials at the 2015 U.S. Freestyle Ski National Championships in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
8 of 31Lenny Ignelzi/AP
Texas Rangers first baseman Adam Rosales tumbles over the dugout railing while chasing a foul ball during a Spring Training game in Surprise, Ariz.
9 of 31Ng Han Guan/AP
Ivett Toth of Hungary performs her routine during the Ladies Short Program at the ISU World Figure Skating Championship in Shanghai.
10 of 31Lennon/Getty Images
Steve Bate and Adam Duggleby of the Great British Cycling Team pedal in unison during qualifying for the B 4km Pursuit at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
11 of 31Greg Nelson/SI
UCLA and Gonzaga players positions for a rebound during a Sweet 16 matchup in Houston last week. The Zags beat the Bruins 87-74 before losing to Duke in the Elite 8 two days later.
12 of 31Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Monica Puig of Puerto Rico chases a return against Irina Falconi of the United States at the Miami Open in Key Biscayne, Fla.
13 of 31John Bazemore/AP
New York Mets fan Grace Velez, of Fort Pierce, Fla., expresses herself through sign following a Spring Training home run in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
14 of 31Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Guilherme Lopes of Brazil (left) and Joseph Huard of Canada walk across 60- and 90-meter highlines, respectively, rigged between cliffs at Corroboree Walls in Mount Victoria in Australia.
15 of 31John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images
Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber finishes a check against the Montreal Canadiens' Alex Galchenyuk during a battle of teams that ended the week in first place. The Predators earned a 3-2 overtime win in Nashville for the second of four straight victories.
16 of 31Donald Miralle/Getty Images
American Stacy Lewis hits out of the bunker on the 15th hole during the LPGA KIA Classic in Carlsbad, Calif.
17 of 31Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
New York Islanders forward Ryan Strome can't escape his own shadow during a game against the Anaheim Ducks at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday.
18 of 31 Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images
Kevin Hayes of the New York Rangers shoots the puck at Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. Holtby and the Captials prevailed 5-2.
19 of 31Ng Han Guan
Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim of the United States practice at the ISU World Figure Skating Championship in Shanghai.
20 of 31Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
High school freshman sensation St. Mary's Aquira DeCosta flails for a loose ball against Mater Dei in the CIF Open Division state title game in Berkeley, California.
21 of 31Jed Jacobsohn/SI
John Cena descends toward opponent Rusev during last weekend's WrestleMania 31 in San Francisco.
22 of 31Jed Jacobsohn/SI
Rusev and John Cena duke it out during WrestleMania 31 last weekend. Cena defeated the Bulgarian Rusev to the delight of the USA-chanting crowd.
23 of 31Jed Jacobsohn/SI
Mixed martial artist and part-time pro wrestler Ronda Rousey collars Stephanie McMahon during WrestleMania 31.
24 of 31 John W. McDonough/SI
Arizona's Rondae Hollis-Jefferson pulls down a highly contested rebound during the second-seeded Wildcats' 68-60 dispatching of sixth-seeded Xavier in the Sweet 16 in Los Angeles.
25 of 31Dilip Vishwanat/SI
An aerial view of Oklahoma State and Indiana wrestlers on the mat at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in St. Louis.
26 of 31Al Tielemans/SI
Louisville guard Terry Rozier looks to pass as North Carolina State defenders converge on him during the Cardinals' 74-65 Sweet 16 victory in Syracuse. Louisville was bounced by Michigan State in the Elite 8 two days later.
27 of 31Al Tielemans/SI
Michigan State forward Branden Dawson rejects Oklahoma's Ryan Spangler during a Sweet 16 game in Syracuse. Dawson and the Spartans defeated the Sooners and the Louisville Cardinals to advance to the Final Four in Indianapolis.
28 of 31 John W. McDonough/SI
Wisconsin Badgers guard Josh Gasser barrels into an Arizona defender during the teams' Elite 8 matchup in Los Angeles. Wisconsin prevailed 85-78 to earn a date with Kentucky in the Final Four.
29 of 31Al Tielemans/SI
Michigan State players celebrate their Final Four appearance with coach Tom Izzo, who has reached the Final Four seven times in 21 seasons as Spartans headman.
30 of 31Greg Nelson/SI
Duke's Justise Winslow floats toward the basket with little opposition from the Gonzaga defense. Behind Winslow's 16 points and five rebounds, the top-seeded Blue Devils cruised 66-52 to reach the Final Four.
31 of 31Chris Keane/SI
South Carolina's A'ja Wilson puts up a shot over the Florida State defense during an Elite 8 game in Greensboro, N.C. With their 80-74 win, the Gamecocks advanced to the first Final Four in program history.
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