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Big Shots for March 10, 2009

This week Big Shots travels to Birmingham, England for the All England Badminton Championships and to Christchurch, New Zealand for the New Zealand PGA Championship Pro-Am golf tournament before heading to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to watch the camel races during the Janadriya festival, which celebrates Saudi Arabian cultures and traditions. There's more, of course, as we look forward to the beginning of March Madness. ( 34 photos total)

Evgeniya Kanaeva of Russia performs during the qualifying round of the Hungarian Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Budapest March 7. (REUTERS/Karoly Arvai)

Chicago White Sox pitcher Scott Linebrink delivers against the Chicago Cubs during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game in Las Vegas March 5. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken) #

Ben Guite of the Colorado Avalanche warms ups before playing the New York Islanders March 2 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) #

Lithuania's Viktorija Zemaityte competes in the shot put of the women's pentathlon at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Turin, Italy March 6. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle) #

Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei returns a shot during the All England Badminton Championships in the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England March 6. (AP Photo/Simon Dawson) #

Japan's Ai Goto reaches for a shot during the All England Badminton Championships in the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England March 4. (AP Photo/Simon Dawson) #

Fu Haifeng, left, and Cai Yun of China celebrate winning their men's doubles match during the All England Open Badminton Championships at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England March 8. (GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images) #

Chile's Nicolas Massu returns the ball against Mario Ancic of Croatia during their Davis Cup tennis match in Porec, Croatia March 6. (HRVOJE POLAN/AFP/Getty Images) #

France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is reflected in a window during a practice session for the Davis Cup in Ostrava March 5. (REUTERS/Petr Josek) #

Mo Farah, right, of Great Britain competes in the 3000m during the European Athletics Indoor Championships at the Oval Lingotto March 6 in Torino, Italy. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) #

Dogs driven by Christine Richardson of Canaan, NH, make their way across the terrain near Portage Lake during the Irving Woodlands CAC 250 during the Can-Am Crown sled dog races in Portage Lake, Maine February 28. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff) #

Cyclists speed past cactuses during the second stage of the Vuelta Mexico cycling race between Huajuapan de Leon and Puebla March 2. (REUTERS/Joxeba Etxaburu) #

Pakistan cricket players celebrate winning the ICC Women's World Cup 2009 round two group stage match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Manuka Oval March 9 in Canberra, Australia. (Mark Nolan/Getty Images) #

Bodybuilders compete for the "Mr. Andhra Pradesh" title in Hyderabad, India March 5. (REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder) #

Camels race during the 24th Janadriya festival on the outskirts of Riyadh March 4. (REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed) #

Anna McKnight is thrown from her horse Tap Tap at the Woodley Point-to-Point Races in Clarke County, Va. March 7. McKnight was knocked unconscious in the fall and was taken to a hospital for observation. (AP Photo/The Winchester Star/Jeff Taylor) #

Billy Pace competes in steer wrestling at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo March 8 in Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle/Melissa Phillip) #

Fernando Alonso of team Renault drives the R29 during Formula 1 testing March 3 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Andy Hone/Getty Images) #

An Independiente supporter watches through a hole in a giant flag during their Argentine First Division soccer match against Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires March 8. (REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci) #

Ewan Porter of Australia, left, walks up the 10th fairway at dawn during the New Zealand PGA Championship Pro-Am at the Clearwater Golf Club March 4 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Phil Walter/Getty Images) #

Swimmers warm up during the 2009 USA Swimming Austin Grand Prix March 5 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) #

Alex Vanderkaay swims in the Men's 400 yard IM during the 2009 USA Swimming Austin Grand Prix March 5 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) #

Denes Varga, right, of Hungary fights for a ball with Adam Wright of the US during their International Volvo Cup water polo tournament match in Eger, Hungary March 8. (REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh) #

Simon Runi, right, "hongis" with Joseph Sykora of the US during a traditional Maori welcome at the New Zealand PGA Championship held at the Clearwater Golf Club March 6 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Phil Walter/Getty Images) #

The Los Angeles Lakers' Adam Morrison, left, and Didier Ilunga-Mbenga battle for a rebound against the Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love during the first half of their NBA basketball game March 6 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) #

Everton's Marouane Fellaini, right, challenges Middlesbrough's Justin Hoyte for the ball during their FA Cup quarter-final soccer match in Liverpool, England March 8. (REUTERS/Phil Noble) #

Austria's Andre Pulec, left, crashes with Poland's Dariusz Kulesza in a 1500m heat during the World Short Track Speed Skating Championship March 6 at the Ferry Dusika stadium in Vienna, Austria. (AP Photo/Hans Punz) #

Warren Schouldice of Canada falls behind the kicker during his first jump in the men's aerial finals at the 2009 FIS Freestyle World Championships in Inawashiro, Japan March 4. (TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images) #

Czech rider Michal Prokop leads in front of Joost Wichman of the Netherlands during a downhill mountain bike race in a derelict house in Amsterdam March 8. (REUTERS/Joerg Mitter/Global-Newsroom) #

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma reacts to a call during the second half of an NCAA basketball game against Rutgers March 2 in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) #

Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie argues a call with referee Sue Blauch during the first half against Florida State in an NCAA basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference women's tournament in Greensboro, N.C. March 7. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) #

The Cincinnati Reds' Jonny Gomes bobbles a ball during a spring training baseball game March 2 in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) #

Players warm up at their baseball school in Havana January 30. Baseball in Cuba begins at age 6 and it is a mandatory part of the curriculum. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini) #

A Mexican fan cheers during the Mexico vs. Australia game during the 2009 World Baseball Classic March 8 at the Estadio Foro Sol in Mexico City, Mexico. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) #


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Awesome photos! But seriously, can we dispense with the Tom and Gisele shrine that Boston.com seems to have set up for him in the top left section of their homepage?!? Would love to leave that comment on one of his stories but you can't! I'm already sick of him and we haven't even hit training camp yet!! C'mon!

Posted by Gimmeedaball March 10, 09 08:13 PM
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how many is crybaby Geno up by 50 ?

Posted by imjustsayin' March 11, 09 11:06 AM
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#2 is absolutely amazing!

Posted by max March 11, 09 11:55 AM
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#16 IS TRULY FRIGHTENING---AND AN AWESOME PHOTO AS WELL.

Posted by william eigen March 11, 09 02:34 PM
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Is #13 a cricket match?

Posted by nkw March 12, 09 11:01 AM
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2 and 20... awesome

Posted by Damian in NOLA March 12, 09 02:31 PM
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#29 Is crazy ...I've never heard of anything like that.

Posted by Sampy March 14, 09 10:39 AM
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#2 is unbelievable!!
Best one of all!

Posted by Brunna Rae Visalli March 17, 09 09:38 AM
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