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Big Shots for September 18, 2009

This week Big Shots travels to Peru for the South American Bodybuilding Championships in Lima, kitesurfs from Tasmania to the Australian mainland, and yells "skate!" at octogenarian hockey players. I'll show you the Peace Marathon in Moscow, World Cup soccer qualifying in Riyadh, and cricket in Colombo, Sri Lanka. There's more, of course, as I look forward to bringing you the third of cycling's grand tours, La Vuelta a Espana early next week. ( 30 photos total)

A six-year old Pomeranian named Bobby Gorgeous hangs on to the surfboard as he competes in his 20lbs and under heat at the 4th annual Helen Woodward Animal Center "Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon" in Del Mar, Calif. September 13. (REUTERS/Mike Blake)

Evgenia Kanaeva of Russia performs during an exhibition at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Ise, Japan September 13. (REUTERS/Issei Kato) #

Skateboarder Ryan Decenzo jumps from a shipping container aboard a barge into the waters of English Bay at sunset in Vancouver September 11. (REUTERS/Andy Clark) #

A Polish player is silhouetted by torches thrown by Slovenian supporters onto the pitch during the World Cup 2010 qualifying soccer match between Slovenia and Poland in Maribor, Slovenia September 9. (HRVOJE POLAN/AFP/Getty Images) #

Slider Endurance rider Lecouturier races during the 73rd Bol d'Or Endurance motorcycle race in Magny-Cours, France September 13. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani) #

Sunlight on his club head creates a burst of lens flare as Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the eighth hole during the final round of the BMW Championship held at Cog Hill Golf & CC September 13 in Lemont, Ill. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images) #

German table tennis player Timo Boll focuses on the ball as he serves in his semifinal match against Romania during the Table Tennis European Championships in Stuttgart September 15. (AP Photo/Daniel Maurer) #

The Minnesota Twins' Justin Morneau fouls a ball off his cheek during an MLB baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto September 9. (REUTERS/ Mike Cassese) #

Guillaume Samica of France spikes the ball during the European Volleyball Championships against Spain in Izmir, Turkey September 10. (MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images) #

Lithuania's Darjus Lavrinovic fights for the ball during the EuroBasket 2009 European Basketball Championships group F match between Serbia and Lithuania in Lodz September 16. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) #

Gregg Zaun of the Tampa Bay Rays catches a pop up from Melky Cabrera of the New York Yankees September 8 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) #

Juventus' Vincenzo Iaquinta (right) reacts after missing a scoring chance during a Champions League soccer match between Juventus and Bordeaux at the Turin Olympic stadium September 15. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca) #

Runners are cooled with water during the 15th edition of Medellin's International Half Marathon September 13 in Medellin, Colombia. (RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images) #

Australian dare-devils Ben Morrison-Jack (right) and James Weight on their way to claiming a world first by kite-surfing across the notoriously stormy waters of Bass Strait from Tasmania to mainland Australia September 9. The friends braved giant swells on their 12-hour journey across the 259 kilometer stretch of treacherous water before swimming the final kilometer to Apollo Bay. (NALU PRODUCTIONS/AFP/Getty Images) #

The 49er fleet passes a tanker moored in Portland Harbour during the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta off the coast of Weymouth, England September 16. (AP Photo/PA, Chris Ison) #

Usain Bolt of Jamaica runs a mock race against a schoolchild in Thessaloniki, Greece September 11. (REUTERS/Grigoris Siamidis) #

Participants of the International Moscow Peace Marathon run by Red Square landmarks St. Basil's Cathedral (right) and the Kremlin towers (left) September 13. (AP Photo/Anton Belitsky) #

Italian rhythmic gymnasts Elisa Blanchi, Giulia Galtarossa, Romina Laulito, Daniela Masseroni, Elisa Santoni, and Anzhelika Savrayuk perform with hoops during the group all-around final at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Ise, Japan September 12. (KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images) #

Fans of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets cheer during the football game against the Clemson Tigers at Bobby Dodd Stadium September 10 in Atlanta. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) #

Competitors darken their skin with tanning products backstage before taking part in the South American Bodybuilding Championships in Lima September 11. More than 200 participants from 11 countries compete in different categories. (REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil) #

Rules officials Jeff Hall (left) and Jim Hyler (center) help Gavin Dear of Scotland after his ball landed in tall grass on the fifth hole during a pairs round of the Walker Cup September 12 at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) #

Saudi Arabian fans support their soccer team during the World Cup Asian qualifying playoff soccer match between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain at King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh September 9. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) #

Michael Goulian flies over an air race course on the Douro River in Porto, Portugal September 9. (Bob Martin/Red Bull Air Race via AP Images) #

Art Horowitz, 79, smiles while taking part in a geriatric hockey tournament in Burnaby, British Columbia September 8. Horowitz, who is from Scottsdale, Ariz., came to take part in the tournament that involves players 75 years and older. (REUTERS/Andy Clark) #

Former Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards player Michael Jordan cries as he takes the podium during his enshrinement ceremony into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. September 11. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) #

The fist of Denmark’s Mikkel Kessler thuds into the face of Venezuela’s Gusmyl Perdomo during their super middleweight WBA title fight in Herning, Denmark September 12. (AP Photo/Polfoto, Jesper Norgaard Sorensen) #

Armando Allen of Notre Dame is tackled by Donovan Warren of Michigan during a college football game at Michigan Stadium September 12 in Ann Arbor. (Domenic Centofanti/Getty Images) #

The Boston Red Sox' Dustin Pedroia just beats a pickoff throw to first base in an MLB baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles September 9 at Fenway Park in Boston. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) #

The Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria cannot reach a foul ball in the stands during an MLB baseball game against the Boston Red Sox September 13 in Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) #

Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand's Brendon McCullum in their first limited-overs tri-series cricket match in Colombo, Sri Lanka September 8. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena) #



great selection as always!

btw, the caption on #4 is wrong, it's actually Slovenia's keeper Samir Handanovic (you can see his name), not Arturt Boruc.

Posted by AaronD September 18, 09 12:00 PM

Pretty sure that's Samir Handanovič of Slovenia in picture #4, not Artur Boruc. It could be because of the name on the back of his jersey... I don't know... I'm not a doctor.

Posted by Shawn September 18, 09 08:21 PM


Posted by MARK September 21, 09 06:50 AM

20 is photoshopped... just sayin'.

Posted by Joe September 21, 09 03:15 PM


Posted by mgoblog September 21, 09 04:15 PM

Just Amazing pictures! Thankyou!!!

Posted by Celebtwitr September 21, 09 04:20 PM

This is Bobby Gorgeous, the surfur dog. If you think I'm cute, please vote for me as America's Cutest Dog at, register, then return to to VOTE CUTE! You can find me on facebook as well! Cheers!

Posted by Bobby Gorgeous September 21, 09 04:26 PM

The first picture is actually of a dog surfers use as a decoy for sharks. Sort of like the canary in the coal mine for surfer dudes.

Posted by PBESONG September 21, 09 04:32 PM

he does not look like micheal jordan at all.

Posted by Daft_Rat September 21, 09 04:49 PM

I'm pretty sure Artur Boruc is about double the weight and blond...

Posted by Kris September 21, 09 05:28 PM

To address questions of the use of Photoshop that occasionally are raised here, allow me to explain our policy. We use Photoshop to process all photographs in the Boston Globe and on, including all of those featured in this blog. So in a sense, all the photographs are "Photoshopped". But what that actually means versus what is implied by Joe in comment #4 is very different. In preparing images for this blog, I use Photoshop to: crop, color-correct, and density-correct as well as to do minor dodging and burning as would be done in a traditional darkroom, do minor sharpening, and remove dust spots that appear on a camera's capture plate and are not a part of the original scene. Nothing else is done to photographs that appear in this blog or in any other space in the Boston Globe or on The images that wire services transmit are vetted by editors, and photographers who violate journalism ethics are usually terminated quickly in the rare instances when this occurs. Whenever I come across a photograph that appears questionable, I do not publish it.

Posted by Lane Turner, Big Shots editor September 21, 09 06:19 PM

i like you're website much...especially, michael jordan crying..wowowee

Posted by Aianz September 6, 10 03:28 AM
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