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Big Shots for March 26, 2010

Alpacas hit the waves, sumo wrestlers hit the spectators, and John Daly hits new fashion lows in this week's Big Shots. I'll look in on the South American Games in Medellin, the Rome Marathon, and the UCI Track Cycling World Championships as well. Coming up will be a special post on March Madness after both the men's and women's tournaments conclude. ( 28 photos total)

Peruvian surfer Domingo Pianezzi rides a wave with his alpaca Pisco at San Bartolo beach in Lima March 16. Pianezzi has spent a decade training dogs to ride the nose of his board when he catches waves, and now he is the first to do so with an alpaca. We just don't know why. (REUTERS/Pilar Olivares)

Julien Lopez crashes during the Xtreme Freeride World Tour on the Bec des Rosses mountain in Verbier, Switzerland March 20. (REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud) #

Men and their mounts fall during a traditional Central Asian game of Kok-Boru in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan March 24 celebrating Kyrgyzstan's Revolution Day holiday. The riders compete to be first to throw a stuffed sheepskin into a well. (VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images) #

Mongolian sumo champion Harumafuji (left) falls into Estonian sumo Baruto, who is waiting for his next bout, after being pushed from the ring by an opponent during the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka March 24. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) #

Averill Park celebrates their win over Lakeland in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association girls' basketball championships Class A game at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y. March 20. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink) #

David Casey falls from 'Fionnegas' after colliding with the already dismounted Henry Oliver, who came off 'Restless Harry' during the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle during the annual Cheltenham Festival horse race at Cheltenham, England March 19. (AP Photo/Tom Hevezi) #

Brazilian Jean Rosa competes in the long jump final during the South American Games in Medellin, March 23. (RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images) #

Venezuela's Karelys Mosquera returns the ball to her teammate Lili Varela during their beach volleyball match against Colombia at the South American Games in Medellin March 25. (REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez) #

Shannan Yates wins the women's snowboard competition at the Xtreme Freeride World Tour on the Bec des Rosses mountain in Verbier, Switzerland March 20. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images) #

Kris Versteeg of the Chicago Blackhawks hits the ice in front of Vernon Fiddler of the Phoenix Coyotes after being hooked at the United Center March 23 in Chicago. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) #

Two girls fight in a ring set up in the street March 13 during an Olympic Street Boxing event in the "23 de Enero" neighbourhood in Caracas. (MIGUEL GUTIERREZ/AFP/Getty Images) #

Kyle Croxall crosses the finish line ahead of Martin Niefnecker and Scott Croxall during an urban downhill skating competition in Quebec City March 20. (REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger) #

Wales' Shane Williams (right) is tackled by Italy's Mauro Bergamasco during their Six Nations rugby union match at the Millennium Stadium Cardiff, Wales March 20. (AP Photo/Tom Hevezi) #

Argentina's Paula Pareto reacts after beating Brazil's Daniela Polzin to win gold in the judo 48kg event during the South American Games in Medellin March 21. (REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera) #

Virginia Tech's Dorenzo Hudson drives to the basket past Quinnipiac defender Jamee Jackson during an NIT college basketball game March 17 in Blacksburg, Va. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times/Eric Brady) #

Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington smiles in the dugout before a spring training baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Scottsdale, Ariz. March 22. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) #

As these two photos of Florent Amodio (left) Kimberly Navarro show, the "kiss and cry" area at the World Figure Skating Championships in Turin can be used for so much more than mere kissing and crying. (REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito) (DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images) #

The Denver Nuggets' Chris Anderson reacts to a knock in the face during an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York March 23. (REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi) #

Jeff Liquori (left) and Baron Woddard watch a spring training baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves March 21 in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) #

Firehiwot Dado Tufa celebrates as she crosses the finish line after winning the 16th Rome Marathon March 21. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images) #

Dancers walk perform during the opening ceremony of the South American Games in Medellin March 19. (REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez) #

Wirt Anton of Germany competes on the parallel bars during the final round of the Doha Gymnastics World Cup at the Aspire Academy in Qatar March 24. (REUTERS/Stringer) #

France's Vanessa James and Yannick Bonheur (left photo) and Austria's Kira Geil and Dmitri Matsjuk demonstrate the elegance and grace that is figure skating at the World Figure Skating Championships in Turin. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images) (REUTERS/Max Rossi) #

Golfer John Daly's (right, at a tournament in Palm Harbor, Fla. March 18) nefarious fashion influence is felt far afield in another equally athletic sport as Norway skip Linn Githmark borrows his pants during the World Women's Curling Championships in Swift Current, Canada March 23. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) #

The derny motorbiker helps the pack to speed up during the Keirin first round during the UCI Track Cycling World Championships March 24 in Ballerup, Denmark. Now if he could just borrow John Daly's pants his look would be complete. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images) #

The Great Britain team races in the team pursuit during the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Ballerup, Denmark March 25. (Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) #

Hannes Arch flys during a qualifying session for an air race March 26 in Abu Dhabi. (Vladimir Rys/Getty Images for Red Bull Air Race) #

A man holds a Harris hawk during the 17th Fishing, Hunting and Arms International Exhibition in Budapest March 25. (REUTERS/Karoly Arvai) #




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Posted by Peter McPeterson March 27, 10 12:15 PM

Thanks for the selction and the annotations :)

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