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Big Shots for April 23, 2010

This week Big Shots learns there's still snow in the Alps and elsewhere, as skiers and snowmobilers race in Switzerland and Russia, respectively, and climbers scale mountains in Nepal. Italy hosts a soccer match worth fighting for, and a fight breaks out at the European Judo Championships. Well, of course. Big Shots will take a break next week and return the week of May 3 with regular posts. ( 28 photos total)

The peloton doesn't interest the locals as it passes during the Fleche Wallonne cycling race in Huy April 21. (BENOIT DOPPAGNE/AFP/Getty Images)

An archer in ancient samurai warrior costume shoots an arrow at a target in Sumida Park in Tokyo April 17. The event was a display of "yabusame" - a type of samurai martial arts archery performed on horseback. (KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images) #

A Border collie named Indy practices for the 60-weave pole competition at the Incredible Dog Challenge April 16 in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/St. Petersburg Times/Melissa Lyttle) #

Tim Clark plays a shot during the second round of the Verizon Heritage at the Harbour Town Golf Links April 16 in Hilton Head lsland, S.C. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images) #

Russia's Evgenia Kanaeva competes in the Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships in Bremen April 16. (DAVID HECKER/AFP/Getty Images) #

Lazio and AS Roma supporters clash prior to the start of a Serie A soccer match at Rome's Olympic stadium April 18. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito) #

Austria's Ludwig Paischer (below) fights the Czech Republic's Pavel Petrikov during the under-60kg preliminary round of the Judo European championships in Vienna April 22. (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) #

Inter Milan's Wesley Sneijder (right) celebrates after a teammate scored against Barcelona during their UEFA Champions League semifinal football match April 20 in Milan's San Siro stadium. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images) #

Germany's Alexandra Engelhardt (left) wrestles with Moldova's Natalia Budu during the 51kg bronze medal match at the Senior Wrestling European Championship in Baku April 15. (REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili) #

Giovanni Visconti (right) shouts to compatriot Elia Viviani on the finish line April 17 at the end of the seventh stage of the Tour of Turkey cycling race between Finike and Antalya. (FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images) #

The Chicago Bulls' Kirk Hinrich (left) and the Cleveland Cavaliers' Mo Williams fight for a loose ball in game one of the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs April 17 in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) #

Van Humphries of Australia's Queensland Reds gets a boost against South Africa's Bulls during their Super 14 rugby match at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane April 17. (REUTERS/Jason O'Brien) #

Fans reach for a fly ball during a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the San Diego Padres at Petco Park April 15 in San Diego. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images) #

Thomas Laybourn throws his racket after a lost point against Poland in the final mixed doubles match during the European Badminton Championships in Manchester April 18. (BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images) #

Travis Zajac (left) of the New Jersey Devils watches a teammate's shot go in the net against the Philadelphia Flyers in game two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center April 16 in Newark. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) #

The Texas Rangers' Julio Borbon can't come up with a base hit by the Boston Red Sox' Victor Martinez at Fenway Park April 20. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff) #

Adilson Kindlemann splashes into the Swan River during training for an air race in Perth. He was rescued quickly and sent to a hospital. (Cameron Spencer/AFP/Getty Images) #

Cars crash in a NASCAR auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth April 19. (AP Photo/Ralph Lauer) #

Craig Davies and Rob Martin pilot a Zapcat power boat in a practice run in the surf at Fistral Beach April 23 in Newquay, England. Zapcats are small inflatable catamaran powerboats with 50hp engines and will battle it out in the national championship. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images) #

A snowmobiler competes during the Winter Race festival at Bobrovy Log ski resort near Krasnoyarsk, Russia April 18. (REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin) #

Basque climber Edurne Pasaban gestures on the summit of the 26,545-foot Mount Annapurna in Nepal April 17. Pasaban is now on her way to Shisha Pangma in Tibet in a bid to become the first woman to conquer all 14 peaks over 26,000 feet. (REUTERS/Handout) #

An Afghan bodybuilder poses as an assistant prepares to fan him backstage before a competition at a cinema in Kabul April 19. Bodybuilding is one of the country's most popular sports, even permited during the Taliban regime. (SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images) #

Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic questions a foul call during game two in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs against the Charlotte Bobcats in Orlando April 21. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack) #

Octavio Dotel of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates after beating the Cincinnati Reds April 18 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) #

Fans watch a pre-game video show at the Mellon arena before a first-round NHL hockey playoff game between the Ottawa Senators and the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh April 16. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) #

Corey Pavin (left) takes in the view during the second round of the Volvo China Open at the Suzhou Jinji Lake International Golf Club in Suzhou. (PAUL LAKATOS/AFP/Getty Images) #

Racers' miner's lamps light the path in front of the Matterhorn as skiers leave the Zermatt ski resort at the start of the Glacier Patrol, a famous ski race, April 21. The race covers almost 32 miles by foot and ski. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images) #

Graham Rahal drives during qualifying for the IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach April 17 on the streets of Long Beach, Calif. (Robert Laberge/Getty Images) #



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Nice collection. In #27, that should be 'miner's', not 'minor's'

Posted by Chris April 23, 10 07:18 PM
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No pics from the Boston Marathon - one of the greatest sporting events in the world? FYI: It took place Monday right here in our own backyard in case you were wondering.

Posted by Karmen April 25, 10 05:38 PM
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Love #26!

Posted by Jules April 25, 10 05:56 PM
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Karmen,

I created a special Big Shots post exclusively for the 2010 Boston Marathon. It's the previous entry in this blog. Hope you enjoy it.

Posted by Lane Turner, Big Shots Editor April 26, 10 12:08 AM
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