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Big Shots for April 2, 2010

Soccer rocks the Casbah in this week's Big Shots, and wrestling fans get a big, fatty blob of sumo, a lean slice of greco-roman, and an earthy serving of traditional Indian wrestling to supplement their sporting diets. There's a nasty crash at the UCI World Track Cycling Championships in Denmark, and another at the Australian F1 Grand Prix. And next week I'm looking forward to bringing you highlights from March Madness, the annual NCAA college basketball tournament. ( 30 photos total)

Rafael Nadal reacts during play against David Nalbandian at the Sony Ericsson Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center March 28 in Key Biscayne. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Japan's Takahiko Kozuka performs during the free skating competition of the World Figure Skating Championships March 25 at the Palavela ice-rink in Turin. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images) #

Anna Cappellini of Italy reacts after performing in the ice dance free dance event at the World Figure Skating Championships in Turin March 26. (REUTERS/Max Rossi) #

Germany skip Andrea Schopp calls out after throwing her rock against Scotland in the gold medal game during the Women's World Curling Championships in Swift Current, Canada March 28. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette) #

People watch as a man lifts a bar containing 110 lbs of iron weights with his mouth at an open gym in Lagos March 27. (REUTERS/ Akintunde Akinleye) #

Britain's Chris Hoy (right) competes against France's Gregory Bauge during the sprint quarterfinal of the UCI World Track Cycling Championships March 27 in Ballerup, Denmark. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images) #

Synnoeve Solemdal of Norway (left) and Mari Laukkanen of Finland lie on the snow after crossing the finish line during the women's 7.5 km sprint event of the Biathlon World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia March 25. (NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images) #

Abby Wambach (right) of the US battles Leticia Villalpoado of Mexico during their international friendly match at Rio Tinto Stadium March 31 in Sandy, Utah. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) #

American Joey Bradford takes a fall during the time trials qualification at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup at Palacio Deportes March 27 in Madrid. (Angel Martinez/Getty Images for UCI) #

Brazil's Angelica Kviecczynski performs during the individual hoop event of the rhythmic gymnastics competition in the South American Games in Medellin March 29. (REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez) #

The Baltimore Orioles' Justin Turner (right) breaks up an attempted double-play throw by the Boston Red Sox' Dustin Pedroia during a spring training baseball game March 27 in Sarasota. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson) #

Junior champion Baruto pulls down his opponent Kotoshogiku during their bout in the spring sumo tournament at Osaka March 27. And is that naughty sumo Kotoshogiku about to get a spanking? (AP Photo/Kyodo News) #

Argentina's Patricia Bermudez wrestles with Colombia's Gloria Gomez in the 51kg Greco-Roman competition at the South American Games in Medellin March 25. (REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera) #

A traditional Indian wrestler smears mud on himself during a practice session in Calcutta March 30. Hindus across the country are celebrating Hanuman Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Hindu God Hanuman, a day considered especially important for traditional wrestlers and bodybuilders. (AP Photo/Sucheta Das) #

Competitors run during the men's senior race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland March 28. (REUTERS/Peter Andrews) #

Women enter the surf for the start of the 2010 ITU elite women Triathlon World Cup in Mooloolaba, Australia March 27. (AP Photo/ITU Delly Carr/ho) #

Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway arrives at the shooting range in heavy snowfall during the World Championships Mixed 2x6 km + 2x7.5km Relay at the Biathlon IBU World Cup at Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia March 28. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel) #

Skaters pass the Brandenburg Gate during the half-marathon in Berlin March 28. (BERTHOLD STADLER/AFP/Getty Images) #

American Shelley Evans (top) crashes on fallen opponents during the scratch 10km in the UCI World Track Cycling Championships March 26 in Ballerup, Denmark. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images) #

Sauber Formula One driver Kamui Kobayashi (front) crashes out of the race during the Australian F1 Grand Prix in Melbourne March 28. (REUTERS/Mark Horsburgh) #

Please don't feed the bears, or more specifically, the Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic as he crashes the board in front of a diner during an NHL hockey game in the garden in Boston March 25. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) #

A volunteer watches Phil Mickelson hit a tee shot during the Arnold Palmer Invitational at the Bayhill Club and Lodge March 27 in Orlando. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images) #

Paul Bonhomme flies past skyscrapers during an air race March 27 in Abu Dhabi. (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images for Red Bull Air Race) #

The first group walks up the first fairway after a delay due to mist during the Kia Classic at La Costa Resort and Spa March 26 in Carlsbad, Calif. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) #

Competitors take part during the quarterfinal of the men's sabre fencing at the South American Games in Medellin March 25. (REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez) #

Marion Bartoli serves against Gisela Dulko during the Sony Ericsson Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center March 27 in Key Biscayne. (Al Bello/Getty Images) #

Players for the Washington Nationals watch from the bullpen during a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers March 25 in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) #

Chelsea's Frank Lampard celebrates scoring against Aston Villa during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London March 27. (REUTERS/ Eddie Keogh) #

A soccer game by students on spring vacation rocks the Casbah in Algiers March 29. (REUTERS/Louafi Larbi) #

Britain's Chris Hoy (right) and Malaysia's Azizulhasni Awang take the start of the Keirin final as part of the UCI World Track Cycling Championships March 25 in Ballerup, Denmark. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images) #



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