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Big Shots for May 28, 2010

So much is happening in the sports world it's hard to keep up. In the coming weeks I hope to have special Big Shots posts dedicated to the Giro d'Italia cycling race, the French Open tennis tournament, and the NBA basketball and NHL hockey finals. And that's on top of bringing you the best single sports images of the week. So many sports images, so little time.... ( 24 photos total)

Participants pose during the bodybuilding competition at the 4th All-China Games in the Anhui Grand Theatre in Hefei, China May 22. (REUTERS/Stringer)

Thompson Valley's Travis Hartman dives in the state Class 4A state swimming and diving championships at Mountain View High School in Loveland, Colo. May 22. (AP Photo/The Longmont Times-Call/Joshua Buck) #

Boston Celtics' strength and conditioning coach Bryan Doo (second right) and other staff look for player Glen Davis after picking up a piece of his tooth that was knocked loose during play against the Orlando Magic at the Amway Arena in Orlando May 26. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) #

Teams compete in the Fisherman's Dragon Boat Races in Hong Kong May 23. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images) #

Participants in the 15th European Cyclist Messenger Championships play bike polo at Millenaris Velodrome in Budapest May 22. (BALINT PORNECZI/AFP/Getty Images) #

Dominic Moore of the Montreal Canadiens hits the ice against the Philadelphia Flyers in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals during the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre May 20 in Montreal. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) #

A rider steers his skull board during a downhill skateboard gathering in Lausanne May 22. (REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud) #

Goalkeeper Tally Hall of the Houston Dynamo watches a D.C. United shot go wide in the second half at Robertson Stadium May 22 in Houston. (Bob Levey/Getty Images) #

Kenny Noyes falls during the French motorcycling Grand Prix at the Le Mans circuit in France May 23. (REUTERS/Stephane Mahe) #

A bull rider is thrown from a bull he was riding during the Troy Dunn International at Townsville Entertainment Centre May 22 in Townsville, Australia. (Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images) #

Brent Raymer's pickup truck catches on fire during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway May 21 in Concord, North Carolina. No word on whether or not his hound dog had left him as well. (Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR) #

A climber hangs on a rope during a climbing session at the GHW rope climbing garden May 25 in Hueckeswagen, Germany. (Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images) #

South Korea's Lee Jung-soo (left) fights for the ball with Japan's Shinji Okazaki during their friendly soccer match tuneup for the World Cup at Saitama Stadium in Saitama, Japan May 24. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) #

The Detroit Tigers' Brennan Boesch goes into the stands after he caught a foul ball against the Seattle Mariners during a MLB baseball game May 26 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) #

Children play soccer at the Matikiring sports ground near Lichtenburg, South Africa ahead of the World Cup. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell) #

Arizona's K'Lee Arredondo tries for the double play after putting out Hofstra's Michelle Lavagnino during the championship game of the NCAA softball regional May 23 in Tucson. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star/Greg Bryan) #

The Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic (left) and Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant go after a loose ball during game four of the NBA Western Conference Finals May 25 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) #

Yoshie Ueno of Japan (left) fights with Camila Minakawa of Brazil in their women's 63kg category match at the the Judo Grand Slam in Rio de Janeiro May 22. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) #

Romain Terrain of Biarritz Olympique (left) watches as Toulouse players celebrate winning their Heineken Cup rugby final at the Stade de France in Saint Denis, France May 22. (REUTERS/Regis Duvignau) #

Stanford teammates celebrate after beating Florida to win the NCAA women's Division I tennis championships May 25 in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Athens Banner-Herald/David Manning) #

Sun Young Yoo celebrates with her caddie Kurt Kowaluk after winning the Sybase Match Play Championship at Hamilton Farm Golf Club May 23 in Gladstone, New Jersey. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images) #

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon continues to confront home plate umpire Bob Davidson after he was ejected for arguing calls during a MLB baseball game against the Boston Red Sox May 25 in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson) #

Boys use their faces to move coins from their foreheads into their mouths while participating in a game during a religious festival honoring patron saint Santa Rita de Cascia in Baclaran, Philippines May 23. (REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo) #

Japan's Hiroko Fujii eyes the ball while serving against Slovakia's Sona Hudecova during their Group D First Division match at the World Table Tennis Championships in Moscow May 27. (REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky) #



This collection of photos is just ace. Right from the poverty of local football in South Africa to the fun of moving a coin from you forehead to your mouth (i will try that with my family at home) than onto the concentration of table tennis. This proves that whilst fitness and mental tenacity are paramount, all games when performed correctly should be just pure and simple FUN.

Posted by Ged May 29, 10 11:37 PM
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