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Big Shots for May 7, 2010

Big Shots looks back at a great week in the sports world, checking in as coxswains are tossed in the drink in Washington, turtles burrow into the sand traps at a golf tournament in Florida, and cricket players show off their dance moves in Barbados. And that's before we even get to the tight little shorts at a rugby match in Spain. There's more, of course, and I'm happy to bring it to you every week right here in Big Shots. ( 29 photos total)

First they were biting their medals in Beijing. Now Rafael Nadal is chomping on the entire tennis trophy he won at the Rome Masters May 2. I'm telling you, athletes are going to start trying to actually eat their opponents pretty soon.... (REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

...What did I tell you? You thought I was kidding. Valencia's Nikola Zigic looks hungry against Xerez during their Spanish league football match at Mestalla stadium May 4 in Valencia. (JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images) #

The Phoenix Suns' Louis Amundson and Portland Trail Blazers' Juwan Howard battle for rebounding position during Game 6 of their NBA Western Conference playoff series in Portland, Oregon April 29. (REUTERS/Steve Dipaola) #

The Philadelphia Phillies' Carlos Ruiz gets a face full of shaving cream from teammate Greg Dobbs after a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals May 4 in Philadelphia. Ruiz hit the game-winning home run. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) #

Golfers don't have a tough-guy reputation, but they should. Although there's no contact between players, and someone else carries their equipment for them, they still have to brave... sunburn. It's not a sport for the weak-kneed. Macho man Rory Sabbatini applies sunscreen during the Quail Hollow Championship PGA golf tournament at Quail Hollow Golf Club in Charlotte, N.C. April 30. (REUTERS/Hans Deryk) #

FC Porto's Givanildo de Souza falls during their Portuguese first league football match at the Dragao Stadium in Porto May 2. (MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images) #

Tatiana Nabieva of Russia performs on the uneven bars during the senior women's qualification round of the European Artistic Gymnastics Team Championships at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England April 29. (GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images) #

Driver Sebastien Loeb reacts during a bungy jump off the Auckland Harbour Bridge before the start of the New Zealand leg of the rally of New Zealand May 3. (BRENDON O'HAGAN/AFP/Getty Images) #

The Boston Bruins' Andrew Ference (top) and the Philadelphia Flyers' Blair Betts collide during Game 2 of their NHL Eastern Conference semi-final hockey game in Boston May 3. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder) #

Ricardo Moretti falls during the 125cc race of the Spanish Grand Prix at the Jerez racetrack May 2 in Jerez de la Frontera. (PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images) #

The Cleveland Indians' Grady Sizemore catches a fly ball hit by the Toronto Blue Jays' Aaron Hill in the fourth inning of a baseball game May 3 in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) #

Mette Hulgaard of Denmark performs on the vault during the senior women's qualification round of the European Artistic Gymnastics Team Championships at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England April 29. (GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images) #

The Washington men's varsity crew team toss their coxswain Michelle Darby into Lake Washington after winning the Windemere Cup over Syracuse and Oxford on the Montlake Cut in Seattle May 1. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times/Jim Bryant) #

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers lays on the court after being fouled by the Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff series in Cleveland May 3. (REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk) #

The founder of Headis, Rene Wegner, does a header during a Headis match at a park April 30 in Cologne. The object of Headis is to hit the ball with your head instead of a racket. (Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images) #

Marseille's fans celebrate May 05 at the Vieux-Port in Marseille after beating Renne to win their first French league title in 18 years. (VINCENT BEAUME/AFP/Getty Images) #

Montreal Canadiens fans celebrate in the streets of downtown Montreal April 28 following their team's victory over the Washington Capitals to eliminate the top-ranked team in first round playoff action. (REUTERS/Christinne Muschi) #

Ireland's Mark Klye on Step In Time navigates the Owl Hole jump during the cross country on the third day of The Badminton Horse Trials in Badminton, England May 2. (REUTERS/Eddie Keogh) #

Caisse d'Eparge's Christophe Moreau cycles during the third stage time trial stage of the Tour de Romandie cycling race near Moudon April 30. (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse) #

A turtle kicks up sand in a 16th hole bunker during a practice round prior to the start of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass May 5 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) #

With the Cleveland Cavaliers playing the Boston Celtics in the NBA Eastern Conference semi-final series in Quicken Loans Arena, a seagull has Progressive Field in Cleveland mostly to himself during a baseball game between the Indians and Toronto Bluejays May 3. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) #

The Los Angeles Angels' Hideki Matsui stays awake against the Boston Red Sox during their MLB baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston May 5. Now if the scorekeeper could just wake up. (REUTERS/Adam Hunger) #

A participant in the the Freedom Swim splashes ashore to finish his swim from Robben Island in Table Bay, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, to Big Bay May 2 in Cape Town. 379 entrants swam over 4.6 miles in the 53-degree ocean. (RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images) #

Funky chickens Mirwais Ashraf of Afghanistan, Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka, and Morne Morkel of South Africa bowl during cricket matches and training last week. (Julian Herbert/Getty Images) (INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images) (Julian Herbert/Getty Images) #

The Milwaukee Bucks' Kurt Thomas (left) and the Atlanta Hawks' Al Horford reach for a rebound during Game 6 of their NBA first-round basketball playoff series April 30 in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) #

Floyd Mayweather (right) exchanges punches with Shane Mosley during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand May 1 in Las Vegas. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images) #

Ring girls take pictures of the featherweight bout between Daniel Ponce De Leon and Cornelius Lock at the MGM Grand May 1 in Las Vegas. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) #

Afghans watch the cricket match between Afghanistan and India in a cafe in Kabul during the ICC World Cup T20 May 1. (AP Photo/Ahmad Massoud) #

Biarritz Olympique's teammates protect the ball during their Heineken Rugby Cup semifinal match against Munster at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian, Spain May 2. (AP Photo / Alvaro Barrientos) #



that´s great...

Posted by rod May 8, 10 12:17 PM

The high flying coxswain is a Massachusetts girl from North Andover.

Posted by Sam Darby May 9, 10 08:07 PM

re: sure that's sunscreen, and not bug spray? Seems he's spraying a direct shot on his head/hair.

Posted by Chris May 13, 10 12:36 PM
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