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Big Shots for June 4, 2010

With cycling's Giro d'Italia and Tour of California behind us, Big Shots looks forward to upcoming posts on the French Open, the Stanley Cup playoffs, and the NBA Finals. Meanwhile, I'm hoping the Frisbee dogs and streakers found in this post hold you over until next week. Today we also learn that cats play soccer, people fall overboard during yacht races, and Indy cars disintegrate on impact. ( 30 photos total)

Australian soccer players celebrate after winning the final match against North Korea at the AFC Women's Asian Cup in Chengdu, China May 30. (AP Photo/Color China Photo)

A border collie jumps to catch a Frisbee during the European Disk Dog competition in Mogyorod, Hungary May 30. The competition is the qualifier for the upcoming Skyhoundz World Championship. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky) #

The Texas Rangers' Vladimir Guerrero battles a fan for a foul ball against the Minnesota Twins May 28 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia) #

American Kayla Harrison (top) and Brazil's Mayra Aguiar compete during the women's -78kg category final fight during the World Cup of Judo in Sao Paulo May 30. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine) #

THW Kiel's Christian Zeitz (right) vies with Barcelona's Victor Tomas during the Handball Champions League final match May 30 in Cologne. (JUERGEN SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images) #

The Toronto Blue Jays' Aaron Hill (top) and Tampa Bay Rays' Ben Zobrist collide during an MLB baseball game in Toronto June 2. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press/Frank Gunn) #

A rider avoids a crashing competitor during a downhill cycling race in Sigulda, Latvia May 30. (REUTERS/Ints Kalnins) #

Tyler Jaworski crashes head-first after colliding with Aaron Henley (left) during the Gatlin Clark Invitational Ride for the Cure in Tularosa, N.M. (AP Photo/Alamogordo Daily News/Michael Johnson) #

Mike Conway crashes into the fencing in the third turn during the closing laps of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis May 30. Conway was injured, but survived the crash. (AP Photo/Kurt Bauer) #

Serbia's Danko Lazovic (left) fights for the ball with Poland's Maciej Sadlok during their friendly match in Kufstein, Austria June 2. (ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images) #

Bulls' Francois Hougaard scores a try against the Stormers May 29 during the Super14 Final rugby match at Soweto's Orlando stadium in Johannesburg. (GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images) #

Francesco Rapetti, a crew member of Italian team Luna Rossa, is helped by teammates after falling in the water during a match race of the Louis Vuitton Trophy May 27 at La Maddalena Island in Sardinia. (ANTONINO MARRAU/AFP/Getty Images) #

Peruvian surfer Sofia Mulanovich rides a wave on top of a "reed horse", an ancient boat still used in northern Peru, at San Bartolo beach in Lima May 27. (REUTERS/Enrique Cuneo/El Comercio) #

Team Croatia crosses the line to win gold in the men's quadruple sculls during the Rowing World Cup on Lake Bled May 30 in Bled, Slovenia. (John Gichigi/Getty Images) #

Emirati competitors sail in the Gulf during the Al-Gaffal 60' traditional dhow sailing race between the island of Sir Bu Nair and Dubai May 29. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images) #

Players contest the final of the German Strip Poker Championship May 27 in Hamburg. (PHILIPP GUELLAND/AFP/Getty Images) #

A "Mass Streak for 2010" enlivens a street close to the 2010 Stadium in Cape Town June 3 a week before the start of the World Cup. (RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images) #

South African kids play soccer in an open field in Soweto June 2. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) #

The Houston Astros's Lance Berkman is tagged out at home plate by the Washington Nationals' Carlos Maldonado during an MLB baseball game June 3 in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) #

Japan's Kaii Yoshida returns a serve to Austria's Werner Schlager during their men's 1/8 final match at the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Moscow May 27. (ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images) #

Jake Arnold of the US concentrates during the javelin competition in the men's decathlon at the Hypo Meeting in Goetzis, Austria May 30. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson) #

Chaunte Howard Lowe of the US reacts after winning the women's high jump at the IAAF World Challenge Zlata Tretra in Ostrava, Czech Republic May 27. (REUTERS/David W Cerny) #

The New York Mets' Jason Bay looks back after the Milwaukee Brewers's Corey Hart hit a grand slam during an MLB baseball game May 29 in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) #

The Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol scores over the Phoenix Suns' Amare Stoudemire (left) and Jason Richardson in game six of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals May 29 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) #

Notre Dame's Trever Sipperly (left) and Cornell's Austin Boykin fight for the ball during a face off during the NCAA men's semifinal lacrosse game May 29 in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Rob Carr) #

Brigham Young University softball players Caschjen Davis-Atagi (left) and J.C. Clayton collide as they both try to catch a ball during the first game of the Division 1 Super Regionals against Arizona at Hillenbrand Stadium May 28 in Tucson. (AP Photo/Mamta Popat/Arizona Daily Star) #

David Frost (left) is joined by a marshal in clearing pine cones from the high grass in which Frost's chip shot landed during the first playoff hole of the final round of the Senior PGA Championship golf tournament in Parker, Colo. May 30. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) #

A kitten walks on the pitch during the friendly football match between Tunisia and France at the 07 Novembre stadium in Rades May 30. (FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images) #

With the grandstand covered in fog, an exercise rider jogs a race horse around the main track at Belmont Park June 3 in Elmont, N.Y. ahead of the 142nd running of the Belmont Stakes. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) #

Switzerland's FC Gspon (white) challenges Spain's FC Zuma during their Mountain Villages international soccer tournament match in Gspon, Swiss Alps May 29. The match is played on the highest elevated soccer field in Europe. At some 2000 meters, the pitch can only be reached by cable car lift that can carry up to 10 people or after a 45 minute walk. (REUTERS/Michael Buholzer) #



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#13: That thing is called a "Caballo de Totora".

Posted by Stefan June 5, 10 08:37 AM
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