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Big Shots for July 30, 2010

Any time I get a great ear pulling picture, it's going right on the top of the entry. And if you put soccer ball motif contact lenses in your eyes, I'm putting your picture in here as well. Ditto for crashing your bike in the transition area of a triathlon, or kissing bricks en masse with your stock car teammates in Indianapolis. And those are just some of the moments, both silly and decisive, in this week's Big Shots. I will not post any entries next week in Big Shots as I'll be spending the week in production training. ( 31 photos total)

Vanessa Tahbone of Nome grimaces while competing against Nicole Colbert of Napakiak, Alaska during the ear pull event at the 49th Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics July 23 at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks. (AP Photo/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner/Eric Engman)

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Hiroki Kuroda faces the San Diego Padres during their National League MLB baseball game in San Diego July 28. (REUTERS/Mike Blake) #

Manchester United fan Sonja Decker wears soccer ball contact lenses as she watches a training session for their exhibition match against the Major League Soccer All Stars at Reliant Stadium July 27 in Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle/Brett Coomer) #

AT&T Park is reflected in the sunglasses of a fan during the MLB baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Florida Marlins July 28 in San Francisco. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) #

Ai Miyazato plays out of a bunker at the Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England July 29. (AP Photo/Tim Hales) #

Poland's K. Holowczyc gets airborne during the Baja Aragon near Zaragoza July 25. (CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images) #

Jamie Bestwick practices during the 6.0 BMX Open at Soldier Field July 24 in Chicago. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) #

Jessica Harrison falls in the transition area during the women's triathlon ITU World Championship at Hyde Park in London July 24. (REUTERS/Toby Melville) #

The New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez pulls out second base as he slides in for a double an MLB baseball game against the Cleveland Indians July 28 in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) #

The New York Red Bulls' Tim Ream gets caught in the net after defending against a Tottenham Hotspurs goal during the second half of their soccer game at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey July 22. (REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi) #

Davide Marra of Italy plays the ball during the World League Group F volleyball match against Cuba at Orfeo Superdomo stadium in Cordoba, Argentina July 23. (JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images) #

MLS All-Star goalie Nick Rimando of Real Salt Lake misses a free kick by Manchester United's Darron Gibson during their soccer game July 28 in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) #

Abdullah Inshasi takes a leap as he performs parkour at an old cemetery in Khan Younis, Palestine. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill) #

Eber Pava dives from the 88-foot platform during a cliff diving event in Kragero, Norway July 24. (REUTERS/Romina Amato/Red Bull) #

Two guests jump into the air for their friend's photograph during the Cartier International Polo day at Guards Polo Club in Windsor, England July 25. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images) #

A team from Canada competes in double Dutch during the Rope Skipping World Championships in Loughborough, England July 29. (REUTERS/Darren Staples) #

The Mesquite Mavericks' Clint Hale (left) falls short as the Fort Worth Cowboys' Preston Johnson catches a pass during a game of Broncoball in Mesquite, Texas. (AP Photo/Cody Duty) #

Nathan Sharpe of Australia is tackled during the Tri-Nations Test against South Africa in Brisbane July 24. (GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images) #

The Wellington Phoenix's Paul Ifill (left) argues with Boca Juniors' Christian Cellay in their friendly soccer match at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand July 23. (AP Photo/NZPA/Ross Setford) #

Driver Jamie McMurray and his team kiss the bricks after McMurray won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway July 25 in Indianapolis. (Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR) #

Wrestlers at the Ecurie Dakar Plateau school for traditional Senegalese wrestling train in a schoolyard in Dakar. Thousands of unemployed or underemployed men flock to this West African country's capital to train in wrestling schools in the hopes of making it big. Those who succeed rake in tens of thousands of dollars every time they step in the ring. (AP Photo/Olivier Asselin) #

Palestinian men prepare before a bodybuilding contest at the Khadamat Rafah club in the southern Gaza Strip July 23. Many of the men use women's cosmetics, mud, or paint to enhance their muscles. (SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images) #

An X Games 16 competitor practices at the Skateboard Park July 29 in downtown Los Angeles. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) #

Seniors bowl on the green at the Arundel Bowling Club in Arundel, England May 30. (REUTERS/Chris Helgren) #

Mohammad Asif of Pakistan celebrates the wicket of Michael Clarke of Australia with teammates during the 2nd Test at Headingley Carnegie Stadium July 23 in Leeds. (Hamish Blair/Getty Images) #

Richard S. Johnson celebrates with caddie Anders Timell after scoring a birdie to win by one shot on the last hole during the Nordea Scandinavian Masters at Bro Hof Slott Golf Course July 25 in Stockholm. (Julian Finney/Getty Images) #

The Virgin GB Row 2010 team celebrates completing their rowing challenge around Great Britain - becoming the first female crew to complete the feat - on the River Thames in London July 23. (AP Photo/Gareth Fuller-pa) #

A jockey practices near the Chantilly racecourse July 23 in Chantilly, France. (BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images) #

Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Michael Phillips races during qualifying July 23 for the Mopar Mile Mile High Nationals in Morrison, Colo. (AP Photo/The Denver Post/Karl Gehring) #

Casey Stoner practices for the U.S. Grand Prix at the Laguna Seca Raceway July 23 in Monterey, California. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images) #

Andrew Ladd, formerly of the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, spends his day with the Stanley Cup atop Crown Mountain north of Vancouver. Ladd was flown by helicopter to the top of Crown Mountain to watch the sunrise. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press/Mark L. Johnson) #



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31 (the last with the Stanley Cup) is the best!

Posted by Pat Glennon July 30, 10 06:07 PM
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forever thankful! thanks thanks thanks! for each pixel! all the love from brazil!

Posted by Gil July 30, 10 08:24 PM
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#31 is really, really cool. What a great shot! I love that the NHL lets players from the winning team take the Stanley Cup wherever they want. The rays of sunlight streaming across the mountains is beautiful.

Posted by Tony July 31, 10 10:49 AM
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31 is really great photo

Posted by Denis August 2, 10 09:00 AM
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#19 "...Wellington Phoenix's Paul Ifill argues with Boca Juniors' Christian Cellay in their friendly soccer match..."
Doesn't look very friendly!

And I agree, #31 is beautiful. Great choice Ladd!

Posted by Dean 'Hawk Lover' Richards August 2, 10 09:38 PM
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30!

Posted by Oli Lockey December 10, 10 12:41 PM
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