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Big Shots for July 7, 2010

With major events -- Wimbledon, the World Cup, the Tour de France -- dominating the sports world, Big Shots takes a look at some of the other sports happening in their shadows. I hope to have more than one post on the Tour de France coming soon. The three-week stage race has just started and already delivered surprises and spectacular crashes. And next week I'll have another World Cup post covering games in the knockout round through the final. ( 25 photos total)

A Mexican dressed in Aztec costume lights a flame for the Pan-American games at the Teotihuacan archaeological site, a monument of the Aztecs north of Mexico City June 25. The flame will be transferred to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico for the Pan-American games which will run from July 17 to August 1. (REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar)

Mike Dangerfield takes advantage of heavy surf in Destin, Fla. June 28. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) #

Dwight Phillips soars in the long jump during the IAAF Diamond League Prefontaine Classic July 3 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) #

The San Antonio Silver Spur's Becky Hammon (left) and the Minnesota Lynx's Hamchetou Maiga-Ba compete for a rebound during theIR WNBA basketball game June 26 in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) #

Japan's Maki Tsukada (right) fights compatriot Megumi Tachimoto during the above 78kg final match at the Grand Slam judo tournament in Moscow July 4. (REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin) #

Australia's Rocky Elsom (right) tackles Ireland's Andrew Trimble during their international Rugby Union test match in Brisbane June 26. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard) #

American Tammy Williams (left) scores as Australia's Tracey Mosley fails to tag her out at their Women's Softball World Championship game in Caracas June 27. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano) #

Lawrence Willis ended up with a face full of sand after his final effort in the triple jump at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships June 25 in Des Moines. (AP Photo/Doug Wells) #

Argentina's Mario Ledesma reaches for the ball during their Rugby Union test match against France at the Jose Amalfitani stadium June 26 in Buenos Aires. (Maxi Failla/AFP/Getty Images) #

The Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Gomez misses a ball hit by the Seattle Mariners' Milton Bradley during their MLB baseball game June 27 in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) #

Reese Hoffa throws the shot put during the IAAF Diamond League Prefontaine Classic July 3 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) #

Brock Lesnar celebrates his victory over Shane Carwin during their UFC heavyweight mixed martial arts title match July 3 at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison) #

Arizona Diamondbacks mascot Mark Grace sprays the Los Angeles Dodgers' Manny Ramirez with silly string during a MLB baseball game July 4 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) #

Fans plead for baseballs from Oklahoma's Casey Johnson during practice at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb. June 18 at the College World Series. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver) #

A group of Ecuadorean natives play football in a park in Otavalo, Ecuador June 24. (RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images) #

Competitors take part in the swimming portion of the Beijing Triathlon ITU Continental Cup in the Ming Tomb Reservoir July 3 in Beijing. (Feng Li/Getty Images) #

Horses fall down in the Casato curve during the Palio horse race July 2 in Siena. The Palio is a medieval horse race and pageant which pits the ancient districts of Siena against each other. (FABIO MUZZI/AFP/Getty Images) #

Carmelo Morales falls during the Moto2 race of the Catalunya Grand Prix at the Catalunya racetrack July 4 in Montmelo, Spain. (JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images) #

Kyle Busch spins out as Tony Stewart passes by during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway June 27 in Loudon, N.H. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) #

Kai Stollwerk competes in the senior class of the 51st Berlin Soapbox Derby on Meringdamm in Berlin June 27. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter) #

Jennifer Jo Cobb and teammate Johnny Chapman collide during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway July 2 in Daytona Beach. (John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR) #

Fans enjoy a crash during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway July 3 in Daytona Beach. (John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR) #

Alex Kolesnikov jumps his motorcycle in front of St. Basil's Basilica on Red Square in Moscow June 26. (AP Photo/Balazs Gardi, ho) #

Lightning bolts brighten the sky above Rosenblatt Stadium as South Carolina plays Oklahoma in an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha June 20. (AP Photo/Eric Francis) #

Fireworks celebrating Independence Day light up Citi Field after the New York Mets played the Cincinnati Reds in their MLB baseball game in New York July 5. (REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine) #



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Spectacular crashes are actually not what I'm looking for at the Tour the France.
Otherwise, thanks for the photos!

Posted by Chris July 8, 10 03:53 AM
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Flame going to Mayaguez, Puerto rico from Mexico is for the Central American and Caribbean games not Pan Am Games

Posted by Jeffrey Chen July 10, 10 10:06 PM
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