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Big Shots for October 7, 2010

This week Big Shots fights through the pain of "road rash" at the Tour of Spain cycling race, surfs the waves in Bali at the World Pro Junior Championships, and crashes a horse through a fence at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Ky. I look forward to a special post on baseball's post-season, and another on the Commonwealth Games, which just started in India. ( 31 photos total)

One of over 4000 competitors crawls under military obstacles at the Down and Dirty National Mud Run Series at Orchard Beach, NY October 3. (Nathan Bilow/AP Images for MESP)

Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees steals second base against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park October 2 in Boston. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images) #

Jason Nightingale of the Dragons celebrates his try during the NRL Grand Final match between the St. George Illawarra Dragons and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium October 3 in Sydney. (Mark Nolan/Getty Images) #

Cindy Lima of Spain (right) fights for a loose ball with Marielle Amant of France during the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Championship women's basketball tournament in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic October 1. (REUTERS/David W Cerny) #

Czech Lukas Tichacek tries to save the ball during the Volleyball World Championships against Brazil October 4 at Palalottomatica in Rome. (ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images) #

Dany Torres performs on his way to win the finals of a freestyle motorcross event in Rome October 2. (REUTERS/Max Rossi) #

Erika Furukawa (above) throws Nanami Sugawara during the Japan women's sumo championships in Sakai, Japan October 3. (YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images) #

Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants lifts teammate Andres Torres after they clinched baseball's National League West divsion against the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park October 3 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) #

Aaron Williams of the Texas Longhorns drops a pass intended for Ryan Broyles of the Oklahoma Sooners during an NCAA college football game at the Cotton Bowl October 2. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) #

Manchester City's Carlos Tevez (right) challenges Newcastle United's Chiek Tiote during their English Premier League soccer match in Manchester October 3. (REUTERS/Nigel Roddis) #

Fans pass the Oregon duck mascot through the crowd during an NCAA college football game against Stanford October 2 in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) #

Fans of Tunisia's Esperance Sportive de Tunis are detained by Egyptian police during the African Champions League semi-final soccer match against Egyptian club Al-Ahly in Cairo Stadium October 3. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #

The Calgary Flames' Jay Bouwmeester (right) hauls the Edmonton Oilers' Ryan O'Marra over Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff during their pre-season NHL hockey game in Calgary October 3. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #

The Tampa Bay Rays' Chad Qualls slides on the clubhouse floor as he is doused with champagne after winning the American League East championship October 3 in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) #

Ty Watson surfs to win his heat of the World Pro Junior Championships in Bali, Indonesia October 4. (AP Photo/Association of Surfing Professionals, Steve Robertson) #

Michael Matthews of Australia celebrates as he crosses the line to win the Under 23 road race at the UCI Road World Championships October 1 in Geelong, Australia. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images) #

Indian cricketers V. V. S. Laxman (center), Pragyan Ojha (right) and Suresh Raina celebrate their win over Australia during the final day of the first Test between India and Australia in Mohali, India October 5. (DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images) #

The New Orleans Saints' Lance Moore (left) fumbles against the Carolina Panthers' Sherrod Martin during their NFL football game in New Orleans October 3. (REUTERS/Sean Gardner) #

Nina Fagerstrom of Finland, riding Wivina, crashes into a jump while competing in the speed competition of the World Jumping Championship at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky October 4. (REUTERS/Caren Firouz) #

Jonas Folger (center) loses his motorcycle as he crashes with Efren Vazquez following a collision with another rider during the Japanese Motorcycling Grand Prix at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit north of Tokyo October 3. Neither rider was seriously injured in the crash. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama) #

Laurens Ten Dam grimaces after falling during the 16th stage of the Tour of Spain "La Vuelta" cycling race between Gijon and Cotobello September 13. (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) #

David Lopez celebrates as he crosses the finish line of the ninth stage of the Tour of Spain "La Vuelta" cycling race in Alcoy, Spain September 5. (JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images) #

Roberta Vinci returns a shot against Svetlana Kuznetsova during their first round match in the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Center in Beijing October 3. (LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images) #

Puerto Rico's manager Eduardo Perez (left) argues with umpire Cesar Valdez after he was ejected in a Baseball World Cup qualifier game with the Dominican Republic in Carolina, Puerto Rico October 3. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) #

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring against Deportivo la Coruna during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid October 3. (AP Photo/Paul White) #

Finland's Jarkko Nieminen serves to Austria's Jurgen Melzer during their quarterfinal match at the PTT Thailand Open tennis tournament in Bangkok October 1. (REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom) #

Li Jiawei of Singapore serves the ball to Georgina Pota of Hungary during their Table Tennis World Team Cup in Dubai September 28. (MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images) #

Manuela Manetta and Amanda Sobhy play during the semifinals of the MetroSquash US Open squash tournament in the Pritzker pavilion at Millennium Park October 1 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato) #

Thousands of people run through the streets of Warsaw during the yearly "Warsaw Run" October 3. The guy in green won. (REUTERS/Agencja Gazeta/Franciszek Mazur) #

Runners participate in the 34th annual St. George Marathon October 2 near St. George, Utah. (AP Photo/The Spectrum/Samantha Clemens) #

Chente Garcia Acosta receives medical attention as he cycles during the tenth stage of the Tour of Spain "La Vuelta" cycling race between Tarragona and Vilanova i la Geltru September 7. (REUTERS/Felix Ordonez #



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The guy in green won! Hilarious.

Posted by sc October 7, 10 10:41 PM
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exellent, as always. thank you very much.

Posted by spaceman spiff October 8, 10 03:18 AM
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exellent, as always. thank you very much.

Posted by spaceman spiff October 8, 10 03:19 AM
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