The Week in Sports Pictures: June 11 - June 17
Beauty in the air
The sky shines brightly during a Euro 2012 soccer match between Ukraine and France in Donetsk, Ukraine on Friday, June 15. The match was interrupted for nearly an hour because of a fierce thunderstorm.
Stealing the show
USGA Executive Director Mike Davis, center, grabs a man who interrupted the trophy ceremony after Webb Simpson, right, won the U.S. Open golf tournament on Sunday, June 17 in San Francisco.
Flying on ice
Russian figure skating pair Fiona Zaldua, right, and Dmitry Sukhanov perform at the Artistry on Ice show in Shanghai, on Sunday, June 17.
Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France, fights through the water during leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean race on Friday, June 15.
Rafal Murawski, left, and Marcin Wasilewski, center, of Poland vie for the ball with Sergei Ignashevich of Russia during their Group A match at Euro 2012 in Warsaw, Poland on Tuesday, June 12. The match finished 1-1.
Lithuanian cross country rider Aistis Vitkauskas falls from his horse Galopper during the German Eventing Championships in Luhmuehlen, Germany on Saturday, June 16.
No strain, no gain
A wrestler strains as he lifts his colleague in the mud at an "Akhaara" (a Kushti training center) in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi on Wednesday, June 13. Kushti (mud wrestling) is a traditional sport in India but more and more young athletes are now training to wrestle on mats instead of mud to gain access to top international competitions like the Olympic Games.
Jump for joy
Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo of Spain celebrates after winning the British motorcycling Grand Prix on Sunday, June 17.
Center of attention
Stony Brook's Travis Jankowski is interviewed during baseball practice at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., on Thursday, June 14. Stony Brook was a surprise entrant in the NCAA baseball College World Series.
Catch a wave
A body surfer rides a wave during high tide off Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro on May 22, in a photo made available to nbcsports.com this week.
Seats sit in disuse at the Olympic hockey stadium in Athens on June 11. Greece has long been criticized over the paradox of spending excessive amounts of money for the construction the 2004 Athens Olympic Games venues and failing to utilize most of them after the completion of the Games.
One of the Thunder
An Oklahoma City Thunder fan has her photo taken with a cutout of players outside Chesapeake Arena before Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, June 14 in Oklahoma City.
Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick loses his stick as he lays on his back making a save against the New Jersey Devils in Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup finals in Los Angeles. The Kings went on to win the title, their first.