Week in Sports Pictures: July 12 - 18, 2010
Petal to the metal
Tour de France riders cycle past sunflowers. The 14th stage of the annual event, a 32.3-mile time trial between Revel and Ax-3-Domaines, France, was won by Christophe Riblon on Sunday, July 18, 2010.
Phil Mickelson battles with his umbrella during a blustery round at the British Open. Friday's second round at St. Andrews, Scotland, was plagued by poor weather. Mickelson finished 1-over par for the event and tied for 48th.
National League outfielder Marlon Byrd misses a single by American League's Derek Jeter during baseball's All-Star Game. The National League won the annual event for the first time since 1996, prevailing 3-1, on Tuesday, July 13 in Anaheim, Calif.
Cuba's Jeinkler Aguirre Manso competes during the synchronized platform final at the FINA Diving Grand Prix. He was paired with Jose Antonio Guerra on July 18 in Madrid.
Clayton Fredericks stops with his horse, Be my Guest, at an obstacle. Fredericks was competing during the DHL-Prize Eventing Cross Country competition on July 17, 2010 in Aachen, Germany.
Breaking the waves
Athletes compete in the swim of the ninth Triathlon Challenge on July 18 near Hilpoltstein, Germany.
Tangled up in blue
Guatemala's Andrea Menegazzo, right, fights with Venezuela's Maria Rojas during a Judo qualification round. Both were competing in the Central American & Caribbean Games on July 18 in Aguada, Puerto Rico.
Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain waves to the crowd after the third round of the British Open. Jimenez finished tied for 27th.
Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada loses the ball. Tejada was charged with an error on a ball hit by Toronto's Yunel Escobar as Toronto won the July 16 game in Baltimore, 4-2.
Aleix Espargaro, left, loses control as he passes by crashed rider Randy de Puniet, right, on the ground. de Puniet sustained a fracture of the left tibia and fibula after he was hit during the Grand Prix of Germany in on July 18 Hohenstein-Ernstthal.
More like mud
Members of the ground staff try to clear the Centre Court of water after a heavy downpour at the Mercedes Cup on July 17 in Stuttgart, Germany.
Duck and cover
Blue Jays batter Yunel Escobar ducks out of the way of a pitch from Baltimore pitcher Jason Berken. The bat, not the ball, ended up being caught by Orioles catcher Craig Tatum during their July 17 game in Baltimore.
Adriano De Souza surfs in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.
Ariane Friedrich lands awkwardly on the mat during the women's high jump competition at the German athletics championships on July 17 in Braunschweig. She was unharmed.
End of an era
Mary Byrne, of Saddlebrook, New Jersey, leaves flowers to mark the death of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. Steinbrenner, who bought the Yankees in 1973, died of a heart attack on July 13 in Tampa, Fla., at the age of 80.