The Week in Sports Pictures: July 16-22
Rock and a hard place
Gary Hunt of Great Britain dives 29 meters from the rock monolith during the first round of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Islet Vila Franca do Campo, Azores, Portugal on Friday, July 20.
Shadow of shame
The outline of part of a football statue is visible on the wall after its removal on Sunday, July 22 in State College, Pa. The famed statue of former coach Joe Paterno was taken down from outside the Penn State football stadium on Sunday, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant.
Face of the Games
Street artist James Cochran puts the finishing touches to a piece of work depicting the face of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt on Friday, July 20 in London. The opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic games will take place on July 27.
Former NBA player Horace Grant gets help from Mitch Richmond (second from right) during an exhibition game with Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) star players inside the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila on Wednesday, July 18.
A female cyclist from the Chinese Olympic team practices in the Velodrome at London's Olympic Park on Sunday, July 22.
Jack Gunston of the Hawks contests the ball with Heath Shaw of the Magpies during the AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Hawthorn Hawks at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday, July 21 in Melbourne, Australia.
Tigers on parade
Golf spectators wearing tiger suits wait for Tiger Woods during British Open practice on Tuesday, July 17.
A spectator wrapped in the Spanish flag sprays water on stage winner Alejandro Valverde of Spain as he climbs towards Peyragudes during the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday July 19.
Need for speed
Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Scuderia Ferrari drives during a training session in Hockenheim, Germany on Friday, July 20.
Austrian Greco-Roman wrestler Amer Hrustanovic (bottom) trains in Hallein, Austria on Friday, July 20. Hrustanovic, 23, will participate in the 84 kg Greco-Roman wrestling competition at the London 2012 Olympic games.
Oscar Pistorius of South Africa trains before the men's 400 meter at the International Athletics Meeting in Lignano Sabbiadoro on Tuesday, July 17. Pistorius, who wears carbon fiber blades, will become the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics.
Too close to the action
Sha'Quann Johnson, of Thomasville, N.C. is pushed out-of-bounds and collides with nine-year-old Jasper Duke, who was standing on the sidelines, during the first half of the North Carolina East-West All Star highs school football game on Wednesday, July 18 in Greensboro, N.C. Duke was unharmed in the collision.
German urban golf player Sven hits the ball on the roof of a closed brewery in Berlin on Monday, July 16. Urbangolf has found an obvious home in Berlin, where a lot of closed factories and devasted buildings attract players.
Safe at home
Casper Wells, right, of the Seattle Mariners beats the tag of Kansas City Royals catcher Brayan Pena to score during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Kansas City, Mo. on Wednesday, July 18.
President Barack Obama, right, and first lady Michelle Obama, look up at themselves on the large in-house video screen as they appear on "Kiss Cam', while watching the first half of an Olympic men's exhibition basketball game between the U.S. and Brazil on Monday, July 16 in Washington. Team USA won 80-69.
Put 'em up
An Indian amateur boxer prepares for a training session at the Bhiwani Boxing Club in Bhiwani, India. The sleepy northern Indian town is considered a mini-Cuba, with dozens of boxers fighting it out. Vijender Singh, a bronze medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics is the most famous name from here, having inspired a whole generation to take to the sport. India has sent its biggest ever boxing squad for the London Olympics, which consists of seven men and one woman.