The Week in Sports Pictures: June 18 - June 24
U.S. decathlete Ashton Eaton celebrates as he clears 17.3 feet in the decathlon pole vault. It was part of a world record series by Eaton at the U.S. Olympic trials on Saturday, June 23 in Eugene, Ore.
Voyage of the Star Flyer
Tall ship the Star Flyer takes part in the Zimmermann Windjammer Parade on Saturday, June 23 in Kiel, Germany. Kiel Week, an annual event that is the largest sailing event in the world, takes place every June and usually attracts about three million visitors a year.
Catch a Tiger by the ...
Detroit right fielder Ryan Raburn leaps to make a catch among fans in Pittsburgh. Raburn caught the ball by Pittsburgh's Josh Harrison on Sunday, June 24, which helped the Tigers win, 3-2.
Kenny Riedmann, right, collides with Fernando Amantini. Both were riding during an AMA SportBike motorcycle race as part of the Triumph SuperBike Classic on Sunday, June 24 in Birmingham, Ala.
Roland Thatcher reacts to his missed putt on the 18th green. Thatcher needed a birdie on the last hole to force a playoff, but made bogey instead during the final round of play at the Travelers Championship on Sunday, June 24 in Cromwell, Conn.
Like he saw a ghost
Seattle's Casper Wells looks up in shock as he is called out by home plate umpire Tony Randazzo. Arizona catcher Miguel Montero managed to hold onto the ball after the tag during the Diamondbacks' 7-1 win on Monday, June 18, in Phoenix.
The high life
British diver Gary Hunt jumps from Bonifacio's cliffs. Hunt was training on Thursday, June 21, in Bonifacio, an island off Corsica before the first stage of the 2012 Cliff Diving World Series.
Heat forward Chris Bosh, right, grapples with Thunder forward Kendrick Perkins for a rebound. Bosh and the Heat won Game 5 on Thursday, June 21 in Miami and clinched the NBA championship.
Holly Bleasdale competes in the women's pole vault during the British Olympic trials. She would set a new British record in the event on Sunday, June 24 in Birmingham.
Kicking, no screaming
Indonesia's Andi Paturay, left, kicks over the net against Thailand's Uthen Kukheaw during the Beach Sepaktakraw Men's Team Final in the Asian Beach Games on Tuesday, June 19 in Haiyang, China.
Taking the plunge
Divers wait their turn to warm up before the men's 3-meter synchro springboard competition at the U.S. Olympic diving trials on Friday, June 22 in Federal Way, Wash.
Italian soccer fans watch their team's penalty shootout against England on an outdoor screen in Rome. The Italians won and advanced to the Euro 2012 semifinals on Sunday, June 24.
Head over heels
Kushti wrestlers perform handstands while warming up before a practise session on Sunday, June 18 in Allahabad, India. Kushti, traditional wrestling on soil, popular in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, was developed in the Mughal Era by combining native malla-yuddha wrestling with Persian pahlavani.