Kansas University players and coaches pose for a quick photo before boarding a flight to Dallas for its regional contest with SMU during the 1957 NCAA Tournament.
The Kansas University bench erupts in celebration during a game earlier in March of 1957.
Kansas University fans leave in a caravan down N. 2nd Street for the National Championship game between KU and North Carolina in Kansas City, Mo., on March 23, 1957.
Kansas University sophomore Wilt Chamberlain skies for a rebound in traffic during the 1957 National Championship game.
North Carolina players and coaches pose following their 54-53 triple overtime win over Kansas University in the 1957 National Championship game.
Kansas University sophomore Wilt Chamberlain (13) struggles to draw a rebound away from a crowd of players during the 1957 National Championship game.
North Carolina's Lennie Rosenbluth hoists a shot over Kansas University senior Maurice King during the 1957 National Championship game in Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas University men's basketball coach Dick Harp, speaking in center, meets with the media following his team's 54-53 loss in the 1957 National Championship game.
Kansas University senior Maurice King accepts a wrist watch as a award following the Jayhawks' 54-53 defeat in the 1957 National Championship game.
Kansas University senior Maurice King stretches for a ball headed out of bounds late in the 1957 National Championship game.
A Kansas University player fights for a rebound between North Carolina's Pete Brennan (35) and Bob Cunningham during the National Championship game.
Kansas University sophomore Wilt Chamberlain, second from left, is among a cast of Jayhawks accepting the Big Seven Championship trophy in March of 1957.
A team photo of the 1956-57 Kansas University squad.
North Carolina fans snip at the nets in Municipal Auditorium following UNC's 54-53 triple overtime win over Kansas University.
Kansas University players stand dejected following the 1957 National Championship game, which they lost 54-53 in triple overtime to North Carolina.
Kansas University players, from left, Maurice King, Gene Elstun, Wilt Chamberlain, John Parker and Ron Loneski stand at attention during the playing of the National Anthem prior to the NCAA National Championship game. The game was played in Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo., on March 23, 1957.
Their trip included crystal-clear water and dolphins.
The four-person Crew, from left, Alex Asbury, Lynn, Lon and Jan Akerberg, pose before shoving off from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
Lawrence's Lon and Lynn Akerberg spent about four months on their boat, "Mascot," last spring and summer. The trip included a 12-day trans-Atlantic crossing.
Milwaukee Brewers' Bill Hall catches a fly ball in a spring-training game againt San Francisco on Saturday. Hall is adjusting to life as an outfielder after spending most of his career in the infield.
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Juan Pierre looks on during a split squad spring training game against the Washington Nationals.
Kansas City Royals starter Luke Hudson throws before a Cactus League game with the Texas Rangers. The Rangers beat the Royals, 5-0, Sunday in Surprise, Ariz.
PORTLAND'S BRANDON ROY, LEFT, battles Sacramento's Francisco Garcia for a loose ball during Saturday's game. Roy is one of the favorites to win this season's Rookie of the Year award.
Cooper Jackson Alexander, 1, and his mother, Christina Thornton Alexander, of Olathe, visit Santa at Weavers Department Store in Lawrence. He is the grandson of Larry and Shelly Thornton and the great-grandson of Martha Thornton and Bill and Betty Bunce, all of Lawrence.
In a shift from its Matchbox racers geared toward boys, Mattel's Polly Wheels come with tiny removable Polly Pocket dolls and frosted plastic covering the metal chassis.
Charlotte LeBaron, 2, reaches for a Polly Wheel at a Target store. Mattel is combining dolls and cars in the first line of miniature die-cast racers just for girls. The cars are paired with the company's Polly Pocket dolls.
An Iraqi army soldier stands guard at a vehicle checkpoint Sunday at the entrance to Baghdad's Shiite enclave of Sadr City, Iraq. Hundreds of U.S. soldiers entered the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City on Sunday in the first major push into the area since an American-led security sweep began last month around Baghdad.
The USC Bollywood dance team competes in the Bollywood Berkeley dance competition Feb 17. in Oakland, Calif. Bollywood dance competitions involve teams of Indian-American students from elite U.S. universities who bring the music and dance traditions of their forebears into a uniquely American world of intercollegiate competition, with its pre-performance huddles, cheerleading and thirst for first place.
Robin Bailey motions toward neighboring irrigation wells as she stands in front of a dried-up pond on her farm near Stockton last month.
Robin Bailey stands by a dried-up, abandoned well on her farm near Stockton last month. Bailey blames nearby irrigation wells for drying up bodies of water on her farm.
Afghan men shout anti-American slogans after a car bomber attacked an American convoy in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday. Following the bombing, witnesses said, U.S. troops opened fire on civilians, killing at least eight. Hundreds of Afghans gathered to protest the violence, blocking the road and throwing rocks at police.
Mel Cohen, the national sales manager of San Francisco-based Guittard Chocolate Company, displays samples of the company's products at a trade show in Chicago in May 2005. Like wine, fine chocolate carries a pedigree. Guittard was among the first U.S. companies to make "single-origin" chocolate, which had been available in Europe for many years. This year, another chocolate company, Hershey's, began selling single-origin chocolates in stores such as Target and Wal-Mart.
From left, Brown Chapel AME Church pastor James Jackson; Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.; Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia; and the Rev. Clete Kiley hold hands and sing at the end of a church service, Sunday in Selma, Ala.
Kansas State's Blake Young (2) loses the ball to Oklahoma's Nate Carter (24). The Wildcats won the game, 72-61, Saturday in Manhattan and finished the Big 12 season at 10-6, good enough for a first-round bye in this weekend's Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma City.
North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough, right, is restrained by Dewey Burke after Hansbrough was fouled by Duke's Gerald Henderson. Henderson was ejected for the foul, which left Hansbrough with a bloody nose, late in the Tar Heels' 86-72 victory Sunday in Chapel Hill, N.C.