Kansas City's Esteban German hits a two-run triple in the fifth inning against the Chicago White Sox on Saturday in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won, 9-7.
Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle wipes his face during second-inning action against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals prevailed in the 95-degree heat.
Phil Mickelson hits out of a sand trap during the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational. Mickelson fired a 68 on Saturday in Akron, Ohio.
Tyson Gay is helped to a wheelchair after falling during a quarterfinal heat of the men's 200-meter race July 5 at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore.
Art Monk, Washington Redskins; Darrell Green, Washington Redskins; Fred Dean, San Diego Chargers; Emmitt Thomas, Kansas City Chiefs; Andre Tippett, New England Patriots; and Gary Zimmerman, Denver Broncos
Kansas City Chiefs defensive assistant Michael Ketchum, left, and guard Herb Taylor (65) step between center Wade Smith and Bernard Pollard (49) during afternoon drills at football training camp last week in River Falls, Wis.
Driver Kasey Kahne signs autographs Friday at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. Kahne today will be shooting for his second victory at the track this season.
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"Hawkeye," 12-year-old Josh Parker, of Riverton, shot his percussion cap rifle from the fort between Will Cronk, left, and C.J. Waterson during a re-enactment 1818 Mountain Man Rendezvous competition.
Performers dance during a 100 Days Countdown celebration to the Beijing Summer Olympics outside the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest. China's hopes that the Olympics would be a pivotal moment in national glory and global acceptance have been hammered as unforeseen events collided with its grand goals.
Smoke rises over buildings during a crackdown by Hamas security forces on the Fatah-linked Hilles clan Saturday in Gaza City. Hamas forces on Saturday battled Fatah gunmen in a crowded Gaza City neighborhood, leaving at least nine dead and more than 80 wounded.
Janina Pietrasiak, right, brings out papers documenting the tragic fate of her family, alongside a woman she considers her sister, Maria Lopuszanska, in Warsaw, Poland. Pietrasiak was the daughter of Polish Jews who died during the war, and Lopuszanska was the daughter of Polish Catholics who rescued her.
Tanika Gentry, with daughters Natasha, 10, and Queene, 6, grows her own vegetables in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. Gentry is part of a burgeoning movement of gardeners raising their own fruits and vegetables in response to rising prices.
Rich Bailey, left, of Boy Scouts of America Troop 59 in Lawrence, is congratulated on his elevation to sachem in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say by his son Adam Bailey at H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation. John Van Nice, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Sgt. John Kriesel comforts his son, Broden, 5, outside a mall in Roseville, Minn. Kriesel lost both of his legs in a roadside bomb attack while patrolling near Fallujah, Iraq, in December 2006. Kriesel's story is one of many told in "The Long Haul," a series about a Minnesota National Guard unit by Associated Press writer Sharon Cohen and featured at LJWorld.com.
People attend a protest Saturday in the town of Hawija, Iraq. More than 1,000 Sunni Arabs and Turkomen staged a demonstration to protest calls by Kurds to annex the oil-rich city of Kirkuk to their autonomous region.
Erez Lieberman displays an "iShoe" insole in Cambridge, Mass. He developed the insole, which contains sensors that can detect a wearer's balance, while working as an intern at NASA. He says the device could help elderly people avoid catastrophic falls.
Staff Sgt. Chad Malmberg aims a rifle during his weekend drill at the Minneapolis National Guard Armory in Minneapolis.
Staff Sgt. Chad Malmberg aims a handgun during a drill at Arden Hills Army National Guard training site in Arden Hills, Minn., Sunday, April 6, 2008.
Dr. Joseph Burns, center, talks to nurses while organizing paperwork at a hospital in Fargo, N.D., Wednesday, April 2, 2008. The North Dakota emergency room doctor participated in a daylong clinic on the outskirts of Qaryat al Majarrah in Iraq.
Sgt. 1st Class Janelle Johnson walks past a giant U.S. flag at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minn., Thursday, April 3, 2008. Johnson served in Iraq for 16 months.
Army Spc. Seth Goehring holds his son, Kolton, at his home in Crookston, Minn., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008. Goehring served in Iraq for 15 months. He and his wife, Alicia, were married by proxy. She was in Montana, he was in Iraq.
Sgt. 1st Class Janelle Johnson looks downward during an interview with a reporter from The Associated Press at the Cottage Grove National Guard Armory in Cottage Grove, Minn., Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008. Johnson served in Iraq for 16 months. Her daughters, Emily and Elizabeth, were 6 months and 4 years old, respectively, when she was deployed.
Col. David Elicerio looks on as he attends a June 14, 2008, memorial service in Bloomington for Minnesota National Guard soldiers who were killed in Iraq. Elicerio carries 21 dog tags in his pocket. They are replicas of the ones worn by each soldier lost in the 1st Brigade Combat Team. Nine are from members of the Minnesota National Guard.
Army Spc. Seth Goehring poses for a portrait outside his home in Crookston, Minn., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008. Goehring served in Iraq for 15 months. He and his wife, Alicia, were married by proxy. She was in Montana, he was in Iraq.
"The Full Burn" author Kevin Conley is at the wheel as he and stuntman Sean Graham, back seat, test their driving skills at Griffith Park in Los Angeles.
This 14 1/2-inch figurine of a female tennis player, made in Germany during the 1880s, recently sold for $375.
Patient Allen Holm, right, is treated by Dr. Joseph Burns, center, at a hospital in Fargo, N.D., Wednesday, April 2, 2008. The North Dakota emergency room doctor participated in a daylong clinic on the outskirts of Qaryat al Majarrah in Iraq.
Veterans and volunteers hold U.S. flags during a June 14, 2008, memorial service in Bloomington for Minnesota National Guard soldiers who were killed in Iraq.