Kansas City starting pitcher Gil Meche throws against the White Sox in the first inning. The Royals used 61â3 solid innings and six strikeouts from Meche and defeated the White Sox, 9-1, on Saturday in Chicago.
Greg Norman plays on the 15th hole during the third round of the British Open. Norman, who hasn't won a major in 15 years, held a two-shot lead over defending champion Padraig Harrington and K.J. Choi after Saturday's round at the Royal Birkdale Golf Course in Southport, England.
Michelle Wie speaks to reporters after learning she had been disqualified from the LPGA State Farm Golf Classic on Saturday in Springfield, Ill.
Padraig Harrington gestures during the third round of the British Open. Harrington, the defending champion, was two strokes behind leader Greg Norman after Saturday's third round at the Royal Birkdale Golf Course in Southport, England.
In this July 6 file photo, Bernard Lagat, right, wins the men's 1,500-meter final at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore. Just to the left of Lagat is Leo Manzano, and to the left of Manzano is Lopez Lomong. All three are foreign-born; Lagat in Kenya, Manzano in Mexico and Lomong in Sudan, and all three will compete at the Beijing Olympics as members of the United States team.
In this July 6 file photo, Bernard Lagat, right, crosses the finish line ahead of Lopez Lomong to win the men's 1,500-meter final at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore.
Lewis Hamilton, right, celebrates next to third-place teammate Heikki Kovalainen on Saturday in Hockenheim, Germany.
A collapsed crane is visible Friday at the LyondellBasell Houston Refinery. One of the nation's largest mobile cranes collapsed at a Houston oil refinery Friday, killing four workers and injuring seven others in the latest of several fatal accidents that have raised concerns about the safety of construction cranes.
The stage is set during a dress rehearsal of the opera "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini, Friday evening at the Floating-Stage in Bregenz, Austria. The opera will start Wednesday as a part of the Bregenzer Festival.
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The Jazz softball team takes first place in the 14A ASA Recruiting tournament in Overland Park. In the back row, from left, are Samantha O'Brien, Lawrence; Lauren Leiker, Basehor; Cheyenne Rankin, Paola; Bethany Sullinger, Park Hill; and McKenzie Skeens, Gardner. In the middle row are Ellie Williams, Kansas City, Kan.; Michaela Taylor, Lansing; Kassie Manes, Overland Park; and Megan Dike, Lansing. In the front row are Brooke Grable, Piper; and Jillian Jobe, Shawnee. Mary O'Brien, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
A Chinese woman cleans a glass barrier Friday near the iconic Bird's Nest National Stadium, background, in Beijing.
Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., shakes hands with service members Friday at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, at a stop ahead of his visit to Afghanistan.
Author Danielle Steel readies for an appearance on the NBC "Today" show in New York. Steel has published "Rogue," her 75th book.
Even candy wrappers can be expensive political memorabilia. A Tilden & Hendricks wrapper from the 1876 campaign auctioned for $448 at Heritage Galleries in Dallas.