Charlie Williamson, left, and Lily Gasperetti, both fifth graders from Janney Elementary School in Washington, D.C., try to come up with a word while competing at the 2008 National School SCRABBLE Championship on Saturday in Providence, R.I. Players from grades five to eight from across the nation compete in teams of two over two days.
Mark Sarvas has become notorious as the acid-fingered blogger at the Elegant Variation, a literary site he launched in 2003.
Kansas City's Brett Tomko looks to the outfield after giving up a three-run home run in the first inning. The Royals lost their third straight game against Baltimore, 6-5, Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.
Car owner chip Ganassi, left, and driver Scott Dixon chat after Dixon qualified for the Indianapolis 500. Dixon won the pole with an average speed of 226.366 mph on Saturday in Indianapolis.
Texas Rangers pitcher Kason Gabbard is tackled by Seattle's Richie Sexson (44) after Gabbard threw a pitch close to Sexson in a May 8 contest in Seattle. Sexson was suspended six games for charging the mound and throwing his helmet at Gabbard. Sexson recently appealed the six-game suspension and had it reduced to five games.
Mike D'Antoni directs his Phoenix Suns team in this 2007 photo. D'Antoni has agreed to become coach of the New York Knicks.
Boston's Paul Pierce, left, puts up a shot over Cleveland's Zydrunas Ilgauskas. The Cavaliers defeated the Celtics, 108-84, on Saturday night in Cleveland.
The pit crew for driver Kyle Busch service his car during the NASCAR Dodge Challenger 500 Sprint series auto race at the Darlington International Raceway, Saturday in Darlington, S.C.
Groom Herasmo Gonzalez gives Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown a bath Wednesday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
Abby Wambach, right, battles for a ball with Team USA teammate Kace White earlier this week. The team was preparing for a match against Canada, one of its final tuneups before the 2008 Olympics.
Houston Rockets' Yao Ming speaks to select media in New York and Beijing in a video teleconference. Yao said this week he hoped the Chinese National Team would advance out of pool play in the Beijing Olympics this August.
Jevon Tarantino dives into a pool during the USA Diving Grand Prix. Tarantino and diving partner Chris Colwill have their sights set on the synchronized diving gold this August in Beijing.
Lorena Ochoa, right, watches Annika Sorenstam finish her round. Ochoa lost her putting stroke and watched Sorenstam build a lead at the Michelob Ultra Open on Saturday in Williamsburg, Va.
Sergio Garcia watches the flight of his shot from the first fairway. Garcia was tied for the lead as he stood on the 17th tee at the Players Championship, but struggled late and finished the round three shots behind Paul Goydos on Saturday at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Debris and crumpled trucks litter the ground Saturday in Haywood, Okla. The small town was hit by a tornado that damaged several homes in Pittsburg County, Okla. The National Weather Service office in Norman confirmed that a tornado touched down in Pittsburg County before briefly passing through the southwest side of McAlester. Deadly storms also hit Missouri.
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Maj. David Rozelle competes in the bike segment of a recent triathlon. Rozelle lost part of his right leg to a land mine in Iraq, but that didn't stop his competitive drive. The Army officer will compete next month in Lawrence in the Ironman 70.3 Kansas - swimming 1.2 miles, biking 56 miles and running 13.1 miles.
In this photo captured from video and released by the state television station MRTV-3, an unidentified military official passes out food aid at a relief camp Saturday in Myanmar. Myanmar's military regime distributed international aid Saturday but plastered the boxes with the names of top generals in an apparent effort to turn the relief effort for last week's devastating cyclone into a propaganda exercise.
A Lebanese opposition supporter puts an additional tire onto a burning roadblock on Saturday in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Hezbollah said Saturday it was withdrawing its gunmen from Beirut neighborhoods seized in sectarian clashes after the army ordered its troops to establish security and called on fighters to clear the streets.
Frances Conard Dunn, front, Ottawa, celebrates her 100th birthday with her sons, James C., left, Lawrence, and Roy C. Dunn, right, Ottawa, Sept. 10 at the Ottawa Visitor's Center. Her daughter-in-law, Nancy R. Dunn, submitted the picture.
The Office of the Special Counsel in downtown Washington D.C. was raided by about 20 FBI agents with a subpoena Tuesday.
A bus transporting wedding attendees and guests arrives at the security checkpoint for President Bush's ranch Saturday in Crawford, Texas.
Close Brothers (Cayman) Limited has its offices in Harbour Place in George Town, Grand Cayman, as vehicles drive past. The investment house, records show, serves as a shallow footprint in the Caymans for the subsidiary of Combat Support Associates, CSA Ltd., which was established there a few months after winning its deal that has reaped more than $2 billion. The company now employs about 2,000 American citizens in Kuwait, where they support U.S. forces moving in and out of Iraq, yet there's scant evidence that CSA Ltd. exists - at least physically.
Serena Garduza, 31, holds her son Ramerio, 2 weeks, as she walks the hall in her unit on April 28 at the Indiana Women's Prison in Indianapolis.
Elizabeth Karmel and Bob Blumer's "Pizza on the Grill"
A photo of the 1988 Kansas University men's basketball championship trophy was used for a Lawrence Journal-World special section earlier this year. "Light painting" was utilized to achieve the effect.
This composition kewpie-like doll was made in the United States, but is unmarked. It has jointed arms and the typical splayed-finger hand seen on authentic Kewpies. It sold for just $50 at a recent Cowan's auction in Cincinnati.