Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek, left, traps the ball as the Kansas City Royals’ Ryan Freel is safe at home on a double by Billy Butler in the eighth inning. The Red Sox won, 15-9, Saturday at Boston.
Aquahawks swimmer Carter Stacey, 10, cuts through the water during the first heat of the 200 individual medley at the Wave the Wheat meet Saturday at the Indoor Aquatics Center. The meet will conclude today.
Pictures of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair are taken away after the funeral service Saturday in Hattiesburg, Miss. McNair was shot to death July 4 in Nashville, Tenn.
An illumination of part of a message ‘Happy Birthday Big Ben, 150 years, 1859-2009’ is seen projected on the Clock Tower of Palace of Westminster in London to celebrate Big Ben’s 150th anniversary Saturday. Big Ben, a name originally given to the Great Bell, first struck the hour on July 11, 1859. The name “Big Ben” is often associated with the Clock Tower, which houses the Great Clock and the hour bell, Great Bell, as well as the four quarter bells, which chime on the quarter hour.
President Barack Obama walks with daughter Sasha during a tour of the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana on Saturday.
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, Republican candidate for the 2010 governor’s race, speaks to about 150 people at a Leavenworth County Republican Party barbecue Saturday at VFW Park in Tonganoxie.
Chester Horse holds his handcrafted jewelry made from turquoise at his home in Hutchinson. Horse is a silversmith and believes that God gave him the gift of creating one-of-a-kind jewelry.
Rickey Lee Carr Jr.
Chinese paramilitary police patrol near a sculpture of a Uighur on a donkey Saturday in Urumqi, China.
Christie Dobson and Angie Ayrault Logan attend the Cincinnati Reds-Kansas City Royals series. Reds players Adam Rosales and Jay Bruce left Logan’s family tickets, as her brother was both players’ manager in the Florida State League. Logan, of Lawrence, submitted the picture.
Nicholas Parker, 19 months, tries on his sister’s batting helmet for size. Nicholas is the son of Andrew and Shannon Parker, Baldwin City, who submitted the picture.
From left, George, 6; Jeff Dobson, looking left; and Katie Logan, 5, attend the Reds-Royals series. Adam Rosales and Jay Bruce left tickets for Katie’s family for the series as Katie’s uncle, Joe Ayrault, was the players’ former manager in the Florida State League. George is the son of Jeff and Christie Dobson, and Katie is the daughter of Jay and Angie Ayrault Logan, Lawrence, who submitted the picture.
Reeves Callaway, right, who builds exotic, high-performance sports cars, is a subject in Harry Brant Chandler’s, left, book “Dreamers in Dream City,” a book profiling Southern California visionaries.
Stickley Brothers called this a “settle” in the company’s catalog. The 82-inch-long seat was made with copper and mother-of-pearl inlay. Treadway Gallery in Cincinnati sold it for $5,512 in March.
Daniel Radcliffe is shown in a scene from “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.”
Emma Watson, center, Daniel Radcliffe, right, and Rupert Grint are shown in a scene from “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.”
A scene from “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” features Michael Gambon as Dumbledore and Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter.