ex-longhorn Kevin Durant, right, drives against Stephen Jackson in this Jan. 21 file photo in Oakland, Calif. Durant led all Big 12 products in the NBA in scoring this season at 25.3 PPG.
Boston’s Paul Pierce celebrates a basket by his Celtics teammates in this file photo. Pierce will be returning to Allen Fieldhouse for the Legends of the Phog exhibition game on Sept. 24.
Cleveland’s LeBron James (23) shoots over Atlanta’s Al Horford (15). The Cavaliers ripped Atlanta, 99-72, on Tuesday in Cleveland.
Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps works out Tuesday in Baltimore.
A tiger cools off Tuesday in its enclosure at the zoo in Ahmadabad, India. India has suffered through a heat wave in recent days.
President Barack Obama and daughter Sasha in 2007
One of three lion cubs born recently at the Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City bites down on its mom’s tail while playing in the African lion exhibit. The outing last week was the cubs’ first official extended display outside.
In this 1979 file image originally released by Columbia Pictures, actor-comedian Dom DeLuise sits in his director’s chair while working on the film “Hot Stuff.” DeLuise died in Southern California on Monday, according to his son, Michael DeLuise. He was 75.
This undated photo by the University of Warwick shows the WorldFirst Formula 3 racing car, which is powered by chocolate, has a steering wheel made out of plant-based fibers derived from carrots and has bodywork made from potatoes.
A player prepares to shoot the ball as he guides his mount toward the basket during a donkey basketball event in Moravia, Iowa, in this March 30 photo. Invented in the 1930s, donkey basketball was seen as affordable Depression-era entertainment. The “sport” morphed through the years into a popular fundraising vehicle for schools and other organizations. But animal rights groups contend the donkeys are mistreated by participants and handlers.
An undated photo of Connie Culp before her accident
Connie Culp, second from left, who underwent the first face transplant surgery in the U.S., is helped to the podium Tuesday by her head surgeon, Dr. Maria Siemionow, right, as well as Renee Bennett, nurse manager for the clinic’s transplant program, far left, and Pat Lock, a nurse with the transplant team, third from left, before speaking at a news conference at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland.
From left, Justin and Allison Blough, Lawrence; Jen and Justin Schmidt, rural Lecompton; and Andy Kauffman, Omaha, Neb., represent Kansas University at the Great Wall during March Madness. Jen submitted the picture.