Miami Heat basketball player LeBron James, right, finishes his ride during the LeBron James Family Foundation King for Kids Bike-a-thon Saturday in Akron, Ohio. James grew up in Akron and played for the Cleveland Cavaliers before signing to play with the Heat as a free agent.
New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, left, laughs with defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. Sanchez took a break between training-camp drills Wednesday in Cortland, N.Y.
The 2010 pro football hall of fame class members pose next to their busts. The class, from left: Emmitt Smith, Dick LeBeau, Russ Grimm, John Randle, Rickey Jackson, Jerry Rice and Floyd Little. They were enshrined Saturday in Canton, Ohio.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, left, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor pose for a photo in the Justices’ Conference Room in this file photo released Sept. 8, 2009, by the Supreme Court of the United States.
Seattle shortstop Jack Wilson reaches for a high throw as Kansas City’s Gregor Blanco steals second base in the first inning on Saturday in Seattle.
Phil Mickelson makes his putt on the fourth hole for par during the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational. Mickelson, who shot a 71 on Saturday in Akron, Ohio, is four strokes back going into today’s final round.
Anthony Morris, 27, top, a chaser and security guard at the Learning Works! Charter School, and Edgar Rodriguez, 17-year-old high school dropout, joke around during their lunch break July 21 in Pasadena, Calif. The chasers round up the students, covering every excuse they use to not attend school.
Elena Kagan smiles after becoming the Supreme Court’s newest member Saturday at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Kagan, 50, who replaces retired Justice John Paul Stevens, becomes the fourth woman to ever sit on the high court.
Connie Plessala organizes Louisiana blue crabs into bins Friday behind the counter of Big Fisherman Seafood in New Orleans. The rich fishing grounds of the Gulf of Mexico are beginning to reopen more than three months after crude began gushing from the sea floor. But those who harvest, process and sell the catch face a new crisis: convincing wary consumers it’s not only delicious, but also safe.
Pakistani villagers wait for transport by the roadside after they were evacuated by Pakistani army troops Saturday from the flood-hit area of Pano Aqil near Sukkar in Pakistan’s Sindh province. More rain soaked flood-ravaged Pakistan on Saturday and even heavier downpours were forecast for coming days, deepening a crisis in which hard-line Islamists have rushed to fill gaps in the government’s patchy response.
Karl Olson, 13, Lawrence, joined his family on a recent trip to Ecuador. His mother, Awilda Olson, submitted the picture.
Beth Schneweis feeds her son Christopher, 5, some yogurt inside their Great Bend home as Christopher’s dad, Mike, looks on in this July 27 photo. The couple are hoping to raise money for Christopher have a stem cell procedure for his cerebral palsy at a clinic in Germany.
Elena Kagan takes the oath of office Saturday as the Supreme Court’s newest member, administered by Chief Justice John Roberts, not shown, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Kagan, 50, replaces retired Justice John Paul Stevens and is the fourth woman to sit on the high court. She is the first Supreme Court justice in nearly four decades with no previous experience as a judge.
Roberta Peterson adjusts flowers next to her father’s gravestone in Rock Creek Cemetery. Peterson recently convinced her neighbors to support a cemetery maintenance district.
A team of four competes in the grain scoop toss during the Barnyard Olympics activities at the Douglas County Free Fair. Saturday was the final day of 4-H activities.
Schoolchildren perform special prayers for victims of flash floods in Leh on Saturday in Jammu, India. Authorities stepped up rescue efforts as the weather improved Saturday, a day after flash floods sent rivers of mud down desert mountainsides in Indian-controlled Kashmir, killing dozens and injuring hundreds, officials said.
Cincinnati Bengals guard Bobbie Williams (63) looks on during football training camp July 29 in Georgetown, Ky. An analysis of league rosters shows the number of 300-pounders has risen dramatically over the decades.
Robert Duvall is shown in a scene from “Get Low” in this film publicity image released by Sony Pictures Classics.
Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos waves to supporters next to his wife Maria Clemencia Rodriguez after his swearing-in ceremony Saturday in Bogota, Colombia.
A Saudi customer is served Thursday in a mobile shop at a market in the capital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A preliminary agreement between the maker of the BlackBerry smart phone and the kingdom of Saudi Arabia will avert a ban on the phone in that country.
Fidel Castro speaks during a special session of parliament in his first official government appearance in front of lawmakers in four years Saturday in Havana, Cuba.