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The media photographs Rafael Nadal of Spain as he celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia to win the men's singles final at the U.S. Open.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nick Laham / Getty Images

Vera Zvonareva of Russia reacts after the women's championship match against Kim Clijsters of Belgium at the U.S. Open. Clijsters won in two sets.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paul J. Bereswill / Associated Press

Dustin Brown of Jamaica yells after winning a point against Andy Murray of Scotland during the second round of play at the U.S. Open. Brown lost the match.


Gael Monfils of France plays against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their U.S. Open match.


Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre greets New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees midfield after the Saints victory over the Vikings, 14-9.


USC's Torin Harris leaves the field after he was injured during a game against the Hawaii Warriors in Honolulu.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Canada's Ashley Barson crashes during the women's U23 cross-country race at the Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jacques Boissinot / CP

Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine lands a punch on Samuel Peter of Nigeria during their title fight. Klitschko won with a technical knockout in the 10th round.


Team USA's Russell Westbrook, left, puts up a shot as Angola's Felizardo Ambrosio defends during the round of 16 of the FIBA World Championship.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press

Christophe Rene Marcel Guenot of France (in red) competes against Roman Melyoshin of Kazakhstan during their 74-kilogram Greco-Roman match at the World Wrestling Championships.


Boston Red Sox center fielder Ryan Kalish cannot catch a double hit by the Tampa Bay Rays' Jason Bartlett in the fourth inning of their game.


Tunisia's Macram Ben Romdhane tries to grab a loose ball during a FIBA World Championship preliminary-round game against Croatia.


A rainbow hangs over Aloha Stadium during a game between the USC Trojans and the Hawaii Warriors.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Orsolya Takacs, right, of Hungary fights for a ball with Blanca Gill of Spain during a preliminary match in the European Water Polo Championships.


Tiger Woods reacts after hitting his second shot on the 13th hole during the second round of the BMW Championship.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press

The Oakland Athletics' Kurt Suzuki is hit by a pitch from the New York Yankees' Jonathan Albaladejo during the ninth inning of their game. The Yankees won 5-0.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press

New Hampshire running back Sean Jellison, center, is swarmed by the Pittsburgh defense, led by cornerback Jarred Holley (18) in the third quarter of their game. Pittsburgh won 38-16.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Keith Srakocic / Associated Press

Notre Dame quarterback Nate Montana, left, is kicked in the face by Michigan safety Cameron Gordon as he's hit by Mike Martin, top, and Jonas Mouton, right center, during the first half of their game.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Conroy / Associated Press

Korea's Cheon Seul Ki scores the second goal against Spain during a Women's World Cup field hockey match.


Australia's Nathan Sharpe takes the ball at the top of the line-out during a Tri-Nations rugby match against South Africa.


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