As fans around the world tune in to World Cup 2014, a few fans out of this world will be watching, too. United States astronauts Reid Wiseman and Steve Swanson and German astronaut Alexander Gerst will be cheering on their teams from some 230 miles above Earth aboard the International Space Station, NASA reports.
Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practice the “beautiful game.”
The case can be made that there is a lot more riding on California Chrome than a 100-pound jockey and a chance to be mentioned in the same conversation with the greatest thoroughbreds of all time.
The case can be made that when Chrome bursts out of the starting gate at Belmont Park on Saturday, he’ll be carrying the weight of the horse racing world on his chestnut shoulders. – Peter Schmuck, The Baltimore Sun
Ride On Curlin and General a Rod are the only challengers who’ve chased California Chrome through each leg of his quest for the first Triple Crown since 1978. But as he tries to complete the historic feat at Belmont Park, the chestnut colt will face an array of potential threats. Each horse will arrive backed by some narrative explaining why he could be the one to spoil the coronation.
And although rival trainers all say California Chrome is the best horse, they still hold out hope he might falter in New York. They’ve watched too many fast horses lose steam down the stretch of the 1 ½- mile race to think it’s impossible. - Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun
Graffiti, in reference to the 2014 World Cup, is found on the streets of Brazil.
The spring 2014 high school sports season wrapped up this past weekend. The Darkroom turns back the clock to take a look at some of the best pictures taken by the Baltimore Sun Media Group during the term. These images not only show the intense competitive nature of the athletes, but also the creative approaches taken by the various photographers in documenting these events.
This is another installment in a series of photo compilations from baseball and softball games this spring – this time, a game between Reservoir and Governor Thomas Johnson high schools on Tuesday, May 20. [More on compiling the photos below.]
From Howard County to Baltimore County to Harford County, photographers for the Baltimore Sun’s community papers cover many high school sporting events each week. Here is a roundup of some of the best sports action shots from the week of Saturday, May 10 through Friday, May 16.