United States soccer fans celebrated around the world as their team defeated Ghana 2-1 on the fifth day of competition in Natal, Brazil in a Group G match.
Host country Brazil defeated Croatia 3-1 during the opening game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Brazuca, the official match ball of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, was presented in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Dec. 3, 2013.
As the fall high school sports season wraps up with championship play, we thought it would be a good time to look back at the best pictures from 2013. These photos show the intensity of competition as well as the joy of victory and the agony of defeat.
With most high school fall sports playoffs nearing the finish, there are lots of emotions on the field – both from winners and losers – as they see their seasons come to a close. Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers saw action from many playoff games in Howard, Harford and Baltimore, Carroll and other counties last week, including soccer, field hockey, cross country, volleyball and football. The latest edition of the best of high school sports.
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 Monday, Oct. 28 through Friday, Nov. 1.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. Fanatic fans, marching bands, cheerleaders and lots of game action are just part of the spectacle that is the NFL. This week, photojournalists Kenneth K. Lam, Christopher T. Assaf, and Karl Merton Ferron photographed the Ravens as they beat the Cleveland Browns 14-6 at M&T Bank Stadium.
River Hill rising senior Alex Potocko is one of the most seasoned placekickers in the state, having helped the Hawks finish 14-0 last year, culminating with their fourth state championship, an 18-14 win over Huntingtown at M&T Bank Stadium.
Potocko finished the year 69-for-79 on extra point attempts, with two successful field goals, including a 37-yarder.
Potocko was named second team all-county, and will try to help River Hill get back to the state championship game this fall.