The next time you feel jealous of pro baseball players, remember this: They still have to do photo day. In major league camps in Florida and Arizona, that one bit of awkwardness you left behind in grade school remains a rite of spring.
If the third Saturday in May in Baltimore can be too hot for you, another horse racing spectacle, held over the weekend at a mountain resort in Switzerland, courts the opposite extreme, holding its meeting on a frozen lake.
Afghanistan’s first female wushu trainer, Sima Azimi, is training 20 Afghan girls aged between 14 – 20 at a wushu club in Kabul, after learning the sport while living as a refugee in Iran. Wushu is a sport derived from traditional Chinese martial arts.
Professionals and amateurs on four and two wheels are about a quarter of the way through the 2017 running of the Dakar Rally, a grueling — and, over the course of its 39-year history, sometimes deadly — off-road endurance race. Originally run from France to Senegal, the race, inspired by a rider in a traditional rally who got lost in the desert, was moved to South America eight years ago due to security concerns. This year’s rally started Monday in Asuncion, Paraguay, and is scheduled to finish Jan. 14 in Buenos Aires.
Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the Orioles’ first-ever World Series win, over the Dodgers. As The Sun’s Mike Klingaman writes, the victory brought an evening of serious celebration to the streets of Baltimore.
Ticket sales for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games have surged following a slow start, to second-best in the games’ 56-year history, after London, according to the Associated Press. Competitions run through Sunday.
In table tennis, a player has fractions of a second to react to her opponent’s play. The photographer, meanwhile, tries to react to them both. For all parties, anticipating is the only way to stay ahead. Anyone who’s ever tried to photograph any type of ball sport — or even just a toddler tossing a toy — should appreciate these shots of the 2016 World Team Table Tennis Championships by Manan Vatsyayana of Agence France-Presse.
In the second year of the College Football Playoff championship game, the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Clemson Tigers 45-40 Monday night at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, capturing its fourth national title in seven years.
The day in photos around the world.