One of the annual rites that give us hope that warm weather will soon be upon us: Spring training. Here’s a look at some of the best shots from photographers around the world as teams prepare for the 2015 season.
Known in the Aymara language as “awichas,” or grandmothers, the women pull sports jerseys over their long-sleeved blouses and ruffled skirts, then perform warm-up exercises while singing a childhood song.
The women, some of them great-grandmothers, arrive with their tennis shoes every Wednesday at a covered court in El Alto, an impoverished city near the capital of La Paz.
In the past year, Howard County Times Sports has profiled four high school teams in an all-access documentary series. And this winter, River Hill’s wrestling team — helmed by alumnus coach Brandon Lauer, who was undefeated through 111 matches and three state championships in high school — was the focus of the latest piece.
We followed the team through a practice and preparations for one of their biggest matches of the year, a rivalry dual bout with Glenelg. More on the production below.
Seventeen divers from 11 countries competed in two days of competition at the Red Bull Qualifier Cliff Diving World Series 2015 in Piscinas Panamericanas, Cali, Colombia. Five divers, Jonathan Paredes of Mexico, Jucelino Junior of Brazil, Andy Jones of the USA, Blake Aldridge of the UK and Michal Navratil of the Czech Republic qualified and will join the five pre-qualified World Series divers from last year in the 2015 season.
BOSTON — Giddy New England Patriots fans lined the snowy streets of Boston for a parade celebrating the team’s fourth Super Bowl win.
The team rode through downtown in two dozen World War II-style amphibious vehicles that are staples of championship parades in Boston.
In rain-plagued games on either end of the country, the match-up for Super Bowl XLIX has been set. The Seattle Seahawks came from behind at home in the 4th quarter to beat the Green Bay Packers in overtime 28-22. In New England, the Patriots dominated the Indianapolis Colts 45-7. The AFC champion Patriots will meet the NFC champion Seahawks in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday, February 1 for Super Bowl XLIX.
The Dakar Rally is an annual rally raid organized by the Amaury Sport Organization. Most events since the inception in 1978 were from Paris, France, to Dakar, Senegal, but due to security threats in Mauritania, which led to the cancellation of the 2008 rally, the 2009 Dakar Rally was run in South America. It has been held in South America each year since 2009.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the NFL as the Ravens travel to Foxborough to take on the Patriots in the NFL’s AFC Divisional playoffs. Photojournalists Karl Merton Ferron and Lloyd Fox photographed the Ravens as they lost to New England Patriots 35 to 31 at Gillette Stadium.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the NFL as the Ravens travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers in the NFL’s Wild Card playoffs. Photojournalists Karl Merton Ferron and Lloyd Fox photographed the Ravens’ as they defeated the Steelers 30 to 17 at Heinz Field.