A high school student pole vaults as storm clouds hang
A high school student pole vaults as storm clouds hang in the sky in Montgomery, Ala., Monday, March 18, 2013. The track meet at Montgomery Academy was canceled as severe thunderstorms approached.
Musher Michelle Phillips of Tagish, Yukon Territory, Canada, makes the final push on the Bering Sea ice a few miles outside Nome, Alaska, in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race en route to finishing 24th. Mitch Seavey won the race.
Catch some air
From left, Alessandro Haemmerle of Austria, Robert Fagan of Canada, Mateusz Logocki of Poland, Markus Schairer of Austria and Alex Pullin of Australia fly along the course in the men's World Cup Snowboard cross final in Veysonnaz, Switzerland, on March 16.
Black Caviar (left) relaxes in the shallows of Port Phillip Bay on March 20 in Melbourne, Australia. Black Caviar was preparing to attempt to win her 24th straight race on Friday night at Moonee Valley, possibly starting at the lowest odds in her career. The odds ended up not mattering as Black Caviar won by four lengths.
All crossed up
American competitor Patrick Deneen competes during the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup moguls event in Are, Sweden, on March 15.
Miami Marlins left fielder Juan Pierre steals second base as Washington Nationals infielder Danny Espinosa leaps to field the throw during a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. The Nationals won 7-5.
Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp blows a bubble with his gum as he stretches before playing the Kansas City Royals in a spring training baseball game on March 20 in Surprise, Ariz. The Dodgers lost 7-2.
The Miami Heat's LeBron James celebrates with fans as he walks off the court after his team's matchup against the Celtics in Boston on March 18. James made the go-ahead jumper with 10.5 seconds left to lead Miami to its 23rd consecutive victory by a score of 105-103.
Upon reflection ...
A competitor takes the water jump in The Glenfarclas Handicap Steeple Chase during St. Patrick's Thursday at Cheltenham racecourse on March 14 in Cheltenham, England.
In the spirit
The Chicago River is dyed green right before the start of the St. Patrick's Day parade in Chicago on March, 16. With the holiday itself falling on a Sunday, many celebrations were scheduled instead for Saturday because of religious observances.
Western Kentucky basketball players fall to the floor with the team's mascot after winning the Sun Belt Conference tournament in Hot Springs, Ark.. Western Kentucky defeated Florida International 65-63 to earn a berth in the NCAA tournament.
Reach for the sky
Liberty Flames forward Andrew Smith (right) blocks the shot taken by North Carolina A&T Aggies guard Jean Louisme (No. 5) during the first round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at University of Dayton Arena. North Carolina A&T defeats Liberty 73-72.
New Jersey Devils goalie Johan Hedberg dives over Philadelphia Flyers center Brayden Schenn during the third period at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers defeated the Devils 2-1 in a shootout.
Jessie Vargas (right) lands a punch to the face of Wale Omotoso in the eighth round of a welterweight boxing match in Carson, Calif., on March 16. Vargas won by unanimous decision.
Blur in action
Great Britain's Lewis Hamilton drives in for a pit stop during the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at the Albert Park Circuit on March 17 in Melbourne, Australia. Kimi Raikkonen won the race, the first of the season.
Walk this way
Members of the Los Angeles Kings walk to the ice to warm up prior to the game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Staples Center on March 18 in Los Angeles. The Kings won 3-2.
All fired up
Falleras watch Satirical sculptures burn during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain, on March 19. Every year the city of Valencia celebrates the ancient "Las Fallas" fiesta, a noisy week that is full of fireworks and processions in honor of Saint Joseph that ends with the burning of large satiric figures displayed around the streets of the city.
Fight for it
Kyrgyz riders play the traditional Central Asian sport Buzkashi, also known as Kok-Boru or Oglak Tartis, during the annual Nowruz (New Year) celebrations to mark the first day of spring in Bishkek on March 20. Mounted players compete for points by throwing a stuffed sheepskin into a well. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for 'New Year' is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring in Central Asian republics.
A Puerto Rican fan waves his country's flag as he watches a live telecast in San Juan of the World Baseball Classic championship game against the Dominican Republic on March 19. The Dominican Republic beat Puerto Rico 3-0, at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Easy does it
Emi Shimizu (right) and Chiaki Matsumura (left) of Japan sweep in the match between Japan and Russia during the Titlis Glacier Mountain World Women's Curling Championship at the Volvo Sports Centre on March 20 in Riga, Latvia.
From left, Brad Clemons and Sean Rago make their way down Michigan Avenue during the 31st Corktown Race in Detroit on March 10. The event preceded the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, also held in Detroit later in the afternoon.
Runners pass by Nam Dae Moon Gate during the men's race of the Seoul International Marathon in Seoul, South Korea, on March 17.
Air it out
A high school student pole vaults as storm clouds hang in the sky in Montgomery, Ala., on March 18. The track meet at Montgomery Academy was suspended as severe thunderstorms approached.
Former Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes catches a pass during an agility drill at pro day at Florida State University on March 19, in Tallahassee, Fla.
Indian army soldiers spit fire as they perform the mallakhamb, a traditional Indian gymnastic sport, during a display of skills at Officers Training Academy in Chennai, India, on March 15.