MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 15: Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia celebrates winning gold in the Women's Triple Jump final during Day Six of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 15, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.
Going for a limb
Well, this prosthetic leg isn't, as a swimmer leaves it behind while getting into the pool Aug. 15 during Day 4 of the Paralympic Swimming World Championship in Montreal.
Pride of a nation
American LaShawn Merritt poses on the podium after receiving his gold medal for winning the men's 400-meter final at the World Championships in Moscow on Aug. 15.
Down & dirty
Natallia Viatkina of Belarus goes all out during qualifying in the women's triple jump at the World Championships in Moscow on Aug. 13.
Taku Takeuchi of Japan nails his jump in the FIS Ski Jumping Grand Prix men's large hill final on Aug. 15 in Courchevel, France.
In a blur
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica kicks it into high gear in her heat of the women's 200 meters at the World Championships in Moscow on Aug. 15.
Poetry in motion
In order to execute a flawless javelin throw, one's mechanics must be flawless, as well. Here, New Zealand's Stuart Farquhar gives it his best -- and makes it hard for the camera to capture him in one frame -- during qualifications on Aug. 15 at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.
The heavens are watching
With a scattering of clouds showing through the opening of Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Aug. 15, Poland's Anna Jagaciak competes in the women's triple jump final.
Good to see you again
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (left) taps gloves with shortstop Eduardo Nunez as they walk off the field after the first inning Aug. 9 against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. Rodriguez, currently appealing a suspension through the end of the 2014 season, made his season debut on Aug. 5 after recovering from hip surgery, and this game was his first at home.
Beat this, Sochi!
Kapa haka perform during the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Games NZ on Aug. 15 in Queenstown, New Zealand. This as the countdown to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next February is now within 175 days.
We see you, Barshim
Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim reacts after an attempt in the men's high jump final at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow on Aug. 15.
The chase is on
Anastazia Kumina of Slovakia holds the lead during the cross country sprint freestyle at the Winter Games NZ in Wanaka, New Zealand on Aug. 15, but has a couple of pursuers in close range.
Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia celebrates her gold in the women's triple jump at the World Championships in Moscow on Aug. 15.
Europe's Charley Hull hits her tee shot on the 12th hole during a practice round for the Solheim Cup golf tournament on Aug. 15 in Parker, Colo. The Solheim Cup is an event similar to the Ryder Cup, with a team of 12 American women competing against 12 European women over three days.
Thrown to the sky
American Zach Lloyd competes during the men's shot put at the World Championships in Moscow on Aug. 15.
Flag bearers, dwarfed by nature's beauty, hold flags from nations competing in the Winter Games NZ while on a jet boat ride during the Opening Ceremony on Aug. 15.
Coming in for a landing
Ayumi Watase of Japan lines up her landing during the women's final at the FIS Ski Jumping Grand Prix on Aug. 15 in Courchevel, France.
Jump, but no joy
The Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar leaps over Chris Getz as they chase a hit by Justin Ruggiano of the Miami Marlins in the fourth inning on Aug. 14. Unfortunately for the Royals, Adeiny Hechavarria scored on the hit.
Guess which team she's on
Michelle Wie of Team USA sports American flag socks during her practice round for the Solheim Cup on Aug. 14 at the Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo.
Why I oughta ...
Bryan Norrie and Cameron Smith of the National Rugby League's Melbourne Storm wrestle during a training session on Aug. 15.
The family that grows beards together ...
Seattle Seahawks tight end Sean McGrath, right, kisses his mother, Nita McGrath, as his father Pat McGrath watches at left, at the conclusion of the team's training camp on Aug. 15. Sean is known for his beard, so his parents sported fakies as a tribute.
Sweden's Abeba Aregawi (right) celebrates with Jennifer Simpson of the United States after winning the women's 1500 final at the World Championships in Moscow on Aug. 15. Simpson finished second.
Living the Dream
Aneika Henry of the Atlanta Dream grabs a rebound against the Connecticut Sun on Aug. 14 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. The host Sun won the game 88-86 on a basket in the final second, while Henry finished with six points and two rebounds in 17 minutes off the bench.
Picture of perfection
Japan's Noriaki Kasai gets parallel during his jump during the Aug. 14 training session at the FIS Ski Jumping Grand Prix in Courchevel, France.
A real hair raiser
How intense is the Australian Football League? Check out what Dyson Heppell looks like during his Essendon Bombers' Round 20 AFL match against the West Coast Eagles in Melbourne on Aug. 11.
Giving him the finger
Two competitors face off in a friendly fight while drinking beer during the 60th annual Bavarian finger wrestling championships (also known as Fingerhakeln) on Aug. 11 in Feldkirchen-Westerham, Germany. The sport involves two competitors matched in class according to age and weight who sit at a specifically-designed table across from one another and pull at a small leather band with one finger until one player has pulled the other across. The sport is traditional in Bavaria and Austria and dates back to the 17th century.