Italian Luca Paolini celebrates with the pink jersey of leader on the podium of the 246km fourth stage of the 96th Giro d'Italia from Policastro Bussentino to Serra San Bruno on May 7. Enrico Battaglin claimed his maiden Giro d'Italia stage on Tuesday with fellow Italian Luca Paolini retaining the leader's pink jersey and race favourite Bradley Wiggins losing time to rivals after an epic 246km of racing from Policastro to Serra San Bruno.
Get out of the way
Ben Revere of the Philadelphia Phillies ducks out of the way of a close pitch thrown by Barry Zito of the San Francisco Giants in the third inning on May 8 at AT&T Park in San Francisco. The Giants won 4-3.
Hit the ground
Aleandro Rosi of Parma celebrates after scoring his opening goal during the Serie A match between Cagliari Calcio and Parma FC at Stadio Sant'Elia on May 8 in Cagliari, Italy.
A family walks on the beach during preview day of the KTA (Kiteboard Tour Asia) Series on May 8 on Pingtan Island in Fuzhou, China.
Charlie Coyle of the Minnesota Wild lands on top of Corey Crawford and Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of a Western Conference quarterfinals game of the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs on May 7 in St. Paul, Minn. Chicago won to take a 3-1 series lead.
Horse, of course
Horses and jockeys jump a fence past the grandstand at Fakenham Racecourse during racing May 7 in Fakenham, England.
Take the chill off
Members of the Collingwood Magpies wade in the water during an Australian Football League recovery session at St Kilda Sea Baths on May 7 in Melbourne, Australia.
Fuel to the fire
The No. 78 Furniture Row/Beautyrest Chevrolet, driven by Kurt Busch, flips and falls on top of the No. 39 Haas Automation Chevrolet, driven by Ryan Newman, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 on May 5 at Talladega Superspeedway. David Ragan won the action-packed race.
Clear as mud
Joel Rosario rides Orb to victory in the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4 in Louisville, Ky.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. lands a left jab against Robert Guerrero in the fifth round during a WBC welterweight title fight on May 4 in Las Vegas. Mayweather scored a unanimous decision.
Pull up your pants
Gareth Bale of Tottenham reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur on May 8 at Stamford Bridge in London. The teams tied 2-2 in a thrilling match.
Runners compete during the Nike She Runs 10k on May 4 at Centennial Park in Sydney, Australia.
It's in the bag
Desirae Masterson of Indianapolis — with her hat covered in a plastic bag to protect it from the rain — shares a mint julep with her husband Ray before the running of the 139th Kentucky Derby on May 4 at Churchill Downs.
Texas Rangers mascot Captain gets Norman the Scooter Dog to take a treat from him as they practice a routine before a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox on May 2 in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers were celebrating Bark in the Park, which allowed Rangers fans to bring their dogs to the stadium for the game.
The Bulls' Akona Ndungane (left) tackles Hurricanes player Chris Smylie during their Super Rugby match on May 4 at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.
To the extreme
A participant of the La Barjot Run extreme event traverses the mud in on May 4 in Biere, Switzerland. In the event, about 700 participants ran a 5- or 10-kilometer track with mud, artificial obstacles and water.
Italian Luca Paolini celebrates with the pink jersey of the leader on the podium after the 246-kilometer fourth stage of the 96th Giro d'Italia from Policastro Bussentino to Serra San Bruno on May 7.
Grace in flight
Lucia Lassman of Australia competes in the women's 50-meter butterfly during day six of the Australian Swimming Championships on May 1 at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Adelaide, Australia.