In this handout provided by Friends Furever, Chris De Aboitiz rides a wave with his surf dog
QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 12: In this handout provided by Friends Furever, Chris De Aboitiz rides a wave with his surf dog during the Surfing Dog Spectacular on March 12, 2012 at Noosa beach in Queensland, Australia. The VetShopAustralia.com.au Surfing Dog Spectacular was the first official dog surfing event held in Australia, and opened the Noosa Festical of Surfing. (Photo by James Robertson/Friends Furever via Getty Images)
Chris De Aboitiz rides a wave with his surf dog during the Surfing Dog Spectacular on at Noosa beach in Queensland, Australia. The VetShopAustralia.com.au Surfing Dog Spectacular was the first official dog surfing event held in Australia, and opened the Noosa Festical of Surfing.
Needle in a haystack
An aerial view shows the pack on its way during the annual Engadin cross country skiing marathon from Maloja to S-Chanf near Maloja in southeastern Switzerland. Around 12,000 sportsmen and women participated in the event.
Estonian Ozeki Baruto, right, falls down as he is thrown out of the ring by Kakuryu on the fourth-day bout of the 15-day Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in western Japan. Baruto fell to 3-1 while Kakuryu remained undefeated.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal speaks during a press conference after a training session at the Valdebebas stadium one day ahead of a Champions League round of 16, second-leg soccer match against CSKA Moscow, in Madrid.
President Barack Obama eats a hot dog during the first half of the opening game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament between Mississippi Valley State and Western Kentucky. Obama was attending the game with British Prime Minister David Cameron.
The legs of skaters reflect in the ice during a mass start competition at the speedskating World Cup in Berlin.
Georgia's Manuchar Tskhadaia, right, fights with Russia's Roman Vlasov in a wrestling men's Greco-Roman 74 kg category final match during the Wrestling European Championships.
Mike 'The Bedfordshire Bull Botteley' (left) takes on Chris 'The General' Levy during a Chessboxing bout at the Scala nightclub in London, England. A new hybrid sport combining chess and boxing in alternate 3 minute rounds, the winner is the one who knocks out or checkmates their opponent first.
Get some air
Professional snowboarder Mitch Allan launches himself over half a dozen young children, two of them perched atop donkeys owned by a local farmer in Koh-e-Baba mountains, Bamiyan province, Afghanistan. International aid workers and enterprising locals are trying to attract snowboarders and skiers to the untouched slopes of the Koh-e-Baba mountains to improve the fortunes of Bamiyan province, the site of towering Buddha statues destroyed by the Taliban in 2001, and one of Afghanistan's poorest provinces.
Richard Johnson on Wishful Thinking falls during the Queen Mother Champion Steeplechase on day two of the 2012 Cheltenham Fesitval at Cheltenham Racecourse, England. Both horse and jockey were not seriously injured.
16-year-old Afghan boy Arif shows his skis made out of planks and flattened-out metal from vegetable oil cans in Koh-e-Baba mountains, Bamiyan province, Afghanistan. Arif showed off the fabric and rope ties he used to attach them to his feet and said he was inspired by the foreigners to try skiing.
Lady Gaga and Elvis impersonators Tierney Elizabeth, left, and Travis Allen relax in an empty crate while waiting to perform at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race in Las Vegas.
Lamar's Anthony Miles (1) celebrates after winning the Southland Conference tournament championship basketball game. Lamar beat McNeese State 70-49.
Australia's Nathan Lyon bowls in the nets during a practice session in Kingstown, St. Vincent. Australia and the West Indies square off in the first of five One Day International cricket matches starting on Friday.
Like father, like son
Designated hitter David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox and his son D'Angelo watch a fly ball in the outfield before the start of a Grapefruit League Spring Training Game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
A member of the Miami Marlins finds his way through netting in a batting cage before a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves.
Inter Milan Argentine defender Walter Samuel reacts after Marseille Brazilian forward Brandao scored, during a second-leg Champions League round of 16 soccer match against Marseille, at the San Siro stadium. Substitute Brandao's stoppage-time goal sent Marseille through to the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time since 1993 on the away goals rule as a frantic finale saw the Ligue 1 side lose 2-1 at Inter Milan.
On bottom from left, Marvin Nicholson, President Barack Obama and Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, David Cameron's chief of staff, Ed Llewellyn, attend the Mississippi Valley State versus Western Kentucky first round NCAA tournament basketball game.
Vancouver Canucks' Manny Malhotra, left, checks Montreal Canadiens' Rene Bourque against the glass during the first period of an NHL hockey game.
Tongue in cheek
Siena's Franco Brienza sticks his tongue out as he celebrates after scoring a goal during a Serie A soccer match against Cesena, at Cesena's Manuzzi stadium.
Competitors run through muddy water during the Strongman Run in Thun, Switzerland.
Liverpool's Steven Gerrard has the match ball under his shirt, as he celebrates after scoring a hat trick against Everton during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield Stadium.
Cleveland State guard Trey Harmon lies on the court during the second half of a first-round college basketball game against Stanford in the NIT.
Aliy Zirkle crosses ice on the way to the finish line in Nome, Alaska, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Emerging from the dust
SCORE class 1 driver Josh Rigsby is swallowed by a cloud of dirt while racing through a silt bed during the San Felipe 250.