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Sailing, soccer, swimming, shooting...

This week Big Shots travels to Germany for the Kitesurf World Cup, takes in the X Games in Los Angeles, and watches Sri Lanka play host to Pakistan for a cricket match. There's diving, sailing, horse racing, and more on tap today in our weekly global tour of sport. ( 32 photos total)

Houston Texans defensive tackle DelJuan Robinson sprays water on his face as he tries to cool down during an NFL football training camp workout July 31 in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Referee Massimo Busacca (left) stops the match due to pouring rain during the Super League match between Swiss teams BSC Young Boys Bern and Grasshoppers Club Zurich at the Stade de Suisse stadium in Bern August 2. (AP Photo/Keystone, Marcel Bier) #

People fight with water guns during the Great Big Burlesque Tintamarre on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City August 2. (REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger) #

A swimmer trains before the evening session at the FINA World Championships in Rome August 1. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay) #

Alison Gregorka of the U.S. (right) fights for the ball with Maica Garcia of Spain during their quarterfinal match at the FINA World Championships in Rome July 27. (REUTERS/Max Rossi) #

American Olympic luge medalist Brian Martin surfs the wake behind a ski boat on Lake Placid July 28. (AP Photo/Todd Bissonette) #

A competitor jumps into the water during a cliff diving competition near the central Bohemian village of Hrimezdice in the Czech Republic August 1. (REUTERS/David W Cerny) #

Michal Navratil trains for a cliff diving competition in Polignano a Mare, Italy July 24. (REUTERS/Balazs Gardi/Handout) #

Kitesurfers ride the waves during the Kitesurf World Cup on the North Sea off St.Peter-Ording, Germany July 28. (AP Photo/Heribert Proepper) #

A race marshall looks on as competitors begin the swimming phase of the London Triathlon in East London August 2. (BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images) #

Swiss America's Cup defender team Alinghi's catamaran Alinghi 5 sails during a boat parade on Lake Geneva for a public celebration of the new giant high-tech catamaran August 1. (AP Photo/Keystone, Laurent Gillieron) #

A participant navigates his boat during the 7th World Championship of Boat-Model Making August 3 in Pirna, Germany. The championship hosts 265 participants from 13 countries with 300 ship models. (NORBERT MILLAUER/AFP/Getty Images) #

Workers paint a statue of a jockey with the colors worn by jockey Calvin Borel aboard Rachel Alexandra, minutes after Rachel Alexandra won the Haskell Invitational horse race at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J. Aug. 2. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) #

Three-time Olympic silver medallist swimmer Laszlo Cseh of Hungary shaves his head before competing at the FINA World Championships in Rome July 28. (REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh) #

American gold medal swimmer Ryan Lochte celebrates on the podium of the men's 200m individual medley final July 30 at the FINA World Championships in Rome. (MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images) #

Thomaz Bellucci grimaces as he raises a heavy granite trophy after he won his first ATP tournament at the Swiss Open ATP tennis tournament August 2 in Gstaad, Switzerland. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images) #

American Michael Phelps (back to camera) approaches his mother Debbie as they celebrate his victory in the men's 100m butterfly final at the FINA World Championships in Rome August 1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) #

Espanyol's Shunsuke Nakamura watches a bird fly during the match against Liverpool as part of the inauguration of Espanyol's new stadium near Barcelona August 2. (REUTERS/Albert Gea) #

Kristin Richards of the US reacts during their women's volleyball match against Puerto Rico at the FIVB World Grand Prix in Rio de Janeiro August 1. (REUTERS/Sergio Moraes) #

The Washington Nationals' Nyjer Morgan reacts after a ball hit by the Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun was called a home run during the third inning of a MLB baseball game July 29 in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) #

Magnum Shooting Club 2008 Champion Saydeh Hajjar, 25, poses at the shooting club in the Lebanese town of Hadath, east of Beirut July 29. (JOSEPH BARRAK/AFP/Getty Images) #

Real Madrid's Christoph Metzelder (front) celebrates after scoring a goal against Liga de Quito with his teammate Pepe during the Peace Cup Andalucia 2009 soccer tournament at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid July 28. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza) #

Pakistan's captain Younis Khan scratches his head as Sri Lanka's players celebrate the dismissal of his teammate Fawad Alam during their second one-day international cricket match at Rangiri Dambulla Stadium in Dambulla August 1. (REUTERS/Vivek Prakash) #

A fan dressed in a green body suit watches Tiger Woods line up a putt on the 17th green during the third round of the Buick Open at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club August 1 in Grand Blanc, Mich. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) #

Rookie pitcher Shawn Kelley of the Seattle Mariners walks to the bullpen wearing a "Hello Kitty" backpack before a game with the Texas Rangers July 31 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) #

The child of a migrant worker makes a handstand at a the Hongshan primary school in Beijing July 30. (AP Photo/ Elizabeth Dalziel) #

Kosovo Albanian youths jump with their skateboards at the railway station in Kosovo Polje July 31. (Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images) #

Jai-Matti Latvala vies during the third day of the Rally of Finland August 1 in Jyvaeskylae. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images) #

Josh Hansen manuvers a jump on his way to a victory in the moto X super X final during X Games 15 at the Home Depot Center August 1 in Carson, Calif. (Harry How/Getty Images) #

Andy MacDonald practices in the skateboard big air final during X Games 15 at the Staples Center July 30 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Harry How/Getty Images) #

Performers entertain the crowd during the inauguration of the new stadium for the Espanyol soccer team in Cornella del Llobregat, Spain August 2. (AP Photo/David Ramos) #

A man climbs in Tarzania park near Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia July 31. (JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images) #


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absolutely love how photography captures that split second in time.

Posted by James August 5, 09 06:36 AM
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x games pics are seriously lacking

Posted by whocares August 5, 09 01:01 PM
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As always, you inspire me to take more pictures.

Posted by David August 5, 09 08:00 PM
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I am in love with #21

Posted by Juggernaut August 13, 09 01:19 PM
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