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Big Shots for December 30, 2010

Cricket players probably shouldn't dance in public. That much is obvious from this week's Big Shots, and let's not even discuss how much talcum powder is enough for overweight soccer fans in the sweltering heat of Jakarta. Elsewhere in this entry we learn that dogs enjoy curling, eagles enjoy hockey, and cyclocross racers are, well, animals. Stay tuned in the coming days for more entries of the 100 Best Sports Photographs of 2010. ( 34 photos total)

Members of Berlin's ice swimming club "Berliner Seehunde" (Berlin seals) take a dip in Orankesee Lake in Berlin December 25. (REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch)

A lifeguard dressed in a Santa Claus outfit paddles to sea near the remains of the West Pier at Brighton Beach December 25. (REUTERS/Paul Hackett) #

Kevin Shattenkirk of the Colorado Avalanche dives to pass the puck against the Minnesota Wild December 23 during an NHL hockey game in Denver. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) #

Skaters take part in the Dutch National Marathon skating championships on natural ice in the Belterwiede in Wanneperveen December 23. (VINCENT JANNINK/AFP/Getty Images) #

Two fisherman sit on frozen Lake Mueggelsee in the Koepenick district in Berlin December 29. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) #

A boat heads towards a storm front near the Bass Strait during the 66th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in Australia December 27. Thunderstorms and hail hit the fleet overnight, with two men thrown into the swell, but only one boat had withdrawn from the ocean race. (CARLO BORLENGHI/AFP/Getty Images) #

Yannick Bertrand skis during the second training session of the World Cup downhill in Bormio, Italy December 28. (OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images) #

Youths try their snowboards near the Polish War Memorial in a park in Berlin December 29. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) #

An Indian youth waits to bat during a pick-up cricket match on a foggy day near the India Gate monument in New Delhi December 26. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) #

Children roll a hoop through the mustard fields in Sauraha, Nepal December 29. (REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar) #

Martin Schmitt soars through the air during the first event of the Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, Germany December 29. (REUTERS/Michael Dalder) #

Competitors jump into the sea during the 101st Barcelona Traditional Christmas Swimming Cup at the Old Harbor of Barcelona December 25. The Copa Nadal was launched in 1908 and has only been suspended three times, in 1936, 1937, and 1938, because of the Spanish Civil War. Swimmers cross 200 meters of open water in Barcelona harbor. (David Ramos/Getty Images) #

An Indonesian supporter pours powder over his head during the final match of the ASEAN Football Federation biennial soccer tournament between Indonesia and Malaysia at Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta December 29. (AP Photo/Irwin Fedriansyah) #

England's Graeme Swann performs a dance with teammates after winning the fourth Ashes cricket test against Australia at the MCG in Melbourne December 29. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill) #

Kansas State coach Frank Martin beseeches his god to make him even crazier and more high-strung on the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against UMKC December 23 in Manhattan, Kan. God admitted that wasn't possible. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) #

The Indianapolis Colts' Cornelius Brown (left) breaks up a pass intended for the Oakland Raiders' Jacoby Ford during an NFL football game in Oakland December 26. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) #

Biarritz's Romain Terrain passes the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match against Biarritz December 29 at the Yves-du-Manoir stadium in Montpellier. (PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images) #

AS Nancy's Joel Sami (right) and Benjamin Gavanon challenge Paris St. Germain's Guillaume Hoarau during their French Ligue 1 soccer match in Nancy December 22. (REUTERS/Vincent Kessler) #

Hiroyuki Hisataka hits Hugo Cazares in the fist with his face during their WBA super flyweight title boxing match in Osaka December 23. Cazares's fist was unhurt in the exchange. (JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images) #

Peter Wright throws during the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace December 27 in London. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images) #

The finer points of basketball do not escape (top row from left) Rick Pitino, Carlos Boozer, Marcus Denmon, Jim O'Brien, Doc Rivers, (bottom row from left) Mike Bibby, Gregg Popovich, Tony Parker, Kobe Bryant, George Hill, Flip Saunders, and John Calapari. (AP Photo/Garry Jones) (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson) (REUTERS/Brent Smith) (REUTERS/Brent Smith) (Chris Graythen/Getty Images) (AP Photo/Eric Gay) (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) (AP Photo/Eric Gay) (Andy Lyons/Getty Images) #

Atletico de Madrid's Kun Aguero reacts during the Spanish King's Cup (Copa del Rey) football match against Espanyol December 22 at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. (DANI POZO/AFP/Getty Images) #

Lars Boom competes in the Azencross cyclocross race in Loenhout, Belgium December 29. (PETER DECONINCK/AFP/Getty Images) #

Mike Tisdale (left) of Illinois and Justin Safford of Missouri look to pick up a loose ball during the Braggin' Rights rivalry game December 22 in St. Louis. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) #

Black Labrador Beth chases a stone during the Stanley Cup curling match between Blair Drummond Curling club and Port of Menteith Curling Club on the frozen Lake of Menteith in Scotland December 26. (AP Photo/Andrew Milligan/pa) #

Hounds and horses of the East Sussex and Romney Marsh Hunt make their way through the streets of Battle in East Sussex, England December 27. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor) #

Volunteer Kerry Barker (left) works on a float ahead of the 122nd Rose Parade at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. December 28. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) #

Bald Eagle 'Sherkan', the mascot of Swiss ice hockey club HC Geneve Servette, pauses at the Spengler Cup tournament in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos December 29. (REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann) #

Chris Andersen of the Denver Nuggets shyly displays his subtle, understated coiffure and ink against the Portland Trail Blazers December 28 in Denver. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) #

Everton's Marouane Fellaini clears the ball during their English Premier League soccer match against West Ham United at Upton Park stadium in London December 28. Chia Pets everywhere were inspired. (AP Photo/Tom Hevezi) #

Jarome Iginla of the Calgary Flames bleeds after a fight against Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars December 23 in Dallas. A hockey game later broke out. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) #

The New York Giants' Shawn Andrews exhales during an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers December 26 in Green Bay. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) #

The Edmonton Oilers' Nikolai Khabibulin watches a shot by the Vancouver Canucks fly by his net during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Vancouver December 26. (REUTERS/Ben Nelms) #

Thousands of Indian chess players face off at a university ground in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad to earn a place in the Guinness Book of World Records November 24. A total of 20,483 competitors took part in the event, according to organizers. (REUTERS/Amit Dave) #


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"A total of 20,483 competitors took part in the event, according to organizers."--Shouldn't this number be even? After all, chess is a 2-person event.

Posted by AlexandertheGreatest December 31, 10 03:05 PM
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great stuff...man that's a lot of chess players.

Posted by Chris January 1, 11 08:57 PM
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haha " a hockey game later broke out" Love these pictures and snarky comments!

Posted by lauwer January 3, 11 10:12 AM
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