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Big Shots for March 24, 2011

Two notable events that this week's Big Shots will not be covering - the NCAA college basketball tournament and the Cricket World Cup - will be handled later with special posts. Rest assured, however, that I'm covering Kok-boru, underpants skiing, and the ice derby in Siberia. You know, only the important stuff here at Big Shots. ( 31 photos total)

Team members from the DeLaSalle girls basketball team celebrate after their 63-43 win against Hill-Murray at the girls Class AAA State High School Championship basketball game March 19 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Wisconsin's Derya Kelter (left) and Lauren Unser hug following their win against Boston in the final game of the Frozen Four NCAA women's college hockey tournament at Tullio Arena in Erie, Pa. March 20. (AP Photo/Erie Times-News/Rob Engelhardt) #

Boston College players celebrate a goal in a Hockey East tournament semifinal hockey game against Northeastern March 18 in Boston. (AP Photo) #

George Washington fans cheer against Wheeling Park March 19 during the finals of the Class AAA state basketball tournament in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/Jeff Gentner) #

Supporters of the French rugby team cheer their team during their Six Nations rugby union match against Wales at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis March 19. (REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes) #

A bodybuilder poses for photographs being taken by youths on their cell phones before taking the stage during the Mumbai bodybuilding competition in Mumbai March 22. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool) #

Croatian ski fans wearing only underwear ski on Sljeme mountain near Zagreb March 22. Dressed only in underpants, fans of skier Ivica Kostelic chose jiggling belly fat as a way to celebrate Kostelic's overall title in the Alpine World Cup. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images) #

Kimberly Mickle of WAIS competes in the javelin during the Sydney Track Classic at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre March 19 in Sydney. (Matt King/Getty Images) #

A paddle boarder floats at sunset off Brighton Beach March 21 in Brighton, England. (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) #

Jermold Compton of Trinidad and Tobago competes during a free-running competition at the National Theatre March 20 in London. Competitors use various disciplines of free-running, parkour, martial arts and gymnastics. We used to call this going outside to play. (Clive Rose/Getty Images for Red Bull) #

Chelsea Johnson competes in the pole vault during the Sydney Track Classic at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre March 19 in Sydney. (Matt King/Getty Images) #

Horses jump a fence in The Grand Annual Steeple Chase Challenge Cup during the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, England March 18. (REUTERS/Eddie Keogh) #

Horsemen take part in a Kok-boru, or goat dragging, competition as part of Navruz, an ancient holiday marking the spring equinox, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan March 19. Considered Kyrgyzstan's national sport, Kok-boru is a traditional Central Asian game where players grab a goat carcass from the ground while riding their horses and try to score by placing it in their opponent's goal. (REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov) #

Riders compete on the frozen Yenisei river during the 42nd Ice Derby amateur horse race near the settlement of Novosyolovo, Siberia March 19. The Ice Derby has been held in Novosyolovo annually at the end of each winter since 1969, drawing participants from the entire region. (REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin) #

Scotland's skip Anna Sloan calls for sweepers during their match against Sweden at the World Women's Curling Championships in Esbjerg, Denmark March 20. (REUTERS/Bob Strong) #

Jessica Smith of the US (left) and China's Fan Kexin crash during their 500m final race at the World Short Track Speed Skating Team Championships in Warsaw March 20. (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel) #

Skaters race down a frozen urban track March 19 in old Quebec City. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press/Jacques Boissinot) #

Racers pass through the crowd during the 39th Iaaf World Cross Country Championships March 20 in Punta Umbria, Spain. (David Ramos/Getty Images) #

The Golden State Warriors' Acie Law drives between San Antonio Spurs players during an NBA basketball game March 21 in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) #

Sarel Pretotius of the Cheetahs of South Africa is able to score a try against the Waratahs during their Super Rugby match at Sydney March 19. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) #

Iowa's Matt McDonough (left) and Northwestern's Brandon Precin pause for a tender embrace during their 125-pound semifinal match March 18 at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Philadelphia. (AP Photo) #

The Vancouver Whitecaps' Jay DeMerit (right) collides with Toronto FC's Jacob Peterson during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver March 19. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck) #

The Philadelphia Phillies' Shane Victorino (left) and Raul Ibanez collide while attempting to run down a ball against the Boston Red Sox during a spring training baseball game in Clearwater, Fla. March 21. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) #

Players for Ireland and England enjoy a group hug as they vie for the ball during their Six Nations International rugby union match at Aviva Stadium in Dublin March 19. (PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images) #

The Minnesota Wild's Brent Burns (left) and Niklas Backstrom (right) break up a scoring attempt by the Toronto Maple Leafs' Nikolai Kulemin during an NHL hockey game March 22 in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) #

Mississiippi's Tanner Mathis scores as Alabama's Brock Bennett applies the tag late in the sixth inning of a college baseball game at Oxford-University Stadium in Oxford, Miss. March 20. (AP Photo/Oxford Eagle/Bruce Newman) #

Super middleweight boxing title holder Lucian Bute (right) and Brian Magee block punches with their faces during their IBF super middleweight championship match in Montreal March 19. (REUTERS/Christinne Muschi) #

Valencia's Joaquin Sanchez reacts after a fall during their Spanish first division soccer match against Sevilla at the Mestalla Stadium in Valencia March 20. (REUTERS/Heino Kalis) #

Panama's surfing champion Gary Saavedra rides a wave created by a wakesurfing boat through the Panama Canal in Panama City March 19. Saavedra rode a wave created by the boat for 3:55:02 hours and 41.3 miles continuously in the Panama Canal waters. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco) #

Members of the Cambridge crew try to recover a car that was caught by the incoming tide after going out for a training session for the Xchanging Boat Race on the River Thames March 21 in London. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) #

Ramzan Ahmed, 70, stitches a soccer ball at a factory in Sialkot, Pakistan February 9. The eastern city of Sialkot has been a major source of sporting goods for international sports events for decades. (REUTERS/Mian Khursheed) #


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24 - Group hug - I hope that's a joke

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