Monthly Archives: April 2012

Female Boxer and Olympics hopeful Claressa Shields of the USA

17 year old female boxer and Olympics hopeful Claressa Shields poses for a portrait in the F.W.C. Berston boxing gym in Flint, Michigan, March 20, 2012.

17 year old female boxer and Olympics hopeful Claressa Shields poses for a portrait in the F.W.C. Berston boxing gym in Flint, Michigan, March 20, 2012.

17 year old female boxer and Olympics hopeful Claressa Shields trains in the F.W.C. Berston boxing gym in Flint, Michigan, March 21, 2012.

17 year old female boxer and Olympics hopeful Claressa Shields trains in the F.W.C. Berston boxing gym in Flint, Michigan, March 21, 2012.

17 year old female boxer and Olympics hopeful Claressa Shields jokes around with younger kids in the ring while she trains in the F.W.C. Berston boxing gym in Flint, Michigan, March 20, 2012.

17 year old female boxer and Olympics hopeful Claressa Shields jokes around with younger kids in the ring while she trains in the F.W.C. Berston boxing gym in Flint, Michigan, March 20, 2012.

17 year old female and Olympics hopeful Claressa Shields uses a jump rope as she trains in the F.W.C. Berston boxing gym in Flint, Michigan, March 20, 2012.

17 year old female and Olympics hopeful Claressa Shields uses a jump rope as she trains in the F.W.C. Berston boxing gym in Flint, Michigan, March 20, 2012.

A sign congratulating 17 year old female  boxer and Olympics hopeful Claressa Shields on winning the US Women's boxing Olympic trials is posted on the wall where she trains in the F.W.C. Berston boxing gym in Flint, Michigan, March 20, 2012.

A sign congratulating 17 year old female boxer and Olympics hopeful Claressa Shields on winning the US Women's boxing Olympic trials is posted on the wall where she trains in the F.W.C. Berston boxing gym in Flint, Michigan, March 20, 2012.

17 year old female boxer and Olympics hopeful Claressa Shields trains in the F.W.C. Berston boxing gym in Flint, Michigan, March 21, 2012.

17 year old female boxer and Olympics hopeful Claressa Shields trains in the F.W.C. Berston boxing gym in Flint, Michigan, March 21, 2012.

17 year old female boxer and Olympics hopeful Claressa Shields trains in the F.W.C. Berston boxing gym in Flint, Michigan, March 21, 2012.

17 year old female boxer and Olympics hopeful Claressa Shields trains in the F.W.C. Berston boxing gym in Flint, Michigan, March 21, 2012.

17 year old female boxer and Olympics hopeful Claressa Shields trains in the F.W.C. Berston boxing gym in Flint, Michigan, March 21, 2012.

17 year old female boxer and Olympics hopeful Claressa Shields trains in the F.W.C. Berston boxing gym in Flint, Michigan, March 21, 2012.

17 year old female boxer and Olympics hopeful Claressa Shields trains in the F.W.C. Berston boxing gym in Flint, Michigan, March 21, 2012.

17 year old female boxer and Olympics hopeful Claressa Shields trains in the F.W.C. Berston boxing gym in Flint, Michigan, March 21, 2012.

7 year old female boxer and Olympics hopeful Claressa Shields trains in the F.W.C. Berston boxing gym in Flint, Michigan, March 21, 2012.

7 year old female boxer and Olympics hopeful Claressa Shields trains in the F.W.C. Berston boxing gym in Flint, Michigan, March 21, 2012.

17 year old female boxer and Olympics hopeful Claressa Shields trains in the F.W.C. Berston boxing gym in Flint, Michigan, March 21, 2012.

17 year old female boxer and Olympics hopeful Claressa Shields trains in the F.W.C. Berston boxing gym in Flint, Michigan, March 21, 2012.

Female Boxer and Olympics hopeful Mary Spencer of Canada

Female boxer and Olympics hopeful Mary Spencer poses for a portrait at the Windsor Amateur Boxing gym in Windsor, March 21, 2012.

Female boxer and Olympics hopeful Mary Spencer poses for a portrait at the Windsor Amateur Boxing gym in Windsor, March 21, 2012.

Female boxer and Olympics hopeful Mary Spencer of Canada jogs by the Windsor train station  in Windsor, March 21, 2012.

Female boxer and Olympics hopeful Mary Spencer of Canada jogs by the Windsor train station in Windsor, March 21, 2012.

Female boxer and Olympics hopeful Mary Spencer spars  with male boxer Justin Hocko (R) at the Windsor Amateur Boxing gym in Windsor, March 21, 2012.

Female boxer and Olympics hopeful Mary Spencer spars with male boxer Justin Hocko (R) at the Windsor Amateur Boxing gym in Windsor, March 21, 2012.

Female boxer and Olympics hopeful Mary Spencer takes a break as she trains at the Windsor Amateur Boxing gym in Windsor, March 22, 2012.

Female boxer and Olympics hopeful Mary Spencer takes a break as she trains at the Windsor Amateur Boxing gym in Windsor, March 22, 2012.

The taped hands of female boxer and Olympics hopeful Mary Spencer are seen as she stretches at the Windsor Amateur Boxing gym in Windsor, March 21, 2012.

The taped hands of female boxer and Olympics hopeful Mary Spencer are seen as she stretches at the Windsor Amateur Boxing gym in Windsor, March 21, 2012.

Female boxer and Olympics hopeful Mary Spencer gets a massage after she trains at the Windsor Amateur Boxing gym in Windsor, March 21, 2012.

Female boxer and Olympics hopeful Mary Spencer gets a massage after she trains at the Windsor Amateur Boxing gym in Windsor, March 21, 2012.

Female boxer and Olympics hopeful Mary Spencer trains at the Windsor Amateur Boxing gym in Windsor, March 21, 2012.

Female boxer and Olympics hopeful Mary Spencer trains at the Windsor Amateur Boxing gym in Windsor, March 21, 2012.

Female boxer and Olympics hopeful Mary Spencer gets some water from coach Charlie Stewart during a sparing session at the Windsor Amateur Boxing gym in Windsor, March 21, 2012.

Female boxer and Olympics hopeful Mary Spencer gets some water from coach Charlie Stewart during a sparing session at the Windsor Amateur Boxing gym in Windsor, March 21, 2012.

Female boxer and Olympics hopeful Mary Spencer jogs by the Detroit skyline in Windsor, March 21, 2012.

Female boxer and Olympics hopeful Mary Spencer jogs by the Detroit skyline in Windsor, March 21, 2012.

Masters Golf at Augusta National

Phil Mickelson of the U.S. hits his approach shot to the 14th green from the trees during first round play in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 5, 2012.

Phil Mickelson of the U.S. hits his approach shot to the 14th green from the trees during first round play in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 5, 2012.

Stewart Cink of the U.S. hits his approach shot to the 2nd green during a practice round for the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 4, 2012.

Stewart Cink of the U.S. hits his approach shot to the 2nd green during a practice round for the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 4, 2012.

Thomas Bjorn of Denmark (R) makes a hole in one on the ninth hole during the annual Masters Par 3 golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 4, 2012.

Thomas Bjorn of Denmark (R) makes a hole in one on the ninth hole during the annual Masters Par 3 golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 4, 2012.

Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain hits from a sand trap on the 17th green during third round play in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 7, 2012.

Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain hits from a sand trap on the 17th green during third round play in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 7, 2012.

Phil Mickelson of the U.S. (C) celebrates sinking a birdie putt at sundown on the 18th green during first round play in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 5, 2012.

Phil Mickelson of the U.S. (C) celebrates sinking a birdie putt at sundown on the 18th green during first round play in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 5, 2012.

Lee Westwood of England hits from a sand trap on the fifth hole during third round play in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 7, 2012.

Lee Westwood of England hits from a sand trap on the fifth hole during third round play in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 7, 2012.

Phil Mickelson of the U.S. watches his approach shot to the seventh green during second round play in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 6, 2012.

Phil Mickelson of the U.S. watches his approach shot to the seventh green during second round play in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 6, 2012.

Tiger Woods of the U.S. hits his tee shot on the second hole during final round play in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 8, 2012.

Tiger Woods of the U.S. hits his tee shot on the second hole during final round play in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 8, 2012.

Tiger Woods hits his approach shot during final round play in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 8, 2012.

Tiger Woods hits his approach shot during final round play in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 8, 2012.

Tiger Woods of the U.S. hits his approach shot to the ninth green from the first fairway after an errant tee shot during third round play in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 7, 2012.

Tiger Woods of the U.S. hits his approach shot to the ninth green from the first fairway after an errant tee shot during third round play in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 7, 2012.

Tiger Woods of the U.S. (L) follows Bae Sang-Moon (R) over the Hogan Bridge to the 12th green during second round play in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 6, 2012.

Tiger Woods of the U.S. (L) follows Bae Sang-Moon (R) over the Hogan Bridge to the 12th green during second round play in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 6, 2012.

Bubba Watson of the U.S. hits his approach shot to the 10th green during a playoff in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 8, 2012.

Bubba Watson of the U.S. hits his approach shot to the 10th green during a playoff in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 8, 2012.

Bubba Watson of the U.S. (R) receives his green jacket from 2011 champion Charl Schwartzel (L) of South Africa after winning a playoff to become champion of the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 8, 2012.

Bubba Watson of the U.S. (R) receives his green jacket from 2011 champion Charl Schwartzel (L) of South Africa after winning a playoff to become champion of the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 8, 2012.

Bubba Watson of the U.S. wears his green jacket after winning the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 8, 2012.

Bubba Watson of the U.S. wears his green jacket after winning the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 8, 2012.

Surfing in Toronto

Surfers prepare to enter Lake Ontario during freezing temperatures at Bluffers Park in Toronto, March 31, 2012. Toronto, not typically known for its surfing conditions, attracted about 40 surfers in a competition held by Surf Ontario.

Surfers prepare to enter Lake Ontario during freezing temperatures at Bluffers Park in Toronto, March 31, 2012. Toronto, not typically known for its surfing conditions, attracted about 40 surfers in a competition held by Surf Ontario.


A surfer exits Lake Ontario during near freezing temperatures at Bluffers Park in Toronto, March 31, 2012. Toronto, not typically known for its surfing conditions, attracted about 40 surfers in a competition called "the Freshest Wave" held by Surf Ontario.

A surfer exits Lake Ontario during near freezing temperatures at Bluffers Park in Toronto, March 31, 2012. Toronto, not typically known for its surfing conditions, attracted about 40 surfers in a competition called The Freshest Wave held by Surf Ontario.


A surfer catches a wave in Lake Ontario during near freezing temperatures at Bluffers Park in Toronto, March 31, 2012. Toronto, not typically known for its surfing conditions, attracted about 40 surfers in a competition called The Freshest Wave held by Surf Ontario.

A surfer catches a wave in Lake Ontario during near freezing temperatures at Bluffers Park in Toronto, March 31, 2012. Toronto, not typically known for its surfing conditions, attracted about 40 surfers in a competition called The Freshest Wave held by Surf Ontario.


A surfer falls off his board in Lake Ontario during near freezing temperatures at Bluffers Park in Toronto, March 31, 2012. Toronto, not typically known for its surfing conditions, attracted about 40 surfers in a competition called The Freshest Wave held by Surf Ontario.

A surfer falls off his board in Lake Ontario during near freezing temperatures at Bluffers Park in Toronto, March 31, 2012. Toronto, not typically known for its surfing conditions, attracted about 40 surfers in a competition called The Freshest Wave held by Surf Ontario.