Jerrey RobertsDaily Hampshire Gazette
Brett CrawfordNeedham Times
Mark MirkoThe Hartford Courant
First and second rose to the top quickly although the second place image really needs a crop (sign on the right is distracting). Many baseball pictures and most of them were good for daily coverage, but first was the best overall. Third place has some nice images but needed an edit. Probably could have lost one of the water images (frame 4). The fifth frame would have probably won first if it was a single. Also a note about the woman's football story that did not make the cut --- WAY TOO MANY IMAGES. If it had half of what was submitted, it would have placed.
Judges: Pete Marovich/CORBIS, Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg, Oliver Contreras/The Washington Post