Barbara J. PerenicThe Columbus Dispatch
Leah KlafczynskiThe Columbus Dispatch
Charlie NyeThe Indianapolis Star
A good category with more than a few quality -- but fairly 'standard' action -- photos that didn't make the cut. First place is a really fine game feature. Second place is nice action that (we know) you can wait many games before it finally comes right at you. Third place really needed to have the leg on the left cropped out. It would have place higher (and almost dropped out of the top three) if it weren't for that unnecessary distraction.
Judges: Smiley Pool/The Dallas Morning News, Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News, Evans Caglage/The Dallas Morning News