July 7, 2014
Brazil's Fred celebrates a goal scored during a practice session at the Granja Comary training center Monday in Teresopolis, Brazil. Brazil will face Germany on Tuesday in a World Cup semifinal match without Neymar.
Brand-new doctors often launch right into patient care within weeks of graduating from medical school. To make sure their skills are up to snuff, many medical schools and hospitals run crash courses in the basics for these new interns.
Frances Tangherlini, a surgical intern, practices knot tying sutures during an intern boot camp exercise. Brand-new doctors often launch right into patient care within weeks of graduating from medical school. To make sure their skills are up to snuff, many medical schools and hospitals run crash courses in the basics for these new interns.
Interns gather around for a lesson during a boot camp exercise taught by both Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.
Atif Sheikh, left, practices giving bad news to a patient played by an actor during an intern boot camp exercise on June 25. The camp is taught by Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.
July 6, 2014
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez delivers in the first inning of a Sunday's game against the Cardinals in St. Louis.
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy, right, talks with catcher Salvador Perez during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Sunday in Cleveland.
Aric Almirola celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the trophy after defeating Roger Federer in the men's singles final match Sunday at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.
This week Missourian photographers captured images of fireworks at night, soccer players at a unique camp, a wheelchair basketball scrimmage and children drumming to their own beat.
Hollie Dennis places a plate of berries under a plastic cover and extends it to her service dog, Elias, for examination, in her home in Madison on June 11. Elias has been specially trained to smell each dish before it is deemed safe for Dennis, who suffers from severe Celiac disease. Elias alerts Dennis of the presence of gluten particles by biting the side of the container if any traces of gluten are present.
Tinkerbell, left, and Elias, right, fight over a stick while swimming in their backyard pond on June 11. Elias is Hollie Dennis' gluten-detecting service dog, and Tinkerbell is a a family pet. The two dogs regularly play together on the Dennis' property.
Elias, a Beauceron and the world's first gluten-detecting service dog, stands outside the home of Hollie and Brett Dennis on June 11. The pair stand with their other dog, Tinkerbell, who is a family pet.
Hollie Dennis her husband, Brett Dennis, watch as Hollie Dennis' service dog, Elias, shakes himself dry after expertly fetching a stick from the river on their property. Elias, a Beauceron, is the world's first service dog successfully trained to detect gluten particles. This insures that Hollie Dennis, who suffers from severe Celiac disease, does not get sick from accidental contamination.
Elias, a Beauceron, is the world's first service dog successfully trained to detect gluten particles. His owner, Hollie Dennis, has severe Celiac disease and could get sick from even trace amounts of gluten. Elias is unique among other dogs trained to detect gluten because of his perfect record — the others were less accurate and couldn't be certified. Elias and Dennis have been together for five years.
July 5, 2014
Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler, right, reacts after being tagged out at third base by Cleveland Indians' Lonnie Chisenhall in the fifth inning Saturday.
Netherlands' goalkeeper Tim Krul makes a save on a shot by Costa Rica's Michael Umana during a penalty shootout in the match Saturday at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil. The Netherlands defeated Costa Rica 4-3 in penalties after a 0-0 tie.
Eugenie Bouchard of Canada plays a return to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during the women's singles final Saturday at Wimbledon.
Miami Marlins' Donovan Solano scores from first on a single by Casey McGehee as St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina drops the ball Saturday. The Marlins came from behind to beat the Cardinals 6-5.
This April 2014 photo provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife shows a Gunnison sage grouse with tail feathers fanned near Gunnison, Colo. The obscure, chicken-sized bird, best known for its mating dance, could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in November. The federal government is considering listing the greater sage grouse as an endangered species next year.