Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain plays out of a sand trap on the 18th hole during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield, Scotland, Thursday July 18, 2013.
Stage winner Christophe Riblon of France climbs Alpe-d'Huez pass during the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 172.5 kilometers (107.8 miles) with start in Gap and finish in Alpe-d'Huez, France, Thursday July 18, 2013.
U.S. NBA's New York Knicks basketball player Amare Stoudemire stands with Israel's President Shimon Peres during their meeting at the president's residence in Jerusalem, Thursday, July 18, 2013. Peres invited Stoudemire to play for the country's national basketball team because of his ties to Judaism.
Saratoga Race Course pony boy Jesse Costa rides Vegas early Thursday morning, July 18, 2013, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The 150th horse racing meet at Saratoga opens on Friday.
Learners from the Melpark Primary School in Johannesburg listen to the history of former president Nelson Mandela as they celebrate the 95th birthday of Mandela during their school assembly Thursday, July 18, 2013. The presidency has issued a statement that Mandela's condition is steadily improving after fears that he was close to death during ongoing hospital treatment.
A member of the Italy team is thrown up in the air during a synchronized swimming training session ahead of the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, July 18, 2013.