Fans react as Texas Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz leaps head-first over the wall trying to catch a homerun by Boston Red Sox's Mike Carp in the fifth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
Elise Amendola, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Texas Rangers relief pitcher Robbie Ross, right, and Kansas City Royals catcher George Kottaras (26) compete in a cow milking contest before their baseball game on Saturday, June 1, 2013, in Arlington, Texas.
LM Otero, ASSOCIATED PRESS
St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina (4) is held back by his brother, first base coach Bengie Molina, while yelling at umpire Clint Fagan, left, after being thrown out of a baseball game during the third inning against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, June 2, 2013, in St. Louis.
Jeff Roberson, ASSOCIATED PRESS
St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina, center, is held back by his brother, right, first base coach Bengie Molina, and umpire Mike Everitt, left, after being thrown out of a baseball game by first base umpire Clint Fagan during the third inning against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, June 2, 2013, in St. Louis.
Jeff Roberson, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Virginia Tech senior Andrew Rash reacts while speaking to media after an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game against Oklahoma at English Field in Blacksburg, Va., Sunday, June 2, 2013. Oklahoma won 10-4.
Michael Shroyer, ASSOCIATED PRESS
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pulls his shirt over his face after defeating Switzerland's Roger Federer during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 in Paris. Tsonga won 7-5, 6-3, 6-3.
Michel Spingler, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Brazilian fans are reflected in a glass as they cheer during a friendly soccer game between Brazil and England, at the Maracana stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 2, 2013. The game was only given the green light to go ahead after a judge overruled a previous court order which had suspended the match over concerns about the safety of the expensively-upgraded Maracana stadium. The chaos of the on-again, off-again match raises questions about Brazil's readiness to host the Confederation Cup — which opens in two weeks — and next year's World Cup, not to mention the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
Felipe Dana, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Official Marc Davis (8) and Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra restrain Heat's Chris Andersen during the first half of Game 5 in the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Miami. Andersen was charged with a flagrant foul.
Wilfredo Lee, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Pittsburgh Penguins' Matt Cooke (24) collides with Boston Bruins' Chris Kelly (23) in the first period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals in Pittsburgh on Monday, June 3, 2013.
Gene J. Puskar, AP
Brazil defender Guilherme de Jesus Da Silva, right, challenges for the ball against Mexico defender Bernardo Hernandez de Leon, during their match in the Under-21 Toulon soccer Tournament in Nimes, France, Friday, May 31, 2013.
Claude Paris, AP
Australia's Samantha Stosur serves to Serbia's Jelena Jankovic during their third round match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Saturday, June 1, 2013, in Paris.
Christophe Ena, ASSOCIATED PRESS
France's Randy De Puniet crashes during a free practice session for Sunday's Italian Moto GP at the Mugello race circuit in Scarperia, Italy, Saturday, June 1, 2013.
Antonio Calanni, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Imanol Harinordoq of the Barbarians, center, is tackled by players from the British and Irish Lions, during a XV-a-side rugby match in Hong Kong, Saturday, June 1, 2013. The British and Irish Lions won 59-8.
Kin Cheung, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner, left, dunks against the Seattle Storm late in the second half of a WNBA basketball game on Sunday, June 2, 2013, in Seattle. Griner's shot was nullified by a foul call. The Storm won 75-72.
Elaine Thompson, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Real Salt Lake's Tony Beltran (2) kicks the ball as San Jose Earthquakes' Walter Martinez (10) defends during the first half of an MLS soccer game on Saturday, June 1, 2013, in Sandy, Utah.
Rick Bowmer, AP
Georgia Tech's Sam Dove (31) and Kyle Wren (8) console each other after Vanderbilt's 7-1 win in the NCAA college baseball tournament regional championship game on Monday, June 3, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn.
Mark Zaleski, AP
Louisville's Sutton Whiting, center, celebrates as Adam Engel slides across home plate to score during the seventh inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game against Miami, Saturday, June 1, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. Louisville defeated Miami 6-4.
Timothy D. Easley, AP
Central Arkansas's Jonathan Davis Jr. leaps into the centerfield wall to catch a fly ball in the second inning of an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., Sunday June 2, 2013.
Rogelio V. Solis, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco, right, tags out Pittsburgh Pirates' Alex Presley on the way back to third after Presley tried to score on a ground ball by Garrett Jones in the eighth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, June 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh.
Keith Srakocic, ASSOCIATED PRESS
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Courtney Roby (15) crashes into a barrier after catching a pass during NFL football practice at the team's training facility in Metairie, La., Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
Bill Haber, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Baltimore Orioles' Chris Dickerson blows residue off his headset after being hit with a shaving cream pie after hitting a three-run walkoff home run against the Detroit Tigers, Friday, May 31, 2013, in Baltimore. The Orioles won 7-5.
Gail Burton, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Curtis Beach, from Duke, competes in the decathlon long jump during the NCAA Track and Field Chamionships in Eugene, Ore., Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
Don Ryan, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic, top rear, is upended by Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland (5), and falls onto goalie Tomas Vokoun during overtime in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals, in Boston on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Charles Krupa, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates defeating Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in three sets 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, in their semifinal match at the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, June 6, 2013.
Petr David Josek, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Richard Donohue, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officer wounded during the shootout with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, waves a "Boston Strong" banner as his wife, Kimberly, raises her arms during ceremonies prior to Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs between the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins, in Boston on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
Elise Amendola, AP
Competitive spirit is common. Extreme examples of competitive spirit are less common. Examples of extreme competitive spirit involving milking cows are not common.
The Texas Rangers held "Farm and Ranch Day" at its stadium last weekend, and invited its opponent that day, the Kansas City Royals, to compete in a number of farm-themed contests, among them, a cow milking competition, with Kansas City's George Kottaras coming out on top.
As Mark Townsend of Yahoo! Sports aptly wrote of the contest, "So as we've determined here, the Royals are clearly the superior farm team."
Also in baseball — Yadier Molina. On Monday, Yadier Molina basically lost it following his ejection in the third inning from a home game against the San Francisco Giants. Fortunately, his face isn't permanently stuck looking like it did in the photos.
Speaking of intensity — Virginia Tech's Andrew Rash. Following a 10-4 loss to Oklahoma and subsequent elimination from the NCAA baseball championships, Rash, a fifth-year senior, was overcome with emotion.
“It’s been unbelievable,” Rash told the media following the game. “I’m going to miss these guys. ... This could be the last time I put on a uniform, but I have had the best 34 teammates you could ever have. I couldn’t ask for a better college career.”
Along with these, a Brittney Griner dunk, a semi-shirtless Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, a motorcycle crash, rugby, baseball and more baseball round out this week's top 25 photos from the world of sport. Here's hoping the next week of sports photos will be as good as this last one.