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12/29/2009

THE YEAR IN PICTURES: Sports

Here's a look at the best in sports pictures from the Toronto Star photo department.

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Detroit Tigers left fielder Carlos Guillen can't reach a home run hit by Toronto Blue Jays Aaron Hill on April 7, 2009. (Andrew Wallace/Toronto Star)

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Nicole Forrester of Newmarket competes in the women's High Jump at the Canadian Track and Field Championships at U of T's Varsity Stadium on June 28, 2009. (Andrew Wallace/Toronto Star)

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Toronto Blue Jays starting picture Roy Halladay warms up in outfield prior to opening day start against Detroit Tigers at the Rogers Centre on April 6, 2009.  (Andrew Wallace/Toronto Star)

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Kevin Cossette gets kicked as Uros Stamatovic also goes for the ball during CSL championship game action on October 24 at BMO Field. (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star)

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Jermaine O'Neal takes a bite out of Andrea Bargnani's defense as the Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat play at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on March 6, 2009. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star)

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Donald Brown II breaks from the grasp of defensive back Chris Storr, at the NCAA International Bowl on January 3, 2009. (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star)

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Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees chases after a Lyle Overbay foul ball in the bottom of the 5th inning and manages to run into a Toronto Police Officer on Sept 3, 2009.  (David Cooper/Toronto Star)

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Yankee Eric Hinske can't catch a hit by Aaron Hill at the Rogers Centre on September 4, 2009. (David Cooper/Toronto Star)

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On a sunny, windy and cool day in Toronto, Che Kothari, right from Parkdale played a little one on one with his friend, Norman Alconcel from Scarborough on May 31, 2009.  They were all alone on the many courts at the Exhibition Place Community Courts near the Dufferin Gate. (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star)

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Garnet Exelby skates off after a scrap with the Flyers' Ian LaPerriere in Toronto on September 19, 2009. (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star)

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Jessica Bondy from St Catharines, in red throws Terri McNutt of Kingston at a wrestling event in Toronto on April 19, 2009. (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star)

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Toronto Argonauts Quarterbacks Kerry Joseph (left) and Cody Pickett kneel in the background while coach Bart Andrus watches the rest of the team during practice in Toronto on October 7, 2009. (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star)

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Elena Dementieva of Russia plays in Quarterfinal action at Rogers Cup at the Rexall Centre at York University on July 21, 2009. (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star)

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Emily Samuelson and Evan Bates of the USA skate during the ISU Four Continents gala exhibition in Vancouver on February 8, 2009. (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star) 

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Jays Rod Barajas lays at home exhausted after scoring during Major Leage Baseball action versus the  Boston Red Sox on May 29. (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star)

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Toronto's Jeff Finger (4) and Lee Stempniak celebrate a goal during NHL action between Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings on November 7. (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star)

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Chris Bosh drives to the hoop late in the game during NBA action between Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic at the Air Canada Centre Sunday January 4, 2009. (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star)

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Sam Effah breezes to his finish in Heat 5 of Men's 100 m at 2009 Canadian Track and Field Championships at Varsity Stadium on June 26, 2009. (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star)

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Fans reach for a ball during batting practice as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3 to share second place in the division at the Roger's Centre in Toronto. (Toronto Star/Steve Russell)

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Foothill keeper Alana Swereda gives up a goal in the second half as the Ajax Storm beat Calgary Foothills Athletic 6-0 in the 17 and 18 under final at Birchmount Stadium at The Robbie, the largest soccer tournament in North America. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star)

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