1. The Las Vegas Aces celebrate their win in the WNBA Finals against the Connecticut Sun on Sunday in Uncasville, Conn.
  2. Runners take off from the starting line of the 8-kilometer race at the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic on Feb. 27 in downtown Tampa.
  3. Annika Sorenstam waves to the crowd on the fifth green during the second round of the U.S. Women's Open at the Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C., on June 3.
  4. Times staff writer Gabrielle Calise takes her inflatable kayak to the mangrove-lined waters of Upper Tampa Bay Park.
  5. Lucas Ebert holds up a freshly gathered scallop while on a chartered boat trip with tourists in Crystal River on Aug. 8.
  6. Serena Williams plays during the National Bank Open tennis tournament in Toronto on Monday. Williams, who turns 41 next month, says she is getting ready to move on from the game.
  7. Freda Brown, 83, of New Port Richey is seen riding the new section of the Pinellas Duke Energy Trail north segment Friday in Clearwater.
  8. Darry Jackson, center, discusses a Stingray paddleboard with his staff, at right, during a visit with the board's creator, Rich Allen, left, in 2021 at Bill Jackson's Shop for Adventure in Pinellas Park. The store has seen its its kayak and SUP sales skyrocket since the start of the pandemic.
  9. Robert Rayle, left, instructs Times sports multimedia producer Rachel West, center, and reporter Mari Faiello, back, near Tampa Bay SUP.
  10. Lexi Thompson hits a shot during the 2021 Pelican Women's Championship at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair.
  11. WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner sits in a cage at a court room prior to a hearing, in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday.
  12. Tatiana Cruz (pictured here) and her husband, Mario, took advantage of their love of fishing and the pandemic to create an organization that benefits Hispanics in the sport of kayak fishing.
  13. Riders race around the newly remodeled Oldsmar BMX track during the grand reopening Friday in Oldsmar.
  14. A rendering of Rogers Park's short course in Tampa, which is expected to open this fall. The course features nine holes and is currently under construction. [Courtesy of Gary Koch]
  15. Craig Ridenhour, 51, of Tampa, pauses during a swim last month at Esporta Fitness in Tampa. “I know that mental health is a major issue, it’s always been a silent issue, and I’ve had people in my own life that have mental health issues," Ridenhour said, "so I thought (Stop Soldier Suicide) was a great cause."
  16. Frankie Beatty of Watermelon Swim gives swimming lessons to Kynsley Muller in a photo provided by the company.
  17. Brittany Lincicome shoots 4-under 67 in the final round of the LPGA Classic on Sunday in Galloway, N.J., and finishes at 9-under 204.
  18. Phil Mickelson of the United States watches the flight of his ball after playing off the 4th tee during the first round of the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational at the Centurion Club in St. Albans, England, on Thursday.
  19. Wyatt Deaton, 11 of Wesley Chapel, will swim for the second time in Swim Across America's annual event out of St. Petersburg. Deaton has raised more than $5,000 this year, which will benefit Johns Hopkins All-Children's Hospital.
  20. Longtime Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic executive director Susan Harmeling and son Jeff share a powerful bond that grew even stronger when Jeff suffered a near-fatal accident last May. Courtesy of Susan Harmeling
  21. The Biden administration has determined that Brittney Griner is being wrongfully detained in Russia, meaning the United States will more aggressively work to secure her release even as the legal case against her plays out, two U.S. officials said Tuesday.
  22. Intensive care unit nurses (from left) Tina Geiger, Jaime Lillo and Jayce Elliott ran the St. Anthony's Olympic distance relay as the "Resuscitators." The trio works for St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa and signed up to compete in 2020 to get their minds off the COVID-19 pandemic.
  23. Many competitors took a moment at sunrise Sunday in the water to mentally prepare before competing in the 39th St. Anthony's Triathlon in St. Petersburg.
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