A feature or reaction picture that is sports related. Reaction by participants or fans, or reaction by competitors away from the action (even if still on the field of play) should be included in this category.
Logan Mock-Bunting, Independent
Underwater Tightrope Walker: Shell Eisenberg warms up for her Free Immersion breath-hold dive to 50 meters at the Deja Blue Freediving competition off Grand Cayman Island. Before official dives, freedivers often do 'pull-downs' - exercises that help the body acclimate to being underwater - which increase their chances of successfully completing their official dive in competition.
Pete Marovich, For The Washington Post
Match Point: The Loudoun County High School bench reacts to their team scoring match point against James Woods High School at the VCU Siegel Center in Richmond, Virginia. Loudoun Country defeated James Woods 3-0 to win the 2014 Virginia 4A State Volleyball Championship.
Patrick Smith, Getty Images
Dripping Red: Gabriel Rosado bleeds in his corner between rounds against Jermell Charlo in their WBC Continental Americas Title match at the DC Armory on January 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.
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Ricky Carioti, The Washington Post
The Boxer: Eugene Hughes sits in his electric scooter as he teaches young D.C. boxer, Fayid Ishaq, 18, who was training at Midtown Youth Academy on December 19, 2013 in Washington, DC. Eugene Hughes still relishes unlocking the gates to the Midtown Youth Academy along the 14th Street corridor. Hughes is 76 years old. He grew up in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, learning to fight on the streets in the District. So swift was his punch that he boxed in the Golden Gloves as a teenager. The way he tells it, Hughes moved to California, got into some trouble, and ended up spending 27 months in jail. By the early 1970s, he was back home in DC and eager to help young people lead productive lives. So he started the Midtown Youth Academy and dedicated the rest of his life to helping troubled youth discover the keys for their own success. He gave boxing lessons; he found tutors; he installed computers so they could learn. Over the past few months, Hughes has been in and out of hospitals and nursing homes. He says he’s eager to come back to his building on 14th street and continue working for the community. He is still a boxer; and boxers never go down without a fight.
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Jonathan Newton, The Washington Post
Field of Marines: Washington Nationals Kevin Frandsen (19) slips though a line of Marines prior to the playing of the national anthem prior to game action against the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.