This sporting weekend: September 17, 2012

  • A man plays Gilihuesine, which is the original version of the Swiss sport Hornussen in Bettmeralp, Switzerland. Jean-Christophe Bott / EPA
  • Austria's Anna Stohr competes during the Bouldering women's final of the indoor World Climbing Championships at the Palais Omnisports Paris Bercy in Paris. Miguel Medina / AFP
  • Javi Garcia of Manchester City scores the equalising goal during the squad's Premier League match against Stoke City at Britannia Stadium in Trent, England.  Laurence Griffiths / Getty Images
  • Daniel Ponce De Leon, right, of Mexico lands a punch to his compatriot Jhonny Gonzalez of Mexico during their WBC featherweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. R. Marsh Starks / Reuters
  • A judge watches two competitors German Finger Wrestling Championships in Warngau, Germany. Competitors, who hold a leather ring with their middle fingers, battled for the title in this traditional rural sport in which the winner has to pull his opponent over the marked line on the table. Matthias Schrader / AP Photo
  • Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan, right, of the US returns the ball during their doubles tennis Davis Cup World Group semi-final against Spain's Marcell Granollers and Marc Lopez in Gijon, Spain. Eloy Alonso / Reuters
  • Zenit St Petersburg's fans light flares during their Russian Premier League soccer match against Terek Groznyi at the Petrovsky Stadium in St Petersburg. Alexander Demianchuk / Reuters
  • Ducati MotoGP rider Nicky Hayden leaves the pit during the first practice session of the San Marino motorcycling Grand Prix in Amisano Adriatico, Italy. Max Rossi / Reuters
  • Malaga's Joaquin Sanchez, left, celebrates with teammate Sergio Sanchez after scoring a goal against Levante at La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga, Spain. Jon Nazca / Reuters
  • Lee Slattery of England plays a shot during the first round of the BMW Italian Open at Royal Park Golf and Country Club in Turin, Italy. Stuart Franklin / Getty Images
  • Malaga's Joaquin Sanchez (L) celebrates with teammate Sergio Sanchez after scoring a goal against Levante during their Spanish First Division soccer match at La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga, southern Spain September 15, 2012. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

The National View presents the best sports images of the weekend from around the world.