In pictures: Today in sports

From intrigue, loyalty and passion to gratitude and nostalgia, a pictorial look at the mosaic of emotions facing the world of sport today.

Augusta Masters
Little master | They are fast learners, these kids. Gary Woodland's son Jaxson shows the pros how to do it right at the Augusta Masters. Photo: Reuters
Michael Schumacher
Lest we forget | While the world fawns over the younger guard in Formula One, the industry has not forgotten the life and legend of Michael Schumacher. A post of the seven-time F1 champion is on display at the paddock of the Shanghai International Circuit. Photo: AP
Mumbai Indians
Victory lap | Stand-in captain for Mumbai Indians, Kieron Pollard powered his team to an electrifying win against Kings XI Punjab at Wankhede. Celebrations were a given. Photo: AFP
Cruzeiro v Huracan
Happiness | There are celebrations and there's absolute gratitude. Fred of Brazil's Cruzeiro epitomises the latter as he kisses the boot of teammmate Marquinhos Gabriel during the 2019 Copa Libertadores football match against Hurucan in Brazil. Photo: AFP
Ralph Lawler with wife Jo
Swan song | LA Clippers broadcaster Ralph Lawler has been their voice for four decades now and will retire at the end of the season. He was honoured (seen here walking out with his wife Jo) during halftime of the basketball game between the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers in LA, California. Photo: Getty Images
Beyond poverty _ Bihar
Ignorance is bliss | Children play a game in a slum in Bhopal as the state gears up to vote in the coming weeks. The Lok Sabha Elections have brought focus on poverty and unemployment in the state, but the fear of the attention being just a match point to usurp power remains. Photo: Getty Images
Malian wrestlers
Show of strength | It's a seemingly tense contest as a Malian wrestler brings down his opponent with the referee standing guard in the background during the traditional wrestling festival in Bamako. Photo: AFP
Brazil kids rowing
A paddle to stay afloat | While the world paid attention to Oxford and Cambridge going head-to-head in their annual boat race, kids in Brazil are rowing away in a race to survive as heavy rains flooded Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Reuters
Huracan v Cruzeiro
When love is a bad idea | Security forces arrest a supporter of Argentina's Huracan, during their 2019 Copa Libertadores football match against Brazil's Cruzeiro held at Mineirao stadium, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo: AFP
Baltimore Orioles v Oakland Athletics
It's all about loyalty | Against scores of empty rows, this image of baseball fans sitting to watch the Baltimore Orioles take on the Oakland Athletics makes for a beautiful picture and a comforting pat to their team's confidence. Photo: AFP