Sports Photos Of 2012 Week 02

We already give you the Photos Of The Week every Friday, but I thought it was time for an expansion pack. Sport brings the world together, millions if not bilions participate or watch it every week. Every Monday we’ll be bringing you the best of the NHL, Football, NFL, Baseball, NBA, athletics, tennis, boxing and whatever else we can in our new feature Sports Photos Of The Week. I hope you enjoy. [48 photos total]

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A gymnast practises on the beam during a training session before the Olympic gymnastics venue test event in east London January 9, 2012. (REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth) #
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Lionel Messi of Argentina, FIFA World Player of the Year, holds his FIFA Ballon d'Or 2011 trophy during the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2011 soccer awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich January 9, 2012. (REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann) #
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Charlotte Bobcats forward Tyrus Thomas (12) makes a layup past New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler (6) in the second quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, January 9, 2012. (REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine) #
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Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Kevin Norwood (83) makes a catch over LSU Tigers cornerback Tyrann Mathieu during the first quarter of their NCAA BCS National Championship college football game in New Orleans January 9, 2012. (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes) #
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Matthias Fahrig of Germany performs on the rings in the Men's Artistic Qualification during the International Gymnastics competition in east London January 10, 2012. The competition is the second and final chance for gymnasts to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT GYMNASTICS)) #
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Epke Zonderland of the Netherlands performs on the rings in the Men's Artistic Qualification during the International Gymnastics competition in east London January 10, 2012. The competition is the second and final chance for gymnasts to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez) #
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Montreal Canadiens' Alexei Emelin (74) is checked into the boards by St. Louis Blues' Ryan Reaves (75) during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal January 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Christinne Muschi) #
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Calgary Flames' Jarome Iginla (12) and New Jersey Devils' Adam Henrique (14) wrestle to the ice while the linesmen try to break up their fight during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, January 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale (L) is challenged by Everton's Sylvain Distin during their English Premier League soccer match at White Hart Lane in London January 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez) #
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Spain's Nani Roma and co-pilot Michel Perin of France drive their Mini Monster during the 10th stage of the fourth South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2012 from Iquique to Arica January 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Jerome Prevot/Pool) #
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Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker C.J. Mosley (top) is tackled by LSU Tigers quarterback Jordan Jefferson after intercepting his pass during the third quarter of their NCAA BCS National Championship college football game in New Orleans January 9, 2012. (REUTERS/Matt Sullivan) #
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Manchester City's Micah Richards challenges Liverpool's Andy Carroll (R) during their English League Cup semi-final, first leg soccer match at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northern England, January 11, 2012. (REUTERS Nigel Roddis) #
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Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (R) fights for a rebound with Miami Heat's Chris Bosh during their NBA game in Los Angeles, California January 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson) #
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Louis Smith of Britain performs on the pommel horse at the International Gymnastics event in east London January 12, 2012. The competition is part of the testing programme for the London 2012 Olympic Games, called 'London Prepares'. (REUTERS/Eddie Keogh) #
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Argentina's Eduardo Alan falls with his Yamaha during the 11th stage of the fourth South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2012 from Arica to Arequipa January 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen) #
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Umesh Yadav of India tries to catch David Warner of Australia out during their third cricket test match at the WACA in Perth January 13, 2012. (REUTERS/Brandon Malone) #
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Andrey Likhovitskiy of Belarus performs on the pommel horse at the International Gymnastics event in east London January 12, 2012. The competition is part of the testing programme for the London 2012 Olympic Games, called 'London Prepares'. (REUTERS/Eddie Keogh) #
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Britain's Shelley Rudman celebrates winning the women's skeleton race during at FIBT Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup competition in Schoenau am Koenigssee January 13, 2012. Rudman won the competition ahead of Germany's Marion Thees and Canada's Mellisa Hollingsworth. (REUTERS/Michael Dalder) #
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A woman sits on a bench to watch a match at the Kooyong Classic tennis tournament in Melbourne January 11, 2012. The titans of men's tennis no longer slug it out at the invitational Kooyong Classic to warm up for the Australian Open, but tournament director Colin Stubs remains defiant they will realise the error of their ways and come back. The Australian Open tennis tournament starts in Melbourne on January 16. Picture taken January 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Tim Wimborne) #
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Ferrari's Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain poses in a wig before the start of a ski race during the Wrooom, F1 and MotoGP Press Ski Meeting, Ducati and Ferrari's annual media gathering, in Madonna di Campiglio January 13, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi) #
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Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Dre Kirkpatrick holds the BCS trophy after Alabama defeated the LSU Tigers during the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game in New Orleans January 9, 2012. (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes) #
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Ukrainian heavyweight WBC boxing champion Vitali Klitschko boxes during a public training session in Kiev January 13, 2012. Klitschko will face challenger Dereck Chisora of Britain in a title bout on February 18, 2012. (REUTERS/Gleb Garanich) #
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Sergio Munoz of Spain performs on the high bar at the International Gymnastics event in east London January 13, 2012. The competition is part of the testing programme for the London 2012 Olympic Games, called 'London Prepares'. (REUTERS/Paul Hackett) #
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Rafael Nadal of Spain signs autographs during a practice session before the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Toby Melville) #
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Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri (R) crashes into the net in front of Buffalo Sabres defenseman Brayden McNabb (81) and goalie Ryan Miller (30) during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Buffalo, New York January 13, 2012. (REUTERS/Doug Benz) #
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Hungary's Zsuzsanna Ury speeds down the course during the women's alpine skiing super G race at the first winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck January 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) #
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Manchester United's Paul Scholes celebrates his goal against Bolton Wanderers during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England, January 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Darren Staples) #
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Porto's James Rubio celebrates his goal against Rio Ave during their Portuguese Premier League soccer match at the Dragon Stadium in Porto January 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Rafael Marchante (PORTUGAL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)) #
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Antonio Carvalho of Canada fights with Felipe Arantes of Brazil (not pictured) during the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Rio, a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) competition, in Rio de Janeiro January 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes) #
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Manchester City's Samir Nasri (L) gestures to Liverpool's Jordan Henderson during their English League Cup semi-final, first leg soccer match at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northern England, January 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Phil Noble) #
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Thiago Tavares (R) of Brazil fights with Sam Stout of Canada during the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Rio, a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) competition, in Rio de Janeiro January 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes) #
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Jessica Diggins (R) of the U.S. falls after passing on to her teammate Kikkan Randall (2nd R) during the ladies 6x1.4 km Free Team Sprint at the FIS Cross Country World Cup Championships in Milan January 15, 2012. Ida Ingemarsdotter and Hanna Brodin of Sweden finished first ahead of second placed Randall and Diggins of the U.S. and third placed Perianne Jones and Chandra Crawford of Canada. (REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi) #
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Jose Aldo of Brazil reacts during his fight against Chad Mendes of the U.S. (not pictured) during the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Rio, a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) competition, in Rio de Janeiro January 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes) #
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Linet Masai (R) of Kenya competes at the Italica cross-country race in Santiponce, near Seville in southern Spain January 15, 2012. (REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo) #
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Alexandr Zubkov, Philipp Egorov, Dmitry Trunenkov and Maxim Mokrousov in Bob Russia I compete in the four men FIBT Bobsleigh World Cup competition in Schoenau am Koenigssee January 15, 2012. (REUTERS/Michael Dalder) #
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Borussia Dortmund's goalkeeper Zlatan Almorevic attempts to save a goal scored by Fortuna Duesseldorf's Christian Weber during the 'Winter Soccer Cup 2012' in Duesseldorf January 15, 2012. (REUTERS/Ina Fassbender) #
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A musher and his dogs run next to the Mont-Cenis Lake during the seventh stage of La Grande Odyssee sled dog race near Mont-Cenis January 15, 2012. The race crosses the Alps in France covering over 1000 km (621 miles) over 11 days. (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse) #
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Finland's Lauri Kivari performs a jump during the men's freestyle skiing halfpipe final at the first winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck January 15, 2012. (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) #
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Slovenia's Tim-Kevin Ravnjak performs a jump during the men's snowboard halfpipe finals at the first winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck January 15, 2012. (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) #
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Alexandr Zubkov, Philipp Egorov, Dmitry Trunenkov and Maxim Mokrousov on Bob Russia I celebrate winning the four men FIBT Bobsleigh World Cup competition in Schoenau am Koenigssee January 15, 2012. (REUTERS/Michael Dalder) #
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Geoffrey Kipsang (C) of Kenya holds the trophy between Albert Rop (L) of Kenya and Moses Kipsiro of Uganda after winning the Italica cross-country race in Santiponce, near Seville in southern Spain January 15, 2012. Rop finished second and Kipsiro third. (REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo) #
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France's team compete in the International Group Rythmic Gymnastics event in east London January 16, 2012. The competition is part of the testing programme for the London 2012 Olympic Games, called 'London Prepares'. (REUTERS/Eddie Keogh) #
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Arsenal's Thierry Henry (2nd R) shoots and scores his goal against Leeds United during their FA Cup soccer match at the Emirates Stadium in London, January 9, 2012. (REUTERS/Eddie Keogh) #
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Green Bay Packers John Kuhn (top) dives over New York Giants Aaron Ross to score a touchdown in the second quarter during their NFL NFC Divisional playoff football game in Green Bay, Wisconsin, January 15, 2012. (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes) #
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi (R) celebrates his second goal against Real Betis goalkeeper Castro (L) during their Spanish first division soccer match at Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona January 15, 2012. (REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino) #
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Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a return to Alex Kuznetsov of the U.S. during their men's singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 16, 2012. (REUTERS/Darren Whiteside) #
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The Australian Open logo is projected on the court at Rod Laver Arena during an opening ceremony of the tennis tournament in Melbourne January 16, 2012. (REUTERS/Vivek Prakash) #
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China's Shi Xiaoxuan skates in the women's 1500m speed skating event at the first winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck January 16, 2012. (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) #

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