Sports Photos Of 2012 Week 06

Another week of cool sports pictures featuring a little bit of everything. Golf, NBA, NHL, the African Cup of Nations (will have a full gallery of this tomorrow), tennis and skiing. I hope you enjoy. [45 photos total]

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Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer is seen in the pre-game spotlight against the Edmonton Oilers before their NHL hockey game in Toronto February 6, 2012. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch) #
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Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart is shown in a multiple flash sequence doing an ollie air as he skates after sun set in Encinitas, California July 31, 2011. Ever since Jordan Hoffart decided to turn his back on the seemingly incessant rain of his native Vancouver, he has been living his dream as a professional skateboarder in the perpetual sunshine of Southern California. The 27-year-old Canadian, who briefly worked in construction and also as a stunt man in the movie industry to help pay off a mortgage, is now able to twin his ideal career with a near-perfect lifestyle. Whether he is competing on the professional circuit, filming video footage for one of his brand sponsors, giving advice to up-and-coming skateboarders or simply trying out a new trick, he is exactly where he wants to be. Picture taken July 31, 2011. (REUTERS/Mike Blake) #
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Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba (orange) jumps over Mali's goalkeeper Drissa Diakite during their African Nations Cup semi-final soccer match at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Gabon's capital Libreville February 8, 2012. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) #
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Saxo Bank-Sungard rider Alberto Contador attends a news conference at his hometown of Pinto, near Madrid, February 7, 2012. Contador, a Tour winner in 2007, 2009 and 2010 who tested positive for the banned anabolic agent clenbuterol, is now set to be stripped of his last title. The Spaniard's Tour title will be handed to Luxembourg's Andy Schleck. (REUTERS/Juan Medina) #
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University of Florida's Patric Young (4) fights for the rebound with University of Kentucky's Terrence Jones (C) during the first half of play in their NCAA basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky February 7, 2012. (REUTERS/ John Sommers II) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Mark Webber of Australia drives the RB8 during a training session at the Jerez racetrack in southern Spain February 8, 2012. (REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo) #
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Barcelona's Eric Abidal (C) controls the ball defended by Valencia's Luis Miguel Brito as Valencia's coach Unai Emery (R) watches during their Spanish King's Cup semi-final second leg soccer match at the Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona, February 8, 2012. (REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino) #
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Denver Nuggets' Chris Andersen (L) kicks the ball from Delonte West (R) of Dallas Mavericks during their NBA Basketball game in Denver, Colorado February 8, 2012. (REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell) #
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Force India Formula One driver Jules Bianchi of France sits in his VJM05 after driving his car out of the track during a training session at the Jerez racetrack in southern Spain February 9, 2012. (REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo) #
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Switzerland's Davis Cup team member Roger Federer brushes a wasp away during a practice session in Fribourg, February 9, 2012. Switzerland will meet the U.S. in the Davis Cup tennis tournament on February 10 - 12. (REUTERS/Michael Buholzer) #
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Borussia Moenchengladbach's Filip Daems (C) celebrates with team mates after scoring from a penalty during the quarter final German soccer cup (DFB-Pokal) match against Hertha BSC Berlin in Berlin, February 8, 2012. (REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer) #
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Tiger Woods hits his tee shot at the fourth hole at Spyglass Hill Golf Course during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-AM golf tournament in Pebble Beach, California February 9, 2012. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith) #
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Philadelphia Flyers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky makes a save against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the second period of their NHL ice hockey game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 9, 2012. (REUTERS/Tim Shaffer) #
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Juan Monaco of Argentina serves to Philipp Petzschner of Germany during their first round Davis Cup tennis match in Bamberg, February 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach) #
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Vancouver Canucks center Maxim Lapierre (40) and Minnesota Wild right wing Cal Clutterbuck (22) tussle their way to fighting penalties as linesman Brian Mach (78) watches during the third period of their NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minnesota February 9, 2012. (REUTERS/Eric Miller) #
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Australian swimmer Nick D'Arcy competes in the men's 200 metre butterfly event at the New South Wales swimming championships in Sydney February 10, 2012. Australia's top swimmers are attending the championships in preparation for the 2012 London Olympic trials next month in Adelaide, South Australia. (REUTERS/Daniel Munoz) #
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Team Sky rider Mark Cavendish of Britain looks on after crashing out during the sixth stage of the Tour of Qatar cycling race between the Sealine Beach Resort and the Doha Corniche February 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous) #
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Mardy Fish of the U.S. serves to Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka during their first Davis Cup tennis match in Fribourg February 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Michael Buholzer) #
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Russia's Albert Demtschenko speeds down the track during the FIL Luge World Championships in Altenberg February 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) #
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Manchester United's Patrice Evra celebrates victory as Liverpool's Luis Suarez walks off during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England, February 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Darren Staples) #
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Canada's Samuel Edney speeds down the track during the FIL Luge World Championships in Altenberg February 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) #
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Robin Haase (L) and Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands return the ball to Jarkko Nieminen and Harri Heliovaara of Finland during their Davis Cup Group 1 doubles tennis match in Den Bosch February 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos) #
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Everton's Steven Pienaar (C) shoots to score his side's first goal during their English Premier League soccer match against Chelsea at Goodison Park in Liverpool, northern England, February 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Phil Noble) #
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Italy's Giovanbattista Venditti scores a try against England during their Six Nations rugby union match at the Olympic Stadium in Rome February 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Tony Gentile) #
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Robin Haase of the Netherlands waits for a serve from Jarkko Nieminen and Harri Heliovaara of Finland during their first round Davis Cup doubles tennis match in Den Bosch February 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos) #
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The foursome of Tiger Woods, Tony Romo, Arjun Atwal and Danny Lane play the seventh hole at the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the third round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in Pebble Beach, California, February 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith) #
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Celtic's Daniel Majstrovic is shown a straight red card by referee Steven McLean during their Scottish Premier League soccer match against Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow, Scotland February 11, 2012. (REUTERS/David Moir) #
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England's Phil Dowson kneels on the field during their Six Nations rugby union match against Italy at the Olympic Stadium in Rome February 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Max Rossi) #
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Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (C with ball) works to pull down a rebound against the Charlotte Bobcats during their NBA basketball game in Charlotte, North Carolina February 11, 2012. Both teams, the Los Angeles Stars and Carolina Cougars, are wearing retro uniforms for the game. (REUTERS/Chris Keane) #
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Italy and England engage in a scrum during their Six Nations rugby union match at the Olympic Stadium in Rome February 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Max Rossi) #
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Syracuse University photographer Michael Okoniewski takes a picture through the roof of the Carrier Dome before the start of a NCAA men's basketball game between Syracuse Orange and Connecticut Huskies in Syracuse, New York, February 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Adam Fenster) #
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Off road racers rock crawl and tip over in the Chocolate Thunder Ridge section of the course at the 6th annual King of the Hammers run in Johnson Valley, California February 10, 2012. One hundred thirty six racers vie to complete the 156 mile off road and rock crawl course within a 14 hour time limit. Picture taken February 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Gene Blevins) #
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Competitors and their horses compete for the ball during the final of the Snow Polo World Cup between Hong Kong and South Africa, held at the Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club in the city of Tianjin, located 150 km (93 miles) south-east of Beijing February 12, 2012. Hong Kong defeated South Africa 7-4. The tournament, the first to be held in Asia, consists of 12 teams from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, England, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA. (REUTERS/David Gray) #
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Ireen Wust of the Netherlands competes in the 3000m ladies division A event at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Hamar February 12, 2012. Wust finished third with a timing of 4:06.57. (REUTERS/Terje Bendiksby/Scanpix Norway) #
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A combination of pictures shows Germany's Tatjana Huefner, Felix Loch, two-man luge Sascha Benecken and Toni Eggert (from top) speeding down the track during the team relay at the FIL Luge World Championships in Altenberg February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) #
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Tiger Woods tosses his driver on the 18th tee at the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the third round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in Pebble Beach, California February 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith) #
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BSC Young Boys' (YB) Christoph Spycher reacts after scoring against FC Sion during his Swiss Super League soccer match in Sion, February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud) #
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Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant has the ball swatted away by Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan (L) during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Toronto, February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch) #
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Zambia's goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene (R) screams towards Ivory Coast's Dider Drogba after he missed a penalty during their African Nations Cup final soccer match at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Libreville February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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Tessa Worley of France competes during the women's alpine skiing World Cup giant slalom race at the Soldeu resort February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Albert Gea) #
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Washington Capitals left wing Alexander Semin (28) tries to stuff the puck through the pads of New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) and around the stick of center Artem Anisimov (42) in the third period of their NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine) #
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Zambia's players celebrate their victory against Ivory Coast in their African Nations Cup final soccer match at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Libreville February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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(L-R) Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett runs in as Chicago Bulls Ronnie Brewer guards Celtics Rajon Rondo as he goes up for a shot in front of Bulls Luol Deng in the second half of their NBA basketball game at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi) #
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Zambia's Stophira Sunzu celebrates after scoring the last penalty to win Ivory Coast in their African Nations Cup final soccer match at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Libreville February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) #
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Zambia's captain Christopher Katongo kisses the trophy after winning the 2012 African Cup of Nations tournament's final match against Ivory Coast at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Gabon's capital Libreville, February 12, 2012. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) #

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