Sports Photos Of 2012 Week 08

It was a busy week in sports. Loads of NBA action including All Stars game, a big diving competition (Gareth Bale just missed the podium), some great football games including Liverpool winning their first trophy in six years and a mish mash of things such as tennis, cricket, NASCAR, NHL and cycling. [56 photos total]

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Audrey Labeau of France dives during the Women's 10m platform preliminary round at the FINA Diving World Cup at the Olympic Aquatics Centre in London. TOBY MELVILLE/ (REUTERS) #
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Suzann Pettersen pins a petal of the Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid on the hair of Michelle Wie after a news conference in Singapore. (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
3
The sun sets during the Sri Lanka and India one-day international Tri-series in Brisbane. (JASON O'BRIEN/REUTERS) #
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Chen of China dives in the semi-final of the women's 10m Platform competition at the FINA Diving World Cup at the Olympic Aquatics Centre in London. (ANDREW WINNING/REUTERS) #
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Mancuso of the US celebrates winning the women's parallel slalom City Event of the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Moscow. (WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS) #
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Boxer Pacquiao of the Philippines takes a photo of competitor Bradley Jr. of the U.S. during a news conference to announce their upcoming WBO welterweight championship fight in Los Angeles. (BRET HARTMAN/REUTERS) #
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Canada's Ricker is sprayed with champagne after winning the women's Snowboard-Cross FIS World Cup competition in Stoneham. (MATHIEU BELANGER/REUTERS) #
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Napoli's Ezequiel Lavezzi celebrates with teammate Edinson Cavani after scoring against Chelsea during their Champions League last 16 first leg soccer match at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. (GIAMPIERO SPOSITO/REUTERS) #
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A pair of AC 45 from defending America's Cup champion Oracle Racing sails near the South Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Bay. (ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS) #
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Miami Heat's LeBron James is defended Sacramento Kings' Isaiah Thomas during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Miami. (RHONA WISE/REUTERS) #
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South Africa's Ontong loses his bat and is caught out LBW as New Zealand's McCullum celebrates, during their Twenty20 international cricket match in Auckland. STRINGER/NEW ZEALAND/ (REUTERS) #
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Maple Leafs' Phaneuf fights with Devils' Clarkson during their NHL hockey game in Toronto. MARK BLINCH/ (REUTERS) #
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Benedetti of Italy dives during the Men's 3m Springboard semi-final at the FINA Diving World Cup at the Olympic Aquatics Centre in London. TOBY MELVILLE/ (REUTERS) #
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FC Basel's Huggel fights for the ball with Bayern Munich's Kroos during their Champions League last 16 first leg soccer match in Basel . KAI PFAFFENBACH/ (REUTERS) #
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Raptors' DeRozan goes to the basket with teammate Calderon against Pistons' Stuckeyduring their NBA basketball game in Toronto. MARK BLINCH/ (REUTERS) #
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Dries Mertens of PSV Eindhoven controls the ball during their second leg Europa League match against Trabzonspor in Eindhoven. MICHAEL KOOREN/ (REUTERS) #
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Japan's Matsumoto falls during the women's half-pipe FIS World Cup competition in Stoneham. MATHIEU BELANGER/ (REUTERS) #
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Zhang and Cao of China dive during the men's Synchronised 10m Platform final at the FINA Diving World Cup at the Olympic Aquatics Centre in London. TOBY MELVILLE/ (REUTERS) #
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New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin dribbles the ball as Miami Heat's Norris Cole defends during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Miami. Andrew Innerarity/ (REUTERS) #
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Olympic Marseille's Andre Ayew celebrates after scoring against Inter Milan during their Champions League soccer match at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille. ERIC GAILLARD/ (REUTERS) #
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Miami Heat's LeBron James hangs on the rim after his dunk near New York Knicks Tyson Chandler during their NBA basketball game in Miami. Andrew Innerarity/ (REUTERS) #
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Isinbayeva of Russia reacts after clearing bar to win women's pole vault at XL Galan indoor athletics meeting in Stockholm. SCANPIX SWEDEN/ (REUTERS) #
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Australia's Forrest celebrates scoring a century during their one-day international cricket match against Sri Lanka in Hobart. TIM WIMBORNE/ (REUTERS) #
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Finland's Romar crashes next to the finish area during the men's Alpine Skiing World Cup Super G race in Crans-Montana. ARND WIEGMANN/ (REUTERS) #
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Borussia Moenchengladbach's Dante looks back during German first division Bundesliga soccer match against Hamburger SV in Moenchengladbach. INA FASSBENDER/ (REUTERS) #
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Jason Leffler in his number 18 Toyota and Dakoda Armstrong in his number 98 Toyota crash during the NASCAR Camping World Series in Daytona Beach. PIERRE DUCHARME/ (REUTERS) #
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Vancouver Canucks Chris Higgins crashes into the boards after New Jersey Devils Matt Taormina beat him to the puck in their NHL hockey game in Newark. RAY STUBBLEBINE/ (REUTERS) #
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Lee Westwood of England hits his tee shot on the 15th hole during the third round of the WGC Accenture Matchplay Championships golf tournament in Marana. MATT SULLIVAN/ (REUTERS) #
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Russia's Veronika Korsunova competes during the 2012 Freestyle Skiing World Cup in Raubichi. VASILY FEDOSENKO/ (REUTERS) #
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Andy Murray of Britain kicks a soccer ball on the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, ahead of the ATP Dubai Tennis Championships. HANDOUT/ (REUTERS) #
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Austria's Raich jumps during the men's Alpine Skiing World Cup Super G race in Crans-Montana. DENIS BALIBOUSE/ (REUTERS) #
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Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers goes in for a dunk in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge game during the NBA All-Star weekend in Orlando. POOL/ (REUTERS) #
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Garmin-Barracuda team rider Vanmarcke of Belgium wins the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad cycling race in Ghent. FRANCOIS LENOIR/ (REUTERS) #
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Chelsea's Luiz celebrates his goal against the Bolton Wanderers with teammate Chelsea's Drogba during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London. SUZANNE PLUNKETT/ (REUTERS) #
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Miguel Paludo in his number 32 Chevrolet crashes during the NASCAR Camping World Series in Daytona Beach. PIERRE DUCHARME/ (REUTERS) #
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England's Strettle fails to score a try in the final minute as he is tackled by Davies during their Six Nations rugby union match at Twickenham Stadium, London. RUSSELL CHEYNE/ (REUTERS) #
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Slovenia's Kranjec soars through the air to win the Ski-Flying World Championships in Vikersund. LEONHARD FOEGER/ (REUTERS) #
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Olympique Lyon's Cris challenges Hoarau of Paris St-Germain during their French Ligue 1 soccer match at the Gerland stadium. ROBERT PRATTA/ (REUTERS) #
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Huck of Germany reacts after his WBA heavyweight world championship fight against Povetkin of Russia in Stuttgart. ALEX DOMANSKI/ (REUTERS) #
40
Utah Jazz Evans competes in the slam dunk contest during the NBA All-Star weekend in Orlando. JEFF HAYNES/ (REUTERS) #
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Austria's Clemens Schattscheider competes during the men's Big Air FIS World Cup competition in Quebec City. MATHIEU BELANGER/ (REUTERS) #
42
Stanford of U.S. is sprayed with beer by compatriots Futcher, McPherson and Australia's Hull after Stanford won sudden death playoff during HSBC Women's Champions golf tournament in Singapore. TIM CHONG/ (REUTERS) #
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Ski racers sit on the chairlift in the early morning before the first run of the men's Alpine Skiing World Cup Giant Slalom race in Crans-Montana. DENIS BALIBOUSE/ (REUTERS) #
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Pupo of Cuba is photographed diving using an in-camera multiple exposure technique during the Men's 3m Springboard Diveoff at the FINA Diving World Cup at the Olympic Aquatics Centre in London. TOBY MELVILLE/ (REUTERS) #
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David Alaba (L) and Jerome Boateng of Bayern Munich challenge Marco Hoeger (R) of FC Schalke 04 during their German first division Bundesliga soccer match in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/ (REUTERS) #
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Italy's Mattia Melato dives over Singapore's Mohammad Alfian Samsuri as teammate Andrea Vargiu fights for the ball during their London 2012 Olympic Games men's field hockey qualifying match in New Delhi. B MATHUR/ (REUTERS) #
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Munich supporters cheer during the German Bundesliga first division soccer match against Schalke 04 in Munich. MICHAEL DALDER/ (REUTERS) #
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Manchester United's Giggs celebrates after scoring during their English Premier League soccer match against Norwich City in Norwich. DARREN STAPLES/ (REUTERS) #
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his second shot from the sand on the third hole during the semifinal round of the WGC Accenture Matchplay Championships golf tournament in Marana. MATT SULLIVAN/ (REUTERS) #
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Arsenal's Bacart Sagna scores from a header past Tottenham Hotspur's Brad Friedel during their English Premier League soccer match in London. DYLAN MARTINEZ/ (REUTERS) #
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Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale walks off the pitch after their English Premier League soccer match against Arsenal in London. DYLAN MARTINEZ/ (REUTERS) #
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Cavendish of Britain is kissed on the podium after winning the Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne cycling race in Kuurne. FRANCOIS LENOIR/ (REUTERS) #
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MVP Kevin Durant looks through the MVP trophy after the NBA All-Star game in Orlando, Florida, February 26, 2012. JEFF HAYNES/ (REUTERS) #
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Liverpool's Gerrard has his penalty saved by Cardiff City's Heaton during their English League Cup final soccer match at Wembley Stadium in London. EDDIE KEOGH/ (REUTERS) #
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Djokovic of Serbia hits a return to Stebe of Germany during their men's singles match at the Dubai Tennis Championships. MOHAMMED SALEM/ (REUTERS) #
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Liverpool's Gerrard lifts the trophy with teammates after their English League Cup final soccer match against Cardiff City in London. POOL/ (REUTERS) #

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