Sports Photos Of 2012 Week 12

We’re almost done with the first quarter of 2012 and we’ve seen some great sports photos already. Week 12 continues that trend with loads of basketball (NCAA and NBA), Ice Hockey, Football and a mix of all types of other sporting activities. [41 photos total]

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Xavier Musketeers guard Mark Lyons (10) dunks the ball against the Lehigh Mountain Hawks during a college basketball game in Greensboro. (CHRIS KEANE/REUTERS) #
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To match Interview OLYMPICS-ATHLETICS/BOLT. (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
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Detroit Tigers starter Scherzer pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies during a spring training baseball game in Clearwater. (STEVE NESIUS/REUTERS) #
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Vancouver Canucks' Schneider listens to the anthem before the start of the their NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in St. Paul. (ERIC MILLER/REUTERS) #
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Sri Lanka's Chamara and Tharanga run between wickets during their Asia Cup One Day International cricket match against Bangladesh in Dhaka. (ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS) #
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Spectators watch as horsemen take part in a Kok-boru competition as part of Navruz celebrations in Bishkek. (VLADIMIR PIROGOV/REUTERS) #
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Quarterback Peyton Manning accepts his Denver Broncos jersey from Broncos vice-president John Elway in Englewood. (RICK WILKING/REUTERS) #
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AC Milan's Ibrahimovic challenges Juventus' Bonucci during their Italian Cup semi final soccer match at the Juventus stadium in Turin. (ALESSANDRO GAROFALO/REUTERS) #
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates his 232nd goal after scoring during their Spanish first division soccer match against Granada at Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona. (GUSTAU NACARINO/REUTERS) #
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Miami Heat's LeBron James has the ball stripped by Jared Dudley of the Phoenix Suns in the first half during their NBA basketball game in Miami. (ROBERT SULLIVAN/REUTERS) #
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Juventus' Del Piero celebrates after scoring against AC Milan during their Italian Cup semi final soccer match at the Juventus stadium in Turin. (ALESSANDRO GAROFALO/REUTERS) #
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New York Knicks Jeremy Lin comes down after uncontested layup against Toronto Raptors in NBA game in New York. (RAY STUBBLEBINE/REUTERS) #
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Manchester City's Micah Richards challenges Chelsea's Gary Cahill during their English Premier League soccer match in Manchester. (PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS) #
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Partizan fans light torches during a derby match against Red Star at Serbia's national cup semi-final in Belgrade. (IVAN MILUTINOVIC/REUTERS) #
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Manuel Neuer, goalkeeper of Bayern Munich looks as the penalty of Dante of Borussia Moenchengladbach goes over the crossbar during the penalty shoot out of their German soccer cup (DFB-Pokal) semi-final in Moenchengladbach. (WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS) #
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Canucks right wing Burrows, defenseman Bieksa and goalie Luongo end up in their goal net in the third period of their NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago. (JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS) #
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Wisconsin Badgers' Berggren and Syracuse Orange's Keita scramble for the ball during the second half of their men's NCAA East Regional basketball game in Boston. (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
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Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring a penalty past Chelsea's goalkeeper Petr Cech during their English Premier League soccer match in Manchester. (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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Syracuse Orange's Dion Waiters celebrates with a teammate as C.J. Fair runs behind after the Orange defeated the Wisconsin Badgers in their men's NCAA East Regional basketball game in Boston. (JESSICA RINALDI/REUTERS) #
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Fans of Brazil's Vasco da Gama with their faces painted in black and white to protest against racism cheer before their Copa Libertadores soccer match against Paraguay's Libertad in Rio de Janeiro. (RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS) #
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Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu hands St. Paul SWAT member puck for a ceremonial puck drop at game against Flames. (ERIC MILLER/REUTERS) #
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Canucks' Alberts wrestles with Stars' Robidas, Ott and Morrow during their NHL hockey game in Dallas, Texas. (MIKE STONE/REUTERS) #
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Baylor Bears' Acy and Xavier Musketeers' Holloway dive for the ball during the second half of their men's NCAA South Regional basketball game in Atlanta. (TAMI CHAPPELL/REUTERS) #
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Nadal flips a wristband to the crowd after defeating Giraldo during the Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne. (Andrew Innerarity/REUTERS) #
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Mexico's Calderon collides with Trinidad and Tobago's goalkeeper Marchan during their CONCACAF Olympic qualifying soccer match in Carson. (ALEX GALLARDO/REUTERS) #
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Kansas Jayhawks guard Tyshawn Taylor breaks up a pass play against the North Carolina State Wolfpack in their men's NCAA Midwest Regional basketball game in St. Louis. (JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton leans against fans during the third practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur . (EDGAR SU/REUTERS) #
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A man looks at tributes to Bolton Wanderers' Muamba outside their Reebok stadium ahead of their English Premier League soccer match against Blackburn Rovers in Bolton. (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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Schalke 04's players celebrate a goal against Bayer Leverkusen during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match in Gelsenkirchen. (INA FASSBENDER/REUTERS) #
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Tiger Woods drops his club after his tee shot on the 15th hole during third round play in the Arnold Palmer Invitational PGA golf tournament in Orlando. (JOE SKIPPER/REUTERS) #
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Sporting's Joao Pereira reacts during their Portuguese premier league soccer match against Feirense in Lisbon. (MARCOS BORGA/REUTERS) #
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Ohio State Buckeyes' Thomas, Sullinger and Buford celebrate after defeating the Syracuse Orange in their men's NCAA East Regional basketball game in Boston. (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
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Suzuki breaks his bat during exhibition game against Hanshin Tigers in Tokyo. (Toru Hanai/REUTERS) #
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Mexican Morales ducks a punch from Philadelphia boxer Garcia during their WBC super lightweight title fight in Houston. (RICHARD CARSON/REUTERS) #
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French climber Alain Robert, a rock climber who has become famous for climbing known buildings worldwide, climbs the 215m (705 feet) high, 50 floors Bakrie Tower building in Jakarta. (SUPRI/REUTERS) #
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Paris St Germain's Jallet challenges Bordeaux's Tremoulinas (top) during their French Ligue 1 soccer match at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. (GONZALO FUENTES/REUTERS) #
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Baylor Bears' Acy, Walton and head coach Drew talk near the end of their loss to the Kentucky Wildcats in their men's NCAA South Regional basketball game in Atlanta. (TAMI CHAPPELL/REUTERS) #
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Rangers' team manager Ally McCoist celebrates with Dorin Goian after their second goal during their Scottish Premier League 'Old Firm' soccer match against Celtic in Glasgow. (DAVID MOIR/REUTERS) #
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Quick Step team rider Boonen of Belgium wins the 74th Ghent-Wevelgem UCI World Tour cycling race in Wevelgem. (LAURENT DUBRULE/REUTERS) #
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Tiger Woods holds the trophy after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational PGA golf tournament in Orlando. (BRIAN BLANCO/REUTERS) #
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Stepanek of the Czech Republic throws his towel over his head during an end change after losing a challenge to Nadal of Spain during their men's singles match at the Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne. (Andrew Innerarity/REUTERS) #

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