Sports Photos Of 2012 Week 14

Week 14 in sports was the week of The Masters at Augusta won by someone named Bubba. It was also the week in which the world’s fastest cyclists gathered in Australia for the World Track Championships. And it was the week in which Tom Boonen of Belgium rode solo to his fourth win in the classic Paris-Roubaix bike race. Oh, and something called the MLB started up again. [51 photos total]

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Kentucky Wildcats' Kidd-Gilchrist falls while driving to the net during men's NCAA Final Four championship basketball game in New Orleans (JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS) #
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Kentucky Wildcats forward Anthony Davis celebrates as he cuts the net after the Wildcats defeated the Kansas Jayhawks in the men's NCAA Final Four championship college basketball game in New Orleans (JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS) #
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Italian pentathlon athlete Petroni shoots during a training session at the shooting range in Montelibretti (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda of Olympique Marseille throws away a paper made plane thrown at him by Bayern Munich supporters during their Champions League quarter-final second leg soccer match in Munich (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Kansas Jayhawks forward Thomas Robinson is consoled by Kevin Young and Tyshawn Taylor after they were defeated by the Kentucky Wildcats in the men's NCAA Final Four championship college basketball game in New Orleans (JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS) #
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Kentucky Wildcats celebrate defeating Kansas Jayhawks to win the men's NCAA Final Four championship college basketball game in New Orleans (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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Barcelona's Messi celebrates scoring his second penalty against AC Milan during their Champions League quarter-final second leg soccer match in Barcelona (ALBERT GEA/REUTERS) #
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Anaheim Ducks' Selanne knocks a pile of pucks off the boards onto the ice during the pre-game warmup prior to their NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver (ANDY CLARK/REUTERS) #
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Ajab of Kuwait's Al Qadsia challenges Salem, goalkeeper of Jordan's Al Faisaly, during their AFC Cup 2012 soccer match in Kuwait City (TARIQ ALALI/REUTERS) #
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Baylor Bears' Mulkey hoists trophy after they defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the women's NCAA Final Four championship college basketball game in Denver. (MARK LEFFINGWELL/REUTERS) #
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AC Milan's Ibrahimovic controls the ball during their Champions League quarter-final second leg soccer match against Barcelona in Barcelona (GUSTAU NACARINO/REUTERS) #
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San Francisco Giants baserunner Nate Schierholts slides safe into second base under Oakland Athletics second baseman Jemile Weeks during the seventh inning of their MLB pre-season baseball game in Oakland (BECK DIEFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Team Australia Perkins celebrates with son Aidan after winning Men's Team Sprint Final at 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne (DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
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Team Great Britain cyclists Clancy, Kennaugh, Tennant and Thomas compete in 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne (DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
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Japan's Kameda fights against Indonesia's Manakane during their WBA bantamweight title bout in Yokohama (YURIKO NAKAO/REUTERS) #
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Golf greats Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player walk off the second tee during the annual Masters Par 3 golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta (GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS) #
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A member of the 76ers flight squad dunks between periods of the 76ers versus the Raptors NBA basketball game in Philadelphia (TIM SHAFFER/REUTERS) #
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Team Britain's Pendleton competes in the Women's Sprint qualifying session at the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne (DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
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Oklahoma City Thunder's Ibaka lands on Miami Heat's Wade during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Miami (RHONA WISE/REUTERS) #
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Sri Lanka's Thirimanne dives as he tries to catch the ball during the third day of the final test cricket match against England in Colombo (DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS) #
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Norway skip Ulsrud delivers his stone during play against Switzerland during their play at the World Men's Curling Championship 2012 in Basel (ARND WIEGMANN/REUTERS) #
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The Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets line up for the National Anthem in New York (RAY STUBBLEBINE/REUTERS) #
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England's Pietersen celebrates after scoring century during third day of final test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo (DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS) #
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Tiger Woods of the U.S. hits his tee shot on the ninth hole during first round play in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
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Union College's Bodie levels Ferris State's Kirzinger with his elbow during the NCAA Frozen Four hockey semi-finals in Tampa (STEVE NESIUS/REUTERS) #
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland chips over Rae's creek onto the 13th green during first round play in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta (PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS) #
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Canada's Bell competes in Men's Omnium Individual Pursuit at 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne (DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
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Members of the Oxford University rowing crew practise on the River Thames in west London (PAUL HACKETT/REUTERS) #
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Angels' Bourjos slides under the tag of Royals catcher Pena to score on triple during their MLB American League game in Anaheim (ALEX GALLARDO/REUTERS) #
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Members of the Anhui provincial gymnastics team hold each other to balance during a training session at a sport school in Hefei (JIANAN YU/REUTERS) #
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Australia's Perkins acknowledges Britain's Hoy after Hoy took bronze in the Men's Sprint at the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne (DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
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AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring a penalty against Fiorentina during their Italian Serie A soccer match in Milan (ALESSANDRO GAROFALO/REUTERS) #
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Surov from the city of Krasnoyarsk lifts a 160 kg stone sphere as he competes during the Power Extreme Championship of Russia in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk (ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS) #
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Juventus' Bonucci heads ball to score against Palermo during his Italian Serie A soccer match at Renzo Barbero stadium in Palermo (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
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A man is seen in the water during the Oxford v Cambridge boat race in the River Thames in west London (PAUL HACKETT/REUTERS) #
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Calgary Flames' Akim Aliu hits Anaheim Ducks' Cam Fowler during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta (STRINGER/CANADA/REUTERS) #
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Grichting of Auxerre controls the ball during their French Ligue 1 soccer match against Olympique Lyon at the Gerland stadium (ROBERT PRATTA/REUTERS) #
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Milwaukee Brewers' Greinke pitches to the St. Louis Cardinals during their MLB baseball game in Milwaukee (DARREN HAUCK/REUTERS) #
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Dallas Stars goaltender Bachman blocks the shot by St. Louis Blues left wing McDonald during their NHL hockey game in Dallas, Texas (MIKE STONE/REUTERS) #
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Boston College defenseman Dumoulin holds the championship trophy after a 4-1 win over Ferris State during the NCAA Frozen Four hockey championship game in Tampa (STEVE NESIUS/REUTERS) #
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Belgium's Boonen leads the pack of cyclists over the Trouee d'Arenberg cobblestoned section of the Paris-Roubaix cycling classic in Quievy in northern France (PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS) #
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Belgium's Boonen is cheered by supporters as he rides over a cobblestoned section of the Paris-Roubaix cycling classic in northern France (PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS) #
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Omega Pharma-Quick Step team rider Boonen of Belgium celebrates as he wins the Paris-Roubaix cycling classic in Roubaix (FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS) #
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Manchester City's Balotelli reacts before he receves a red card during their English Premier League soccer match against Arsenal in London (STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS) #
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Manchester United's Da Silva watches ball during their English Premier League soccer match against Queens Park Rangers in Manchester (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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Williams of United States poses for photo after defeating Safarova of Czech Republic during finals of Family Circle Cup Tennis Championship in Charleston (MARY ANN CHASTAIN/REUTERS) #
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Jefferson Farfan and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar of Schalke 04 celebrate their third goal against Hanover 96 during their German first division Bundesliga soccer match in Gelsenkirchen (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Couples of the U.S. hits from a sand trap on the second green during final round play in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta (PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS) #
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A kickboxer trains at the youth club in Juba (MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH/REUTERS) #
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Watson of the U.S hugs his caddie Ted Scott as his mother Mollie looks on with Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa after Watson won a playoff to win the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
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Bubba Watson of the U.S. receives his green jacket from 2011 champion Schwartzel of South Africa as Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Payne applauds (PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS) #

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