Sports Photos Of 2012 Week 15

Some the week’s best and most telling sports pixtures are here again. [35 photos total]

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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson throws a pitch that strikes out Minnesota Twins batter Joe Mauer in Minneapolis (ERIC MILLER/REUTERS) #
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U.S. beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh trains for the London 2012 Olympics in Manhattan Beach (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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U.S. beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh takes a break during training for the London 2012 Olympics in Manhattan Beach (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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Kozmus of Slovenia throws a hammer during his training for the 2012 London Olympics in Brezice (SRDJAN ZIVULOVIC/REUTERS) #
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Baltimore Orioles' Wieters smashes his bat into the ground after pop flying out against New York Yankees during their MLB game in Baltimore (PATRICK SMITH/REUTERS) #
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Track and field sprint athlete Allyson Felix of the U.S. trains for the London 2012 Olympics in Los Angeles (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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Handout picture shows Red Bull Formula One Germany's driver Sebastian Vettel and Hollywood actress Celina Jade pose as they take part in the making of a martial arts film at a studio in Shanghai (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
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Juventus' Del Piero celebrates with teammate Lichtsteiner after scoring against Lazio during their Italian Serie A soccer match in Turin (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
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Canucks' Luongo knocks Kings' Brown into the back of Hamhuis during Game 1 of their NHL Western Conference quarter-final hockey playoffs in Vancouver (ANDY CLARK/REUTERS) #
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Girls train at Taekwondo Hall in Pyongyang (BOBBY YIP/REUTERS) #
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U.S. men's water polo team defender Shea Buckner trains for the London 2012 Olympics in Thousand Oaks, near Los Angeles, California (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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U.S. men's water polo team captain Tony Azevedo trains for the London 2012 Olympics in Thousand Oaks, (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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Chicago Bulls' Ronnie Brewer crashes to the floor during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in Chicago (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso drives during the first practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at Shanghai circuit (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
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Blackhawks Dave Bolland drops his gloves on Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (DARRYL WEBB/REUTERS) #
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Angels' Izturis stretches in outfield as West Point Cadets walk off field after pre-game ceremony prior to Angels' MLB American League game against Yankees in New York (MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS) #
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Boston Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury reacts after colliding with Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Reid Brignac during American League MLB baseball action in Boston (JESSICA RINALDI/REUTERS) #
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Kansas City Royals Jarrod Dyson can't reach a Cleveland Indians Jason Kipnis triple during the Royals' home opener in their MLB American League baseball game in Kansas City (DAVE KAUP/REUTERS) #
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Tyler Hinton takes a breath after going under the water while competing in the men's C1 during the U.S. Olympic trials for whitewater slalom in Charlotte (CHRIS KEANE/REUTERS) #
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Miami Heat's James moves to dunk against the Charlotte Bobcats during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Miami, Florida (Andrew Innerarity/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton drives during the qualifying session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at Shanghai circuit (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
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Herta BSC Berlin's coach Rehhagel stands on touchline before their first division Bundesliga match against Bayer Leverkusen in Leverkusen (RALPH ORLOWSKI/REUTERS) #
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YB's Bobadilla shoots and score a free kick against GC's Buerki during their Swiss Super League soccer match in Bern (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Salzburg's Jantscher gives thumbs-up after scoring a goal during their Austrian league soccer match in Graz (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Real Madrid's Higuain scores a goal, which was later disallowed, during their Spanish First Division soccer match in Madrid (ANDREA COMAS/REUTERS) #
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Capek of the Czech Republic and Ivanov of Kyrgyzstan compete during their men's epee team competition at the World Fencing Championships in Kiev (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
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St. Louis Blues center Sobotka ends up upside down in the San Jose Sharks net after falling in as Nichol looks onduring their NHL Western Conference quarter-final hockey playoff in St. Louis (SARAH CONARD/REUTERS) #
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Former lightweight champion boxer Brandon Rios of the U.S. and Richard Abril of Cuba eye each other at the end of a round during a fight for the vacant WBA lightweight title at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas (STEVE MARCUS/REUTERS) #
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Ethiopian world marathon record holder Gebrselassie celebrates after winning the half marathon race during the Vienna City Marathon in Vienna (HERWIG PRAMMER/REUTERS) #
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Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg celebrates with crew members winning the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at Shanghai circuit (CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS) #
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Competitors start off in the 36th Paris Marathon down the Champs Elysees in Paris (JACKY NAEGELEN/REUTERS) #
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Cologne's goalkeeperl Rensing lets in goal from Borussia Moenchengladbach's Reus during German first division Bundesliga soccer match in Moenchengladbach (INA FASSBENDER/REUTERS) #
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Manchester United's Young is fouled by Aston Villa's Clark to win a penalty during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford in Manchester (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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Luna Rossa team Swordfish of Italy crews compete with their multihulls during the America's Cup World Series regatta in Naples (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur players block a shot from Chelsea's Mata which was controversially awarded as a goal during their FA Cup semi-final soccer match at Wembley Stadium in London (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #

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