Sports Photos Of 2012 Week 18

It has been another busy week in sports. The Kentucky Derby, NBA play-offs, Juventus winning the scudetto, Mayweather winning another fight, Man City trumping Man United in the Premier League and Messi breaking the all time scoring record in a single season. [51 photos total]

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Manchester City's Vincent Kompany heads and scores during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester United at the Etihad stadium in Manchester (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder's Nick Collison during the first half of Game 2 of their NBA Western Conference quarter-final playoff series in Oklahoma City (STEVE SISNEY/REUTERS) #
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Orioles' Markakis is tagged out by Yankees starting pitcher Kuroda at Yankee Stadium in New York (ADAM HUNGER/REUTERS) #
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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony defends against Miami Heat forward LeBron James in the first quarter of Game 2 of their first round NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoffs in Miami (Andrew Innerarity/REUTERS) #
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Seattle Mariners' Saunders comes up short at the wall on a RBI- triple hit by Tampa Bay Rays' Joyce during their MLB American League game in St. Petersburg (STEVE NESIUS/REUTERS) #
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A trainer and his female student box under a street light in Sydney (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
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China's Wang hits a shot past Argentina's Carla Rebecchi during the women's International Invitational Hockey Tournament at the Olympic Park in London (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Bolton Wanderers' Muamba reacts ahead of their English Premier League soccer match against Tottenham Hotspur at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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Newcastle United's Cisse celebrates after scoring against Chelsea during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London (STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS) #
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Real Madrid's coach Jose Mourinho is thrown in the air by his players after their win over Athletic Bilbao to win the Spanish first division league title in Bilbao (VINCENT WEST/REUTERS) #
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Belarussian Olympic swimmers Aliaksandra Herasimenia and Oksana Demidova swim during a training session at a sports base in the town of Bobruisk (VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS) #
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Athletic Bilbao's Toquero is challenged by Real Madrid's Ramos during their Spanish first division soccer match at San Mames stadium in Bilbao (VINCENT WEST/REUTERS) #
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Seattle Mariners' Suzuki dives back to the bag on a pick-off throw to Tampa Bay Rays' Pena during their MLB American League game in St. Petersburg (STEVE NESIUS/REUTERS) #
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Kentucky Derby hopeful Optimizer with his exercise rider during early morning workouts at Churchill Downs in Louisville (JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS) #
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Real Madrid players celebrate aboard an open-top bus at Cibeles fountain during a parade after winning the Spanish first division soccer league title (SUSANA VERA/REUTERS) #
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St. Louis Blues Stewart pushes his glove into the face of Los Angeles Kings King during their NHL Western Conference semi-final playoff in Los Angeles (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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Thunder's Westbrook shoots the ball as he is pressured by Mavericks' Marion during Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference quarterfinal playoff series in Dallas (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Runners start during a men's 100m heat at the BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium in London (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Norway's Haugen loses his helmet and is pushed by Sweden's Zetterberg and Spets, Holos and Tollefsen, during their 2012 IIHF men's ice hockey World Championship group B game in Stockholm (SCANPIX SWEDEN/REUTERS) #
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Toronto Blue Jays' Thames breaks up a potential double play after being forced out as Los Angeles Angels' Kendrick is unable to make the throw to first base to get out Jays' Lawrie in Anaheim (DANNY MOLOSHOK/REUTERS) #
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Fans brave rain as they watch Britain defeat Argentina at women's International Invitational Hockey Tournament at Riverbank Arena inside Olympic Park in London (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
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Coach Juergen Klopp of German soccer champion (Deutscher Meister) Borussia Dortmund celebrates with the trophy after their first division Bundesliga soccer match against SC Freiburg in Dortmund (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. and WBA super welterweight champion Cotto of Puerto Rico face off during their official weigh-in at Las Vegas (STEVE MARCUS/REUTERS) #
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Chelsea's Drogba shoots to score against Liverpool during their FA Cup final soccer match at Wembley Stadium in London (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Chelsea's players Terry and Lampard lift the cup after their FA Cup final soccer match against Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in London (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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A giant banner reading We love you Pep! is unfurled before Barcelona's Spanish first division soccer match against Espanyol in Barcelona (ALBERT GEA/REUTERS) #
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates his fourth goal with coach Pep Guardiola against Espanyol during their Spanish first division soccer match at Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona (GUSTAU NACARINO/REUTERS) #
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I'll Have Another wins the 138th Kentucky Derby in Louisville (JOHN GRESS/REUTERS) #
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Oklahoma City Thunder's Westbrook goes to the basket against Dallas Mavericks during their NBA Western Conference quarter-final playoff basketball game in Dallas (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Bolt of Jamaica sprints to win the men's 100 metres event at the Jamaica International Invitational track and field meet in Kingston (TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS) #
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Mayweather Jr. of U.S. sits as he waits to start during his title fight against Cotto of Puerto Rico at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (STEVE MARCUS/REUTERS) #
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Pete Toogood, a Newcastle United supporter, reacts ahead of their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City in Newcastle (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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Mayweather of the U.S. throws a punch at Cotto of Puerto Rico during their title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. R (MARSH STARKS/REUTERS) #
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Skov of Viborg fights for the ball with Szamoransky and Kovacsicz of Rail Cargo FTC during their Women's Cup Winner's Cup final first leg handball match in Dabas (LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS) #
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WBC super welterweight champion Canelo Alvarez of Mexico lands a punch on Shane Mosley of the U.S. during their title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (STEVE MARCUS/REUTERS) #
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Team Sky's Mark Cavendish greets fans as he arrives with the team at the official presentation of the Giro d'Italia in Herning (STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS) #
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Honda MotoGP rider Casey Stoner of Australia rides to win the Portuguese Grand Prix in Estoril (RAFAEL MARCHANTE/REUTERS) #
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Boston Red Sox Dustin Pedroia throws to first base to get Baltimore Orioles Ryan Flaherty out during MLB baseball action in Boston (JESSICA RINALDI/REUTERS) #
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Switzerland's team gather near the goal before their 2012 IIHF men's ice hockey World Championship game with Belarus in Helsinki (GRIGORY DUKOR/REUTERS) #
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Friends and fans of ex-Chargers linebacker Junior Seau, who killed himself Wednesday with a shot to the chest, splash the ocean water during a paddle-out memorial in front of his water front home in Oceanside (MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS) #
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76ers' Brand and Young battle for the ball with Bulls' Deng and Boozer during their NBA Eastern Conference quarter-final playoff basketball game in Philadelphia (TIM SHAFFER/REUTERS) #
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Juventus' Marco Borriello celebrates with his teammate Leonardo Bonucci after scoring against Cagliari during their Serie A soccer match in Trieste (STRINGER/ITALY/REUTERS) #
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Los Angeles Kings Jonathan Quick celebrates with teammates after the Kings defeated the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 to win their NHL Western Conference semi-final playoff hockey game and the series in Los Angeles (DANNY MOLOSHOK/REUTERS) #
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Sky Procycling rider Eisel of Austria is seen during the countdown at the start of the opening time trial of the Giro d'Italia in Herning (STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS) #
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Knicks' Anthony reaches for loose ball in win over Heat in Game 4 of their NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff series in New York (MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS) #
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Chicago Cubs Alfonso Soriano watches a home run off the bat of Los Angeles Dodgers Juan Rivera in their MLB baseball game in Chicago (DAVID BANKS/REUTERS) #
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Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford dunks the ball against the Boston Celtics during the second quarter of Game 4 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff basketball series in Boston (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
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Philadelphia Flyers goalie Bryzgalov lets in a goal by New Jersey Devils' Marek Zidlicky during the first period in Game 4 of their NHL Eastern Conference semi-final playoff hockey game in Newark (RAY STUBBLEBINE/REUTERS) #
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Rickie Fowler of the U.S. watches his tee shot on the 15th hole during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship PGA golf tournament in Charlotte (CHRIS KEANE/REUTERS) #
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Team Sky rider Cavendish of Britain crashes during the final rush of the 190-km third stage of the Giro d'Italia in Horsens (STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS) #
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Competitors take part in finals of men's 3000m Steeplechase during BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships at Olympic Stadium in London (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #

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