Sports Photos Of 2012 Week 19

The Best Sports Photos of week 19 features European football clubs being crowned champions of their respective leagues, NBA teams losing and winning in the play-offs with some baseball, swimming and gymnastics thrown in. Which is your favorite? [58 photos total]

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U.S. trampoline gymnast Devine trains for the London 2012 Olympics at his home gym in Pecatonica (JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS) #
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Heavyweight boxing title holder Klitschko of Ukraine and US boxing contender Thompson try to keep straight faces as pose after news conference at the Stade de Suisse in Bern (PASCAL LAUENER/REUTERS) #
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Liverpool's Carroll challenges Chelsea's Ivanovic during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield (PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS) #
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Tampa Bay Rays' Joyce breaks his bat hitting against New York Yankees in their MLB game in New York (RAY STUBBLEBINE/REUTERS) #
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Athletics baserunner Inge is congratulated by teammates after hitting a walk-off grand slam homerun during the ninth inning of his MLB American League baseball game against the Blue Jays in Oakland (BECK DIEFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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An actress, playing the role of a priestess, releases a dove during the dress rehearsal for the torch lighting ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece (JOHN KOLESIDIS/REUTERS) #
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Kanieski of Minas Tenis Club swims during his men's 1500m freestyle finals at the Brazilian Olympic Swimming Trials in Rio de Janeiro (SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS) #
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Dinamo Zagreb players celebrate winning the Croatian Cup at Maksimir stadium in Zagreb (ANTONIO BRONIC/REUTERS) #
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Sergerie jokes as Coulombe-Fortier cuts an ankle wrap off his foot after the Ste-Foy taekwondo club's training session in Quebec City (MATHIEU BELANGER/REUTERS) #
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Tsonga of France returns the ball to Harrison of the U.S. during their men's singles match at the Madrid Open tennis tournament (SUSANA VERA/REUTERS) #
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Atletico Madrid's Falcao celebrates after scoring his second goal against Athletic Bilbao during their Europa League final soccer match at the National Arena in Bucharest (TONY GENTILE/REUTERS) #
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Atletico Madrid's players celebrate with the trophy after defeating Athletic Bilbao to win the Europa League final soccer match at the National Arena in Bucharest (SERGIO PEREZ/REUTERS) #
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New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin (C) yells from the bench during Game 5 of their NBA Eastern Conference first round basketball playoff series against the Miami Heat in Miami (JOE SKIPPER/REUTERS) #
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Angels' Aybar is safe at second during the third inning of their American League MLB baseball game against Twins in Minneapolis (ERIC MILLER/REUTERS) #
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A coach sits on a student's leg to help her stretch during a training session at a gymnastic course at Shenyang Sports School in Shenyang (SHENG LI/REUTERS) #
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Students stretch during a training session at a gymnastic course at Shenyang Sports School in Shenyang (SHENG LI/REUTERS) #
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Serena Williams of the U.S. returns the ball to Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during their women's singles match at the Madrid Open tennis tournament (JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS) #
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Rider casts a shadow during the 209-km fifth stage from Modena to Fano of the Giro d'Italia (ALESSANDRO GAROFALO/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Perezhogin watches as Denmark's goalkeeper Simon Nielsen makes a save during their 2012 IIHF men's ice hockey World Championship game in Stockholm (PETR JOSEK/REUTERS) #
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Brazilian pole vaulter Fabiana Murer jumps during a training session for the London 2012 Olympics in Sao Paulo (PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS) #
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Atletico Madrid's Falcao holds up the Europa League cup during celebrations at Neptuno square in Madrid (PAUL HANNA/REUTERS) #
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Olympic hopeful, archer Crispen Duenas of Canada, poses for a portrait in Mississauga (MARK BLINCH/REUTERS) #
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Rangers' Snyder and Andrus crash into one another during their first MLB American League baseball game of a doubleheader in Baltimore (PATRICK SMITH/REUTERS) #
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76ers' Iguodala drives into Bulls' Watson in their NBA Eastern Conference quarter-final playoff basketball game in Philadelphia (TIM SHAFFER/REUTERS) #
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Atlanta Hawks Al Horford and Boston Celtics Avery Bradley look on as Atlanta Hawks Jeff Teague loses control of the ball in Boston (JESSICA RINALDI/REUTERS) #
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Rubiano Chavez celebrates on the podium after winning the 209-km (131-mile) sixth stage from Urbino to Porto Sant' Elpidio of the Giro d'Italia (ALESSANDRO GAROFALO/REUTERS) #
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A long-time exposure shows Czech Republic's Novotny and Italy's Iori as they skate during their 2012 IIHF men's ice hockey World Championship game in Stockholm (PETR JOSEK/REUTERS) #
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Los Angeles Angels left fielder Wells is unable to make the catch as Texas Rangers' Gentry hits triple to drive in two runs in Arlington (MIKE STONE/REUTERS) #
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Los Angeles Clippers' Young crashes into bench during Game 6 of their NBA Western Conference basketball playoff series against Memphis Grizzlies in Los Angeles (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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Memphis Grizzlies' Speights puts pressure on Los Angeles Clippers' Griffin during Game 6 of their NBA Western Conference basketball playoff series in Los Angeles (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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Toronto Blue Jays' Rasmus is tagged out by Minnesota Twins first baseman Parmelee after he is caught in rundown during their baseball game in Minneapolis (ERIC MILLER/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton waves after taking the pole position in the qualifying session of the Spanish F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo (ALBERT GEA/REUTERS) #
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A woman poses for pictures next to the Euro 2012 trophy during a display to the public in central Kiev (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
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Ponor of Romania competes on the beam during the women's team final event at the Artistic Gymnastics European Championships in Brussels (FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso drives during the qualifying session of the Spanish F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo (FELIX ORDONEZ/REUTERS) #
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A longtime exposure shows participants taking part in the Grand Prix of Bern running event in Bern (PASCAL LAUENER/REUTERS) #
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Borussia Dortmund's Lewandowski scores goal against Bayern Munich during German DFB Cup final soccer match in Berlin (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Borussia Dortmund's Weidenfeller holds up the trophy as he celebrates after defeating Bayern Munich to win the German DFB Cup final soccer match in Berlin (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Whelan of Britain on the uneven bars during the women's team final event at the Artistic Gymnastics European Championships in Brussels (FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS) #
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Fenerbahce soccer fans clash with riot police after their team's Turkish Super League, Super Final match against Galatasaray at Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul (UMIT BEKTAS/REUTERS) #
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Washington Capitals goalie Holtby watches as New York Rangers' Boyle battles with Washington Capitals' Wideman during the second period in Game 7 of their NHL Eastern Conference semi-final playoff hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York (RAY STUBBLEBINE/REUTERS) #
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Johnson of the U.S. reacts after his shot from the 11th fairway during the third round of the Players Championship PGA golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach (BRIAN BLANCO/REUTERS) #
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Austria's synchronised swimming duet Brandl and Lang perform during a training session in Maria Enzersdorf (LISI NIESNER/REUTERS) #
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Williams Formula One driver Maldonado celebrates winning the Spanish F1 Grand Prix during the podium ceremony at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo (ALBERT GEA/REUTERS) #
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Williams Formula One team crew members try to extinguish a fire that broke out inside their garage following the Spanish F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
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A Williams team crew member walks out of the team's garage after a fire broke out inside it following the Spanish F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo (ALBERT GEA/REUTERS) #
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A Williams Formula One team crew member walks next to Bruno Senna's car after a fire broke out inside their garage following the Spanish F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
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Queens Park Rangers' Jamie Mackie celebrates his goal during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City in Manchester (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates his goal during their English Premier League soccer match against Queens Park Rangers in Manchester (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany lifts the English Premier League trophy following their soccer match against Queens Park Rangers in Manchester, (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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Los Angeles Lakers' Hill fights for a rebound with Denver Nuggets' Faried during Game 7 of their NBA Western Conference basketball playoff series in Los Angeles (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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Bruno of Fluminense fights for the ball with Azevedo of Botafogo during their Carioca Championship final soccer match in Rio de Janeiro (RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS) #
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Juventus' Del Piero holds the trophy after winning their 28th Italian Serie A title at the end of their match against Atalanta at the Juventus stadium in Turin (STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS) #
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Juventus' players and staff celebrate on a bus after the team won their 28th Italian Serie A title, in downtown Turin (STRINGER/ITALY/REUTERS) #
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Fencer Alexander Massialas poses for a portrait during the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Dallas, Texas (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
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Los Angeles Kings left wing Dwight King (74) celebrates his 2nd period goal against the Phoenix Coyotes with teammate Mike Richards (10) during Game 1 of the NHL Western Conference hockey finals in Glendale (TODD KOROL/REUTERS) #
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Los Angeles Kings' King celebrates his goal on Phoenix Coyotes' Smith during Game 1 of the NHL Western Conference hockey finals in Glendale (TODD KOROL/REUTERS) #
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Fans of Santos cheer before the Paulista Championship final soccer match against Guarani in Sao Paulo (NACHO DOCE/REUTERS) #

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