Sports Photos Of 2012 Week 22

It’s all here in Week 22′s review in sports. The NBA is nearing it’s climax, the tennis balls are flying at Roland Garros, the last friendly football matches have been played and Euro 2012 is only 4 days away, the NHL is in full swing and baseball keeps on going. Enjoy. [49 photos total]

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Shot putter Majewski of Poland poses with his son at his apartment in Warsaw (PETER ANDREWS/REUTERS) #
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A child looks at the prosthetic legs of Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball team members during a Memorial Day Parade in Binghamton (GARY CAMERON/REUTERS) #
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Toronto Blue Jays Colby Rasmus misses a hit by Baltimore Orioles Mark Reynolds during their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto (MIKE CASSESE/REUTERS) #
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Sharapova of Russia serves to Cadantu of Romania during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris (REGIS DUVIGNAU/REUTERS) #
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Uruguay's Suarez attempts a save as he plays as a goalkeeper during a national soccer team training session in the outskirts of Montevideo (ANDRES STAPFF/REUTERS) #
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Jamaican sprinter Bolt attends a training session in Rome (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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Thunder guard James Harden strips the ball away from San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Manu Ginobili during Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference basketball finals in San Antonio (TIM SHARP/REUTERS) #
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Blue Jays Bautista misses a diving catch against the Orioles in foul territory during their MLB baseball game in Toronto (MARK BLINCH/REUTERS) #
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Djokovic of Serbia returns the ball to Kavcic of Slovenia during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris (NIR ELIAS/REUTERS) #
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Afellay of the Netherlands kicks the ball during their international friendly soccer match against Slovakia leading up to Euro 2012 in Rotterdam (ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN/REUTERS) #
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Martic of Croatia reacts after winning her match against Bartoli of France during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris (NIR ELIAS/REUTERS) #
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Mattek-Sands of the U.S. eyes the ball during her match against her compatriot Stephens during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris (REGIS DUVIGNAU/REUTERS) #
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U.S. marathon runner Keflezighi trains for the London 2012 Olympics in Mammoth Lakes, California (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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New Jersey Devils goalie Brodeur takes the puck from the net after Los Angeles Kings' Fraser scored during the first period in Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey final in Newark (RAY STUBBLEBINE/REUTERS) #
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Boston Red Sox's Byrd makes a diving catch on a ball hit by Detroit Tigers' Laird during their MLB American League baseball game in Boston (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
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Police officers tackle a soccer fan who invaded the field as Brazil played the U.S. in an international friendly soccer match in Landover (JASON REED/REUTERS) #
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Boston Celtics' Garnett dunks ball as Miami Heat's Chalmers defends in Eastern Conference Finals NBA basketball playoffs in Miami (Andrew Innerarity/REUTERS) #
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New York Yankees' Nick Swisher yells out looking back at first base after Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar turns a double play during the second inning of their MLB baseball game in Anaheim (ALEX GALLARDO/REUTERS) #
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Nadal of Spain returns the ball to Istomin of Uzbekistan during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris (GONZALO FUENTES/REUTERS) #
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Ukrainian heavyweight boxing title holder Klitschko plays with child during a sport holiday in Kiev (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
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An unidentified athlete competes in the men's pole vault event at the Golden Gala IAAF Diamond League at the Olympic stadium in Rome (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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Felix Sanchez of Dominican Republic falls down in the men's 400 metres hurdles event at the Golden Gala IAAF Diamond League at the Olympic stadium in Rome (GIAMPIERO SPOSITO/REUTERS) #
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Bolt of Jamaica competes in the men's 100 metres event at the Golden Gala IAAF Diamond League at the Olympic stadium in Rome (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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Wells falls down as she competes in the women's 100 metres hurdles event at the Golden Gala IAAF Diamond League at the Olympic stadium in Rome (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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San Antonio Spurs' Duncan and Oklahoma City Thunder's Westbrook reach for a rebound in the first quarter during Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference basketball finals in Oklahoma City (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
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Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook celebrates against the San Antonio Spurs in the second half during Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference basketball finals in Oklahoma City (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
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Detroit Tigers' Berry steals second base against the Boston Red Sox as the ball bounces over him during American League MLB baseball action in Boston (JESSICA RINALDI/REUTERS) #
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Japan's disabled sprinter Maya Nakanishi poses in this handout picture featured in her calendar in Tokyo February 7, 2012. Nakanishi, who is planning to compete in the 2012 London Paralympic Games, published a calendar featuring her posing semi-nude with her prosthetic leg to help fund her training and trip to London Paralympic Games. Nakanishi lost her right leg below the knee in a workplace accident when she was 21, then became a sprinter with her prosthetic limb. She is the Asian record holder in the T44 (one leg amputated below the knee) 200 meter and long jump and she was the first Japanese woman to be at the start line in a 100 meter final race in the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Olympics. But with little financial assistance, she made up her mind to pose herself partially nude in her calendar to fund her trip to compete in London. The calendar of 7,000 copies is priced at 1,200 yen ($15) in Japan. Picture taken February 7, 2012 (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
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Sri Lanka's Nuwan Kulasekara celebrates with Angelo Mathews and Kumar Sangakkara after taking the wicket of Pakistan's Shakeel Ansar during their first Twenty-20 match, in Hambantota (DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS) #
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Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett does pushups after taking a hard foul as teammates look on during the second quarter in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Finals NBA basketball playoffs in Boston (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
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New York Mets' Santana throws a pitch to St. Louis Cardinals in their MLB game in New York (RAY STUBBLEBINE/REUTERS) #
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Haiti's Linouse Desravines, the country's only qualifying judo competitor in the 2012 London Olympics, trains by jumping over other judokas in Port-au-Prince (SWOAN PARKER/REUTERS) #
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Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett reacts after a play against the Miami Heat during the second quarter in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Finals NBA basketball playoffs in Boston (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
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England's Welbeck scores against Belgium's Vermaelen during their international friendly soccer match in London (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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Uruguay's Maximiliano Pereira falls while battling Venezuela's players during their World Cup qualifying soccer match in Montevideo (ANDRES STAPFF/REUTERS) #
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Argentina's Messi celebrates with teammate Higuain after he scored a goal against Ecuador during a World Cup qualifying soccer match in Buenos Aires (MARCOS BRINDICCI/REUTERS) #
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Oklahoma City Thunder fans wear fake beards as they emulate guard James Harden before start of Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference basketball finals against San Antonio Spurs in Oklahoma City (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
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Los Angeles Kings' Greene checks New Jersey Devils' Carter during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey final in Newark (ADAM HUNGER/REUTERS) #
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Spurs forward Blair gets to the basket past Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Ibaka, in Oklahoma (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Cibulkova of Slovakia reacts after winning her match against Azarenka of Belarus during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris (GONZALO FUENTES/REUTERS) #
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Lorenzo of Spain and compatriot Pedrosa spray cava on the podium at the Catalunya MotoGP Grand Prix in Montmelo (ALBERT GEA/REUTERS) #
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Djokovic of Serbia returns the ball to Seppi of Italy during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris (FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS) #
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People watch yachts sail past the Statue of Liberty to celebrate Britain's Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee in New York (EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
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Yacht from Clipper Round The World race is seen sailing past financial district during ceremonial parade at the Hudson River in New York (ANDREW BURTON/REUTERS) #
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Ducati MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi of Italy covers is ears inside his box during a training session at Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo (ALBERT GEA/REUTERS) #
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Red Sox Youkilis gets hit by the pitch by Blue Jays pitcher Hutchison during their MLB baseball game in Toronto (MARK BLINCH/REUTERS) #
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Canada's Hainault jumps for a header against Donovan of the U.S. during their international friendly soccer match in Toronto (MIKE CASSESE/REUTERS) #
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Stoner of Australia rides his motorbike during a training session at Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo (ALBERT GEA/REUTERS) #
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Jordanian weightlifter Omer Kradeh Al Jendi trains in Amman, in preparation for the 2012 London Paralympic Games (ALI JAREKJI/REUTERS) #

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