Sports Photos Of 2012 Week 23

The main sport for the next three weeks will be the Euro 2012 football championships, but because we’re already covering every game with a seperate photo set there won’t be too many in the Sport Photos collections. Wat we do have are the NHL play offs, the NBA conference play offs, with the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder both progressing and playing each other for the NBA title, Roland Garros tennis from Paris and some other sporty stuff for you to enjoy. [50 photos total]

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Oklahoma City Thunder's Harden shoots the ball despite a block attempt by San Antonio Spurs' Ginobili during Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference basketball finals in San Antonio (MIKE STONE/REUTERS) #
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To match story OLY-GYMN-WTURK-UCTAS/ (MURAD SEZER/REUTERS) #
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Federer of Switzerland serves to Del Potro of Argentina during their quarter-final match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris (FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS) #
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Boston Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles flips the ball to second base too late to get the Baltimore Orioles Endy Chavez out in the second inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
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Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett scores as Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem trails in the first quarter during Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Finals NBA basketball playoffs in Miami, Florida (Andrew Innerarity/REUTERS) #
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The Baltimore Orioles Endy Chavez slides into home plate ahead of the throw to Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the seventh inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
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Orioles outfielders Pearce, Jones and Chavez celebrate after beating the Red Sox in the tenth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
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England's Steven Gerrard arrives with the England football team at their team hotel in Krakow, Poland (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Nadal of Spain reacts after winning his quarter-final match against his compatriot Almagro during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris (REGIS DUVIGNAU/REUTERS) #
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Devils' Salvador checks Kings' Lewis during Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals in Los Angeles (MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS) #
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Oklahoma City Thunder's Westbrook leaps to score as San Antonio Spurs' Ginobili defends in the first quarter during Game 6 of the NBA Western Conference basketball finals in Oklahoma City (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
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Oklahoma City Thunder's Sefolosha scores as San Antonio Spurs' Green defends in the second quarter during Game 6 of the NBA Western Conference basketball finals in Oklahoma City (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
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Devils goalie Brodeur makes a save behind a diving Volchenkov on Kings' Lewis during Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals in Los Angeles (MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS) #
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Oklahoma City Thunder's Durant raises the western conference championship trophy after his team defeated the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA Western Conference basketball finals in Oklahoma City (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
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Los Angeles Kings goalie Quick loses his stick as he lays on his back making a save against the New Jersey Devils in Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey final in Los Angeles (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Gordon throws to first for an out against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fifth inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Philadelphia (TIM SHAFFER/REUTERS) #
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Errani of Italy reacts after winning her women's semi-final match against Stosur of Australia at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris (GONZALO FUENTES/REUTERS) #
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Chemos of Kenya leads the field through the water jump on the way to winning her women's 3000 metres Steeplechase race during the Diamond League athletics competition at the Bislett Stadium in Oslo (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
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Sokolova of Russia competes in the women's Long Jump competition at the Diamond League athletics competition at the Bislett Stadium in Oslo (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
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France's national soccer team midfielder Ribery is seen in a sauna at the team's training center in Kircha (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Usain Bolt of Jamaica collides with a flower girl after crossing the finish line to win the men's 100m at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting in Oslo (NTB SCANPIX/REUTERS) #
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Turkish 800-metre runner and Olympic hopeful Merve Aydin poses in front of her daily meal intake in Ankara (UMIT BEKTAS/REUTERS) #
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A horse and its rider are seen in silhouette during early morning workouts at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York (SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS) #
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Nadal of Spain shakes hands with his compatriot Ferrer after winning their men's singles semi-final match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris (BENOIT TESSIER/REUTERS) #
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Greece's Salpingidis scores past Poland's Szczesny during Euro 2012 soccer match in Warsaw (PASCAL LAUENER/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso sits inside his box during the second practice session of the Canadian F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal (CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Dzagoev celebrates goal against Czech Republic during Euro 2012 in Wroclaw (KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS) #
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U.S. boxer Bradley Jr. shows off his physique during an official weigh-in before his bout with Filipino boxer Pacquiao in Las Vegas (STEVE MARCUS/REUTERS) #
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Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz pumps his fist during a ceremony, in which his jersey was retired, in Atlanta (TAMI CHAPPELL/REUTERS) #
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Cody, a one-year-old Cockaweenie, bails during the surfing competition of the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge in San Diego, California (GUS RUELAS/REUTERS) #
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Filipino boxer Pacquiao and U.S. boxer Bradley Jr. face off during an official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (STEVE MARCUS/REUTERS) #
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Pakistan's Afridi celebrates taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Chandimal during their second One Day International cricket match in Pallekele (DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS) #
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Weiss of the Eastern conference pulls the shirt of Butler of the Western Conference during a Lingerie Football League exhibition match at Olympic Park in Sydney (DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton gives a thumb up inside his garage during the third practice session of the Canadian F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal (CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS) #
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Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel celebrates after taking pole position in the qualifying session of the Canadian F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal (CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS) #
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French soccer players Rami Mexes and Benzema attend a training session at the team's training center in Kircha near Donetsk during the Euro 2012 (CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS) #
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Sharapova of Russia poses with her trophy near the Eiffel Tower (GONZALO FUENTES/REUTERS) #
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Paraguay's Edgar Benitez reacts after missing a goal attempt against Bolivia during their World Cup qualifying soccer match in La Paz (GASTON BRITO/REUTERS) #
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Union Rags with jockey John Velazquez aboard wins the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York (MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS) #
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Kings goalie Quick waits for the start of the game against the Devils in Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey final in Newark (STR/REUTERS) #
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Argentina's Messi is surrounded by members of his squad while celebrating goal against Brazil during their international friendly soccer match in East Rutherford (EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
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Kings' Stoll, and goalie Quick battle with Devils' Henrique during Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey final in Newark (JUMANA EL-HELOUEH/REUTERS) #
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Miami Heat's James is fouled as he goes to basket against Boston Celtics' Pierce and Pietrus during Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Finals NBA basketball playoff series in Miami (JOE SKIPPER/REUTERS) #
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Celtics' Garnett fights for a rebound with Heat's Haslem in the fourth quarter during Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Finals NBA basketball playoffs in Miami (Andrew Innerarity/REUTERS) #
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Timothy Bradley Jr. of the U.S. exchanges blows with WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines during their title fight in Las Vegas (STEVE MARCUS/REUTERS) #
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Pakistan's Azhar Ali is bowled out by Sri Lanka's Nuwan Kulasekara during their second one day international cricket match in Pallekele (DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS) #
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Djokovic of Serbia returns the ball to Nadal of Spain during their men's singles final match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris (FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Ramos Arbeloa Alonso Busquets and Hernandez form defensive wall during Euro 2012 soccer match against Italy in Gdansk (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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A steward grabs a Croatian supporter who ran onto the pitch as Ireland's Walters and Andrews react during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at the City Stadium in Poznan (SERGIO PEREZ/REUTERS) #
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Nadal of Spain reacts after winning the men's singles final match against Djokovic of Serbia at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris (GONZALO FUENTES/REUTERS) #

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