Sports Photos Of 2012 Week 24

The Euro 2012 Football Championship are still ongoing in Poland and Ukraine, but some pretty important other sporting events happened this past week. The NBA play off finals got underway and the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder are balancing each other out nicely. In the NHL, the L.A. Kings won the Stanley Cup. In Golf Webb Simpson won the U.S. Open. In tennis Nalbandian was thrown out of the Queen’s tournament, while playing the final, after kicking out at a linesman. And in motorsprts Audi dominated the famous Le Mans 24 Hours race, as usual. [50 photos total]

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Ukraine's Shevchenko celebrates his second goal during game against Sweden at their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at Olympic Stadium in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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Los Angeles Kings' Brown scores his first goal past New Jersey Devils goalie Brodeur during the first period in Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey final in Los Angeles (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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Nationals batter Bryce Harper blows a chewing gum bubble after striking out during their MLB interleague baseball game in Toronto (MIKE CASSESE/REUTERS) #
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Kings players celebrate their win over the Devils in Game 6 to win the NHL Stanley Cup hockey final in Los Angeles (DANNY MOLOSHOK/REUTERS) #
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Los Angeles Kings captian Dustin Brown hoists the Stanley Cup after his team defeated the New Jersey Devils during Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey final in Los Angeles, June 11, 2012 (REUTERS/Mike Blake) #
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Los Angeles Kings players pose with the Stanley Cup after they defeated the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey final in Los Angeles (DANNY MOLOSHOK/REUTERS) #
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Poland fans hold up football scarves before Euro 2012 soccer match against Poland in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Ignashevich challenges Poland's Blaszczykowski during Euro 2012 soccer match in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Mexican Taekwondo fighter and Olympic hopeful Osornio practices his kick during a training session at the COM facilities in Mexico City (TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS) #
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Milwaukee's Aoki reacts after being hit by a pitch from Kansas City's Mendoza in their interleague MLB baseball game in Kansas City (DAVE KAUP/REUTERS) #
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Miami Heat's Haslem and Oklahoma City Thunder's Durant battle for the ball duirng the first quarter in Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals in Oklahoma City (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
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Miami Heat's James is guarded by Oklahoma City Thunder's Westbrook during the first quarter in Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals in Oklahoma City (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
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Oklahoma City Thunder's Westbrook drives to the basket against Miami Heat's Bosh and Wade during Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals in Oklahoma City (POOL/REUTERS) #
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Pakistan's Ali runs back to pavilion as the match is stopped due the rain during their third ODI cricket match against Sri Lanka (DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS) #
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Murray of Britain reacts during his men's singles tennis match agianst Mahut of France at the Queen's Club tournament in London (STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' Sneijder walks of the pitch at the end of their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Germany at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv (MICHAEL BUHOLZER/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Postiga celebrates with Pepe and team mates after scoring second goal during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Denmark at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Paralympic archer Matt Stutzman uses his feet to hold and aim his bow while demonstrating his archery technique in New York (LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS) #
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Smoke is blown into the wind tunnel as Swiss skier Silvan Zurbriggen attends a wind test in Emmen (CHRISTIAN HARTMANN/REUTERS) #
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Costa Rica's 400m hurdles runner Sharolyn Scott jumps a hurdle during a training session for the London 2012 Olympics, in Sabanilla (JUAN CARLOS ULATE/REUTERS) #
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Mayer of Germany returns a ball to Federer of Switzerland at the Halle Open ATP tennis tournament in Halle (INA FASSBENDER/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Fernando Torres jumps over Ireland's goalkeeper Shay Given during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match in Gdansk (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Buffon speaks with referee Webb of Britain during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Croatia at the city stadium in Poznan (PETR JOSEK/REUTERS) #
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Oklahoma City Thunder's Ibaka blocks a shot by Miami Heat's James in the first quarter during Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals in Oklahoma City (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
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Philadelphia Phillies Michael Martinez tries to tag out Minnesota Twins Joe Mauer in Minneapolis (ERIC MILLER/REUTERS) #
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Miami Heat's James shoots around Oklahoma City Thunder's Sefolosha during Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals in Oklahoma City (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
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Thunder's Perkins hangs from the basket during their loss to Heat during Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals in Oklahoma City (MIKE EHRMANN/REUTERS) #
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Match referee Bjorn Kuipers of Nederlands sends Ukraine's and France's players to the dressing rooms after suspending the Group D Euro 2012 soccer match due to a heavy storm at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic's goalkeeper Cech catches a ball during a training session in Wroclaw (SERGIO PEREZ/REUTERS) #
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Anastasia Zueva of Russia competes in the women's 100m backstroke final at the 49th International Swimming Sette Colli Trophy in Rome (GIAMPIERO SPOSITO/REUTERS) #
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Lotterer of Germany crashes his Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Number 1 during warm-up session before Le Mans 24-hour sportscar race in Le Mans (REGIS DUVIGNAU/REUTERS) #
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Competitors drive their cars in the rain during a warm-up session before the Le Mans 24-hour sportscar race in Le Mans (REGIS DUVIGNAU/REUTERS) #
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Australia's players celebrate after winning their international rugby test match against Wales in Melbourne (STRINGER/AUSTRALIA/REUTERS) #
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Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne is run out by Pakistan's Shahid Afridi during their fourth One-Day International (ODI) cricket match in Colombo (DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS) #
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Ducati MotoGP rider Hayden of the U.S. crashes during qualifying for the British motorcycling Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit (STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS) #
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Poland's Lewandowski tackles Czech Republic's Gebre Selassie during their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match at the City stadium in Wroclaw (BARTOSZ JANKOWSKI/REUTERS) #
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A Polish boy stands in the goal as he plays soccer at a pitch in Lisewo, a village near Spain's Euro 2012 training base in Gniewino (JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS) #
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New York Yankees' Martin follows-through after tagging out Washington Nationals' Moore during their MLB Interleague baseball game in Washington (JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS) #
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Zelinka of Canada jumps in the women's long jump event at the Donovan Bailey Invitational track and field meet in Edmonton (TODD KOROL/REUTERS) #
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Therrien gets stabbed by the Devil in the men's 5000 metre devil's run at the Donovan Bailey Invitational track and field meet in Edmonton (TODD KOROL/REUTERS) #
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Tiger Woods reacts to his birdie attempt on the eighth green during the third round of the 2012 U.S. Open golf tournament on the Lake Course at the Olympic Club in San Francisco (MATT SULLIVAN/REUTERS) #
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Cano holds the handle of his broken bat after lining into a double play during their MLB baseball game against the Nationals in Washington (JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS) #
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Yamaha MotoGP rider Lorenzo of Spain celebrates after winning the British motorcycling Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit, central England (STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS) #
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Audi R18 TDI Number 1 drivers Lotterer, Fassler and Treluyer celebrate on podium with Audi motorsport chief Ullrich after winning Le Mans 24-hour sportscar race (STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS) #
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Nalbandian of Argentina looks as line judge shows his injury after he kicked hoarding during his men's singles final match at Queen's Club tennis tournament (SUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERS) #
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Nalbandian of Argentina reacts after losing by default to Cilic of Croatia during their men's singles final match at Queen's Club tennis tournament in London (SUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERS) #
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Portugal's Moutinho falls over Netherlands' Willems during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match at Metalist stadium in Kharkiv (VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS) #
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Jim Furyk bites his club after hitting his shot into a bunker on the 18th hole during the final round of the 2012 U.S. Open golf championship on the Lake Course at the Olympic Club in San Francisco (MATT SULLIVAN/REUTERS) #
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Simpson holds the trophy in front of the scoreboard following the final round of the 2012 U.S. Open golf championship on the Lake Course at the Olympic Club in San Francisco (MATT SULLIVAN/REUTERS) #
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Miami Heat Bosh scores a basket in their game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second half during Game 3 of the NBA basketball finals in Miami (MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS) #

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