Sports Photos Of 2012 Week 27

We’re racing towards the Olympics now. Euro 2012 is done, Wimbledon is done (big thumbs up to the legend that is Roger Federer), the Tour De France has moved into it’s second week and all kinds of national trials have taken place meaning athletes can now truly prepare for the Olympic Games. [42 photos total]

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U.S. long jumper Brittney Reese competes in the women's long jump finals at the U.S. Olympic athletics trials in Eugene (ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS) #
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U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney powders her legs before practicing on the floor on the last day of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose (MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS) #
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Golf spectators cast shadows onto a bunker on the 18th green at the AT&T National golf tournament at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS) #
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Michael Phelps starts the men's 100m butterfly final during the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha (JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS) #
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Sabine Lisicki of Germany celebrates after defeating Maria Sharapova of Russia in their women's singles tennis match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
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Siena's square is reflected in the helmet of jockey Alessio Migheli of Nicchio (Shell) parish at the start of the Palio race in Siena (STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS) #
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Spain's national soccer team players celebrate their Euro 2012 victory on an open-top bus amidst smoke during a parade in downtown Madrid (SUSANA VERA/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Fernando Torres holds the Euro 2012 trophy as the national soccer team players celebrate their victory on an open-top bus during a parade in downtown Madrid (JAVIER BARBANCHO/REUTERS) #
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Jockeys Robert Skelly and Enrique Gonzalez race in the rain while covered in mud at Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver (ANDY CLARK/REUTERS) #
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Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in their women's quarter-final tennis match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Puerto Rico's Ricky Sanchez fails to stop a shot on basket by Jordan during their 2012 FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament in Caracas (STRINGER/VENEZUELA/REUTERS) #
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Puerto Rico's Ricky Sanchez challenges against Jordan's Zaid Abbas during their 2012 FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament in Caracas (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/REUTERS) #
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Royals Moustakas is tagged out by Blue Jays catcher Mathis during their MLB baseball game in Toronto (MARK BLINCH/REUTERS) #
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France celebrates after defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in their men's quarter-final tennis match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Andy Murray of Britain celebrates after defeating David Ferrer of Spain in their men's quarter-final tennis match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
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Goalkeeper Vargas of Sportivo Luqueno fights for the ball against Biancucchi of Olimpia during their Paraguayan first division soccer match in Asuncion (JORGE ADORNO/REUTERS) #
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Fans of Brazil's Corinthians celebrate their victory against Argentina's Boca Juniors in their Copa Libertadores second leg final soccer match in Sao Paulo (PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS) #
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Alessandro of Brazil's Corinthians holds up the Copa Libertadores trophy in Sao Paulo (STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS) #
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Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland celebrates after defeating Angelique Kerber of Germany in their women's semi-final tennis match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London (STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS) #
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Team Saxo Bank rider Cantwell of Australia lies on the ground after a fall during the fifth stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Rouen and Saint-Quentin (POOL/REUTERS) #
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A pack of riders cycles during the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Rouen and Saint-Quentin (BOGDAN CRISTEL/REUTERS) #
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Members of the Canadian Men's Eight Olympic rowing team train for the London Olympics in Burnaby (ANDY CLARK/REUTERS) #
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New York Mets Wright gets pied with shaving cream by teammate Turner after hitting a walk off single to beat the Philadelphia Phillies in their MLB National League baseball game at Citi Field in New York (ADAM HUNGER/REUTERS) #
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Sauber Formula One driver Kobayashi completes a lap during the second practice of the British F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit (PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS) #
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Andy Murray of Britain reacts to breaking the serve of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in the fourth set during their men's semi-final tennis match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
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Chaunte Lowe Howard of the U.S. competes during the High Jump Women event during the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at the Stade de France Stadium in Saint-Denis, near Paris (BENOIT TESSIER/REUTERS) #
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Knowles of Mt Vernon hauls down a steer in the steer wrestling event during 100th anniversary of Calgary Stampede Rodeo in Calgary (TODD KOROL/REUTERS) #
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Macedonia's McCalebb goes for a basket against Dominican Republic's Martinez during their 2012 FIBA Olympic qualifying basketball tournament in Caracas (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/REUTERS) #
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Proctor of Mooresville goes flying off bull Before Dark after ride during anniversary of Calgary Stampede Rodeo in Calgary (TODD KOROL/REUTERS) #
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Players compete for the ball in the mud during a 2012 Swamp Soccer World Cup China match at Olympic Green area, next to the National Stadium in Beijing (CHINA DAILY/REUTERS) #
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Ducati MotoGP rider Rossi of Italy takes curve during qualifying race of German motorcycling Grand Prix at Sachsenring circuit (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/REUTERS) #
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Serena Williams of the U.S. holds her trophy after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in their women's final tennis match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London (STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS) #
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Title holder Klitschko of Ukraine celebrates defeating contender Thompson of the US during their world heavyweight championship title fight at the Stade de Suisse in Bern (PASCAL LAUENER/REUTERS) #
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New York Yankees Swisher falls over after being tagged out by Boston Red Sox Punto during their MLB game in Boston (JESSICA RINALDI/REUTERS) #
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Rempel brothers, rodeo pick up men, chase down bucking horse during anniversary of Calgary Stampede Rodeo in Calgary (TODD KOROL/REUTERS) #
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An official runs from the spray as Red Bull Formula One drivers Webber and Vettel and Ferrari's Alonso spray one another after taking the top three spots at the British F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone (PAUL HACKETT/REUTERS) #
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The legs of Astana Pro Team rider Kessiakoff of Sweden are seen on the podium after the eighth stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Belfort and Porrentruy (BOGDAN CRISTEL/REUTERS) #
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Beerbaum of Germany clears a jump on his horse Chiara during the Grand Prix jumping tournament at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO in Aachen (ALEX DOMANSKI/REUTERS) #
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Gaskell of Maui surfs to win the final of the ASP 3-Star Copa Quiksilver El Salvador at Punta Roca beach in La Libertad (STRINGER/EL SALVADOR/REUTERS) #
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Red Sox right fielder Sweeny slams into the wall trying to field a triple by Yankees Rodriguez as Red Sox fielder Ross runs in on to cover the play at Fenway Park in Boston (JESSICA RINALDI/REUTERS) #
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Roughriders Harper receives a tackle from Eskimos Williams during CFL game in Regina (DAVID STOBBE/REUTERS) #
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Roger Federer of Switzerland kisses the winners trophy after defeating Andy Murray of Britain in their men's final tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #

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