Sports Photos Of 2012 Week 28

Can you feel the Olympic excitement building yet? Nah, me neither. While we wait to go into OS overdrive we can check out this beautiful mixture of other sporting events and the athletes who participate in them. [36 photos total]

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Baseball fan Jean Carrino screams during batting practice before the Major League Baseball All-Star Game Home Run Derby in Kansas City (SARAH CONARD/REUTERS) #
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PGA CEO Jones puts his arm around real estate magnate Trump as they play golf during opening of Trump International Golf Links golf course near Aberdeen (DAVID MOIR/REUTERS) #
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American League All-Star Prince Fielder of the Detroit TIgers hits during the Major League Baseball All-Star Game Home Run Derby in Kansas City (DAVE KAUP/REUTERS) #
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Young male gymnasts stretch their legs as a female gymnast jumps on a stage at a local juvenile sports school in Jiaxing (STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS) #
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National League All-Star Cabrera of the San Francisco Giants holds the MVP trophy at the Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Kansas City (JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS) #
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Justin Warner competes in the men's 100m final at the Toronto International Track & Field Games in Toronto (MARK BLINCH/REUTERS) #
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Spectators watch from windows during as cyclists participate in the Gastown Grand Prix cycling race in Vancouver, British Columbia (ANDY CLARK/REUTERS) #
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Palmeiras soccer players carry head coach Luis Felipe Scolari after their team won the Copa do Brasil championship against Coritiba, in Curitiba (PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS) #
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Sky Procycling rider and leader's yellow jersey Wiggins of Britain cycles in the Alps mountains during the eleventh stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Albertville and La Toussuire (BOGDAN CRISTEL/REUTERS) #
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File photo of Brazilian soccer player Ronaldinho speaking during a news conference after signing with club Atletico Mineiro in Belo Horizonte (STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS) #
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David Haye faces Dereck Chisora during a weigh-in at a cinema in central London (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS) #
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Thiago Braz da Silva of Brazil competes during the Pole Vault final at the IAAF World Junior Championships at Lluis Company Olympic stadium in Barcelona (GUSTAU NACARINO/REUTERS) #
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Suero of the Dominican Republic is fouled by Iguodala of the U.S. 2012 Olympic men's basketball team during an exhibition game at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas (STEVE MARCUS/REUTERS) #
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Chelsea soccer captain John Terry leaves Westminster Magistrates' Court in central London (KI PRICE/REUTERS) #
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Garmin-Sharp rider Millar of Britain reacts on the finish line as he wins the 12th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and Annonay-Davezieux (JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER/REUTERS) #
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A London 2012 water polo ball floats in front of the Olympic Rings during a media preview of the Water Polo Arena in the London 2012 Olympic Park at Stratford in London (LUKE MACGREGOR/REUTERS) #
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Stevenson loses his hat as he rides the horse Hurricane Terry in the bareback event during the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede Rodeo in Calgary (TODD KOROL/REUTERS) #
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Nationals pitcher Gonzalez jokes with teammate Strasburg in the dugout as their team faced the Marlins in their MLB baseball game in Miami (JOE SKIPPER/REUTERS) #
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Espargaro of Spain crashes with Zarco of France during the third practice session for Italian motorcycling Grand Prix at Mugello circuit (GIAMPIERO SPOSITO/REUTERS) #
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The pack of riders cycles past a woman on a horse during the 13th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux and Cap d'Agde (STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS) #
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Competitors run in the women's 400m during the Diamond League London Grand Prix athletics meet at Crystal Palace in London (SUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERS) #
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A combination of pictures show Little falling during the women's 400 m hurdles final next to winner Russell and fourth placed Kolesnychenko at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona (GUSTAU NACARINO/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Haye celebrates his win over compatriot Chisora after scoring a fifth round knockout in their fight for the vacant WBO and WBA International Heavyweight Championship at Upton Park in London (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Khan of Britain takes a punch from Garcia of the U.S. for the championship fight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas (STEVE MARCUS/REUTERS) #
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Vinales of Spain races ahead of Fenati of Italy and Cortese of Germany to win the Italian motorcycle Grand Prix at Mugello circuit (MAX ROSSI/REUTERS) #
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England's Luke Donald plays his second shot at the second hole during the final round of the Scottish Open golf tournament at Castle Stuart golf course near Inverness (DAVID MOIR/REUTERS) #
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Competitors start during MX1 FIM motocross World Championship event in Kegums (INTS KALNINS/REUTERS) #
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Rabobank Cycling Team rider Sanchez of Spain cycles in a break away during the 14th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Limoux and Foix (STEPHANE MAHE/REUTERS) #
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Mud flies off a competitor's shoes as he runs out of an obstacle during the Tough Mudder at Mt. Snow in West Dover (JESSICA RINALDI/REUTERS) #
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Competitors work to pull a woman up an obstacle where competitors must jump to the top of a half pipe during the Tough Mudder at Mt. Snow in West Dover (JESSICA RINALDI/REUTERS) #
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Sundell flies off the horse after he won the Saddle Bronc event during the finals of the Calgary Stampede Rodeo in Calgary (TODD KOROL/REUTERS) #
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A horse falls back onto La Valley of Bezanson, Alberta in the Bareback event during the finals at the 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede Rodeo in Calgary (TODD KOROL/REUTERS) #
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Fans of Independiente Santa Fe cheer during the Colombian First Division soccer championship against Deportivo Pasto in Bogota (JOHN VIZCAINO/REUTERS) #
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Independiente Santa Fe's soccer players celebrate after winning the Colombian First Division soccer championship in Bogota (JOHN VIZCAINO/REUTERS) #
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Shanghai Shenhua's Drogba and Anelka look on during a training session in Shanghai (ALY SONG/REUTERS) #
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The pack of riders cycles during the 15th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Samatan and Pau (BOGDAN CRISTEL/REUTERS) #

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