Sports Photos Of 2012 Week 39

Only one real sports story to go with this week, The Ryder Cup. Simply put, it was epic golf. [59 photos total]

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Orioles' Johnson works the third inning against the Blue Jays in their first game of a double header during an MLB American League baseball game in Baltimore (PATRICK SMITH/REUTERS) #
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Surfers wait for waves as dolphins jump around at Bondi Beach in Sydney (DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERS) #
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Seahawks receiver Tate catches game-winning touchdown against Packers during their Monday night NFL football game at Centurylink Field in Seattle (ANTHONY BOLANTE/REUTERS) #
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Ten-year-old Lucas Amorim, who has phocomelia, affecting the growth of his arms, swims in Manaus (STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS) #
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Bangladesh's Mohammad Ashraful is bowled by Pakistan's Sohail Tanvir during their Twenty20 World Cup group D match at Pallekele in Sri Lanka (PHILIP BROWN/REUTERS) #
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Juventus's Pirlo and Fiorentina's Jovetic fight for the ball during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence (GIAMPIERO SPOSITO/REUTERS) #
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Pakistan's Afridi dives to stop the ball as Bangladesh's Hasan and Australian umpire Davis watch during their Twenty20 World Cup cricket match in Pallekele (DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS) #
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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Aaron Laffey works the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles during their MLB baseball game in Baltimore (PATRICK SMITH/REUTERS) #
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New York Mets relief pitcher Carson reacts as he walks off the field after being relieved against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the seventh inning of their MLB National League baseball game at Citi Field in New York (ADAM HUNGER/REUTERS) #
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Rangers' Lee McCulloch celebrates scoring against Motherwell during their Scottish Communities League Cup soccer match at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland (DAVID MOIR/REUTERS) #
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Baltimore Orioles Flaherty makes a play to force out Toronto Blue Jays Lind during an MLB game in Baltimore (PATRICK SMITH/REUTERS) #
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Ronaldinho of Atletico Mineiro plays a free kick during their Brazilian Series A Championship soccer match against Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro (RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS) #
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New Zealand's Taylor runs out Sri Lanka's Thirimanne during their Twenty20 World Cup cricket match in Pallekele (DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS) #
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Grasshopper Club's Toko celebrates after scoring a goal against FC Luzern during their Swiss Super League soccer match in Zurich (MICHAEL BUHOLZER/REUTERS) #
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New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey tips his cap to the crowd as he walks to the dugout after being removed from the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the eighth inning of their MLB National League baseball game at CitiField in New York (ADAM HUNGER/REUTERS) #
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NFL referee Gene Steratore walks onto the field before the Cleveland Browns play the Baltimore Ravens (PATRICK SMITH/REUTERS) #
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Browns wide receiver Greg Little cannot hang onto a pass as Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb breaks up the pass in the fourth quarter during their NFL game in Baltimore (PATRICK SMITH/REUTERS) #
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French centenarian Marchand is seen after establishing a record for the fastest 100-year-old to cover 100km in Lyon (ROBERT PRATTA/REUTERS) #
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Jordi Salla Serra of Spain verifies his rods during the 14th Carpfishing World Championship in Corbu village (RADU SIGHETI/REUTERS) #
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U.S. golfer Mickelson and Bradley celebrate after defeating Team Europe golfers McIlroy and McDowell on the 17th green during the afternoon four-ball round at the 39th Ryder Cup matches at the Medinah Country Club (MATT SULLIVAN/REUTERS) #
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Toronto Blue Jays Colby Rasmus goes up the wall and just misses catching a fly ball hit by New York Yankees Curtis Granderson in Toronto. (FRED THORNHILL/REUTERS) #
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Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa of Spain rides during third free practice at the Aragon Grand Prix at Motorland race track in Alcaniz (ALBERT GEA/REUTERS) #
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A skywriter leaves a message for Team Europe over the course during the morning foursomes round at the 39th Ryder Cup matches at the Medinah Country Club (JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS) #
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Bayern Munich's Mandzukic and Shaqiri celebrate goal during German Bundesliga first division soccer match against Werder Bremen in Bremen (FABIAN BIMMER/REUTERS) #
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Team Europe golfer McIlroy bends backwards as he misses a birdie putt to halve the seventh hole during the morning foursomes round at the 39th Ryder Cup golf matches at the Medinah Country Club (MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS) #
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Katusha rider Purito of Spain celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win Tour of Lombardy (Giro di Lombardia) classic cycling race (STRINGER/ITALY/REUTERS) #
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The ball deflects off Motherwell's Cummins to score an own goal during their Scottish Premier League soccer match against Celtic in Motherwell, Scotland (DAVID MOIR/REUTERS) #
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Sri Lanka's captain Mahela Jayawardene plays a shot as West Indies' wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin during their Twenty20 World Cup Super 8 cricket match in Pallekele (DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS) #
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Borussia Dortmund's players celebrate a goal against Borussia Moenchengladbach during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match in Dortmund (INA FASSBENDER/REUTERS) #
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U.S. golfer Woods reacts after missing a birdie putt to lose the second hole during the afternoon four-ball round at the 39th Ryder Cup golf matches at the Medinah Country Club (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
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Juventus' Pirlo celebrates after scoring against AS Roma during their Serie A soccer match at the Juventus stadium in Turin (STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS) #
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A U.S. golf shows off his sunglasses during the afternoon four-ball round at the 39th Ryder Cup matches at the Medinah Country Club (JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS) #
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Blue Jays infielders Brett Lawrie and Adam Lind celebrate their win during their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto (MIKE CASSESE/REUTERS) #
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U.S. golfer Johnson looks at a divot on the third green with Team Europe golfers McIlroy and Poulter during the afternoon four-ball round at the 39th Ryder Cup golf matches at the Medinah Country Club (MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS) #
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Team Europe golfer Molinari throws his club to the ground after a chip shot stopped an inch short of the 12th hole during the afternoon four-ball round at the 39th Ryder Cup matches at the Medinah Country Club (MATT SULLIVAN/REUTERS) #
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U.S. golfer Johnson celebrates sinking a birdie putt to win the 17th hole in front of Team Europe golfers Lawrie and Colsaerts during the afternoon four-ball round at the 39th Ryder Cup matches at the Medinah Country Club (JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS) #
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Team Europe golfer Poulter lays on the ground to line up a putt on the 18th green during the afternoon four-ball round at the 39th Ryder Cup golf matches at the Medinah Country Club (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
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Argentina Los Pumas' Martin Landajo runs to score a try under pressure of New Zealand All Blacks' Israel Dagg during their Rugby Championship test match in La Plata (ENRIQUE MARCARIAN/REUTERS) #
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LSU Tigers quarterback Mettenberger celebrates with teammates during the second half of their NCAA football game against the Towson Tigers in Baton Rouge (JONATHAN BACHMAN/REUTERS) #
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New Zealand All Blacks' Aaron Smith dives to score a try during their Rugby Championship match against Argentina Los Pumas in La Plata (MARCOS BRINDICCI/REUTERS) #
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BC Lions defensive back Korey Banks goes for the sack as Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant gets the pass away during the second half CFL football game in Regina (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
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Runners compete in the 39th Berlin Marathon in Berlin (THOMAS PETER/REUTERS) #
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South Africa's de Villiers stretches to make his ground during ICC World Twenty Super 8 cricket match against Australia at R Premadasa Stadium (PHILIP BROWN/REUTERS) #
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Kalex Moto2 rider Espargaro of Spain celebrates his victory at the Aragon MotoGP Grand Prix at the Motorland circuit in Alcaniz (ALBERT GEA/REUTERS) #
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Wrestlers covered with oil grapple as they take part in a traditional oil wrestling competition in the village of Cherna (STOYAN NENOV/REUTERS) #
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Yamaha MotoGP rider Lorenzo leads the pack during the first lap of the Aragon Motorcycling Grand Prix at the Motorland circuit in Alcaniz (ALBERT GEA/REUTERS) #
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U.S. golfer Mickelson hits from a sand trap on the fifth hole during the 39th Ryder Cup singles golf matches at the Medinah Country Club (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
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Yankees Cano and Jeter turn a double play over Blue Jays Rasmus during their MLB baseball game in Toronto (MARK BLINCH/REUTERS) #
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Jets Tebow is tackled by 49ers players as he tried to run with the ball during their NFL football game in East Rutherford (MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS) #
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Falcons Bosher holds the ball for Bryan who makes the winning field goal kick against the Panthers in their NFL football game in Atlanta (TAMI CHAPPELL/REUTERS) #
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U.S. golfer Furyk reacts to missing a birdie putt to halve the 16th hole during the 39th Ryder Cup singles golf matches at the Medinah Country Club (MATT SULLIVAN/REUTERS) #
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Team Europe golfer Kaymer celebrates winning his match against U.S. golfer Stricker to retain the Ryder Cup for Europe on the 18th green during the 39th Ryder Cup singles golf matches at the Medinah Country Club (JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS) #
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Team Europe golfer Kaymer celebrates winning his match against U.S. golfer Stricker to retain the Ryder Cup for Europe with Garcia during the 39th Ryder Cup singles golf matches at the Medinah Country Club (JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS) #
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Team Europe captain Olazabal reacts as he sits next to the Ryder Cup during a remark about Ballesteros while attending the closing ceremony of the 39th Ryder Cup at the Medinah Country Club (JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS) #
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers out runs New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer in the second half during their NFL football game in Green Bay, Wisconsin (DARREN HAUCK/REUTERS) #
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Philadelphia Eagles Vick is helped to his feet after a hit by the New York Giants by Referee Ron Winter during the first quarter of their NFL football game in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (TIM SHAFFER/REUTERS) #
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Cornet of France hits a shot during her first round match against Azarenka of Belarus at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
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Team Europe golfers pose for a team photo with the Ryder Cup after the closing ceremony of the 39th Ryder Cup at the Medinah Country Club (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
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Team Europe captain Olazabal carries the Ryder Cup as he leaves the closing ceremony of the 39th Ryder Cup at the Medinah Country Club (MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS) #

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