Sports Photos Of 2012 Week 40

Week 40 in sports is mostly about balls and sticks, baseball and cricket are the main sports featured. We hope you enjoy. [46 photos total]

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Workers look out of a gap in the scoreboard during the Twenty20 World Cup Super 8 cricket match between the West Indies and New Zealand in Pallekele (PHILIP BROWN/REUTERS) #
Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews hits a shot during their Twenty20 World Cup Super 8 cricket match against England in Pallekele (DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS) #
Nationals' Werth shakes beer and champagne out of his hair during celebrations for National League East Division championship win in Washington (JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS) #
Los Angeles Dodgers' Herrera has his shirt ripped off by teammate Gordon in celebration for the winning run in their MLB game in Los Angeles (DANNY MOLOSHOK/REUTERS) #
Oakland Athletics players celebrate after earning a wild card berth in Oakland (ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS) #
Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall is tackled by Dallas Cowboys safety Danny McCray in Arlington, Texas (MIKE STONE/REUTERS) #
Tsonga of France jumps as he celebrates winning his first round match against Istomin of Uzbekistan at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing (PETAR KUJUNDZIC/REUTERS) #
Pakistan's Hasan leaps and celebrates after dismissing Australia's Watson during the ICC World Twenty20 Super 8 cricket match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo (PHILIP BROWN/REUTERS) #
Blue Jays' Lind tags out Twins' Escobar during their MLB baseball game in Toronto (MARK BLINCH/REUTERS) #
A groundskeeper attempts to catch a bird as New York Yankees played Boston Red Sox in MLB game in New York (RAY STUBBLEBINE/REUTERS) #
Reds' Ludwick breaks his bat during the eighth inning of their MLB National League baseball game against Cardinals in St. Louis (SARAH CONARD/REUTERS) #
France's Bartoli watches the ball during her third round women's singles match against Germany's Goerges at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
Europe Ryder Cup team golfer Lawrie poses with the Ryder Cup during a photocall in front of the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland (DAVID MOIR/REUTERS) #
Arsenal goalkeeper Mannone dives for the ball as Olympiakos Piraeus' Mitroglou scores a goal during their Champions League Group B soccer match at the Emirates Stadium in London (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
Paris Saint Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Porto's Maicon fight for the ball during their Champions League soccer match in Porto (MIGUEL VIDAL/REUTERS) #
Manchester City's Kompany misses the ball during their Champions League Group D soccer match against Borussia Dortmund in Manchester (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
Fans react after the New York Yankees won the American League East Championship in New York (RAY STUBBLEBINE/REUTERS) #
Mercedes Formula One driver Schumacher of Germany walks in his garage at the Suzuka circuit (Toru Hanai/REUTERS) #
Pakistan's captain Hafeez runs between the wickets as Sri Lanka's Kulasekara throws the ball during their Twenty20 World Cup semi-final cricket match in Colombo (DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS) #
Maribor soccer fans cheer for their team during their Europa League soccer match against Lazio in Rome (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
Liverpool's Shelvey celebrates scoring against Udinese during their Europa League Group A soccer match at Anfield in Liverpool (PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS) #
Borussia Moenchengladbach's Xhaka fights for the ball with Fenerbahce's Kaldirim during their Europa League soccer match in Moenchengladbach (INA FASSBENDER/REUTERS) #
Borussia Moenchengladbach's ter Stegen reacts during their Europa League soccer match against Fenerbahce in Moenchengladbach (INA FASSBENDER/REUTERS) #
France's Tsonga serves during his quarter-final men's singles match against Russia's Youzhny at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
West Indies' Ramdin catches the ball as Australia's Cummins dives in to his crease during the ICC world Twenty20 semi-final at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (PHILIP BROWN/REUTERS) #
McLaren Formula One driver Button drives out of his box during the third practice session of the Japanese F1 Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit (KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS) #
China's Li hits a shot during her semi-final women's singles match against Russia's Sharapova at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing (JASON LEE/REUTERS) #
A boy hits a ball as people walk along the seafront at Galle face green in Colombo (PHILIP BROWN/REUTERS) #
Arsenal's Theo Walcott celebrates scoring a goal during their English Premier League soccer match against West Ham in London (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
Wilkins of U.S. takes part in the 2012 Sheru classic bodybuilding competition in New Delhi (MANSI THAPLIYAL/REUTERS) #
Soccer fans of Sao Paulo cheer their team during Brazilian Serie A Championship soccer match against Palmeiras in Sao Paulo (PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS) #
New Orleans Hornets forward Anthony Davis, Jr. helps a disabled child dunk a basketball during a NBA Cares outreach event in Mexico City (HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS) #
Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel is brought down by LSU Tigers defenders including Eric Reid and Tharold Simon in Gainesville (JOE SKIPPER/REUTERS) #
Florida Gators players celebrate after they defeated the LSU Tigers in their NCAA football game in Gainesville (JOE SKIPPER/REUTERS) #
A sailboat competes at the fourth stage of the New Moon Regatta tournament off the coast of Cartagena (STRINGER/COLOMBIA/REUTERS) #
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan of the US jump as they celebrate winning the men's doubles final against Argentina's Berlocq and Uzbekistan's Istomin at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
A view of the R Premadasa stadium at sunset through a hole in the scoreboard before the world Twenty20 final between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (PHILIP BROWN/REUTERS) #
West Indies' Gayle leaps over a board as they celebrate winning the world Twenty20 final against Sri Lanka at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo (PHILIP BROWN/REUTERS) #
West Indies' players pose with trophy after winning the World Twenty20 final cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo (DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS) #
Real Madrid's Ronaldo's face is targeted by a laser pointer from spectators as he stands next to Alonso during their Spanish first division soccer match against Barcelona at Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona (ALBERT GEA/REUTERS) #
Paris St Germain's Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring the first goal for the team during their French Ligue 1 soccer match against Olympique Marseille at the Velodrome Stadium in Marseille (JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER/REUTERS) #
Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao celebrates after he scored a goal near Malaga's goalkeeper Willy Caballero during their Spanish first division soccer match in Madrid (ANDREA COMAS/REUTERS) #
Minnesota Vikings running back Toby Gerhart is upended by Tennessee Titans safeties Griffin and Babineaux after a 22-yard gain in Minneapolis (ERIC MILLER/REUTERS) #
Grounds crew members run across the field tarp during rain delay before Game 1 in their MLB ALDS playoff baseball series between Yankees and Orioles in Baltimore (GARY CAMERON/REUTERS) #
Saints quarterback Brees celebrates after scoring a touchdown pass to break Johnny Unitas' record of consecutive games with a touchdown pass, during the first half of their NFL football game against the Chargers in New Orleans (JONATHAN BACHMAN/REUTERS) #
A competitor taking part in the World Hickory Open golf championshp tee's off during the first round in Monifeith (DAVID MOIR/REUTERS) #

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