Sports Photos Of 2013 Week 12

Loads of basketball, baseball and football in this week’s coolest photos in sports. [51 photos total]

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Dallas Stars' Eriksson is checked into the Calgary Flames' bench during their NHL hockey game in Dallas, Texas (MIKE STONE/REUTERS) #
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Dominican Republic's Sierra holds up his glove after catching a foul ball by the Netherlands' Jones in their semi-final round of the World Baseball Classic in San Francisco (BECK DIEFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Celtics' Green drives to the basket past Heat's Haslem in the second half of their NBA basketball game in Boston (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
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Denver Nuggets' Lawson goes to the basket against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Chicago (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
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Heat forward James reacts after making a basket during their NBA basketball game against the Celtics in Boston (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
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The Dominican Republic team celebrates after defeating the Netherlands during their semi-final World Baseball Classic game in San Francisco (MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS) #
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England manager Hodgson speaks with Rooney during a training session at the St George's Park training complex near Burton Upon Trent (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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Puerto Rico's Pagan slides in the rain trying to catch a fly ball hit by the Dominican Republic's Ramirez during the fourth inning of the World Baseball Classic final in San Francisco (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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St. Louis Blues Stewart and Vancouver Canucks Kassian fight during NHL hockey in Vancouver (ANDY CLARK/REUTERS) #
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Dominican Republic catcher Carlos Santana celebrates with the trophy after they defeated Puerto Rico to win the World Baseball Classic in San Francisco (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Opan Sat wrestles with Bulgaria's Vladimir Dubov during the Free Style Wrestling 60kg gold medal match at the Senior Wrestling European Championship in Tbilisi (DAVID MDZINARISHVILI/REUTERS) #
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Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeRozan prepares to dunk the ball against the Charlotte Bobcats during their NBA basketball game in Charlotte (CHRIS KEANE/REUTERS) #
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos takes down Toronto Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri in Toronto. (FRED THORNHILL/REUTERS) #
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James Madison head coach Brady directs his team against LIU Brooklyn during their first round NCAA tournament basketball game in Dayton (MATT SULLIVAN/REUTERS) #
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Cleveland Cavaliers fan Blair interrupts play during their NBA basketball game against Miami Heat in Cleveland (AARON JOSEFCZYK/REUTERS) #
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Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Crawford looks to stop Anaheim Ducks' Cogliano from deflecting the puck as it flies over the net during the second period of their NHL hockey game in Anaheim, California (DANNY MOLOSHOK/REUTERS) #
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A bodysurfer punches through a wave at the Ehukai sandbar near the surf break known as 'Pipeline' on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. (HUGH GENTRY/REUTERS) #
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Schlierenzauer of Austria soars through air during the Ski Jumping World Cup qualification event in Planica (SRDJAN ZIVULOVIC/REUTERS) #
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White Sox's Keppinger breaks his bat against the Brewers during their MLB Cactus League spring training baseball game in Glendale. RALPH D (FRESO/REUTERS) #
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Chicago Bulls' Carlos Boozer goes to the basket against Portland Trail Blazers' Meyers Leonard during their NBA basketball game in Chicago (JIM YOUNG/REUTERS) #
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New York Rangers' Gaborik, Del Zotto and Richards celebrate after scoring past Florida Panthers goalie Markstrom during their NHL hockey game in New York (RAY STUBBLEBINE/REUTERS) #
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Williams of the U.S. follows through on a shot to Date-Krumm of Japan at the Sony Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Florida (Andrew Innerarity/REUTERS) #
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McLaren Formula One driver Sergio Perez of Mexico drives in the rain during the second practice session of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Hong Kong's Lee Jones is tackled by Fiji's Osea Kolinisau during their Hong Kong Sevens preliminary rugby game in Hong Kong (BOBBY YIP/REUTERS) #
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Lotte van Beek of Netherlands celebrates her second place during the women's 1500m event at the Essent ISU World Single Distances Championships 2013 in Sochi (GRIGORY DUKOR/REUTERS) #
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Kasai of Japan soars trough the air during the Ski Jumping World Cup event in Planica (SRDJAN ZIVULOVIC/REUTERS) #
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Alaba of Austria celebrates with his team mates after Austria scored their second goal during 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Faroe Islands in Vienna (HEINZ-PETER BADER/REUTERS) #
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Poland's goalkeeper Artur Boruc lets in a goal from Ukraine's Andriy Yarmolenko during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match at the National Stadium in Warsaw (PETER ANDREWS/REUTERS) #
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Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig attempts to make a diving catch of a fly ball off the bat of Cincinnati Reds' Brandon Phillips during their MLB Cactus League spring training baseball game in Glendale. RALPH D (FRESO/REUTERS) #
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Honduras' Palacios jumps for ball with Mexico's Moreno during 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in San Pedro (STRINGER/REUTERS) #
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Costa Rica's Bryan Oviedo fights for the ball with Geoff Cameron of the U.S. during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Commerce City (MARK LEFFINGWELL/REUTERS) #
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Compton of England loses his balance after being hit by the ball watched by New Zealand's Martin and umpire Rod Tucker during day two of their final cricket test match at Eden Park in Auckland (NIGEL MARPLE/REUTERS) #
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A combination picture shows former England captain David Beckham slipping as he free kicks at a sports field during his visit in Wuhan (DARLEY SHEN/REUTERS) #
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England's Powell leaps for the ball as he is tackled by Scotland's Fedo at Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament (BOBBY YIP/REUTERS) #
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Turkey's Ucuncu wrestles with Moldova's Ciobanu during the Greco-Roman Wrestling 55kg bronze medal match at the Senior Wrestling European Championship in Tbilisi (DAVID MDZINARISHVILI/REUTERS) #
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Harvard's Saunders drives past Arizona's Johnson during NCAA tournament basketball game in Salt Lake City (JIM URQUHART/REUTERS) #
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Serena Williams of the U.S. screams and gestures after winning a point against Japan's Ayumi Morita in their women's singles third round match at the Sony Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Florida (Andrew Innerarity/REUTERS) #
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Syracuse's C.J. Fair dunks against California during their NCAA basketball tournament third round game in San Jose (ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS) #
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Butler University head coach Stevens reacts to a call during the second half of play against Marquette University in Lexington (JOHN SOMMERS II/REUTERS) #
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Wichita State Carl Hall loses his glasses while being defended by Gonzaga Harris and guard Barham during the second half of their third round NCAA tournament basketball game in Salt Lake City, Utah (JIM URQUHART/REUTERS) #
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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drives on the gravel after losing his front wing during the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit outside Kuala Lumpur (TIM CHONG/REUTERS) #
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Students of the St. Petersburg University of the State Fire Service participate in a rock climbing training session in Krasnoyarsk (ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS) #
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Pakistan's Younis Khan plays a shot bowled by South Africa's Lonwabo Tsotsobe during their final ODI cricket match in Benoni (SIPHIWE SIBEKO/REUTERS) #
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Smeekens of Netherlands competes during the men's 500m event at the Essent ISU World Single Distances Championships 2013 in Sochi (GRIGORY DUKOR/REUTERS) #
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South Africa's batsman Behardien plays a shot bowled by Pakistan's Riaz during their final ODI cricket match in Benoni (SIPHIWE SIBEKO/REUTERS) #
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Georgia's Datunashvili wrestles with Russia's Vlasov during the Greco-Roman Wrestling 74kg gold medal match at the Senior Wrestling European Championship in Tbilisi (DAVID MDZINARISHVILI/REUTERS) #
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David Ferrer hits a backhand to Fabio Fognini during their match at the Sony Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS) #
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The puck lands on top of New York Rangers Carl Hagelin's shoulder as he and Washington Capitals Jack Hillen crash into the boards in their NHL game in New York (RAY STUBBLEBINE/REUTERS) #
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San Antonio Spurs' Green makes shot against Houston Rockets' Harden and Beverly during their NBA basketball game in Houston (RICHARD CARSON/REUTERS) #
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University of Miami forward Julian Gamble and guard Shane Larkin celebrate during their third round NCAA basketball game in Austin, Texas (MIKE STONE/REUTERS) #
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Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia serves to Serena Williams of the U.S. at the Sony Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS) #

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