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The 111 Best Sports Pictures Of 2011

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy celebrates his win during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, June 19, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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Chile's Alvaro Trewhela rests after competing in the men's 10km open water race at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai July 20, 2011. REUTERS/Aly Song

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IBF Super Middleweight champion Lucian Bute (R) of Romania punches Glen Johnson of Jamaica during their IBF Super Middleweight championship fight at the Colisee de Quebec in Quebec City, November 5, 2011. Bute won the fight. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a return to Mardy Fish of the U.S. during their quarter-final match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 29, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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Tottenham Hotspur's goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes attempts to prevent Chelsea's Frank Lampard's shot from crossing the line during their Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge, London April 30, 2011. The goal was awarded. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

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Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Raul Ibanez mishandles a fly ball from the Florida Marlins during the fourth inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 15, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

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Barcelona's David Villa poses with the trophy after their Champions League final soccer match against Manchester United at Wembley Stadium in London May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

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Jacek Czachor of Poland rides his KTM during the third stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Tucuman to Jujuy, January 4, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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Miami Heat's LeBron James (R) and Dwyane Wade pause during a break in play against the Dallas Mavericks
during the first half Game 6 of the NBA Finals basketball series in Miami, June 12, 2011. REUTERS/Hans Deryk

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Musher Ketil Retan of Normay climbs the track with his dogs during the second part of the eighth stage of La Grande Odysee sled dog race in Mont-Cenis January 16, 2011. The race crosses the Alps in France and Switzerland covering over 1000 km (621 miles) over 11 days. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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France's Damien Cely competes in the preliminary round of the men's 1m springboard diving event at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai July 16, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

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Colombia's team performs during the preliminary round of the synchronised swimming team technical event at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai July 18, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

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Manchester United's Wayne Rooney scores against Manchester City from an overhead kick during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford in Manchester February 12, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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Michael Phelps of the U.S. competes during the men's 200m butterfly semi-final at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai July 26, 2011. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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Jennifer Oeser of Germany competes during the long jump event of the heptathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 30, 2011. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

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Sergey Bakulin of Russia throws away a bottle of water during the men's 50 km race walk final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu September 3, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

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The race car of driver Will Power (L) goes airborne during the IZOD IndyCar World Championship race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada October 16, 2011. The motor racing world was left reeling on Monday from the death of time-two Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon while the search for answers into what triggered the horrific crash began. Wheldon's death in the IndyCar finale at Las Vegas Speedway on Sunday left fans stunned and plunged series officials into crisis management mode as the season-ending celebration turned to disaster. Picture taken October 16, 2011. REUTERS/Barry Ambrose

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Phillips Idowu of Britain competes during the men's triple jump final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu September 4, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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Oscar Pistorius of South Africa comes out of the starting blocks during his men's 400 metres heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia competes during the women's pole vault final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 30, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain takes a curve on his way to finish second in the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 29, 2011. Picture taken with a tilt-shift lens. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Qian Hongyan, 16, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, climbs onto a platform
during a daily training session at a swimming centre in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province, July 30, 2011. About 30 disabled athletes from the club aged 10 to 22 are training for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The club was founded in August 2007. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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England's Chris Ashton scores his fourth try against Italy during their Six Nations rugby union match at Twickenham in west London February 12, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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New York Yankees catcher Russell Martin eyes the ball during a catching drill at the team's spring training camp in Tampa, Florida, February 17, 2011. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

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Manchester United's goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar acknowledges the crowd after their Champions League final soccer match defeat to Barcelona at Wembley Stadium in London May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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Thomas Fanara of France competes during the men's giant slalom race at the Alpine Skiing World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen February 18, 2011. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

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Mark Melligen (R) of the Philippines takes a punch from Gabriel Martinez of Mexico during their 10-round welterweight fight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 19, 2011. Melligen went on to win the fight by unanimous decision. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

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Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki looks for a rebound against the Miami Heat in the second half during Game 6 of the NBA Finals basketball series in Miami, June 12, 2011. REUTERS/Ronald Martinez/Pool

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Sprint Cup Series driver Trevor Bayne celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 race at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida February 20, 2011. REUTERS/Pool/Matthew Stockman

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A skier takes a jump during sunny winter weather at the Swiss mountain area of Hoch-Ybrig some 55 kilometres (34 miles) south of Zurich February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Manchester United during their Champions League final soccer match at Wembley Stadium in London May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

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Leopard Trek team riders stand on a podium to pay their respects as Wouter Weylandt is commemorated after the fourth stage of Giro d'Italia from Quarto dei Mille to Livorno May 10, 2011. Some Giro d'Italia cyclists, sporting black armbands, took part in a stage of respect for Weylandt on Tuesday after the Belgian rider was killed in a crash the previous day. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito

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Skiers are seen from a helicopter as they start into the 87th Vasaloppet long distance cross country ski race in Berga By near Saelen, Sweden, March 6, 2011. The traditional 90-km (56-mile) ski race Vasaloppet from Berga By outside Salen to Mora is the oldest and biggest long distance cross-country ski race in the world. The race is named after former Swedish King Gustav Vasa who according to the legendary tale, in the year 1520 skied the 90 kilometres fleeing from Danish soldiers while raising a Swedish army. The race has been an annual event since 1922. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

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The Olympic Stadium with the figure 1 mown into the grass to mark one year to go until the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, is seen in this undated aerial photograph released in London on July 27, 2011. REUTERS/LOCOG/Handout

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Racers from (L-R) the U.S., China, Britain and Canada compete in their mens 5000 metres semi-final at the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Sheffield, northern England, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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Carlos Sainz of Spain drives his Volkswagen Touareg during the eighth stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011, from Antofagasta to Copiapo, January 10, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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People watch cross country skiers race over the frozen lake Sils during the Engadin Ski Marathon near Sils March 13, 2011. More than 11,900 skiers registered in the 42.2 km race between Maloja and S-chanf near the Swiss mountain resort of St. Moritz. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud

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Inter Milan's Maicon slides into the net as Bayern Munich's Mario Gomez (not pictured) scores his team's first goal during their Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match in Munich March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

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Horses jump a fence in The Pertemps Final during the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

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V8 Supercar driver Craig Lowndes of Australia drives Britain's Jenson Button McLaren Formula One car during a media event at Mount Panorama raceway in Bathurst, 200km (125 miles) west of Sydney March 22, 2011. The Australian F1 race, to be held on March 27, is the first race of the season after the race was in Bahrain was cancelled due to the political unrest. REUTERS/Vue Images/Handout

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Manchester United's Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring a goal during the first leg of their Champions League quarter final soccer match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in London April 6, 2011. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Erik Morales of Mexico exits the ring with a swollen eye after losing a WBA interim super lightweight title fight to Marcos Maidana of Argentina at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada April 9, 2011. Maidana won the fight by majority decision. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

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Players battle for the ball during the annual Lelo match in the village of Shukhuti, about 290 km (180 miles) west of Tbilisi, April 24, 2011. The villagers of Zemo (upper) Shukhuti and Kvemo (lower) Shukhuti have played the game every Easter Sunday for generations, with each side trying to carry the 16 kg (35 lbs) ball to their end of the neighbouring villages. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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Australian V8 Supercar driver Karl Reindler's car (2-R) bursts into flames after a collision with another race car (L) driven by Steve Owen during competition at Barbagallo Raceway in Perth May 1, 2011. Both drivers walked away from the crash with Reindler being taken to hospital with burns to his hands, local media reported. REUTERS/Scott Wensley

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Celtic's manager Neil Lennon reacts after his side is not awarded a penalty against Inverness Caledonian Thistle during their Scottish Premier League soccer match at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, Inverness, Scotland, May 4, 2011. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

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Kentucky Derby hopeful Mucho Macho Man gallops on the track during early morning workouts at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 5, 2011. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

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Army veteran Edward Menchavez zips up his wetsuit at a surf therapy program for military veterans in Manhattan Beach, California May 7, 2011. The program is run by the Jimmy Miller Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated the healing of mental and physical illness through surfing and ocean related activities. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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Matt Wilkinson of Australia surfs during the men's Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Billabong Rio Pro championship on Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro May 18, 2011. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes gets Gatorade poured on him after his win over the Cleveland Indians following their American League MLB baseball game in Toronto May 30, 2011. Reyes celebrated his first win in nearly three years on Monday and avoided setting a Major League Baseball record for consecutive starts without a victory. The left-hander had gone 28 starts since he last won on June 13, 2008 pitching for Atlanta, but he ended his drought in style, the Blue Jays beating Cleveland 11-1 in Reyes' first complete game. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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A man lifts a 250 kg (551.15 lbs) stone during the traditional Bavarian stone-lifting competition in a beer tent in Grafing, near Munich June 2, 2011. Stone-lifting, also called Steinheben, is the traditional Bavarian way of weightlifting and it dates back to the 15th century. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

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Suter Moto2 rider Julian Simon (R) of Spain and Suter Moto2 rider Kenan Sofuoglu of Turkey crashes during the Catalunya MotoGP Grand Prix at the Montmelo race track, near Barcelona, June 5, 2011. REUTERS/Israel Medrano

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Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara celebrates with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 to win the NHL Stanley Cup Final hockey playoff in Vancouver, British Columbia June 15, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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China's Guo Yan eyes the ball as she serves against Kim Kying Ah of South Korea during their table tennis match at the Volkswagen 2011 China vs. World Team Challenge event in Shanghai June 24, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds the winners trophy after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain (R) in the men's singles final at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London July 3, 2011. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

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Boston Red Sox' Marco Scutaro tosses his helmet after being tagged out at second base to end the 12th inning of their MLB American League baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts July 26, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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Markus Henriksen of Rosenborg heads a ball during their Champions League third round second leg qualification match against Viktoria Plzen in Plzen, August 3, 2011. REUTERS/Petr Josek

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A dragon fly lands on the head of Tiger Woods of the U.S. as he prepares to hit his tee shot on the second hole during a practice round for the 93rd PGA Championship golf tournament at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Jones Creek, Georgia, August 9, 2011. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

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Gary Hunt of the United Kingdom dives in the final round of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2011 competition in Boston, Massachusetts August 20, 2011. Boston is the sixth stop on this year's tour and the only urban venue, where divers plunge some 90 feet from the roof of a contemporary art museum into Boston Harbor. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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FC Servette's Ishmael Yartey reacts after a missed opportunity during their Super League soccer match against Neuchatel Xamax in Neuchatel August 14, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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England's midfield trio (L-R) of Mike Tindall, Manu Tuilagi and Jonny Wilkinson combine tackle Ireland's Andrew Trimble during their friendly rugby international test match at Aviva Stadium in Dublin,August 27, 2011. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

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Usain Bolt of Jamaica walks without his shirt after being disqualified for a false start during the men's 100 metres final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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Robert Harting of Germany celebrates winning the men's discus throw final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu August 30, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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Bulgaria's (L-R) Vladimir Milchev Nikolov, Metodi Ananiev and Viktor Yosifov concentrate during their Men's Volleyball European Championship quarterfinal match against Russia in Karlovy Vary September 15, 2011. REUTERS/David W Cerny

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Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) pulls in a catch against the Washington Redskins during the second half of their NFL football game in Landover, Maryland, September 18, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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Romania (L) and England players contest a scrum during their Rugby World Cup Pool B match at Otago Stadium in Dunedin September 24, 2011. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

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Liverpool's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring during their English Premier League soccer match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England September 24, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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Mexican lucha libre wrestler Catrina (2nd R) poses with fellow wrestlers La Llorona (Spanish for The Crying Lady) and Astrid (R), demonstrating the lock-key wrestling position, at a gymnasium in Mexico City September 27, 2011. Catrina, 56, a grandmother of seven, has been wrestling for 27 years. She began wrestling while learning self-defense to protect herself from her ex-husband who used to hit her. She is now married to another wrestler. The majority of Mexican female lucha libre wrestlers are housewives and part-time wrestlers. Lucha libre wrestlers wear masks and fight as fictional characters in the ring to remain anonymous to fans. Picture taken September 27, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

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Australia Wallabies' Adam Ashley-Cooper (R) attempts to tackle South Africa Springboks' Jean de Villiers during their Rugby World Cup quarter-final match at Wellington Regional Stadium October 9, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates winning the world championship after finishing third in the Japanese F1 Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit October 9, 2011. Vettel became Formula One's youngest double world champion on Sunday after finishing third in a Japanese Grand Prix won by McLaren rival Jenson Button. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus throws but fails to put out St. Louis Cardinals' Lance Berkman during the seventh inning in Game 7 of MLB's World Series baseball championship in St. Louis, Missouri, October 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

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Michigan State Spartans center Adreian Payne (5) goes to the basket against North Carolina Tar Heels forward John Henson (31) at the NCAA Carrier Classic men's college basketball game on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in Coronado California November 11 , 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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The University of Arkansas raise their helmets before taking on Ohio State University during the NCAA BCS Allstate Sugar Bowl football game in New Orleans, Louisiana January, 4, 2011. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

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Spectators cheers behind England's Alastair Cook during the fifth Ashes cricket test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground January 5, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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AC Milan's Rodney Strasser (C) celebrates with his team mates Antonio Cassano (R) and Ignazio Abate at the end of their Italian Serie A soccer match against Cagliari at the Sant'Elia stadium in Cagliari January 6, 2011. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

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Soccer players from Haiti's Zaryen team (in blue) and the national amputee team fight for the ball during a friendly match at the national stadium in Port-au-Prince January 10, 2011. Sprinting on their crutches at breakneck speed, the young soccer players who lost legs in Haiti's earthquake last year project a symbol of hope and resilience in a land where so much is broken. REUTERS/Kena Betancur

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BMC Racing Team's Cadel Evans of Australia, wearing the leader's yellow jersey, holds his bicycle in front the Arc de Triomphe as he celebrates on the Champs Elysees after winning the 98th Tour de France cycling race in Paris July 24, 2011. Evans became the first Australian to win the Tour de France after finishing with the peloton in the last stage won by Mark Cavendish of Britain on Sunday. Andy Schleck was second overall with his brother Frank taking third place. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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Barcelona's player Pedro Rodriguez celebrates his goal against Malaga during their Spanish first division soccer match at Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona January 16, 2011. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino

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Xin Zhang of China crashes during the women's aerials event at the World Cup Freestyle ski competition at Mont Gabriel in Sainte-Adele, Quebec, January 16, 2011. REUTERS/Shaun Best

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Jordan's Bashar Bani Yaseen (L) kicks Syria's Sanharib Malki in the face whilst attempting a scissor kick during their 2011 Asian Cup Group B soccer match at Qatar Sports Club stadium in Doha January 17, 2011. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad

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Venus Williams of the U.S. serves to Sandra Zahlavova of the Czech Republic during their match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 19, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

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Chicago Bears defensive tackle Tommie Harris (91)
has steam coming off his head on the sidelines before the NFL NFC Championship football game against the Green Bay Packers in Chicago, January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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Meagan Duhamel (L) is swung upside down by partner Eric Radford during the gala performance at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in Victoria, British Columbia January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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France's players celebrate winning the gold medal of the Men's Handball World Championship after defeating Denmark in the final match in Malmo January 30, 2011. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

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A man jumps in the air to hit a ball as people play cricket by the beach with an improvised stick for a bat and a piece of wood for wickets in Mumbai February 2, 2011. The tenth Cricket World Cup which is co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh takes place from February 19 to April 2. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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Poland's Adam Malysz soars through the air during the qualification for the first event of the four-hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, December 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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Jeannie Pflum makes a run on the Butler, Pflum & Wagner motorcycle during the second day of the 63rd annual Bonneville SpeedWeek race on the Bonneville Salt Flats outside Wendover, Utah, August 14, 2011. Hundreds of drag race cars will attempt to set land speed records during the course of the week. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings (85) catches a fourth quarter touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the NFL's Super Bowl XLV football game in Arlington, Texas, February 6, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Stone

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HTC-Highroad rider Mark Cavendish of Britain celebrates as he crosses the finish line in the seventh stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race, from Le Mans to Chateauroux, July 8, 2011. Cavendish won the stage while Garmin-Cervelo's Thor Hushovd of Norway retained the leader's yellow jersey. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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The Iranian women's national soccer team pray after withdrawing from their qualifying match against Jordan for the 2012 London Olympic Games in Amman June 3, 2011. The Iranian team were banned from the match on Friday in the second round of qualifiers in protest against guidelines on their veil. The FIFA woman's association requires that any covering used does not cover the neck and ears. In Iran all women are required to cover their hair in public to conform to the Islamic dress code. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

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Christy Martin of the U.S. sticks out her tongue after the fifth round against compatriot Dakota Stone during a Welterweight boxing match in Los Angeles June 4, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas falls in his net during the second period of play against the Vancouver Canucks in Game 2 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff in Vancouver, British Columbia June 4, 2011. REUTERS/Bruce Bennett/Pool

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Rafael Nadal of Spain bites the trophy as he poses during a ceremony after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland during their men's final at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris June 5, 2011. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

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Ducati MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi of Italy races during the first practice session of the British motorcycling Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit, central England, June 10, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

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Vacansoleil-DCM rider Johnny Hoogerland of the Netherlands is pictured after crashing during the ninth stage of the Tour de France 2011 cycling race from Issoire to Saint-Flour July 10, 2011. Rabobank rider Luis Leon Sanchez of Spain won the stage while Europcar rider Thomas Voeckler of France took the leader's yellow jersey. REUTERS/Stringer

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Nate Adams of the U.S. performs during the Red Bull X-Fighters 2011 World Tour freestyle motorcross event in Rome June 24, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return to Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 25, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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Bryce Lamb lands in the pit during the men's long jump at the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, June 25, 2011. REUTERS/Steve Dykes

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Leopard rider Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland cycles in the 20th time trial stage in Grenoble during the Tour de France cycling race July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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Horses race during the Queen's Plate horse race in Toronto June 26, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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Kaylyn Kyle of Canada and Gaetane Thiney (L) of France jump for the ball during their Women's World Cup Group A soccer match in Bochum June 30, 2011. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

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Israel's Anastasia Gloushkov performs during the synchronised swimming solo final at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai July 20, 2011. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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Chelsea striker Didier Drogba (L) and defender Branislav Ivanovic (C) dive into a field soaked with water at the end of their training session at Bangkok's National Stadium, as heavy rain falls, July 23, 2011. Chelsea is on their 2011 Asia tour and will play Thailand's all-star team in a friendly match on Sunday . REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Ai Miyazato of Japan tees off on the second tee during the fourth and final round of the Evian Masters golf tournament July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud

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Japan's Homare Sawa (C) holds up the trophy while celebrating with teammates after beating the U.S. in the Women's World Cup final soccer match in Frankfurt July 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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Toronto Blue Jays Brandon Morrow throws against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto July 31, 2011. REUTERS/Daniel Cassese

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Virgin Racing Formula One driver Timo Glock of Germany drives during the second practice session of the Belgian F1 Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

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Lokomotive Yaroslavl ice-hockey team of the Continental Hockey League (KHL) pose for a team photo in this August 21, 2011 handout file photo by the KHL. Forty-three people were feared dead after a plane carrying the Russian hockey team crashed on Wednesday near the city of Yaroslavl, the Emergency Situations Ministry said. REUTERS/Agentstvo KHL/Handout/Files

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England's Ravi Bopara dives into his crease during the fourth one-day international cricket match against India at Lord's cricket ground in London September 11, 2011. REUTERS/Philip Brown

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Honda MotoGP rider Casey Stoner of Australia rides during the second free practice of the Aragon Grand Prix at Motorland race track in Alcaniz, near Zaragoza, September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Albert Gea

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WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (L) of the U.S. takes a punch from Floyd Mayweather Jr., also of the U.S., during their title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada September 17, 2011. Mayweather Jr took the WBC welterweight title from Ortiz with a controversial fourth-round knockout on Saturday that prompted an angry response from the crowd and raised questions about his conduct in the ring. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

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Jockeys take racehorses for a training ride at the Voskhod horse farm some 200 km (124 miles) from the southern Russian city of Krasnodar June 10, 2011. The farm has around 120 horses bred from English stock, which can fetch up to 700,000 Roubles ($25,000) at auctions. REUTERS/Sergei Karpov

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