The year is almost at an end, but that doesn’t mean the sports men and women can sit on their ass all day. There are still games to be won and lost.

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Atletico de Madrid's Falcao looks at the ball before scoring a goal in front of Barcelona's Puyol during their Spanish first division soccer match in Barcelona. GUSTAU NACARINO/REUTERS

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Sri Lanka's Karunaratne dives to make his ground during the fourth day's play in the first cricket test against Australia at Bellerive Oval, in Hobart. DAVID GRAY/REUTERS

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A freerider dressed in Santa Claus costume, ski teacher Ronchi jumps in Madonna di Campiglio. STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS

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Arsenal's Santi Cazorla celebrates with team mates after scoring a hat trick against Reading during their English Premier League soccer match at the Madejski stadium in Reading. EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS

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A performer dunks the ball during a timeout in the second half of the NBA basketball game between the Houston Rockets against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York. ADAM HUNGER/REUTERS

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Members of the Australian team celebrate after they took the final wicket of Sri Lanka's Eranga to win the first cricket test in Hobart. DAVID GRAY/REUTERS

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Munich's Ribery is shown a red card by referee Kinhoefer during their German DFB Cup (DFB Pokal) round of sixteen soccer match in Augsburg. MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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The Brooklynettes perform during introductions before the Brooklyn Nets play the Utah Jazz in NBA basketball game in New York. RAY STUBBLEBINE/REUTERS

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Jazz guard Hayward gets hit by the hand of Nets center Lopez in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game in New York. RAY STUBBLEBINE/REUTERS

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Leeds United's Becchio challenges Chelsea's Luiz during their English League Cup quarter-final soccer match in Leed. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

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Thunder guard Westbrook goes into the crowd as he tries to keep a ball in bounds in the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta. TAMI CHAPPELL/REUTERS

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A member of the Atlanta Hawks Sky Squad flips through for a dunk during their NBA basketball game in Atlanta. TAMI CHAPPELL/REUTERS

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Players of Syria pose with the trophy after winning their West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) Championship final soccer match against Iraq in Kuwait City. TARIQ ALALI/REUTERS

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Construction workers play a soccer match on an auxiliary field next to the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo. PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS

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Atletico Madrid's Arda fights for the ball with Celta Vigo's Mallo during their Spanish first division soccer match at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. SUSANA VERA/REUTERS

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Raptors forward Amir Johnson sports a haircut with the Raptors logo during their NBA basketball game in Toronto. MIKE CASSESE/REUTERS

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Chicago Bulls Jimmy Butler scores past New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony in NBA game in New York. RAY STUBBLEBINE/REUTERS

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Myanmar's first dwarf traditional boxers Larbaw and Tarbaw train for their traditional boxing match in Yangon. Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS

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Arsenal's Arteta celebrates scoring against Wigan Athletic during their English Premier League soccer match in Wigan. NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS

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Real Madrid's Ronaldo jumps before the start of their soccer match against Malaga in Malaga. Marcelo del Pozo/REUTERS

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Miami Heat's LeBron James is defended by Utah Jazz Jamaal Tinsley and Randy Foye in Miami. RHONA WISE/REUTERS

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Lampard of Chelsea is congratulated after scoring against Aston Villa during their English Premier League soccer match in London. ANDREW WINNING/REUTERS

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Washington Redskins receiver Morgan leaps to avoid a tackle from Philadelphia Eagles safety Anderson as Redskins' Paul follows the play during the second quarter of their NFL football game in Philadelphia. TIM SHAFFER/REUTERS

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New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker is tackled by Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Kyle Bosworth and cornerback Mike Harris during the second half of their NFL football game in Jacksonville. DARON DEAN/REUTERS

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Houston Texans fan Lockwood buries his head in his hands as Texans lose to Minnesota Vikings during fourth quarter of their NFL football game in Houston. RICHARD CARSON/REUTERS

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Knicks' J.R. Smith scores driving through Timberwolves' Derrick Williams, Jose Juan Barea and Greg Stiemsma during their NBA game in New York. RAY STUBBLEBINE/REUTERS

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Baltimore Ravens' Ayanbadejo celebrates his sack against the New York Giants during the second half of their NFL football game in Baltimore, Maryland. JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Dejected Arizona Cardinals fans sit in the stands after their 28-13 loss to the Chicago Bears during their NFL football game in Phoenix, Arizona. DARRYL WEBB/REUTERS

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning departs the field after losing to the Baltimore Ravens after their NFL football game in Baltimore, Maryland. JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Rice gets some help pulling off his jersey so that he can exchange it with Bradshaw after their NFL football game in Baltimore, Maryland. JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

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Arizona Cardinals' Campbell acknowledges the fans during their last home game of the season, before the start of their NFL football game with the Chicago Bears in Phoenix, Arizona. DARRYL WEBB/REUTERS

Dec 24, 2012