2012 Was a big year in sports. June saw Poland and the Ukraine host the UEFA Football Championships and August saw London host the Summer Olympics. Two of the world’s biggest sporting events. Add some Tour de France, Wimbledon, an epic Ryder Cup, LeBron winning his ring, a dramatic end to the Formula One season and some very touching zero to hero and hero to zero stories and you’ve got quite a vintage year of sports. We can’t wait for 2013 to bring us more goodness, but while we wait we hope you enjoy the TotallyCoolPix collection of top sports picture of 2012.

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Red Star fans light flares as they cheer for their team during their Serbian Superleague soccer match against Partizan Belgrade in Belgrade. MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS

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Southampton's Yoshida and Fonte challenge West Bromwich Albion's Jones and Ollsson during their English Premier League soccer match in West Bromwich. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

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Yamaha MotoGP world champion rider Lorenzo falls during the Valencia Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Ricardo Tormo racetrack in Cheste. HEINO KALIS/REUTERS

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Eskimos quarterback Joseph is consoled by Argonauts team chaplain Kuhn after his team was defeated during the East Division semi-final CFL football game in Toront. MARK BLINCH/REUTERS

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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates winning the world championship on the podium with his team after the Brazilian F1 Grand Prix . RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

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Mushers and their dogs compete after the mass start of the eighth stage of the La Grande Odyssee sled dogs race in Bessans January 16, 2012. The race crosses the Alps in France covering over 1000 km (621 miles) over 11 days. DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

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Kansas City Royals center fielder Jarrod Dyson can't reach a Cleveland Indians Jason Kipnis triple in the first inning during the Royals' home opener in their MLB American League baseball game in Kansas City, Missouri, April 13, 2012. DAVE KAUP/REUTERS

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New York Yankees' Nick Swisher (L) yells out looking back at first base after Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar (2) turns a double play during the second inning of their MLB baseball game in Anaheim, California May 30, 2012. ALEX GALLARDO/REUTERS

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Spain's Sergio Ramos, Alvaro Arbeloa, Xabi Alonso, Sergio Busquets and Xavi Hernandez (L-R) form a defensive wall as Italy's Andrea Pirlo (not pictured) takes a free kick during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match at the city stadium in Gdansk, June 10, 2012. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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Fireworks explode during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium. PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS

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Netherlands' Marianne Vos reacts as she crosses the finish line to win the women's cycling road race final at the London 2012 Olympic Games . © Stefano Rellandini / Reuters/REUTERS

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Micronesia's Manuel Minginfel drops weights on the men's 62Kg Group B weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games. © Dominic Ebenbichler / Reuters/REUTERS

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Britain's Rosowsky competes against Tunisia's Samandi during their men's individual foil round of 64 fencing competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games . MAX ROSSI/REUTERS

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Britain's Lizzie Neave competes in the women's kayak (K1) semi-final at Lee Valley White Water Centre during the London 2012 Olympic Games. SUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERS

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Gabrielle Douglas of the U.S. competes in the balance beam during the women's individual all-around gymnastics final in London. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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Italy's Valentino celebrates after defeating Britain's Taylor in their Men's Light (60kg) Round of 16 boxing match during the London 2012 Olympic Games. MURAD SEZER/REUTERS

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South Korea's Woo Young Won celebrates his team's victory at the end of their men's sabre team gold medal fencing competition against Romania at the London 2012 Olympic Games. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Hungary's Andras Parti reacts as he falls during the men's cross-country mountain bike event during the London 2012 Olympic Games. STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS

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Argentina's Eduardo Alan falls with his Yamaha during the 11th stage of the fourth South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2012 from Arica to Arequipa. © Jacky Naegelen / Reuters/REUTERS

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Carvalho of Canada fights with Arantes of Brazil during the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Rio in Rio de Janeiro. © Ricardo Moraes / Reuters/REUTERS

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Kipsang of Kenya holds the trophy between Rop of Kenya and Kipsiro of Uganda after winning the Italica cross-country race in Santiponce. © Marcelo Del Pozo / Reuters/REUTERS

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A musher and his dogs compete on a track near the Mont-Cenis Path during the ninth stage of La Grande Odyssee sled dogs race. © Denis Balibouse / Reuters/REUTERS

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Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Nadal of Spain in their men's singles final match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. © POOL New / Reuters/REUTERS

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Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart is shown in a multiple flash sequence doing an ollie air as he skates after sun set in Encinitas, California July 31, 2011. Ever since Jordan Hoffart decided to turn his back on the seemingly incessant rain of his native Vancouver, he has been living his dream as a professional skateboarder in the perpetual sunshine of Southern California. The 27-year-old Canadian, who briefly worked in construction and also as a stunt man in the movie industry to help pay off a mortgage, is now able to twin his ideal career with a near-perfect lifestyle. Whether he is competing on the professional circuit, filming video footage for one of his brand sponsors, giving advice to up-and-coming skateboarders or simply trying out a new trick, he is exactly where he wants to be. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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U.S. gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps poses for a portrait in New York. © Carlo Allegri / Reuters/REUTERS

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Zambia players celebrate with the trophy after their victory at the African Nations Cup final soccer match against Ivory Coast at the Stade De L'Amitie Stadium in Libreville. © Amr Dalsh / Reuters/REUTERS

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North Koreans perform synchronized swimming program during a festival to mark the birth anniversary of the North's late leader Kim Jong-Il in Pyongyang. © KYODO Kyodo / Reuters/REUTERS

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New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin reacts after hitting a three-point shot against the Dallas Mavericks in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. © Adam Hunger / Reuters/REUTERS

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Miguel Paludo in his number 32 Chevrolet crashes during the NASCAR Camping World Series in Daytona Beach. © Pierre Ducharme / Reuters/REUTERS

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Brigetta Barrett of the U.S. celebrates after clearing a jump during the women's high jump final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium. PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Ireland and Italy players jump for the ball at the Aviva Stadium during their next Six Nations rugby match in Dublin. © Cathal McNaughton / Reuters/REUTERS

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Cyclist Adam Flint, attached to a bungee rope, pedals off the Garry Bridge near Pitlochry, in Scotland. © Russell Cheyne / Reuters/REUTERS

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Klitschko of Ukraine celebrates after defeating Mormeck of France in their IBF/WBO, WBA and IBO world heavyweight championship title fight in Duesseldorf. © Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters/REUTERS

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Lowe of the U.S. celebrates her gold medal at women's high jump final during the world indoor athletics championships in Istanbul. © Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters/REUTERS

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Khliustava of Bulgaria passes the baton to compatriot Sviatlana Usovich as they compete at women's 4x400 meters relay final during the world indoor athletics championships in Istanbul. © Murad Sezer / Reuters/REUTERS

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Winners of men's alpine skiing downhill discipline celebrate on podium at the World Cup finals in Schladming. © Leonhard Foeger / Reuters/REUTERS

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Court Red Handed falls, unseating jockey Ennis during the Diamond Jubilee National Hunt Steeple Chase at the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire. © Stefan Wermuth / Reuters/REUTERS

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Milwaukee Brewers' Greinke pitches to the St. Louis Cardinals during their MLB baseball game in Milwaukee. © Darren Hauck / Reuters/REUTERS

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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso drives during the first practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at Shanghai circuit. © Carlos Barria / Reuters/REUTERS

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Players pile into Blues net during NHL Western Conference quarter-final playoff hockey game in St. Louis. © Sarah Conard / Reuters/REUTERS

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Drogba of Chelsea falls after jumping for header during Champions League soccer match against Barcelona in London. © Albert Gea / Reuters/REUTERS

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Austrian gymnast and Olympic hopeful Weber warms-up during a training session in Vienna. © Lisi Niesner / Reuters/REUTERS

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A participant prepares backstage during the Eastern European Cup bodybuilding competition in Stavropol. © Eduard Korniyenko / Reuters/REUTERS

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LA Dodgers Hairston Jr. throws out Nationals' LaRoche as Nationals' Werth slides into second base during MLB baseball game in Los Angeles. © Alex Gallardo / Reuters/REUTERS

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A trainer and his female student box under a street light in Sydney. © Tim Wimborne / Reuters/REUTERS

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Barcelona's coach Pep Guardiola is tossed in the air by his players after his last match at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. © Albert Gea / Reuters/REUTERS

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A pair of sunglasses, covered with tape, is seen on the track as its owner, a blind runner (back) from the Venezuelan Paralympics team, trains with a guide in Caracas. © Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters/REUTERS

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Villegas of Colombia lines up a shot during his match against Snedeker of the U.S. at the World Match Play Championship in Casares. © Jon Nazca / Reuters/REUTERS

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Sauber Formula One driver Kobayashi of Japan and Lotus F1 Formula One driver Grosjean of France crash after the start of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix. © Max Rossi / Reuters/REUTERS

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Usyk celebrates after being declared the winner over Russo during their Men's Heavy (91kg) gold medal boxing match at the London Olympics. MURAD SEZER/REUTERS

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National League All-Star Cabrera of the San Francisco Giants holds the MVP trophy at the Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Kansas City. © Jeff Haynes / Reuters/REUTERS

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Competitors work to pull a woman up an obstacle where competitors must jump to the top of a half pipe during the Tough Mudder at Mt. Snow in West Dover. © Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters/REUTERS

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Japan's Koichiro Morioka is helped by officials after staggering across finish line in men's 50km race walk at London 2012 Olympic Games. © Laszlo Balogh / Reuters/REUTERS

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Team Penske driver Will Power of Australia goes under the car of A.J. Foyt Enterprises driver Mike Conway of Britain during the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. © Peter Kirles / Reuters/REUTERS

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Team Switzerland is seen underwater during the Free Combination finals of the European Diving and Synchronised Swimming Championships in Eindhoven. © Michael Kooren / Reuters/REUTERS

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Sharapova of Russia poses with her trophy in the dressing room after winning the women's singles final match during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. © POOL New / Reuters/REUTERS

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Italy's Balotelli celebrates after scoring his goal against Germany during their Euro 2012 semi-final soccer match at the National stadium in Warsaw. © Leonhard Foeger / Reuters/REUTERS

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A member of audience waves at a rider performing a stunt during the Red Bull X-Fighters freestyle motocross event in New Delhi. © Ahmad Masood / Reuters/REUTERS

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Team Saxo Bank rider Cantwell of Australia lies on the ground after a fall during the fifth stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Rouen and Saint-Quentin. © POOL New / Reuters/REUTERS

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return to Roger Federer of Switzerland during their men's semi-final tennis match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London. © POOL New / Reuters/REUTERS

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Technicians pose for a souvenir photo at the conclusion of the boxing competition at the London Olympic Games. © Murad Sezer / Reuters/REUTERS

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Riders fall as their horses crash during the Palio race in Siena. © Alessandro Bianchi / Reuters/REUTERS

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Poland's Mamczarz competes in the men's High Jump Final F42 during the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in London. © Stefan Wermuth / Reuters/REUTERS

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Britain's Barrow waits to be put upright after falling during thei Wheelchair Rugby match against the U.S during the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in London. © Stefan Wermuth / Reuters/REUTERS

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A boy reacts after loosing a match in the children category during the Tug of War World Championships in the town of Appenzell. © Michael Buholzer / Reuters/REUTERS

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Oscar Pistorius of South Africa celebrates winning the Men's 400m T44 Final during the London 2012 Paralympic Games. © Andrew Winning / Reuters/REUTERS

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Williams of the U.S. poses with her trophy after defeating Azarenka of Belarus in their women's singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS

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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso of Spain and Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany embrace after the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. © Edgar Su / Reuters/REUTERS

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European team captain Olazabal waits for team members to join him for a group photo during the 39th Ryder Cup golf matches at the Medinah Country Club. © Mike Blake / Reuters/REUTERS

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Against the city light of Kuala Lumpur, BASE jumper Eide of Norway leaps before opening her parachute from Kuala Lumpur Tower. © Bazuki Muhammad / Reuters/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/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/REUTERS

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Nationals Werth shakes beer and champagne out of his hair while celebrating with teammates after they clinched the National League East in Washington. © Jonathan Ernst / Reuters/REUTERS

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Runner wams up before the start of the Madrid marathon. © Paul Hanna / Reuters/REUTERS

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Olympic boxing hopeful Abdul Rashid Bangura training at the national stadium in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. © Finbarr O'Reilly / Reuters/REUTERS

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Los Angeles Kings goalie Quick loses his stick as he lays on his back making a save against the New Jersey Devils in Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey final in Los Angeles. © Lucy Nicholson / Reuters/REUTERS

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Austrian Greco-Roman wrestler Hrustanovic attends a training session in Hallein. © Lisi Niesner / Reuters/REUTERS

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John Daly of the U.S. plays a shot during the second round of the British Open golf championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes. © Eddie Keogh / Reuters/REUTERS

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Franco lifts weights next to her 11-month-old son Aquiles at a gym under the Alcantara Machado viaduct in the Mooca neighborhood of Sao Paulo. © Nacho Doce / Reuters/REUTERS

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The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge during the London 2012 Olympic Games. © Luke MacGregor / Reuters/REUTERS

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Christina Loukas of the U.S. puts a wet towel over her head after a dive during the women's 3m springboard final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre. © Tim Wimborne / Reuters/REUTERS

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Cyclists crash during the Women's Elite Road Race at the UCI Road World Championships in Valkenburg. © POOL New / Reuters/REUTERS

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Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain smokes a cigar as he walks to the second hole during a practice round for the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta. © Brian Snyder / Reuters/REUTERS

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A competitor jumps into the water during a cliff diving competition near the central Bohemian village of Hrimezdice. © David W Cerny / Reuters/REUTERS

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People swim at start of annual Lake Zurich crossing swimming event in Zurich. © Michael Buholzer / Reuters/REUTERS

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Lance Armstrong waves to the crowd following a run with his fans at Mount Royal park in Montreal. © Christinne Muschi / Reuters/REUTERS

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Children wearing Everton and Liverpool jerseys pay their respects to the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster before the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park in Liverpool. © Darren Staples / Reuters/REUTERS

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San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo celebrates after the Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers to win the MLB World Series baseball championship in Detroit. MARK BLINCH/REUTERS

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Jason Leffler in his number 18 Toyota and Dakoda Armstrong in his number 98 Toyota crash during the NASCAR Camping World Series in Daytona Beach. PIERRE DUCHARME/REUTERS

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Napoli's Hamsik looks on during their Italian Serie A soccer match against Atalanta in Bergamo. ALESSANDRO GAROFALO/REUTERS

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Coetzee of South Africa hits a shot on the 10th fairway during the first day of the HSBC Champions golf tournament at Mission Hills in the southern Chinese city of Dongguan. BOBBY YIP/REUTERS

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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany exits the pit lane during the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix on Yas Island . AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS

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Czech Republic's Stepanek dances around the trophy after winning the Davis Cup tennis tournament final match over Spain in Prague. DAVID W CERNY/REUTERS

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Child jockeys race their horses at a racetrack outside Bima. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS

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Chargers' Gates and Stuckey stand in the tunnel before going on the field during NFL football game in San Diego. MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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Spain's Iker Casillas lifts up the trophy after defeating Italy to win the Euro 2012 final soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev, July 1, 2012. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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Roger Federer of Switzerland holds the winners trophy after defeating Andy Murray of Britain (L) in their men's singles final tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London July 8, 2012. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

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The Union Flag and the rainbow stripes of a world champion cyclist are painted on the fingernails of Britain's Laura Trott ahead of her women's track cycling ominium 3km individual pursuit race at the Velodrome during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 7, 2012. CATHAL MCNAUGHTON/REUTERS

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Australia's Lauren Jackson (15) shoots over China's Xiaoyun Song (5) in the women's quarterfinal basketball match at the Basketball Arena in London during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 7, 2012. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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China's Ruixue Jing (L) fights with North Korea's Un Gyong Choe on the Women's 63Kg Greco-Roman wrestling at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 8, 2012. Toru Hanai/REUTERS

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Britain's Mo Farah reacts as he wins the men's 5000m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 11, 2012. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

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Team Europe golfer Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits from a sand trap on the 10th green during the morning foursomes round at the 39th Ryder Cup matches at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois, September 28, 2012. JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS

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Sporting's Stefanus Schaars jumps for the ball during the first leg of their Europa League quarter final soccer match against Metalist at Alvalade stadium in Lisbon March 29, 2012. HUGO CORREIA/REUTERS

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Britain's Jessica Ennis celebrates winning her women's heptathlon 800m heat at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 4, 2012. Ennis was the overall winner in the heptathlon. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

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Italy's Giulia Lapi and Mariangela Perrupato are seen underwater as they perform in the synchronised swimming duets technical routine qualification round during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre August 5, 2012. TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Johnny Sears (L) celebrates his interception against the BC Lions with Brandon Stewart (C) and Jonathan Hefney during the first half of their CFL game in Winnipeg, August 24, 2012. FRED GREENSLADE/REUTERS

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Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after defeating Switzerland's Roger Federer in the men's singles tennis gold medal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 5, 2012. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

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Gold medallist Katie Taylor of Ireland carries her country's flag during the presentation ceremony for the Women's Light (60kg) boxing competition at the London Olympic Games. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS