The beginning of the sporting year is always about English football, the Dakar rally and the Australian Open.

Coolest Sports Pix Of 2013 Week 02

Alabama running back Lacy celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Notre Dame during the first quarter of their NCAA National Championship college football game in Miami. CHRIS KEANE/REUTERS

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Alabama's Yeldon scores a touchdown against Notre Dame in the second quarter of their NCAA BCS National Championship college football game in Miami. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Dallas Mavericks Nowitzki reacts to a call against Utah Jazz Favors during their NBA basketball game in Salt Lake City. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Alabama cheerleaders celebrate after their team defeated Notre Dame in their NCAA BCS National Championship college football game in Miami. CHRIS KEANE/REUTERS

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Wozniacki of Denmark casts her shadow as she hits a return to Kusnetsova of Russia during their women's singles match at the Sydney International tennis tournament. DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERS

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Qatar's Mohammed confronts Oman's Hahaijri during their Gulf Cup tournament soccer match at Isa Sports City in Isa Town. FADI AL-ASSAAD/REUTERS

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A man kitesurfs in the Mediterranean Sea in Tel Aviv. NIR ELIAS/REUTERS

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France's Despres rides his KTM during the 4th stage of the Dakar Rally 2013 from Nazca to Arequipa. JACKY NAEGELEN/REUTERS

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Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during a practice session at Melbourne Park. TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS

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Motorcyclistes compete during the 4th stage of the Dakar Rally 2013 from Nazca to Arequipa. JACKY NAEGELEN/REUTERS

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Mayer of Germany misses a shot against Tomic of Australia during their men's singles match at the Sydney International tennis tournament. DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERS

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Kuwait's Al-Ansari challenges Iraq's Tareq during their Gulf Cup Tournament soccer match at Khalifa Sports City in Isa Town. TARIQ ALALI/REUTERS

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Saudi Arabia's fans are pictured before the team's Gulf Cup tournament soccer match against Yemen in Isa Town. MOHAMMED DABBOUS/REUTERS

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his second goal during their Spanish King's Cup soccer match against Celta Vigo at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS

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Serbia's Djokovic hits the ball during a practice session at Melbourne Park. TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS

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French athlete Philippe Croizon waits next to a pool at Nemo33 diving centre in Brussels. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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David Hearn of Canada walks off the 10th green after finishing the hole during the first round of the Sony Open golf tournament in Honolulu,. HUGH GENTRY/REUTERS

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Australia's Johnson bowls to Sri Lanka's Chandimal as Dilshan looks on during their one-day international cricket match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. DAVID GRAY/REUTERS

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Sri Lanka's Mathews reacts after he was run out for 12 runs during the one-day international cricket match against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. DAVID GRAY/REUTERS

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Radwanska of Poland poses with the trophy after defeating Cibulkova of Slovakia during their women's final match at the Sydney International tennis tournament. DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERS

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Member of crowd, who ran onto the pitch, bowls tennis ball on pitch as Sri Lanka's Perera looks on during one-day international cricket match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Melbourne Cricket Ground. DAVID GRAY/REUTERS

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South Africa's Van Niekerk rides his KTM during the 5th stage of the Dakar Rally 2013 from Arequipa in Peru to Arica in Chile. JACKY NAEGELEN/REUTERS

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A group of pre-school children watch as Vancouver Canucks goalie Luongo leaves the dressing room during a team informal practice in Vancouver. ANDY CLARK/REUTERS

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Andy Murray of Britain reacts during a practice session at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS

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Oklahoma City Thunder's Ibaka fights for a rebound with Los Angeles Lakers World Peace and Sacre of Canada during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

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Chicago Bulls Taj Gibson and New York Knicks J.R. Smith collide under the basket in NBA game in New York. RAY STUBBLEBINE/REUTERS

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McKennis from the US speeds down the slope during the Alpine Skiing World Cup women's downhill ski race in St. Anton. DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS

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Chelsea's Frank Lampard celebrates a second own goal from Stoke City's Jonathan Walters during their English Premier League soccer match in Stoke-on-Trent. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

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Olympique Lyon's Bastos challenges Othon of Troyes during their French Ligue 1 soccer match at the Stade de l'Aube stadium in Troyes. BENOIT TESSIER/REUTERS

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Italy's Sebastian Colloredo speeds down the ski jump during the qualification jump at the FIS World Cup Ski Jumping competition in Zakopane. PETER ANDREWS/REUTERS

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Maze from Slovenia celebrates after winning the Alpine Skiing World Cup Super G race in St. Anton. LEONHARD FOEGER/REUTERS

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Manchester United's Evra challenges Liverpool's Suarez during their English Premier League soccer match in Manchester. PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Sven Kramer of the Netherlands skates during the men's 10000m at the European Championships in Heerenveen. UNITED PHOTOS/REUTERS

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Arsenal's Sagna challenges Manchester City's Clichy during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates Stadium in London. EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS

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Knicks' Prigioni saves the ball from going out of bounds against the New Orleans Hornets in the second half of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. ADAM HUNGER/REUTERS

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Maria Sharapova of Russia signs autographs after defeating compatriot Olga Puchkova in their women's singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. DAVID GRAY/REUTERS

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Houston Texans' DeVier Posey makes a touchdown catch against the New England Patriots during the fourth quarter in their NFL AFC Divisional playoff football game in Foxborough. Gretchen Ertl/REUTERS

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David Goffin of Belgium serves to Fernando Verdasco of Spain during their men's singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

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Jelena Jankovic of Serbia hits a return to Johanna Larsson of Sweden during their women's singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

Jan 14, 2013