The sports this past week was dominated by the Dakar (fulls et coming tomorrow) and the tennis i Australia. We’ve thrown in some ice hockey, basketball, NFL and football to make things more interesting.

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Andy Murray of Britain serves to Robin Haase of Netherlands during their men's singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

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Chicago Bulls' Gibson reacts to a referee's call during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Chicago. JIM YOUNG/REUTERS

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Ivan Dodig of Croatia loses his shoe during his men's singles match against Wu Di of China at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. DAVID GRAY/REUTERS

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Handout photo of Lance Armstrong speaking with Oprah Winfrey in Austin. George Burns/REUTERS

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Paul McGinley of Ireland looks on near the Ryder Cup during a news conference after being named the European Ryder Cup captain at the St. Regis in Saadiyat Islands in Abu Dhabi. STRINGER/REUTERS

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Charlotte Bobcats' Walker works to pass the ball against Indiana Pacers during their NBA basketball game in Charlotte. CHRIS KEANE/REUTERS

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Brian Baker of the U.S. is wheeled from the court after retiring injured from his men's singles match against compatriot Sam Querrey at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Brooklyn Nets point guard C.J. Watson is fouled by Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross in the first quarter of their NBA basketball game in New York. ADAM HUNGER/REUTERS

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Jerzy Janowicz of Poland reacts during his men's singles match against Somdev Devvarman of India at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS

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Barcelona's player Messi poses with his Ballon d'Or trophies before their Spanish King's Cup soccer match against Malaga in Barcelona. ALBERT GEA/REUTERS

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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus hits a return to Eleni Daniilidou of Greece during their women's singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. DAVID GRAY/REUTERS

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Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates defeating Garbine Muguruza of Spain during their women's singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne . DAVID GRAY/REUTERS

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Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso of Spain and Massa of Brazil pose with a Ferrari F2012 model during the Wrooom, F1 and MotoGP Press Ski Meeting, Ducati and Ferrari's annual media gathering, in Madonna di Campiglio. MAX ROSSI/REUTERS

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Switzerland's Sina Candrian jumps during the men's Snowboard Slopestyle qualification at the FIS Snowboard World Championships in Stoneham. MATHIEU BELANGER/REUTERS

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France's Despres rides his KTM during the 12th stage of the Dakar Rally 2013 from Fiambala to Copiapo. JACKY NAEGELEN/REUTERS

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Angelique Kerber of Germany hits a return to Madison Keys of the U.S. during their women's singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne . TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS

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Miami Heat's James slam dunks against Los Angeles Lakers during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

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Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic hits a return to Jurgen Melzer of Austria during their men's singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. DAVID GRAY/REUTERS

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Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano of Spain watches his shot from a bunker at the 18th green during the second round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS

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Ligety of the U.S. loses a ski during the slalom competition of the men's Alpine Skiing World Cup super combined race at Lauberhorn in Wengen. RUBEN SPRICH/REUTERS

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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus hits a return to Jamie Hampton of the U.S. during their women's singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERS

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Costa Rica's Salvatierra challenges Belize's Smith during their UNCAF Central American Cup soccer match in San Jose. JUAN CARLOS ULATE/REUTERS

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Chicago Bulls' Hinrich is congratulated by Robinson after a basket during their NBA basketball game against Boston Celtics in Boston. JESSICA RINALDI/REUTERS

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Vonn of the U.S. jumps to win the women's downhill event at the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Cortina d'Ampezzo. MAX ROSSI/REUTERS

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Innerhofer of Italy reacts after his men's Alpine Skiing World Cup downhill run in Wengen. PASCAL LAUENER/REUTERS

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Perko of Slovenia crashes during men's Alpine Skiing World Cup downhill race in Wengen. PASCAL LAUENER/REUTERS

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Liverpool's Gerrard celebrates after scoring during their English Premier League soccer match against Norwich City at Anfield in Liverpool. PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Russia's Dmitry Mindrul flies in the air during the men's Snowboard Halfpipe qualifications at the FIS Snowboard World Championships in Stoneham. MATHIEU BELANGER/REUTERS

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Toronto Maple Leafs' Brown and Montreal Canadiens' Prust fight during their NHL hockey game in Montreal. CHRISTINNE MUSCHI/REUTERS

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Ekaterina Makarova of Russia celebrates defeating Angelique Kerber of Germany in their women's singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS

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Boston Bruins' Campbell squares off with New York Rangers' Bickel during their NHL hockey game in Boston. JESSICA RINALDI/REUTERS

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Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund skates to center ice during player introductions in St. Paul. ERIC MILLER/REUTERS

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A ball boy plays tennis during a break in between matches during the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Maria Sharapova of Russia serves to Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium during their women's singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS

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Sarafian of Brazil fights Dollaway of the U.S. during the Ultimate Fighting Championship in Sao Paulo. PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS

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Chicago Bulls' Taj Gibson (22) celebrates dunking on the Memphis Grizzlies as Zach Randolph (50) and Tony Allen look on during the second half of the NBA basketball game in Chicago. JOHN GRESS/REUTERS

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates during his men's singles match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERS

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Donaldson of Wales kisess his trophy at the 18th green after winning the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS

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Chelsea's Lampard shoots and scores a penalty against Arsenal during their English Premier League soccer match in London. EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS

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AC Milan's M'baye Niang looks on during their Italian Serie A soccer match against Bologna at the San Siro stadium in Milan. ALESSANDRO GAROFALO/REUTERS

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Arsenal's Walcott celebrates his goal against Chelsea with Wilshire during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London. EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS

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France's Despres and Peterhansel celebrate on the podium after they won the fifth South American edition of the Dakar rally 2013 i in Santiago. JACKY NAEGELEN/REUTERS

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Inter Milan's Livaja fights for the ball with AS Roma's Castan during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Rome. STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS

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Lakers' Nash is guarded by Raptors' Calderon during their NBA basketball game in Toronto. MARK BLINCH/REUTERS

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San Francisco 49ers Crabtree leaps to catch a touchdown pass in the end zone over Atlanta Falcons' Samuel in the NFL NFC Championship football game in Atlanta. JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS

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Baltimore Ravens' Pierce leaps to get away from New England Patriots' McCourty in the third quarter of the NFL AFC Championship football game in Foxborough. JIM YOUNG/REUTERS

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Wormhoudt of the U.S. rides past a wall of water during the final round of the Mavericks Invitational surfing competition in Half Moon Bay. STEPHEN LAM/REUTERS

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Baltimore Ravens' Lewis hugs teammate Johnson as they celebrate their win over the New England Patriots in the NFL AFC Championship football game in Foxborough. JIM YOUNG/REUTERS

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Boston Bruins Brad Marchand competes for the puck as Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec and Jets Bryan Little defend on the play while BruinsPatrice Bergeron also skates towards the puck during the second period of their NHL hockey game at TD Garden i. JESSICA RINALDI/REUTERS

Jan 21, 2013