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Nov 12, 2015

Best Sports Pictures Of 2015

Best Sports Pictures Of 2015

It is good to see that a sporting year riddled with corruption, doping and fraud can still produce some totally cool pictures.

Don't forget to check out our previous collections: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010.

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Fannemel from Norway soars through the air during the training for the third jumping of the 63rd four-hills tournament in Innsbruck © Dominic Ebenbichler/REUTERS

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Kraft from Austria soars through the air during the first round for the final jumping of the 63rd four-hills Ski jumping tournament in Bischofshofen © Dominic Ebenbichler/REUTERS

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Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. sprays champagne on the podium after winning the women's World Cup Super-G skiing race in Cortina D'Ampezzo © Max Rossi/REUTERS

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Japan's outfielder Suzuki, wearing his new Marlins hat and jersey, poses for pictures as he is asked to show his number during news conference to announce an agreement on a one-year contract with the Miami Marlins, in Tokyo © Yuya Shino/REUTERS

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates his team's win over the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game in Glendale © Brian Snyder/REUTERS

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Football - Crystal Palace v Arsenal - Barclays Premier League Crystal Palace's Damien Delaney and Jordon Mutch in action with Arsenal's Per Mertesacker and Calum Chambers © John Sibley/REUTERS

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Freund of Germany soars past judges windows during the normal hill HS100 mixed team ski jumping event of the Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun © Kai Pfaffenbach/REUTERS

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Sri Lanka's Jayawardene is run out during Cricket World Cup match against Australia in Sydney © Jason Reed/REUTERS

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Bangladesh's Nassir Hossain leaps onto team mates in celebration after Bangladesh knocked England out of the tournament in their Cricket World Cup match in Adelaide © David Gray/REUTERS

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Ruby Walsh on Annie Power falls at the last during the 16:00 OLBG Mares' Hurdle (Registered As The David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle) © Matthew Childs/REUTERS

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Football - Chelsea v Paris St Germain - UEFA Champions League Chelsea's Diego Costa clashes with PSG's David Luiz © John Sibley/REUTERS

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Racegoers celebrate during day three of the Cheltenham Festival © Dylan Martinez/REUTERS

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Nico de Boinville celebrates winning the 15.20 Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on Coneygree © Dylan Martinez/REUTERS

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NHRA top fuel dragster driver Larry Dixon (right) crashes and goes airborne alongside Doug Kalitta after his car broke in half during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville. Dixon walked away from the incident. © Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports

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A snowboarder performs during the Red Bull Jump and Freeze competition at ski resort Shimbulak © Shamil Zhumatov/REUTERS

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Australian players celebrate after defeating New Zealand in their Cricket World Cup final match at the MCG © Jason Reed/REUTERS

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Harrington of Ireland reacts after missing a hole-in-one on the 9th tee with fellow countryman Lowry during the par 3 event held ahead of the 2015 Masters at Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta © Brian Snyder/REUTERS

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U.S. golfer Tiger Woods' son Charlie carries one of his father's clubs along the fourth hole during the par 3 event held ahead of the 2015 Masters at Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta © Phil Noble/REUTERS

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A drop of sweat falls from the face of Nadal of Spain's during his quarter-final match against his compatriot Ferrer at the Monte Carlo Masters in Monaco © Eric Gaillard/REUTERS

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Gomez of Spain kicks the ball next to Marinai of Italy during their group stage beach soccer match at the 1st European Games in Baku © Kai Pfaffenbach/REUTERS

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The sun rises behind a statue of rugby players reaching for the ball, outside Twickenham rugby stadium in west London © Toby Melville/REUTERS

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Japans Hiroshi Yamashita (R) celebrates victory as Japan beat South Africa at the IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 © Stefan Wermuth/REUTERS

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BASE jumper leaps from the 300-metre high Kuala Lumpur Tower during the International Tower Jump on a hazy day in Kuala Lumpur © Olivia Harris/REUTERS

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A man runs to protect himself from heavy rain as the French Ligue 1 soccer match between Nice and Nantes is stopped at Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice © Eric Gaillard/REUTERS

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England's Chris Robshaw looks dejected as England lose to Australia during the IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 © Stefan Wermuth/REUTERS

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Bryan Habana scores the third try for South Africa against the United States during the IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 © Toby Melville/REUTERS

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Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta celebrates with his son Cooper after defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Wild Card playoff baseball game at PNC Park. Cubs won 4-0. © Charles LeClaire/USA Today Sports

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Ireland v Argentina - IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 Quarter Final - Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales - 18/10/15 Fans watch the action during the IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 Quarter Final between Ireland and Argentina © Andrew Boyers/REUTERS

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San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde (28) celebrates with fans after scoring on a 10-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Levi's Stadium. © Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports

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Manchester United's Wayne Rooney in action with Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez © Dylan Martinez/REUTERS

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Toro Rosso's Max Verstappen in action during the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix © Hoch Zwei/REUTERS

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Russia's Mikhail Nastenko riding Reistag falls at the Lochan fence in the cross country event of FEI European Eventing Championship at Blair Castle ,Scotland © Russell Cheyne/REUTERS

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Djokovic of Serbia holds up the U.S. Open trophy after defeating Federer of Switzerland in their men's singles final match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York © Mike Segar/REUTERS

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Barcelona's Neymar is tackled by Espanyol's Lucas Vazquez during their Spanish first division soccer match near Barcelona © Albert Gea/REUTERS

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Camden Yards ballpark is seen without fans an Orioles player races towards home plate during the team's baseball game against the White Sox in Baltimore, Maryland © Adrees Latif/REUTERS

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Mayweather, Jr. of the U.S. lands a left to the face of Pacquiao of the Philippines in the 11th round during their welterweight title fight in Las Vegas © Steve Marcus/REUTERS

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Russia's Mamun performs in the individual final programme at the 31st European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Minsk © Vasily Fedosenko/REUTERS

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Goaltender Pavelec of the Czech Republic reacts after a goal during the Ice Hockey World Championship game against Canada at the O2 arena in Prague © David W Cerny/REUTERS

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Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer in action with Barcelona's Luis Suarez © Kai Pfaffenbach/REUTERS

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Sturm of Germany and Chudinov of Russia fight during their super - middleweight WBA world championship title fight in Frankfurt © Kai Pfaffenbach/REUTERS

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Former Massachusetts Governor and two-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney fights five-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield during their boxing match in Salt Lake City, Utah © Jim Urquhart/REUTERS

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Boca Juniors' fans climb onto the tribune fence as they cheer their team on before their Copa Libertadores soccer match against River Plate in Buenos Aires © Marcos Brindicci/REUTERS

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Emmanuel Riviere celebrates scoring the first goal for Newcastle against QPR © John Sibley/REUTERS

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Sharapova of Russia poses for photographers as she holds her trophy after winning the final match over Suarez Navarro of Spain at the Rome Open tennis tournament in Rome © Stefano Rellandini/REUTERS

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Bayern Munich's Alaba pours beer over coach Guardiola after their final German first division Bundesliga soccer match of the season against FSV Mainz 05 in Munich © Michael Dalder/REUTERS

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Chelsea celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2015 Barclays Premier League © RJohn Sibley/REUTERS

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Luis Suarez celebrates scoring the second goal for Barcelona in the 2015 Champions League final against Juventus © Michael Dalder/REUTERS

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Barcelona celebrate with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League against Juventus © Darren Staples/REUTERS

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Barcelona's Gerard Pique with the netting after winning the UEFA Champions League Final against Juventus © Michael Dalder/REUTERS

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Bradley Wiggins pedals during his attempt to break cycling's hour record at the Olympic velodrome in East London, Britain © Andrew Winning/REUTERS

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Thailand's Pornchai Kaokaew blocks a shot by Singapore's Muhammad A'Fif Safiee during their men's team sepak takraw preliminary round match at SEA Games in Singapore © Edgar Su/REUTERS

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England's Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring the third goal for his side against Slovenia © John Sibley/REUTERS

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the ball against Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) in game five of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. © John G. Mabanglo/USA Today Sports

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England's Joe Root in action during the England v New Zealand cricket match at Old Trafford. © Philip Brown/REUTERS

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People swim during the annual public Lake Zurich crossing swimming event in Zurich © Arnd Wiegmann/REUTERS

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Horses race during the general practice session for the Palio di Siena horse race in Siena © Max Rossi/REUTERS

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Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a shot through his legs during his match against Sam Querrey of the U.S.A. at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London © Stefan Wermuth/REUTERS

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Dustin Brown of Germany celebrates after winning his match against Rafael Nadal of Spain at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London © Stefan Wermuth/REUTERS

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United States forward Abby Wambach (20) celebrates with her wife Sarah Huffman after defeating Japan in the final of the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup at BC Place Stadium. United States won 5-2. © Michael Chow/USA Today Sports

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Austin Dillon car (3) crashes against the catch fence during the finish of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedwa. © Reinhold Matay/USA Today Sports

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FDJ rider William Bonnet of France receives medical help as he sits on the ground after a fall during the third stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Anvers to Huy © Eric Gaillard/REUTERS

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Serena Williams of the U.S.A. reacts during her match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London © Toby Melville/REUTERS

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A wild cow leaps over revellers into the bull ring after the second running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona © Joseba Etxaburu/REUTERS

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia changes his shirt during his Men's Singles Final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London © Stefan Wermuth/REUTERS

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Team Sky rider Froome of Britain, race leader's yellow jersey, crosses the finish line of the 12th stage of the Tour de France cycling race © Eric Gaillard/REUTERS

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Russia's Rigin falls down as he competes against Italy's Garozzo during their men's team foil final at World Fencing Championships in Moscow © Grigory Dukor/REUTERS

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Members react as Australia's Steve Smith (not pictured) hit a six during the England v Australia - Investec Ashes Test Series Second Test © Philip Brown/REUTERS

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Banknotes are thrown at FIFA President Blatter as he arrives for a news conference after the Extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee Meeting at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich © Arnd Wiegmann/REUTERS

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Carlos Lamadrid of Mexico crashes in the waterski slalom preliminary round during the 2015 Pan Am Games at Ontario Place West Channel. © Eric Bolte/USA Today Sports

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Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu exhales underwater at a training session in Budapest, Hungary © Laszlo Balogh/REUTERS

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Members of Team Italy are seen underwater as they perform in the synchronised swimming team free routine preliminary at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan © Michael Dalder/REUTERS

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Members of the Beijing delegation celebrate after Beijing was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, defeating Almaty in the final round of voting, during the 128th IOC session in Kuala Lumpur © Olivia Harris/REUTERS

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Cagnotto of Italy is seen underwater during the women's 3m springboard semi final at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan © Stefan Wermuth/REUTERS

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Chelsea v Arsenal - FA Community Shield - Wembley Stadium. Arsenal's Olivier Giroud celebrates after winning the FA Community Shield © Dylan Martinez/REUTERS

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U.S. players push head coach Adam Krikorian into the pool after they defeated the Netherlands in their women's water polo gold medal match during the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan © Michael Dalder/REUTERS

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West Ham United v Leicester City - Barclays Premier League A young West Ham fan looks across towards manager Slaven Bilic © John Sibley/REUTERS

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West Ham United v Leicester City - Barclays Premier League. Shinji Okazaki scores the first goal for Leicester © John Sibley/REUTERS

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Jason Day walks off the 18th green with his son Dash Day after winning the 2015 PGA Championship golf tournament at Whistling Straits. © Thomas J. Russo/USA Today Sports

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Yankees starting pitcher Bryan Mitchell (55) reacts after being hit in the face by a baseball against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. © Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports

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India's captain Kohli reacts after his teammate Rahul missed a catch hit by Sri Lanka's captain Mathews during the third day of their second test cricket match in Colombo © Dinuka Liyanawatte/REUTERS

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Farah of Britain reacts after winning the men's 10000m event during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing © Lucy Nicholson/REUTERS

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Triathletes take part in the 3800 m swimming leg of the KMD Ironman Copenhagen 2015 in Copenhagen © Scanpix Denmark/REUTERS

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Rolanda Bell of Panama falling head first into the water obstacle during the women's 3000 metres steeplechase heats at the 15th IAAF World Championships in the National Stadium in Beijing © Kai Pfaffenbach/REUTERS

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Mueller of Germany competes to win bronze in women's discus throw final at 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing © Kai Pfaffenbach/REUTERS

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England's Alex Danson in action during the Unibet EuroHockey Championships 2015. © Peter Cziborra/REUTERS

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Usain Bolt of Jamaica shakes hands with fans after winning the men's 200 metres final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing © Dylan Martinez/REUTERS

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Usain Bolt of Jamaica is hit by a cameraman on a Segway as he celebrates winning the men's 200m final at the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China © China Stringer Network/REUTERS

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Cisiane Lopes of Brazil vomits after competing in the women's 20 km race walk final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, © Lucy Nicholson/REUTERS

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Tiffany Porter of Britain falls after competing in the women's 100 metres hurdles final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing © David Gray/REUTERS

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Eaton of the U.S. rests with a cooling face mask as he competes in the pole vault event of the men's decathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing © Kai Pfaffenbach/REUTERS

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Athletes wait for their turns at the women's high jump final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing © Fabrizio Bensch/REUTERS

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Winning Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi of Italy and third placed Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso of Italy spray a grid girl after the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race Circuit © Darren Staples/REUTERS

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Kansas City Royals outfielder Terrance Gore (0) is hit by a pitch in the eighth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Kauffman Stadium © Denny Medley/USA Today Sports

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Japan's Luke Thompson (C) before a scrum during the Scotland v Japan game at the IRB Rugby World Cup 2015. © Andrew Boyers/REUTERS

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France's Benjamin Kayser after the match France v Romania during the IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 © Stefan Wermuth/REUTERS

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South Africa players compete in a scrum with New Zealand players during their Rugby World Cup Semi-Final match at Twickenham in London © Russell Cheyne/REUTERS

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Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain leaps off of his car after winning the U.S. F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin © Adrees Latif/REUTERS

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Nestor Abad of Spain falls from the High Bar during the men's qualification for the World Gymnastics Championships at the Hydro arena in Glasgow © Phil Noble/REUTERS

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Baltimore Ravens guard Marshal Yanda (right) loses his helmet as he blocks Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kevin Minter in the second quarter at University of Phoenix Stadium. © Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports

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A surfer wipes out while trying to ride a breaking wave during high tide and high surf in Cardiff, California © Mike Blake/REUTERS

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Richie McCaw of New Zealand holds up the Webb Ellis Cup after winning the Rugby World Cup Final against Australia at Twickenham in London © Toby Melville/REUTERS

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A boy displays the winners' medal given to him by Sonny Bill Williams of New Zealand after the Rugby World Cup Final against Australia at Twickenham in London © Henry Browne/REUTERS

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Orthodox Jewish men try to cross Bedford Avenue in the Williamsburg section of the Brooklyn borough during the 2015 New York City Marathon in New York © Shannon Stapleton/REUTERS

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Kansas City Royals players celebrate on the field after defeating the New York Mets in game five of the World Series at Citi Field. The Royals won the World Series four games to one. © Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports

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Juventus players celebrate after their team's qualification for the semi-final of the Champions League at the end of their quarter-final second leg soccer match against Monaco at the Louis II stadium in Monaco © Jean-Paul Pelissier/REUTERS

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