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A photographic look at action from around the sports world over the weekend of October 11 to 13, 2013

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Afghan cricket fans welcome home the national team in Kabul, October 12, 2013, following Afghanistan's qualification for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

OMAR SOBHANI/REUTERS

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Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro celebrates his win over Spain’s Rafael Nadal during a semi-final match for the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at the Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Del Potro won 6-2, 6-4.

NG HAN GUAN/AP

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Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner watches the monitors during the qualifying session ahead of the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka October 12, 2013.

TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/REUTERS

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BC Lions' Tim Brown, left, is tackled by Calgary Stampeders' Ben D'Aguilar, during first quarter CFL football action in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Calgary won 40-26.

JEFF MCINTOSH/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Indian athlete Sudha Singh holds the Commonwealth Games Baton as she runs in front of the historic Taj Mahal in the northern Indian city of Agra October 12, 2013. The baton arrived in India on Friday and will travel to other member countries of the Commonwealth before the Games in Glasgow in 2014.

BRIJESH SINGH/REUTERS

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Toronto Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas (17) tries to defend against New York Knicks' Tyson Chandler during first half preseason NBA action in Toronto on Friday, October 11. The Raptors won 100-91.

FRANK GUNN/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Radamel Falcao Garcia (R) of Colombia celebrates a goal against Chile's goalkeeper Claudio Bravo during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Barranquilla, October 11, 2013. Colombia rallied for a 3-3 tie and qualified for the World Cup with the result.

JOHN VIZCAINO/REUTERS

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Linesman Brad Kovachik pulls Chicago Blackhawks' Michal Handzus away from New York Islanders' John Tavares as Islanders' Matt Moulson gets into a shouting match with Chicago Blackhawks' Marcus Kruger late in the third period as the Blackhawks defeated the Islanders 3-2 in an NHL game in Chicago on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

CHARLES CHERNEY/AP

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A Palestinian contestant poses before a local bodybuilding competition in Gaza City October 12, 2013.

SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS

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Boston marathon bombing survivor Erika Brannock holds an end of the tape at the finish line as runner David Berden wins the Baltimore marathon on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.

GAIL BURTON/AP

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Amateur triathletes wait for the start of the 2.4 miles (3.86 km) swim portion during the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, October 12, 2013. Belgium’s Frederik Van Lierde won with a time of eight hours, 12 minutes and 29 seconds.

HUGH GENTRY/REUTERS

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Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) protects the ball as he slides into the end zone for a six-yard touchdown run against Mississippi in the second half of their NCAA college football game at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. No. 9 Texas A&M won 41-38.

ROGELIO V. SOLIS/AP

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Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) celebrates with teammate Sidney Crosby (87) after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. Crosby scored three goals as the Penguins won the game 5-4.

CHRIS O’MEARA/AP

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Featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz (R) of Puerto Rico throws a punch at Orlando Salido of Mexico during their fight for a vacant WBO title at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada October 12, 2013. Salido won the fight by TKO in the 7th round.

STEVE MARCUS/REUTERS

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic stumbles as he returns a shot to Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina during the singles final of the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center, in Shanghai, China, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. Djokovic won 6-1, 3-6, 7-6.

EUGENE HOSHIKO/AP

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Super Bowl Champion and BECOME ONE athlete Hines Ward, center, reacts with his coach, eight time IRONMAN World Champion Paula Newby Fraser, after crossing the finish line at the 2013 GoPro IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.

MARCO GARCIA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross, right, tags out Detroit Tigers second baseman Omar Infante, left, at the plate in the fifth inning during Game 1 of the American League baseball championship series Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Boston. The Tigers won 1-0.

MATT SLOCUM/AP

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Bangladesh's players from left, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nasir Hossain and Anamul Haque celebrate for the wicket of New Zealand's Kane Williamson on the last day of the first cricket test match against New Zealand in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. The match ended in a draw.

A.M. AHAD/AP

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Caterham driver Giedo van der Garde of the Netherlands, right, and Marussia driver Jules Bianchi, left, collide at the start of the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit in Suzuka, Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany won but will have to wait to seal a fourth-straight Formula One title as nearest rival Fernando Alonso finished fourth.

SHUJI KAJIYAMA/AP

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New England Revolution's Andrew Farrell is tripped by Montreal Impact's Sanna Nyassi during first half MLS action Saturday, October 12, 2013 in Montreal. The Revolution won 1-0.

PAUL CHIASSON/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese jumps over home plate after scoring from third on a sacrifice fly by Jon Jay during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 1-0.

CHRIS LEE/AP

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Toronto Maple Leafs left winger David Broll (46) holds off Edmonton Oilers left winger Jesse Joensuu (6) as he has a stick to the neck of Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier during third period NHL action in Toronto on Saturday October 12, 2013. Toronto won 6-5 in overtime.

FRANK GUNN/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Runners participate in the Chicago Marathon in Chicago, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, nearly six months after the Boston Marathon bombings, with more police officers lining race routes and spectator areas. Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto won the race in a course record of 2 hours, 3 minutes 45 seconds, out-dueling compatriot Emmanuel Mutai in the final mile.

NAM Y. HUH/AP

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Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin gives away his sneaker to supporters after their NBA pre-season basketball game against Indiana Pacers in Taipei Arena October 13, 2013. The Rockets won 107-98

PICHI CHUANG/REUTERS

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Oksana Orobets, 25 years old, from Ukraine poses backstage with her medal after she won the women's fitness final of the Arnold Classic Europe bodybuilding event in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.

ANDRES KUDACKI/AP

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Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25, right) runs against Buffalo Bills strong safety Da'Norris Searcy (25) during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Bengals won 27-24 in overtime.

TIMOTHY T. LUDWIG/USA TODAY SPORTS

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Supporters of Nigeria's national soccer team celebrate their victory over Ethiopia in their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, October 13, 2013.

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