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A look at photographic gems in the world of sports

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Soccer player Neymar, left, and former soccer player Pele, right, shares a laugh during the centennial anniversary celebration of the team in Santos, Brazil, Saturday, April 14, 2012. Santos, the Brazilian club which ruled football with "The King" Pele in the 1960's, turns 100 with a rich history to show, including many major titles and remarkable victories that make the club one of the most successful in football. At center is the team president, Luis Alvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro, (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

Nelson Antoine/AP

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A television cameraman catches a foul ball hit by Minnesota Twins' Justin Morneau during the ninth inning of the Twins' American League MLB baseball game against the Texas Rangers at Target Field in Minneapolis, April 14, 2012. Texas won 6-2. REUTERS/Eric Miller

Eric Miller/Reuters

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Phoenix Coyotes' Mike Smith falls to the ice after being hit during action against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period of Game 2 of the first round of the Western Conference Quarter-finals Saturday, April 14, 2012 in Glendale. Chicago won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Kadlubowski, The Arizona Republic)

David Kadlubowski/AP

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Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum, middle, battles to keep the ball from Dallas Mavericks center Brendan Haywood, left, and Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 15, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-108. (AP Photo/Bret Hartman)

Bret Hartman/AP

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Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis is congratulated by a fan as Kipnis comes into the dugout after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, April 15, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. The Indians won 13-7. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Charlie Riedel/AP

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Team Canada captain Hayley Wickenheiser hoists the championship trophy with the help of teammates Caroline Ouellette, left, and Brianne Jenner after defeating Team USA in the gold medal final game at the World Women's Ice Hockey Championships Saturday, April 14, 2012 in Burlington, Vermont. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Paul Chiasson/CP

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Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur players block a shot from Chelsea's Juan Mata, which was controversially awarded as a goal, during their FA Cup semi-final soccer match at Wembley Stadium in London, April 15, 2012. Chelse won 5-1. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Eddie Keogh/Reuters

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Spain's Pablo Andujar returns the ball to Spain's Albert Ramos during the final of the Grand Prix Hassan II tennis tournament in Casablanca, Morocco, Sunday, April 15, 2012. Andujar won 6-1, 7-6 (7-5). (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

Abdeljalil Bounhar/AP

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt recovers after winning the men's 4x100m relay with the Racers Track Club at the Utech Classic in Kingston April 14, 2012. Picture taken April 14, 2012. REUTERS/Gilbert Bellamy

Gilbert Bellamy/Reuters

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Paras Dogra, front right, Harmeet Singh, back right, of Kings XI Punjab celebrate with teammate Adam Gilchrist the dismissal of Jacques Kallis of Kolkata Knight Riders during their Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match in Kolkata, India, Sunday, April 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Bikas Das/AP

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A worker checks a screen advertising the showing of the day's football match between Liverpool and Everton before the Grand National horse race at Aintree Racecourse Liverpool, England, Saturday, April 14, 2012. The Grand National is a world-famous National Hunt horse race which is held annually at Aintree Racecourse, near Liverpool, England. It is a handicap steeplechase run over a distance of 4 miles and 856 yards (7,242 m), with horses jumping thirty fences over two circuits of Aintree's National Course.(AP Photo/Jon Super)

Jon Super/AP

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Neptune Collonges (L) ridden by Daryl Jacob wins the Grand National Steeple Chase from Sunnyhillboy (R) ridden by Richie McLernon on the final day of the Grand National meeting at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, northern England April 14, 2012. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

Nigel Roddis/Reuters

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Michael Bradley chips onto the ninth green during the third round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Saturday, April 14, 2012. Sweden's Carl Pettersson was crowned the winner after Sunday's final round. (AP Photo/The Island Packet, Jonathan Dyer)

Jonathan Dyer/AP

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A disgruntled Toronto FC fan shows the team's record as they record their fifth loss in five games following the 1-0 defeat to Chivas USA during MLS action in Toronto on Saturday April 14, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Chris Young/CP

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Handlers struggled to keep up with Ralphie as she ran onto the field Saturday night in Boulder. The University of Colorado football team scrimmaged Saturday night, April 14, 2012 during a practice session open to the public at Folsom Field. (AP Photo/Karl Gehring, The Denver Post)

Karl Gehring/AP

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Former lightweight champion boxer Brandon Rios (L) of the U.S. takes a punch from Richard Abril of Cuba during a fight for the vacant WBA lightweight title at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada April 14, 2012. Rios won the 12-round fight by split decision but does not receive the title because he was overweight at the official weigh-in. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus

Steve Marcus/Reuters

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New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (R) reaches to shake hands with World War II surviving Tuskegee Airmen Wilfred Defour (R-C), Dabney Montgomery and Reginald Brewster (L) as they were honored before their MLB American League baseball game with the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium in New York, April 15, 2012. The Yankees won 11-5. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

Ray Stubblebine/Reuters

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Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) celebrates his game-winning goal against the Boston Bruins during the second overtime period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Boston, Saturday, April 14, 2012. The Capitals won 2-1, tying the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Charles Krupa/AP

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Boston Red Sox center fielder Jason Repko dives for a two-run double hit by Tampa Bay Rays' Carlos Pena in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Sunday, April 15, 2012. Boston won 6-4. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Michael Dwyer/AP

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A Venezuelan athlete waves to the public during the opening ceremony of the 2nd Central American and Caribbean Special Olympic Games in Panama City April 15, 2012. The Games will take place in Panama City from April 15 to 20. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Carlos Jasso/Reuters

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Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany is sprayed with champagne during the podium ceremony following the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at Shanghai International circuit April 15, 2012. Rosberg won the Chinese Grand Prix for Mercedes from pole position on Sunday in the first victory of his 111-race Formula One career. Button finished second for McLaren with team mate and compatriot Hamilton finishing third for the third race in a row to take the championship lead. REUTERS/David Gray

David Gray/Reuters

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A young NASCAR fan poses with models before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Ralph Lauer)

Ralph Lauer/AP

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Dina Fisher, an employee at the Wells Fargo Center displays one of the thousands of orange T-shirts that Philadelphia Flyers fans will get before Game 3 in a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoffs hockey series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Sunday, April 15, 2012, in Philadelphia. The image is of Scott Hartnell above the phrase made famous by professional wrestler Hulk Hogan. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

Tom Mihalek/AP

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Independiente's fans celebrate next to the team's logo at the end of their Argentine First Division soccer match against Racing Club in Buenos Aires, April 14, 2012. Independiente won 4-1. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

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Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock talks to referee Tim Peel (20) during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Nashville Predators in Detroit, Sunday, April 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Carlos Osorio/AP

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Afghan Hounds race at a dog track near Brands Hatch in Kent, England, Sunday, April 15, 2012. Once a month in the spring and summer the racing track, less than half a mile from the Brands Hatch motor racing circuit and Paralympic cycling venue, hosts Afghan hound enthusiasts who race their dogs. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

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Enrico Gasparotto of Astana (C), Peter Sagan of Liquigas-Cannondale (L) and Jelle Vanendert of Lotto-Belisol celebrate with beer on the podium after the 47th Amstel Gold Cycling race in Valkenburg April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Kooren

Michael Kooren/Reuters

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