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San Jose Sharks Logan Couture takes part in the NHL all-star hockey skills competition in Ottawa.

BLAIR GABLE/Reuters

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Chicago Black Hawks' Patrick Kane (88)attempts to get the puck past St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott during the breakaway challenge at NHL all-star skills competition in Ottawa, Saturday.

FRED CHARTRAND/The Canadian Press

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Team Alfredsson's Claude Giroux, of the Philadelphia Flyers, flies over Team Chara goaltender Tim Thomas, of the Boston Bruins, during the NHL all-star game competition in Ottawa on Sunday.

Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

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Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (L) of Team Chara stops Tampa Bay Lightning Steven Stamkos of Team Alfredsson on a penalty shot during the NHL all-star hockey game in Ottawa.

BLAIR GABLE/Reuters

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Team Alfredsson's Daniel Alfredsson, of the Ottawa Senators, battles in the corner with Team Chara's Dion Phaneuf, of the Toronto Maple Leafs, during the NHL all-star game competition in Ottawa on Sunday.

Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

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New York Rangers Henrik Lunqvist (30), Ottawa Senators Erik Karlsson (65), Vancouver Canucks Daniel Sedin (22), Ottawa Senators Daniel Alfredsson (11), Vancouver Canucks Alex Elder (23) and Vancouver Canucks Henrik Sedin (33) all of Sweden pose for a photograph after the NHL all-star game in Ottawa.

BLAIR GABLE/Reuters

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant smiles as he hands the ball back to a referee during the second half of the Lakers' NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

ERIC MILLER/Reuters

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Goalkeeper Hope Solo (bottom) of the U.S. closes her eyes as Christina Julien of Canada collides with her during their final CONCACAF Women's Olympic qualifying soccer match in Vancouver.

BEN NELMS/Reuters

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Canada goalkeeper Erin McLeod dives to make a save during the second half of CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying final soccer action against the United States in Vancouver.

JONATHAN HAYWARD/The Canadian Press

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Canada's Christine Sinclair signs autographs for fans following her teams 4-0 loss to the United States at the CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying final soccer action at B.C. Place.

JONATHAN HAYWARD/The Canadian Press

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Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during his men's singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.

MARK BLINCH/Reuters

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain in their men's singles final match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.

POOL/Reuters

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Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, centre, drives between Cleveland Cavaliers' Omri Casspi, left, and Antawn Jamison during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday.

Michael Dwyer/Associated Press

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NFC wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals scores a touchdown as he gets tackled by AFC safety Eric Weddle of the San Diego Chargers during the first quarter of the NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.

HUGH GENTRY/Reuters

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Adam Rippon skates to a second place finish in the men's free skate competition during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose.

ROBERT GALBRAITH/Reuters

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