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Best sports photos of the weekend: Feb. 7

Top images from Super Bowl Sunday, freestyle skiing, the NHL, NBA and more

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Green Bay Packers head coack Mike McCarthy is hugged by Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Ryan Pickett (79) after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL's Super Bowl XLV football game in Arlington, Texas, Feb. 6, 2011.

MIKE STONE/MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson and quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrate a first quarter touchdown pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the NFL's Super Bowl XLV football game in Arlington, Texas, Feb. 6, 2011.

PIERRE DUCHARME/PIERRE DUCHARME/REUTERS

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antwaan Randle El (82) celebrates after scoring a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers during the NFL's Super Bowl XLV football game in Arlington, Texas, Feb. 6, 2011.

BRIAN SNYDER/BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, right, celebrates with teammate Greg Jennings after they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers during the NFL's Super Bowl XLV football game in Arlington, Texas Feb. 6, 2011.

MIKE SEGAR/MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Charlotte Bobcats small forward Gerald Wallace goes in for a dunk against Miami Heat during their NBA basketball game in Charlotte Feb. 4

CHRIS KEANE/CHRIS KEANE/REUTERS

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Cavaliers Gibson has the ball knocked away by Trail Blazers Mills during the first quarter of their NBA game in Cleveland

AARON JOSEFCZYK/AARON JOSEFCZYK/REUTERS

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A Cleveland Cavaliers fan sits in his seat as the Cavaliers lost their 24th NBA basketball game in a row after their loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in Cleveland Feb. 5

AARON JOSEFCZYK/AARON JOSEFCZYK/REUTERS

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Cleveland Cavaliers' Eyenga and Samuels react during their NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Cleveland Feb. 5

AARON JOSEFCZYK/AARON JOSEFCZYK/REUTERS

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Buffalo Sabres centre Cody McCormick battles Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Mike Komisarek during their NHL hockey game in Buffalo Feb. 5

DOUG BENZ/DOUG BENZ/REUTERS

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Michael Riddle of Canada gets some air during the men's Half Pipe finals on his way to finishing first at the FIS Freestyle World Championships in Park City, Utah, Feb. 5, 2011.

MARK BLINCH/MARK BLINCH/REUTERS

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Canada's Alexandre Bilodeau goes airborne during the men's Dual Moguls as he goes on to win the gold medal at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships in Park City, Utah, February 5, 2011.

MARK BLINCH/MARK BLINCH/REUTERS

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Heather McPhie of the U.S. crashes during the women's dual moguls at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships in Park City Feb. 5, 2011

MARK BLINCH/MARK BLINCH/REUTERS

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Canadian teammates second-placed Mikael Kingsbury, first-placed Alexandre Bilodeau, second-placed Chloe Dufour-Lapointe and first-placed Jennifer Heil, hold their medals after the dual moguls final at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships in Park City, Utah February 5, 2011.

JIM URQUHART/JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) pulls up a jump shot over New Orleans Hornets center D.J. Mbenga (28) and guard Willie Green (33) during the first half of their NBA basketball game in New Orleans Feb. 5, 2011.

MISTY MCELROY/MISTY MCELROY/REUTERS

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America striker Daniel Marquez, right, battles for the ball with Queretaro's defender Adrian Romero during their Mexican league championship soccer match at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City Feb. 6, 2011.

HENRY ROMERO/HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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Team Saskatchewan's skip Braeden Moskowy hugs his mother Wenda Moskowy after winning the final of the men's Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Calgary Feb. 6, 2011. Team Saskatchewan beat Team Ontario 8-7 in an extra end and remained unbeaten in the tournament.

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Team Saskatchewan, left to right, skip Braeden Moskowy, third Kirk Muyres, second Colton Flasch, and lead Matt Lang, pose with their medals and the trophy after winning the final of the men's Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Calgary, Alta., Feb. 6, 2011.

Jeff McIntosh/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

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Colombia's Michael Ortega reacts to a missed scoring opportunity next to Ecuador's Dennys Quinonez during a Conmebol U-20 championship soccer match in Arequipa Feb. 6, 2011.

MARIANA BAZO/MARIANA BAZO/REUTERS

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Vancouver Canucks Alex Burrows jumps to avoid the puck in front of Chicago Blackhawks goalie Marty Turco during the second period of their NHL hockey game in Vancouver Feb. 4, 2011.

ANDY CLARK/ANDY CLARK/REUTERS

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Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals and team mate Nicklas Backstrom retaliate after a trip on Ovechkin by Matt Cooke of the Pittsburgh Penguins during their NHL hockey game in Washington Feb. 6, 2011.

KEVIN LAMARQUE/KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS

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Ryuji Imada of Japan loses his club after teeing off on the fifth hole during the third round of play in the PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona, Feb. 6, 2011.

RICK SCUTERI/RICK SCUTERI/REUTERS

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From left: Josphat Boit of Kenya, Mo Farah of Britain, Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia and Nixon Chepseba of Kenya compete in the 3000 m race at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston, Massachusetts Feb. 5, 2011. Gebremeskel ran the majority of the race running with one shoe.

ADAM HUNGER/ADAM HUNGER/REUTERS

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