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A look at the best sports images from the past 12 months.

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Calgary Hitmen Pavlo Padakin celebrates his goal in a pile of Teddy Bears at the Hitmen Teddy Bear toss during their major junior hockey game against the Kootenay Ice in Calgary, Alberta, December 2, 2012. The hockey team collects approximately 25,000 stuffed toys at the annual Teddy Bear toss and then delivers the toys to local charities and children at the Alberta Children's Hospital. The team currently holds the world record for collecting the most Teddy Bears at 26,919.

TODD KOROL/REUTERS

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Toronto Argonauts Jeff Keeping celebrates with the Grey Cup after the Argonauts defeated the Calgary Stampders in the 100th CFL Grey Cup in Toronto, November 25, 2012.

MARK BLINCH/REUTERS

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Toronto Argonauts head coach Scott Milanovich is doused by his players after the Argonauts defeated the Calgary Stampeders in the 100th CFL Grey Cup in Toronto, November 25, 2012.

MIKE CASSESE/REUTERS

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Laval Rouge et Or Philippe Gagnon (L) knocks the helmet from the head of McMaster Marauders Adam Dickson during the Vanier Cup University Championship game in Toronto, November 23, 2012.

MARK BLINCH/REUTERS

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Laval Rouge et Or Arnaud Gascon-Nadon blows water from his mouth before the Vanier Cup University Championship game against the McMaster Marauders in Toronto, November 23, 2012.

MATHIEU BELANGER/REUTERS

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A member of the Edmonton Eskimos cheer squad flies through the air during the first half of their CFL game against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Alberta September 3, 2012.

TODD KOROL/REUTERS

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New York Mets' R.A. Dickey (L) scores as the ball gets away from New York Yankees catcher Chris Stewart during the fifth inning of their Interleague baseball game at Citifield in New York, June 24, 2012.

ADAM HUNGER/REUTERS

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Miami Heat's LeBron James (L) hugs teammate Dwyane Wade near the end of Game 5 of the NBA finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Miami, Florida, June 21, 2012.

MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Los Angeles Kings captian Dustin Brown hoists the Stanley Cup after his team defeated the New Jersey Devils during Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in Los Angeles, June 11, 2012.

MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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U.S. boxer Timothy Bradley Jr. shows off his physique during an official weigh-in before his bout with Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada June 8, 2012.

STEVE MARCUS/REUTERS

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Fans cheer after San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Manu Ginobili (20) hit his three-point shot against Oklahoma City Thunder during Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference finals in San Antonio, Texas May 27, 2012.

MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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Team Penske driver Will Power of Australia, bottom, goes under the car of A.J. Foyt Enterprises driver Mike Conway of Britain during the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 27, 2012.

PETER KIRLES/REUTERS

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A race fan watches horses work out and exercise early in the morning at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, May 16, 2012.

PATRICK SMITH/REUTERS

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Boxer Lavarn Harvell (R) connects to the head of Tony Pietrantonio for a knockout during their third round of light heavyweight fight in Atlantic City, New Jersey April 28, 2012.

TIM SHAFFER/REUTERS

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The sun reflects off the club as Tiger Woods hits off on the seventh tee during the final round of the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland July 1, 2012.

KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS

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Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton (R) fights with Ottawa Senators' Chris Neil during the first period of their NHL game at TD Bank Garden in Boston, Massachusetts January 31, 2012.

JESSICA RINALDI/Reuters

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Actress Ashley Judd reacts after her husband Chip Ganassi Racing driver Dario Franchitti of Scotland wins his third Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 27, 2012.

STRINGER/REUTERS

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Miami Heat's LeBron James hangs on the rim after his dunk near New York Knicks Tyson Chandler during their NBA game in Miami, Florida February 23, 2012.

Andrew Innerarity/REUTERS

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