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A photographic look at sports action from around the world

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Soccer fans of Sao Paulo cheer for their team during Brazilian Serie A Championship soccer match against Palmeiras in Sao Paulo October 6, 2012. Sao Paulo won 3-0.


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West Indies' Chris Gayle leaps over a board as they celebrate winning the world Twenty20 final against Sri Lanka at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo October 7, 2012.


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Martin Landajo (L) of Argentina's Los Pumas is grabbed by Scott Higginbotham of Australia's Wallabies during their Rugby Championship match in Rosario October 6, 2012. Australia won 25-19.


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A young fan sits in the stands as rain delays Game 1 of the MLB ALDS playoff baseball series between the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees in Baltimore, Maryland October 7, 2012.


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Tottenham Hotspur's players celebrate their goal against Aston Villa during a Premier League soccer match at White Hart Lane ground in London, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Tottenham Hotspur won the match 2-0.

Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning reacts on the sidelines during the second half of their NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Massachusetts October 7, 2012. The Patriots won 31-21.


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Cincinnati Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick makes a diving catch on a ball hit by San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt in the sixth inning of Game 1 of the National League division baseball series in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. The Reds won 2-1.

Eric Risberg/AP

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Johnny Weir of the U.S. skates during the men's short programme of the Finlandia Trophy Espoo international figure skating competition in Espoo October 5, 2012.


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Milos Raonic of Canada reaches out for a return to Kei Nishikori of Japan during their final match of Japan Open tennis championships in Tokyo, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Nishikori won 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-0.

Koji Sasahara/AP

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AC Milan's coach Massimiliano Allegri (R) argues with referee Paolo Valeri during their Italian Serie A soccer match against Inter Milan at San Siro stadium in Milan October 7, 2012. Inter won 1-0.


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Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts during their Spanish first division soccer match against Real Madrid at Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona, October 7, 2012. The game ended in a 2-2 tie.


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Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin (32) watches a loose ball with Denver Nuggets' JaVale McGee (34) defending during a NBA pre-season basketball game at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 in Las Vegas. Denver won 106-104.

David Becker/AP

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California quarterback Zach Maynard (15) fumbles the ball as he is sacked by UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr (11) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Berkeley, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. California recovered the ball. California won 43-17.

Tony Avelar/AP

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Jockey Olivier Peslier on Solemia crosses the finish line to win the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe's race at the Longchamp racetrack near Paris, October 7, 2012.


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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates his victory during the Japanese F1 Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit October 7, 2012.


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Tony Stewart (14) flips over as Clint Bowyer (15), Regan Smith (78), Jeff Burton (31), Jimmie Johnson (48), Casey Mears (13), Aric Almirola (43), Dale Earnhardt Jr., (88) and Sam Hornish Jr. (22) crash around him during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Matt Kenseth won the race.

Greg McWilliams/AP

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San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore scores on a touchdown run against the Buffalo Bills during the third quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. The 49ers won 45-3.

Ben Margot/AP

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Vijay Singh tosses his club after a shot on the ninth fairway during the second round of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in Las Vegas. Singh finished the weekend tied for 36th with a total score of 277 while Ryan Moore won the title.

Julie Jacobson/AP

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Edmonton Eskimos' Fred Stamps (2) celebrates with end zone fans after scoring a touchdown against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during their CFL football game in Edmonton October 5, 2012. The Eskimos won 35-20.


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Members of the field crew pick up items thrown onto the field by fans during the eighth inning of their MLB National League Wild Card playoff baseball game in which there was a disputed call as the Atlanta Braves lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in Atlanta, Georgia October 5, 2012. The Cardinals won 6-3.


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Andy Murray of Britain signs autographs for his fans after his win over Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland at the men's singles quarter-finals match at the Japan Open tennis championships in Tokyo, October 5, 2012.


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Spectators attend the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at the Longchamp horse racetrack near Paris, October 7, 2012.


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Massachusetts' Michael Cox scores the team's lone touchdown of the first half of an NCAA college football game against Western Michigan, Saturday Oct. 6, 2012, in Kalamazoo, Mich. Western Michigan won 52-14.


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In this picture, taken Oct.5, 2012 Islanders' John Tavares, NHL lockout player, now with SC Bern,challenges for the puck during the match between EV Zug and SC Bern in Zug, Switzerland. Zug won 3-1.

Sigi Tischler/AP

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Montreal Canadiens' player development coach Patrice Brisebois takes part in a Hamilton Bulldogs practice in Hamilton, Ont., on Sunday, Oct.7, 2012. The Hamilton Bulldogs, the AHL affiliate for the Canadiens held their first on-ice practice Sunday after a ten-day mobile training camp that saw them in Quebec and eastern Ontario.


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A runner wearing her wedding dress crosses the finish line at the Bucharest International Half Marathon in Bucharest, October 7, 2012.


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South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh gestures after winning the men's 100m breaststroke final during the FINA Swimming World Cup 2012 in Doha October 7, 2012.


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Fans celebrate as Washington Redskins receiver Santana Moss (89) scores on a 77-yard touchdown catch against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of their NFL football game in Landover, Maryland, October 7, 2012. The Falcons won 24-17.


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