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Best Sports Pix of the Week
From USA basketball to action in NASCAR, here are some of the most compelling photos from the last week in the world of sports. 
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DETROIT, MI - JULY 16: Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers slides into third base during the fifth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Comerica Park on July 16, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 14: J'Leon Love (R) throws a right hand at Joseph De Los Santos of Puerto Rico during their fight at Mandalay Bay Events Center on July 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Athletes start for the swimming leg of the 16th Ironman long distance triathlon in Zurich, Switzerland, Sunday, July 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Keystone/Alessandro Della Bella)
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Participants in the Duhnen tideland event race their horses through the mud in Duhnen, near Cuxhaven, northern Germany, Sunday, July 15, 2012. (AP Photo/dapd/Nigel Treblin)
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 16: Denard Span #2 of the Minnesota Twins is safe as Matt Wieters #32 of the Baltimore Orioles defends home plate and Miguel Socolovich #58 looks on during the third inning on July 16, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 13: Andrew Swallow of the Kangaroos handballs under pressure during the AFL Rd 16 game between North Melbourne and Carlton at Etihad Stadium on July 13, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: LeBron James #6 of the US Men's Senior National Team lays up a shot against Brazil in the third quarter during a pre-Olympic exhibition basketball game at the Verizon Center on July 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The US Senior Men's National Team won, 80-69. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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SCARPERIA, ITALY - JULY 15: Casey Stoner of Australia and Repsol Honda Team rounds the bend during the MotoGP race of the MotoGP of Italy at Mugello Circuit on July 15, 2012 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)
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LOUDON, NH - JULY 15: Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 15, 2012 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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BOUSSENAC, FRANCE - JULY 15: The group of the yellow jersey climb the narrow roads on the Mur de Peguere during stage fourteen of the 2012 Tour de France from Limoux to Foix on July 15, 2012 in Boussenac, France. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX - JULY 15: Goalkeeper Joe Willis #31 of the D.C. United makes a diving save against the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium on July 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Houston won 4-0. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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PAU, FRANCE - JULY 16: Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain and SKY Procyling rides at the front of the peloton during stage fifteen of the 2012 Tour de France from Samatan to Pau on July 16, 2012 in Pau, France. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16: Mark Ellis #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is out in the fourth inning against Carlos Ruiz #51 of the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on July 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
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ATLANTA, GA - JULY 16: Steve Johnson of the United States returns a shot against Donald Young of the United States during the BB&T Atlanta Open at Atlantic Station on July 16, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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BRESCIA, ITALY - JULY 17: Mathew Glaetzer, Shene Perkins and Scott Sunderland of Australia track cycling team in action during a media day on July 17, 2012 in Brescia, Italy. (Photo by Dino Panato/Getty Images)
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LYTHAM ST ANNES, ENGLAND - JULY 17: David Duval of the United States hits from the rough during the second practice round prior to the start of the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes on July 17, 2012 in Lytham St Annes, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
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BRESCIA, ITALY - JULY 17: Anna Meares (L) and Kaarle McCulloch of Australia women's track cycling team in action during a media day on July 17, 2012 in Brescia, Italy. (Photo by Dino Panato/Getty Images)
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Afghans play soccer during a friendly match in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 16, 2012. Amid a deadly war in an impoverished nation, the promise of a new professional football league is offering a glimmer of hope in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
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Christopher Froome of Britain follows teammate Bradley Wiggins of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, as they speed down Port de Lers during the 14th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 191 kilometers (118.7 miles) with start in Limoux and finish in Foix, France, Sunday July 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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LYTHAM ST ANNES, ENGLAND - JULY 17: Hunter Mahan of the United States hits a bunker shot during the second practice round prior to the start of the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes on July 17, 2012 in Lytham St Annes, England. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Team USA forward LeBron James goes up for a dunk in front of Brazil forward Anderson Varejao (11) during the first half of an Olympic men's exhibition basketball game, Monday, July 16, 2012, in Washington. USA won 80-69. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Spectators dressed as tigers look on as Steve Stricker of the United States walks off the course after finishing a practice round at Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club ahead of the British Open Golf Championship, Lytham St Annes, England Tuesday, July 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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The pack passes during the 15th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 158.5 kilometers (98.5 miles) with start in Samatan and finish in Pau, France, Monday July 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
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Juliana Felisberta Da Silva of Brazil signals a move during the Women's Final of the Berlin Beach Volleyball Grand Slam in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, July 15, 2012. The Brazilian team with Juliana Felisberta Da Silva and Larissa Franca and won the match against Xue Chen and Zhang Xi of China. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)
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In this photo released by the International Triathlon Union, the elite women dive into Tiszaujvaros lake to begin the 2012 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup in Hungary on Sunday July 15, 2012. (AP Photo/ITU, Janos Schmidt)
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HARRISON, NJ - JULY 15: Bryan Meredith #35 of the Seattle Sounders makes a save against Connor Lade #16 of the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena on July 15, 2012 in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Children play cricket in the back of a parked truck in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 17, 2012.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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Spain's rider Pol Espargaro, bottom left, crashes with France Johann Zarco during the Moto2 third free practice session ahead of Sunday's Italian Grand Prix, at the Mugello race circuit, in Scarperia, Italy, Saturday, July 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
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Washington Kastles' Venus Williams chases the ball during a World TeamTennis women's singles match against Boston Lobsters' Irina Falconi, Monday, July 16, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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In this June 22, 2012 photo, North Korean judo coach Kye Sun Hui, center, trains players in Pyongyang, North Korea. A delegation of North Korean athletes left Pyongyang on Tuesday July 17, 2012 with dreams of returning to the same hero's welcome Kye saw when she returned after winning gold at the Atlanta Olympics. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

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SAN DIEGO, CA - Chris Johnson # 23 of the Houston Astros makes a leaping throw to first base for the out in the 8th inning of the game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on July 16, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent C. Horner/Getty Images)
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Members of the Vesper Rowing Club line up to compete in the 2012 National Rowing Championships at Cooper River in Cherry Hill, N.J., Saturday, July 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Camden Courier-Post, Jose F. Moreno) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

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In a photo provided by the Association of Surfing Professionals, Coco Ho competes in the Roxy Pro Biarritz surfing event Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Biarritz, France. Ho lost in the semifinals to Tyler Wright. (AP Photo/Association of Surfing Professionals, Damien Poullenot, Aquashot)
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Ferrari F1 driver Giancarlo Fisichella of Italy drives during the Moscow City Racing 2012, with Saint Basil's Cathedral in background, along the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2012. The third Moscow City Racing show featuring Formula 1 race cars piloted by the leading teams, McLaren, Mercedes and F1 Ream Marusia took place Sunday in the very heart of the Russian capital. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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Denmark's Nicki Pedersen, center, in front of Sweden's Peter Ljung, left, and Russia's Gregory Laguta, right, in a racing heat during their final of the team FIM Speedway World Cup in Malilla, Sweden, Saturday July 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Ted Karlsson/Scanpix Sweden) SWEDEN OUT

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A Mongolian woman discharges an arrow from a bow at an archery competition during the Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator, Mongolia Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Mongolians celebrate the anniversary of Genghis Khan's march to world conquest on July 11 with the annual sports festival featuring traditional Mongolian events including wrestling, archery, and horse racing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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LOUDON, NH - JULY 15: Race fans are relected as they watch the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 15, 2012 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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LOUDON, NH - JULY 15: Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, races to the checkered flad to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 15, 2012 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Luis-Leon Sanchez of Spain crosses the finish line to win the 14th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 191 kilometers (118.7 miles) with start in Limoux and finish in Foix, France, Sunday July 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
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Best Sports Pix of the Week

From USA basketball to action in NASCAR, here are some of the most compelling photos from the last week in the world of sports. 

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