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Best Sports Pix of the Week
From the opening games of the European soccer season to mid-season baseball, here are some of the best pictures from the last week in sports. 

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In a photo provided by the Association of Surfing Professionals, Adriano De Souza, of Brazil, competes in round one at the Billabong Pro Tahiti surfing event, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, in Teahupoo, Tahiti. De Souza defeated fellow Brazilian Willian Cardoso and Australia's Bede Durbidge. (AP Photo/Association of Surfing Professionals, Steve Robertson)
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Riders head south toward the Strater Hotel on Main Avenue, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, during the start of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Durango, Colo. (AP Photo/The Durango Herald, Dave Bergeland)

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WEEHAWKEN, NJ - AUGUST 15: Former Red Bull Racing Formula 1 driver David Coulthard drives the Red Bull running show car for a video shoot on August 15, 2012 in Weehawken, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for Red Bull)
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WIGAN, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19: Fernando Torres of Chelsea is denied by Ali Al Habsi of Wigan Athletic during the Barclays Premier League match between Wigan Athletic and Chelsea at DW Stadium on August 19, 2012 in Wigan, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)
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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19: Rickie Lambert of Southampton celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Southampton at Etihad Stadium on August 19, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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JERSEY CITY, NJ - AUGUST 15: Former Red Bull Racing Formula 1 driver David Coulthard drives the Red Bull running show car through Liberty State Park for a video shoot on August 15, 2012 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for Red Bull)
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BROOKLYN, MI - AUGUST 19: Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Ford, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 19, 2012 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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BROOKLYN, MI - AUGUST 19: Cars race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 19, 2012 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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INDIANAPOLIS - AUGUST 19: Adrian Martin of Spain and JHK Laglisse and Niklas Ajo of Finland and TT Motion Events Racing crashed out during the Moto3 race during the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on August 19, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)
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MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 19: Joao Pereira of Valencia fouls Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid during the La Liga match between Real madrid and Valencia at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 19, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
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MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 19: Mesut Ozil of Real Madrid duels for the ball with Tino Costa of Valencia during the La Liga match between Real madrid and Valencia at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 19, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
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MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 19: Angel Di Maria of Real Madrid runs with the ball during the La Liga match between Real madrid and Valencia at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 19, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 19: A surfer waits for waves at dawn at Rockaway Beach on August 19, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City. Over the last few years the Rockaways peninsula has become an increasingly popular beach spot among young creative types and "hipsters" who flock to the formerly neglected beaches for surfing, outdoor concerts and boardwalk concessions. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 19: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid looks on the pitch during the La Liga match between Real madrid and Valencia at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 19, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
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BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 19: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona duels for the ball with Asier Illamendi of Real Sociedad during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad de Futbol at Camp Nou on August 19, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Wayne Rooney of Manchester United shoots at goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park on August 20, 2012 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 20: Mark Ellis #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers makes a throw to first for a double play in front of a sliding Marco Scutaro #19 of the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on August 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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WINSTON-SALEM, NC - AUGUST 20: Andy Roddick warms up prior to his match against James Blake at the Winston-Salem Open at the Wake Forest University Tennis Complex on August 20, 2012 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 20: Pitcher Tyler Clippard #36 of the Washington Nationals throws to an Atlanta Braves batter during the tenth inning of the Nationals 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on August 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 20: Outfielders Trayvon Robinson #12, Eric Thames #10, and Michael Saunders #55 of the Seattle Mariners celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Indians 5-3 at Safeco Field on August 20, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 21: Tom Hill of the Bulldogs taps the ball to his team mates during a Western Bulldogs AFL Training Session at Whitten Oval on August 21, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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CATERHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21: James Carter of Banstead Downs GC plays from the bunker during the Skins PGA Fourball Championship Regional Qualifier at North Downs Golf Club on August 21, 2012 in Caterham, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84), left, flips into the end zone over Indianapolis Colts defensive back Antoine Bethea (41) for a touchdown in the first quarter of an NFL football preseason game on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
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In this photo provided by Diana Nyad via the Florida Keys News Bureau, endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is aided after she was pulled out of the water between Cuba and the Florida Keys early Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. Nyad has ended her fourth bid to swim from Cuba to Florida after four days of storms, jellyfish stings and shark threats. (AP Photo/Diana Nyad via the Florida Keys News Bureau, Christi Barli)
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In this photo provided by Diana Nyad via the Florida Keys News Bureau, endurance swimmer Diana Nyad swims in the Florida Straits between Cuba and the Florida Keys Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, escorted by support personnel in kayaks. Nyad is endeavoring to become the first swimmer to transit the Florida Straits from Cuba to the Keys without a shark cage. The white underwater strip, tethered to the boom from her primary support vessel, provides Nyad a moving swimming lane so she can maintain a proper course. (AP Photo/Diana Nyad via the Florida Keys News Bureau, Christi Barli)
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Philadelphia Eagles tight end Clay Harbor (82) dunks the football over the goal post after his third quarter touchdown against the New England Patriots in an NFL preseason football game in Foxborough, Mass., Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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Philadelphia Eagles running back Bryce Brown, shoves away New England Patriots defensive back Ras-I Dowling (21) during the third quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Foxborough, Mass., Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.(AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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Taoyuan County, Taiwan center fielder Kai-Chun Lin (14) watches as the two-run walk-off homer hit by Tokyo's Hajime Motegi lands over the center field wall during the ninth inning of a baseball game during Little League World Series pool play in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. Japan won 2-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Buddhist monks play a game of soccer at the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse monastery in Namo Buddha, 41 kilometers (26 miles) from Katmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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La Vuelta cyclists begin the second stage of the race, between between Pamplona and Viana, 181.4 kilometers (113 miles), in Pamplona, northern Spain, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

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Benson Henderson from Arizona, left takes a right to the chin from Frankie Edgar from New Jersey in their middleweight title bout during UFC 150 in Denver, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. Henderson won the bout. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
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COWES, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 17: Boats race in the Dragon class during day seven of the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week on August 17, 2012 in Cowes, Isle of Wight. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18: Kieran Gibbs of Arsenal and Ahmed Elmohamady of Sundaerland compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on August 18, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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BROOKLYN, MI - AUGUST 19: Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Ford, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 19, 2012 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: A young spectator looks on during the fireworks display on day seven of the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes week on August 17, 2012 in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
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INDIANAPOLIS - AUGUST 19: Ben Spies of USA and Yamaha Factory Racing leads the field during the MotoGP race during the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on August 19, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)
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ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 19: Garrett Jones #46 of the Pittsburgh Pirates is tagged out at third base against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on August 19, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Pirates beat the Cardinals 6-3 in 19 innings. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 19: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona strikes the ball during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad de Futbol at Camp Nou on August 19, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: David de Gea of Manchester United punches clear under pressure from Phil Jagielka of Everton during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park on August 20, 2012 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: David Wright #5 of the New York Mets hits a double in the first inning as Wilin Rosario #20 of the Colorado Rockies catches on August 20, 2012 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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WINSTON-SALEM, NC - AUGUST 20: Andy Roddick of the USA and James Blake also of the USA play their first set in a match at the Winston-Salem Open at the Wake Forest University Tennis Complex on August 20, 2012 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/Getty Images)
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CATERHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21: Jonathan Dry of Queenwood GC playse from the bunker during the Skins PGA Fourball Championship Regional Qualifier at North Downs Golf Club on August 21, 2012 in Caterham, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
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Nuevo Laredo, Mexico's Marcelo Perez, left, catches a line out by Taoyuan County, Taiwan's Meng-Chun Sung (not pictured) as Chun-En Lin runs the bases in the fifth inning of a pool play baseball game at the Little League World Series, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, in South Williamsport, Pa. Mexico won 4-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Washington Redskins running back Evan Royster (35) is tackled by Chicago Bears defenders Chris Conte (47), Nick Roach (53) and Henry Melton (69 ) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Chicago, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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Taoyuan County, Taiwan's Cheng-Kai Hu, left, is tagged out at home plate by Nuevo Laredo, Mexico's Eduardo Abrego while trying to score on a fielder's choice by Cheng-Feng Lee in the third inning of a pool play baseball game at the Little League World Series, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, in South Williamsport, Pa. Mexico won 4-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Manager Terry Collins #10 of the New York Mets argues a call with umpire Adrian Johnson #80 in the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies on August 20, 2012 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Players warm up during NCAA college football practice on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Matt Stamey) THE INDEPENDENT FLORIDA ALLIGATOR OUT

Best Sports Pix of the Week

From the opening games of the European soccer season to mid-season baseball, here are some of the best pictures from the last week in sports. 

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