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Best Sports Pix of the Week
From the first week of the NFL to the closing days of summer baseball, here are some of the most arresting photos from the last week in sports.

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DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos delivers a pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 9, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 8: Matt Barkley #7 of the USC Trojans attempts a pass against the Syracuse Orange in the first half during a game at MetLife Stadium on September 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
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LONGFIELD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: A general view of the start line during the Mixed H 1-4 Cycling Team Relay on day 10 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Brands Hatch on September 8, 2012 in Longfield, England. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 08: Josh Johnson #28 of the Purdue Boilermakers is called for pass interference as Tyler Eifert #80 of the Notre Dame Fighting irish attempts a catch in the end zone and Landon Feichter #44 defends at Notre Dame Stadium on September 8, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham (3) leaps over Washington cornerback Tre Watson (32) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. LSU won 41-3. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 08: Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour Energy Toyota, celebrates with a burn out after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 8, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 8: Cheerleaders from the USC Trojans perform during a game against the Syracuse Orange at MetLife Stadium on September 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. USC defeated Syracuse 42-29. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
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CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles is sacked by strong safety T.J. Ward #43 of the Cleveland Browns during the second quarter of their season opener at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: A flaming figure of a cyclist enters the arena during the closing ceremony on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 09: Linebacker D'Qwell Jackson #52 of the Cleveland Browns leaps into the end zone for a touchdown on an interception return during the fourth quarter season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Eagles defeated the Browns 17-16. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON,TX - SEPTEMBER 09: Houston Texans cheerleaders perform before the Houston Texans play the Miami Dolphins during the season opener at Reliant Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Resolute competes in the IRC C class during the final day of the Rolex Big Boat Series on September 9, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot during the women's singles final match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on Day Fourteen of the 2012 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood, of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)
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RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 08: Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour Energy Toyota, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 8, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
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NEWQUAY, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Polo player Rob Brockett and his horse Pachu take a tumble in the surf as they practise on the beach ahead of tomorrow's beach polo event on September 10, 2012 in Newquay, England. Several thousand people are expected to watch the Veuve Cliquot sponsored event, now in its sixth year, being played tomorrow on one of the Cornwall's most popular surfing beaches. Organizers say the aim of the event, which is globally one of only a handful of regular polo matches played on a beach, is to bring polo to a wider audience and to blend the glamour of polo with the raw beauty of Cornwall. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain serves during his men's singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Day Fifteen of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 10: Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies runs the bases during batting practice before the start of their game against the Miami Marlins on September 10, 2012 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: The sun sets as spectators inside Arthur Ashe Stadium watch the men's singles final match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Day Fifteen of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 09: tackle Adam Snyder #68 and kicker Jay Feely #3 of the Arizona Cardinals prepare to take the field before the season opener against the Seattle Seahawks at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Carindals defeated the Seahawks 20-16. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Oakland Athletics players' hats and gloves sit on the dugout steps during the game with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 10, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 10: First baseman Jordan Pacheco #22 of the Colorado Rockies holds Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants on the bag as firstbase coach Roberto Kelly #39 of the San Francisco Giants oversees the action at Coors Field on September 10, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 09: Grid girls line up to welcome the top three drivers onto the podium following the Italian Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza on September 9, 2012 in Monza, Italy. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)
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OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Shawntae Spencer #36 of the Oakland Raiders tries, but fails, to intercept a pass intended for Antonio Gates #85 of the San Diego Chargers during their season opener at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 10, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 09: McLaren mechanic prepares for the arrival of one of their cars during the Italian Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza on September 9, 2012 in Monza, Italy. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 09: Tim Tebow #15 and Dustin Keller #81 of the New York Jets pray with teammates and members of the Buffalo Bills after their season opener at MetLife Stadium on September 9, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against Paraguay during a 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Cordoba, Argentina, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Uruguay's Edinson Cavani stops the ball during a 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Uruguay in Barranquilla, Colombia, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
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Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against Paraguay during a 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Cordoba, Argentina, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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HOUSTON, TX- SEPTEMBER 09: Reggie Bush #22 of the Miami Dolphins rushes against Danieal Manning #38 of the Houston Texans during the season opener at Reliant Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
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San Diego Padres' Cameron Maybin, right, scores on a slide home to beat the throw to St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, left, from Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig (not pictured) on a fielder's choice during the eighth inning of their baseball game in San Diego, Calif., Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
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A fan of Colombia's soccer team in costume cheers prior to the start of a 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Uruguay in Barranquilla, Colombia, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
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Frederic Villeroux , right, of France shields the ball from Severino Gabriel da Silva, centre, and Ricardo Steinmetz Alves of Brazil during their men's 5-a-side gold medal soccer match at the 2012 Paralympics games, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in London. Brazil defeated France 2-0 to win the gold medal. (AP Photo/Raissa Ioussouf)
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Victoria Azarenka of Belarus reacts during the women's singles final match against Serena Williams of the United States on Day Fourteen of the 2012 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood, of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA)
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates match point after defeating Victoria Azarenka of Belarus to win the women's singles final match on Day Fourteen of the 2012 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood, of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)
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GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 09: The American flag is is held on the field during the National Anthem to the season opener between the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Carindals defeated the Seahawks 20-16. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos gets rid of the ball while under pressure from linebacker Larry Foote #50 of the Pittsburgh Steelers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 9, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 10: Rickie Weeks #23 of the Milwaukee Brewers slides into second with a stolen base as Dan Uggla #26 of the Atlanta Braves fields the throw during the bottom of the second inning at Miller Park on September 10, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the men's singles final match on Day Fifteen of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Murray defeated Djokovic 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 10: A ball hit by Justin Morneau #33 of the Minnesota Twins gets past a leaping Brent Lillibridge #1 of the Cleveland Indians at shortstop during the sixth inning on September 10, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 08: Student fans of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheer and point during a game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Notre Dame Stadium on September 8, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Purdue 21-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 10: Manager Jim Tracy #4 of the Colorado Rockies protests a double play call by umpire Angel Campos (R) and is ejected from the game at the end of the seventh inning as homeplate umpire Tim McClelland #36 joins the conversation at Coors Field on September 10, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Giants 6-5. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Malcom Floyd #80 of the San Diego Chargers can not reach a touchdown pass during their game against the Oakland Raiders during their season opener at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 10, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Members of the public watch as the pitch is covered for rain during England's Twenty20 International cricket match against South Africa at Old Trafford cricket ground, Manchester, England, Monday Sept. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

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Saxo Bank Team cyclist Alberto Contador, center right arrives to the finish line wearing the red leader jersey as the virtual Vuelta winner during the 20th stage of the Spanish Vuelta cycling race over 170,7 kilometers (106 miles) between La Faisanera, at Segovia region and Bola del Mundo mountain, near Madrid Spain, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. The Spanish Vuelta cycling race will end tomorrow in Madrid. (AP Photo/Alberto Di Lolli)
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Netherlands' winner Anneke Beerten competes during the women's Four Cross final race at the Mountain bike World Championships in Leogang, Austria, Saturday, Sept.1, 2012. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

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Players of the United States grab the trophy during an awarding ceremony of the U20 Women's World Cup in Tokyo, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. The U.S. defeated Germany 1-0. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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HOUSTON,TX - SEPTEMBER 10: Joe Mather #21 of the Chicago Cubs and Tony Campana #1 of the Chicago Cubs celebrate their win over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 10, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Cubs defeat the Astros 4-1. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 09: Felipe Massa of Brazil and Ferrari drives in for a pitstop during the Italian Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza on September 9, 2012 in Monza, Italy. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)
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NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: Tom Johnson of Exeter has his head guard pulled by Dylan Hartley during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Exeter Chiefs at Franklin's Gardens on September 9, 2012 in Northampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
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UCLA tight end Joseph Fauria, left, celebrates along with guard Jeff Baca, right, after scoring a touchdown during the first half of their NCAA college football game against Nebraska, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley (22) is tripped up by Tennessee Titans defensive back Robert Johnson (32) in the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
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Army cheerleaders salute during the national anthem before an NCAA college football game against San Diego State, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in San Diego. San Diego State won 42-7. (AP Photo/U-T San Diego, Earnie Grafton) SAN DIEGO COUNTY OUT; NO SALES; COMMERCIAL INTERNET OUT; FOREIGN OUT

Best Sports Pix of the Week

From the first week of the NFL to the closing days of summer baseball, here are some of the most arresting photos from the last week in sports.

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