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As we ring in the New Year, bowl games and basketball tournaments abound but this year hockey is absent. 
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Northern Illinois wide receiver Martel Moore (1) leaps into the end zone after escaping from the grasp of Florida State defensive back Lamarcus Joyner (20) during the second half of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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North Carolina State's Scott Wood dunks over UNC-Greensboro's Kelvin McNeil, right, and Drew Parker (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. North Carolina State won 89-68. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson)
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Hundreds of participants run into the surf during the annual Wavemasters Society Polar Plunge on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky)
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Ryo Miyazaki of Japan, left, charges Pornsawan Porpramook of Thailand in the 11th round of their 12-round WBA minimumweight boxing title bout at Bodymaker Colosseum Osaka, Japan, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Miyazaki outpointed Pornsawan to became new champion. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE

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Northern Illinois defensive tackle Zach Anderson, left, and running back Perez Ford look up during the second half of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Florida State, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman reacts to a play against the St. Louis Rams in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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Stanford head coach David Shaw is doused by outside linebacker Alex Debniak (42) and hugged by inside linebacker Shayne Skov (11) as they celebrate their 20-14 win over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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Stanford fan Paul Martinez cheers before the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Wisconsin. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Wigan manager Roberto Martinez (L) is greeted by Aston Villa mascot Hercules the Lion before the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic at Villa Park on December 29, 2012 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 30: Venus Williams of the USA serves in her singles match against Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa during day two of the Hopman Cup at Perth Arena on December 30, 2012 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 30: Serena Williams of United States plays a forehand in her match against Varvara Lepchenko of United States during day one of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on December 30, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
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INDIANAOPLIS, IN - DECEMBER 30: A cheerleader for the Indianapolis Colts performs during a game between the Colts and the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 30, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts defeated the Texans 28-16.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Georgia Tech running back Orwin Smith, left, rushes in for a touchdown against Southern California's Nickell Robey during the Sun Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in El Paso, Texas. Georgia Tech won 21-7. (AP Photo/Mark Lambie)
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 28: Jackson Bird of Australia takes the wicket of Thilan Samaraweera of Sri Lanka during day three of the Second Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 28, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 26: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Jackson Bird of Australia leads the team from the field after they bowled Sri Lanka out during day one of the Second Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 26, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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Philadelphia 76ers guard Jrue Holiday (11) celebrates getting by Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol (16), of Spain, and center Dwight Howard (12) for a basket in the second half of a NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Los Angeles. The 76ers won 103-99. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 30: The Gold Rush, the San Francisco 49ers cheerleaders, perform during their game against the Arizona Cardinals at Candlestick Park on December 30, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 27: Hugh Greenwood #3 of the New Mexico Lobos handles the ball against JaQuon Parker #44 of the Cincinnati Bearcats during the game at Fifth Third Arena on December 27, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Edin Dzeko of Manchester City celebrates scoring the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium on January 1, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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MUNICH, GERMANY - JANUARY 1: (FRANCE OUT) Ambiance during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's and Women's Parallel Slalom on January 1, 2013 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Clint Dempsey of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Reading at White Hart Lane on January 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 01: Cheerleaders for the Northern Illinois Huskies support their team against the Florida State Seminoles during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 1, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice waves after Stanford's 20-14 win over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41), of Germany, shoots against Washington Wizards forward Jan Vesely (24), of the Czech Republic, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Washington. Dallas won 103-94. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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Wisconsin running back Montee Ball (28) reaches for a touchdown against pressure by Stanford safety Jordan Richards during the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 27: Storm clouds are pictured during the round 13 A-League match between the Perth Glory and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Patersons Stadium on December 27, 2012 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 29: Nick Hall riding Oriental Ruby (10) races down the middle to win the Adapt Australia Handicap during Melbourne racing at Moonee Valley Racecourse on December 29, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: James Wade of England throws a dart during the quarter final match between Wes Newton of England and James Wade of England on day thirteen of the 2013 Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace on December 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Manu Tuilagi of Leicester catches the high ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Leicester Tigers and Gloucester at Welford Road on December 29, 2012 in Leicester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City scores the third goal, from a penalty kick, during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium on January 1, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Jack Wilshere of Arsenal reacts as he is hit by the ball during the Barclays Premier league match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on January 1, 2013 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 30: A Washington Redskins cheerleader performs during their game against the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on December 30, 2012 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 01: J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks tries to keep the ball in bounds in the fourth quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers on January 1, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the New York Knicks 105-100. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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BORMIO, ITALY - DECEMBER 29: (FRANCE OUT) Erik Guay of Canada competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Downhill on December 29, 2012 in Bormio, Italy. (Photo by Francis Bompard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
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WIGAN, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Rio Ferdinand of Manchester United heads the ball as Franco di Santo challenges during the Barclays Premier League match between Wigan Athletic and Manchester United at the DW Stadium on January 1, 2013 in Wigan, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
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Best Sports Pix of the Week

As we ring in the New Year, bowl games and basketball tournaments abound but this year hockey is absent. 

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