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Best Sports Pix Of the Week
From the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim meet in Santa Clara, California to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, here are the most captivating sports photos from the past seven days
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A fan wears contact lenses with the flag of Brazil prior to the start of the Mexico vs Brazil match inside the FIFA Fan Fest during the 2014 soccer World Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
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Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz (10) watches as the ball goes past Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to score his side's first goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Costa Rica at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
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Denmark's Joachim Fischer Nielsen, left, and his teammate Christinna Pedersen celebrate after defeating China's Xu Chen and Ma Jin during their mixed doubles final match at the Indonesia Open badminton championship at Istora Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
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Taylor Poore of Savannah gasps for air after climbing through a mud pit during the 2014 JCB Mud Run in Savannah, Ga., Saturday, June 21, 2014. Race officials said over $100,000 in charitable proceeds from the race will go directly to an early childhood development charity. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
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Michael Phelps swims in the warm up pool during the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim meet in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
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Ecuador's Enner Valencia, right, celebrates after scoring his side's first goal against Honduras' goalkeeper Noel Valladares during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice prepares to catch a pass during NFL football practice, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Texas Tech's Ryan Long slides into second base after hitting a double in the second inning of an elimination baseball game at the NCAA College World Series against Mississippis in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
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Netherlands' goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen makes a save on an attack by Chile's Alexis Sanchez during the group B World Cup soccer match between the Netherlands and Chile at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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Honduras' Juan Montes, right, bicycle kicks the ball away from Ecuador's Juan Paredes during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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A Child holds a soccer ball during pick up game of barefoot soccer, in a muddy field in Natal, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Natal is one of the host cities for the World Cup soccer tournament. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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Germany's Miroslav Klose, center, scores his side's second goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Germany and Ghana at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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South Korea's Ki Sung-yueng, bottom, fouls Russia's Alexander Samedov during the group H World Cup soccer match between Russia and South Korea at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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San Antonio's Tim Duncan and his daughter Sidney Duncan ride on a float during the basketball team's parade and celebration of their fifth NBA Championship, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in San Antonio. The Spurs defeated the Miami Heat for the title. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)
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England's Raheem Sterling runs into Uruguay's Alvaro Pereira with his knee during the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and England at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. Pereira was knocked out by the blow. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes, left, slides to score past the tag of Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos in the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Cespedes scored on a double by Brandon Moss. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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Indiana Fever forward Eriana Larkins, right, attempts to steal the ball from Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsey Whalen, left, during the third quarter of a WNBA basketball game Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Minneapolis. Larkins picked up a foul on the play. Minnesota won 83-77. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)
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Chile's goalkeeper Claudio Bravo makes a save against Spain's Sergio Ramos during the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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Virginia closing pitcher Nick Howard celebrates following the final out against Mississippi in an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 21, 2014. Virginia won 4-1 and advances to the championship series. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)
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Texas pitcher Dillon Peters covers his face in frontof the dugout after Texas lost 4-3 to Vanderbilt in 10 innings in an NCAA baseball College World Series elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 21, 2014. Vanderbilt advanced to the championship series. (AP Photo/Eric Francis)
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San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, right, tags out Chicago White Sox's Adam Eaton at home, off a fielder's choice hit by Conor Gillaspie and a throw from second baseman Brandon Hicks, during the third inning of an interleague baseball game Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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Netherlands' Memphis Depay celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the group B World Cup soccer match between the Netherlands and Chile at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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Russia's Alexander Kokorin performs a bicycle kick to clear the ball ahead of Belgium's Toby Alderweireld during the group H World Cup soccer match between Belgium and Russia at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Virginia players, from left, Derek Fisher, Joe McCarthy and Brandon Downes celebrate their 4-1 win over Mississippi in an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 21, 2014. Virginia advanced to the championship series with the win. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)
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Thea Simmons listens to a friends talk about completing the after finishing the 2014 JCB Mud Run in Savannah, Ga., Saturday, June 21, 2014. The 5.5 mile course challenged runners with over 20 obstacles with names like Tunnel of Mud, Mystery Finish and Breaking Point Tires. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
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Australia's Michael Hooper drives to score a try during their Rugby Test Match against France in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
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St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday,left, scores from third on a fielder's choice by Jhonny Peralta as Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz makes the late tag in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 4-1. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
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France's Mathieu Debuchy collides with Switzerland's Ricardo Rodriguez as they go up for a header during the group E World Cup soccer match between Switzerland and France at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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Virginia third baseman Kenny Towns jumps but cannot reach a ball hit for a single by Mississippi's Sikes Orvis in the eighth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, right, douses Howie Kendrick with liquid after he hit an RBI double to win the game during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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TCU center fielder Cody Jones makes a leaping catch of a fly ball hit by Virginia's Mike Papi in the tenth inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series game in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Eric Francis)
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Lucy Li waits to putt on the 13th green during the first round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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Mexico's Oribe Peralta, left, heads the ball over Brazil's Thiago Silva and Mexico's Giovani dos Santos during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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Spanish bullfighter Jose Tomas stands with his clothing stained with an El Pilar ranch fighting bull's blood during a bullfight in Leon, Spain, Sunday, June 22, 2014. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain and Tomas is Spain's most popular bullfighter, after coming back from an injury he has only fought a few fights this season, keeping fans yearning for more opportunities to see their idol. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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Brazil's Fernandinho, right, celebrates scoring his side's 5th goal during the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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Texas first baseman Kacy Clemens (42) attempts to catch the ball hit for a single by UC Irvine's Kris Paulino in the second inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Eric Francis)
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Germany's Miroslav Klose does a somersault after scoring his side's second goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Germany and Ghana at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
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New York Yankees' Gardner is tagged out trying to steal second base by Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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Belgium's Marouane Fellaini (8) races ahead of Russia's Viktor Fayzulin (20) during the group H World Cup soccer match between Belgium and Russia at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Japan's Yuya Osako, right, leaps over Greece's Vasilis Torosidis to head the ball during the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Greece at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Brandon Guyer catches a fly ball hit to the wall by Houston Astros' George Springer during the fifth inning of a baseball game, in St. Petersburg, Fla., Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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Australia's Tim Cahill, left, watches as Netherlands' Ron Vlaar clears the ball during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and the Netherlands at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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Thousands of New Yorkers are marking the first day of summer by practicing yoga in Times Square, during the 12th annual Solstice in Times Square, sponsored by the Times Square Alliance and Athleta, Gap Inc.'s exercise-wear brand, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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England's goalkeeper Joe Hart can't stop Uruguay's Luis Suarez's header to score his side's first goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and England at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Italy's player Mario Balotelli sprints during his team's training session in Mangaratiba, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Balotelli marked his first World Cup game by scoring the winner for Italy against England. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
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Chile's Alexis Sanchez (7) and Netherlands' Nigel de Jong battle for the ball during the group B World Cup soccer match between the Netherlands and Chile at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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United States' Clint Dempsey, scores his side's second goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Portugal at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Jun Mizutani of Japan serves against Yu Ziyang of China during their final match of the Japan Open table tennis in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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Michael Phelps swims in the 200-meter individual medley final during the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim meet in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, June 22, 2014. Michael Phelps finished in third place. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
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Chile's Alexis Sanchez (7) is challenged by Netherlands' goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen during the group B World Cup soccer match between the Netherlands and Chile at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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Carl Edwards holds up his trophy after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Sonoma, Calif. Edwards won the race and Jeff Gordon finished second. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Juli Inkster hits from a sand trap on the second green during the final round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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Michelle Wie reacts after winning the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
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Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham runs down a sharp grounder from Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier, who singled, in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Minneapolis. The Twins won 4-3. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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A fan falls out of the stands as Los Angeles Angels third baseman David Freese (6) tries for a pop foul by Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana in the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Cleveland. The Angels won 9-3. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
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Michelle Wie reacts after missing a putt on the 16th hole during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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San Diego Padres second baseman Jace Peterson reaches for an errant throw as Los Angeles Dodgers' Dee Gordon steals second during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, June 20, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
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Milwaukee Brewers' Jean Segura, right, accidentally kicks Arizona Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero in the head while trying to leap over Montero on an inning ending double play during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
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Greece's Giorgos Samaras, left, challenges for the ball with Japan's Atsuto Uchida, top, and Yoshito Okubo during the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Greece at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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New York Giants tackle Justin Pugh douses his head and face with water while taking a break during NFL football minicamp, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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England's Wayne Rooney, left, scores his side's first goal past Uruguay's goalkeeper Fernando Muslera during the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and England at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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TCU first baseman Kevin Cron, left, tags out Virginia's Kenny Towns who was caught in a run down between third base and home plate in the eighth inning of an NCAA baseball College World Series game in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted Kirk)
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Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia dives into home plate to score on a wild pitch by Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Luke Gregerson during the eighth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
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A young Chilean fan looks out onto the pitch before the group B World Cup soccer match between the Netherlands and Chile at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Spain's Diego Costa, left, kicks the ball during the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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Chile's Mauricio Isla leaves the field after the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Defending champion Spain was eliminated from the World Cup after losing to Chile 2-0. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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England's Wayne Rooney, left, in white, heads the ball at the crossbar as Uruguay's goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, right in orange, watches during the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and England at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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England's Wayne Rooney, right, heads the ball against the crossbar as Uruguay's Martin Caceres looks on during the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and England at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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Milwaukee Brewers rightfielder Ryan Braun hits the wall trying to catch a triple off the bat of Colorado Rockies' Drew Stubbs in the eighth inning of the Brewers' 6-5 victory in a baseball game in Denver on Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Brazil's Neymar (10) celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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San Francisco Giants catcher Hector Sanchez, top, tags out Arizona Diamondbacks' Chris Owings at the plate during the fifth inning of a baseball game on Friday, June 20, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
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West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel bowls during the second innings on the fourth day of their second cricket Test match against New Zealand in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
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Ivory Coast's Wilfried Bony (12) and Colombia's Abel Aguilar (8) battle for the ball during the group C World Cup soccer match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Participants prepare the color powder as they take part in a five-kilometer color run event in Beijing, China Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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Uruguay's Martin Caceres heads the ball past England's Danny Welbeck during the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and England at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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An El Pilar ranch fighting bull stands during a bullfight in Leon, Spain, Sunday, June 22, 2014. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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Algeria's Rafik Halliche (5) celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the group H World Cup soccer match between South Korea and Algeria at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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Michael Phelps swims in the warmup pool during the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim meet in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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Best Sports Pix Of the Week

From the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim meet in Santa Clara, California to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, here are the most captivating sports photos from the past seven days

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