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Best sports pix of the week
From the NFL battle for the playoffs to the start of the ski season, here are some of the best pictures from around the world of sports from last week. 
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LAKE LOUISE, CANADA - DECEMBER 06: (FRANCE OUT) Lindsey Vonn of the USA takes 1st place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Downhill on December 06, 2014 in Lake Louise, Canada. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 19: In this handout image provided by the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Alvimedica, Team Dongfeng, and Team SCA at the start of Leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi on November 19, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 is the 12th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain on October 04, 2014, the route, spanning some 39,379 nautical miles, visits 11 ports in eleven countries (Spain, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, China, New Zealand, Brazil, United States, Portugal, France, The Netherlands and Sweden) over nine months. The Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews. (Charlie Shoemaker/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images)
(2014 Volvo Ocean Race)

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MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Sebastian Vettel of Germany looks up at the Infiniti red Bull Racing trophy cabinet during a visit to the Red Bull Racing Factory on December 2, 2014 in Milton Keynes, England. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Steven Gerrard of Liverpool collides with Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester City uring the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool at The King Power Stadium on December 2, 2014 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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AT SEA - NOVEMBER 25: In this handout image provided by the Volvo Ocean Race, onboard Team Vestas Wind. A new transition awaits today as they cross a front, its wet and wild on deck again during Leg 2 between Cape Town, South Africa and Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 is the 12th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain on October 11, 2014, the route, spanning some 39,379 nautical miles, visits 11 ports in 11 countries (Spain, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, China, New Zealand, Brazil, United States, Portugal, France, the Netherlands and Sweden) over nine months. The Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean race for professional racing crews. (Photo by Brian Carlin/Team Vestas Wind/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images)
(2014 Volvo Ocean Race)

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ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 01: Carl Soderberg #34 of the Boston Bruins reacts to a Matt Beleskey #39 of the Anaheim Ducks goal off of a face off during the third period at Honda Center on December 1, 2014 in Anaheim, California. The Ducks won 3-2. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 19: In this handout image provided by the Volvo Ocean Race, Team SCA during the start of Leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi on November 19, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 is the 12th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain on October 04, 2014, the route, spanning some 39,379 nautical miles, visits 11 ports in eleven countries (Spain, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, China, New Zealand, Brazil, United States, Portugal, France, The Netherlands and Sweden) over nine months. The Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews. (Photo by Marc Bow/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images)
(2014 Volvo Ocean Race)

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UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 02: Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators makes the third period save on Ryan Strome #18 of the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 2, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Senators 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 02: Goran Dragic #1 of the Phoenix Suns lays up a shot against the Indiana Pacers during the first half of the NBA game at US Airways Center on December 2, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. 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 Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Cheerleaders perform before kick off during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Aston Villa at Selhurst Park on December 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 02: Goran Dragic #1 of the Phoenix Suns lays up a shot against the Indiana Pacers during the first half of the NBA game at US Airways Center on December 2, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. 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 Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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COLUMBIA, MO - DECEMBER 02: Johnathan Williams III #3 of the Missouri Tigers dunks during the game against the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks at Mizzou Arena on December 2, 2014 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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MACKSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 03: Phillip Hughes's cricket bat rests against his coffin during the Funeral Service for Phillip Hughes at Macksville High School Stadium on December 3, 2014 in Macksville, Australia. Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes passed away last Thursday, aged 25, as a result of head injuries sustained during the Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales at the SCG on Tuesday 25th November. (Photo by Cameron Spencer - Pool/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 07: James Courtney (L) driver of the #22 Holden Racing Team Holden celebrates on the podium with Jamie Whincup driver of the #1 Red Bull Racing Australia Holden and Garth Tander driver of the #2 Holden Racing Team Holden after race 38 for the Sydney 500, which is part of the V8 Supercar Championship Series at Sydney Olympic Park Street Circuit on December 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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MACKSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 03: The funeral procession heads down Wallace Street Macksville after the Funeral Service for Phillip Hughes on December 3, 2014 in Macksville, Australia. Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes passed away last Thursday, aged 25, as a result of head injuries sustained during the Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales at the SCG on Tuesday 25th November. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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MACKSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 03: Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke pays tribute to Phillip Hughes during the Funeral Service for Phillip Hughes at Macksville High School Stadium on December 3, 2014 in Macksville, Australia. Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes passed away last Thursday, aged 25, as a result of head injuries sustained during the Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales at the SCG on Tuesday 25th November. (Photo by Cameron Spencer - Pool/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 03: Daniel Geale throws a punch at Jarrod Fletcher during the IBF Pan Pacific, WBA Oriental and WBO interim Asia Pacific Middelweight Title bout between Daniel Geale and Jarrod Fletcher at Hordern Pavilion on December 3, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 07: T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts reacts after not makeing a catch in front of Justin Gilbert #21 of the Cleveland Browns during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 7, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO - DECEMBER 03: Mike Riddle of Canada competes in the qualifying round of the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup 2015 men's ski halfpipe heat 2 during the USSA Grand Prix on December 3, 2014 in Copper Mountain, Colorado (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Didier Drogba of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on December 3, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Connor Wickham of Sunderland scores the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester City at The Stadium of Light on December 3, 2014 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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BEAVER CREEK, CO - DECEMBER 02: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white) Aleksander Aamodt Kilde descends the course during men's downhill training for the Audi FIS World Cup on the Birds of Prey on December 2, 2014 in Beaver Creek, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: A spectator dressed as Spiderman approaches Manchester City player Gael Clichy during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester City at Stadium of Light on December 3, 2014 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs attempts a pass around Mason Plumlee #1 of the Brooklyn Nets in the first half at the Barclays Center on December 3, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. 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 Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 04: Shane Smeltz (L) of Sydney FC celebrates with Alex Brosque of (R) after scoring a goal during the round 10 A-League match between Sydney FC and Perth Glory at Allianz Stadium on December 4, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 04: Julien Henx of Luxemburg prepares to compete in the Men's 50m Freestyle heats on day two of the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) at the Hamad Aquatic Centre on December 4, 2014 in Doha, Qatar (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 07: Daniel Bowles of the Roar and Benjamin Garuccio of City contest for the ball during the round 10 A-League match between Melbourne City FC and Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park on December 7, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 7: An Denver Broncos cheerleader performs wearing a Christmas-themed outfit during a game between the Denver Broncos and the Buffalo Bills at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 7, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 06: Angela Salem of the Jets competes for the ball with Servet Uzunlar of Sydney during the round 12 W-League match between Sydney FC and Newcastle Jets at Lambert Park on December 6, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 06: Brendan Hamill (#5) and Jaushua Sotirio (#16) of Western Sydney Wanderers competes in the air with Bruce Djite (#11) of Adelaide United during the round 10 A-League match between Adelaide United and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Coopers Stadium on December 6, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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ILE DU SUD, MAURITIUS - DECEMBER 03: In this handout image provided by the Volvo Ocean Race, The crew of Team Vestas Wind head back to the boat to retrieve everything they can; including ropes, diesel, Inmarsat dome and sails, following the grounding of the boat on a reef on December 03, 2014 in Mauritius. The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 is the 12th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain on October 04, 2014, the route, spanning some 39,379 nautical miles, visits 11 ports in eleven countries (Spain, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, China, New Zealand, Brazil, United States, Portugal, France, The Netherlands and Sweden) over nine months. The Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews. (Photo by Brian Carlin/Team Vestas Wind/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images)
(2014 Volvo Ocean Race)

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 05: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Jamie Whincup driver of the #1 Red Bull Racing Australia Holden during practice for the Sydney 500, which is part of the V8 Supercar Championship Series at Sydney Olympic Park Street Circuit on December 5, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 4: Cole Beasley #11 of the Dallas Cowboys reaches for the end zone to score as Chris Conte #47 of the Chicago Bears defends during the third quarter of a game at Soldier Field on December 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cowboys defeated the Bears 41-28. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 04: Marcel Goc #57 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates during pre-game introductions before the game against the Vancouver Canucks at Consol Energy Center on December 4, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 05: Nick Percat drives the #222 Walkinshaw Racing Holden during practice for the Sydney 500, which is part of the V8 Supercar Championship Series at Sydney Olympic Park Street Circuit on December 5, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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GREENSBORO, NC - DECEMBER 06: Katie Ledecky competes in the women's 1650 yard freestyle finals during the USA Swimming 2014 AT&T Winter National Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center on December 6, 2014 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: The Chinese Women's Pursuit Team in action during the Team Pursuit Qualifying Session on day one of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup at the Lee Valley Velopark Velodrome on December 5, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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SAN DIEGO, CA- DECEMBER 7: Malcom Floyd #80 of the San Diego Chargers catches a touchdown pass against Brandon Browner #39 of the New England Patriots during an NFL Game at Qualcomm Stadium on December 7, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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In this photo provided by the Association of Surfing Professionals, Tyler Wright, of Australia, places runner-up at the Target Maui Pro after she was defeated in the final in Maui, Hawaii, on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Association of Surfing Professionals, Laurent Masurel)

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DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 05: Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden celebrates winning the Women's 50m Butterfly Final on day three of the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) at the Hamad Aquatic Centre on December 5, 2014 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: A close up of Robert Forstemann of Germany's legs as he stands on the podium after winning the Men's Team Sprint final on day one of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup at the Lee Valley Velopark Velodrome on December 5, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO - DECEMBER 05: Gus Kenworthy competes in the final round of the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup 2015 men's ski halfpipe during the USSA Grand Prix on December 5, 2014 in Copper Mountain, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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LEXINGTON, KY - DECEMBER 05: Karl-Anthony Towns #12 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates during the game against the Texas Longhorns at Rupp Arena on December 5, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Jorge Gutierrez #13 of the Brooklyn Nets attempts a rebound with Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks in the second half at the Barclays Center on December 5, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. 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 Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 05: Jourdon Grandon #26 of the Arizona Wildcats loses his helmet while defending Charles Nelson #6 of the Oregon Ducks in the first half of the PAC-12 Championships at Levi's Stadium on December 5, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 07: Rob Nicol of Auckland appeals unsucessfully for a lbw during the Georgie Pie Super Smash Grand Final match between the Wellington Firebirds and the Auckland Aces at Seddon Park on December 7, 2014 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 05: Oregon Ducks players celebrates winning the Pac-12 Championship game over the Arizona Wildcats at Levi's Stadium on December 5, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. The Ducks defeated the Wildcats 51-13. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 06: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white) Michael Badato of Australia kicks Yohan Lidon of France during a CMT5 Cage Muay Thai Championship Fight at the Logan Metro Sports Centre on December 6, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. (photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
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HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 07: The Firebirds celebrate winning the Georgie Pie Super Smash Grand Final match between the Wellington Firebirds and the Auckland Aces at Seddon Park on December 7, 2014 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 07: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers scores a touchdown during the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 7, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 07: Stephanus Coetzer of South Africa competes in the Men's 200m Backstroke heats on day five of the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) at the Hamad Aquatic Centre on December 7, 2014 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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AT SEA - DECEMBER 5: In this handout image provided by the Volvo Ocean Race, onboard Team Alvimedica. Through the first set of doldrums-like weather, the westerlies fill for what could be the last of the good sailing conditions until Abu Dhabi. A quick ride north along the edge of the exclusion zone during Leg 2 between Cape Town, South Africa and Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 is the 12th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain on October 11, 2014, the route, spanning some 39,379 nautical miles, visits 11 ports in 11 countries (Spain, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, China, New Zealand, Brazil, United States, Portugal, France, the Netherlands and Sweden) over nine months. The Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean race for professional racing crews. (Photo by Amory Ross/Team Alvimedica/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images)
(2014 Volvo Ocean Race)

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BEAVER CREEK, CO - DECEMBER 07: Roberto Nani of Italy descends the course during the first run of the Audi FIS World Cup Men's Giant Slalom Race on the Birds of Prey course on December 7, 2014 in Beaver Creek, Colorado. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 07: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates after a touchdown during the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 7, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 07: Miami Dolphins cheerleaders perform as the Dolphins met the Baltimore Ravens in a game at Sun Life Stadium on December 7, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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LAKE LOUISE, CANADA - DECEMBER 07: (FRANCE OUT) Lara Gut of Switzerland takes 1st place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Super-G on December 07, 2014 in Lake Louise, Canada. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 7: Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the New York Giants catches a pass in the first half while being defended by Jason McCourty #30 of the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on December 7, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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LAKE LOUISE, CANADA - DECEMBER 07: (FRANCE OUT) Ambiance during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Super-G on December 07, 2014 in Lake Louise, Canada. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
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BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO - DECEMBER 07: (FRANCE OUT) Benjamin Raich of Austria competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Giant Slalom on December 07, 2014 in Beaver Creek, Colorado. (Photo by Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
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GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 07: Wide receiver Ted Ginn #19 of the Arizona Cardinals runs back a kickoff during the first half of the NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 7, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 07: A Miami Dolphins cheerleader performs as the Dolphins met the Baltimore Ravens in a game at Sun Life Stadium on December 7, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 07: Brice Butler #12 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates with fans after their win against the San Francisco 49ers at O.co Coliseum on December 7, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 07: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Landon Donovan #10 of the Los Angeles Galaxy reacts after the Galaxy defeated the New England Revolution 2-1 in the 2014 MLS Cup at StubHub Center on December 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 07: Sunny Franco (C) of the Roar celebrates with team mates after scoring a goal during the round 12 W-League match between Western Sydney Wanderers and Brisbane Roar at Sportingbet Stadium on December 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 07: (L-R) Juninho #19, Head Coach Bruce Arena, Landon Donovan #10, Marcelo Sarvas #8 and Robbie Keane #7 of the Los Angeles Galaxy celebrate on the podium with the Philip F. Anschutz Trophy after the Galaxy defeated the New England Revolution 2-1 in the 2014 MLS Cup at StubHub Center on December 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 06: Robbie Lawler celebrates after defeating Johny Hendricks by a split decision in their welterweight title fight during the UFC 181 event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 file photo, tourists use chairlifts to reach the summits over the cloud cover in the southeastern French ski resort of l'Alpe d'Huez. Cold weather and fresh snow have permitted the resort to open its upper slopes to ski fanatics. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

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In this photo provided by ASP. Matt Wilkinson of Australia reaches the semifinals of the Vans World Cup of Surfing , Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at Sunset Beach in Oahu, Hawaii. (AP Photo/ASP, Kelly Cestari)

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SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester City at The Stadium of Light on December 3, 2014 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 05: Matt Grevers of USA competes in the Men's 50m Backstroke heats on day three of the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) at the Hamad Aquatic Centre on December 5, 2014 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 07: Jamie Whincup driver of the #1 Red Bull Racing Australia Holden celebrates after he is presented with the 2014 V8 Supercar Championship trophy after race 38 for the Sydney 500, which is part of the V8 Supercar Championship Series at Sydney Olympic Park Street Circuit on December 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 07: Defensive back Cody Davis #38 of the St. Louis Rams has a moment to himself before playing the Washington Redskins at FedExField on December 7, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. The St. Louis Rams won, 24-0. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

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HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 06: Jeff Horn fights Robson Assis during the Fight for Life at Claudelands Event Centre on December 6, 2014 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
(2014 Getty Images)

Best sports pix of the week

From the NFL battle for the playoffs to the start of the ski season, here are some of the best pictures from around the world of sports from last week. 

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