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Best Sports Photos of 2011

  1. 1. Mohamed Farah of Britain looks at his competitors as he sprints to the finish line ahead of Imane Merga of Ethiopa (left), Bernard Lagat of the U.S. and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia to win the men's 5,000 meters Sept. 4. . Click to continue
  2. 2. Trinidad and Tobago's Cleopatra Borel makes a throw during the women's shot put finals at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico on Oct. 27.
  3. 3. IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute of Romania punches Glen Johnson of Jamaica during their championship fight in Quebec City on Nov. 5. Bute won the fight.
  4. 4. Novak Djokovic celebrates after beating Rafael Nadal in the championship match at Wimbledon on July 3. Djokovic won 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3.
  5. 5. Participants throw balls as 2.012 students compete in dodge ball at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, on Feb. 4. The game attempted to eclipse the current Guinness World Record, which was set by just over 1.700 students at UC Irvine in September 2010.
  6. 6. Tiffany Goodwin of Fredericksburg, Va., robs her husband Allen, at right with glove, of a foul ball while holding 8-month-old son Jerry during a minor league game between the Richmond Flying Squirrels and Harrisburg Senators in Richmond Va.
  7. 7. Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard holds up a ball after making a sliding catch of a foul ball hit by the Braves' Alex Gonzales on Sept. 5.
  8. 8. St. Louis Cardinals outfielder David Freese is welcomed home by his team after hitting a home run to defeat the Texas Rangers in the 11th inning of Game 6 of the World Series on Oct. 27.
  9. 9. Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb is sacked by Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo in Landover, Md., on Sept. 18. Washington won the game 22-21.
  10. 10. Green Bay Packers' Nick Collins (36) celebrates with teammate Clay Matthews after returning an interception for a touchdown during the first quarter of Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Feb. 6, in Arlington, Texas. The Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25.
  11. 11. Dutch Rabo rider Laurens ten Dam is covered with blood after he crashed descending from the Col d'Agnes mountain pass July 16 during theTour de France.
  12. 12. Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador punches a fan dressed up as a doctor during the Tour de France on July 22.
  13. 13. Juan Pedrero Garcia rides his motorcycle during the sixth stage of the Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally between Iquique and Arica in Chile on Jan. 7.
  14. 14. Alvaro Bautista of Spain rides during a warm-up for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on July 24 in Monterey, Calif.
  15. 15. The race car of driver Will Power goes airborne during the IndyCar championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 16. Time-two Indy 500 champion Dan Wheldon was killed in the crash when his head hit a post in the fencing surrounding the track.
  16. 16. MotoGP Ducati rider Nicky Hayden of the U.S. falls on the first corner during the Valencia Motorcycle Grand Prix in Cheste, Spain on Nov. 6.
  17. 17. Horses crash in the Palio race in the Tuscan city of Siena on Aug. 16. The Palio is held twice a yearand jockeys ride bareback around a makeshift track set up in the city's central square.
  18. 18. Fans of tennis player Andy Murray react as they watch his Australian Open final loss to Novak Djokovic in the bar of The Dunblane Hotel in his hometown of Dunblane, Scotland on Jan. 30. Murray lost 6-4, 6-2, 6-3.
  19. 19. Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez, center, and his son Victor Jr., celebrate their clinching victory in the AL division series against the Yankees in New York on Oct. 6. The Tigers would lose to the Texas Rangers in the AL championship series.
  20. 20. Cross-country skiers race over the frozen Lake Sils during the Engadin Ski Marathon near Sils, Switzerland, on March 13.
  21. 21. Poland's Adam Malysz starts down the hill during the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany on Saturday, Jan. 1.
  22. 22. Victor Hugo Ortega and Sebastian Villa of Colombia dive during the men's 3-meter synchronized springboard competition at the Pan American Games on Oct. 26. They finished fifth in the event.
  23. 23. Alvaro Bautista of Spain rides during a warm-up for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on July 24 in Monterey, Calif.
  24. 24. Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton, left, and center Tyler Seguin sandwich Vancouver Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa during the third period in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Boston on June 13.
  25. 25. Antoine Roussel of the Vancouver Canucks and Douglas Murray of the San Jose Sharks fight during a preseason game on Sept. 25.
  26. 26. Tonel, left, of GNK Dinamo Zagreb goes for the ball while Ivo Pekalski, right, of Malmo FF looks on during their Champions League match in Zagreb, Croatia on Aug. 17.
  27. 27. Barcelona players toss Eric Abidal in the air after winning a Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid in Barcelona on May 3. The French defender played for the first time since undergoing surgery on a liver tumor in March.
  28. 28. U.S. teammates Abby Wambach, left, and Hope Solo hold trophies after the end of their Women's World Cup final soccer match against Japan in Frankfurt on July 17. Japan won.
  29. 29. A worker carries a toilet bowl on Aug. 5 inside Romania's new National Stadium, which is under construction in Bucharest. The new 55,000-seat stadium will be the largest in Romania and will host the 2012 Europa League final.
  30. 30. North Carolina's John Henson tries to block a shot by Michigan State's Adreian Payne during a game aboard the USS Carl Vinson on Nov. 11, in Coronado, Calif.
  31. 31. Miami Heat's LeBron James hugs teammate Dwyane Wade after Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks on June 12. The Mavericks won 105- 95 to win the series.
  32. 32. Los Angeles Lakers player Shannon Brown eyes a rebound against the Sacramento Kings during their game Jan. 28. COPYRIGHTS TO ALL PHOTOS AND MUSIC BELONG TO THE ORIGINAL AUTHORS. You Can Keep Listening To The Music Or Press ‘Esc’ To Exit