Dwight Howard of the Magic fouls Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics during Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals in Orlando on May 18. The Celtics won 95-92 to take a 2-0 lead in the series.
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Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn parked Montreal center Scott Gomez hard by the boards during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Philadelphia on May 18. Coburn & Co. won 3--0 to take a 3--1 series lead.
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Duke midfielder Sam Payton has the ball and his stick knocked out of his hands by North Carolina midfielder Michael Burns during their NCAA quarterfinal match at Princeton Stadium May 22 in New Jersey. Duke advanced with a 17-9 victory.
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Alvaro Bautista of Spain crashes his Rizla Suzuki during the second free practice session of the MotoGP French Grand Prix on May 22 in Le Mans, France.
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With Gasol in the lane like a giant from Spain . . . Suns forward Amar'e Stoudemire still took it to the rim early and often in a 118--109 win over the Lakers on Sunday. After turning in two lackluster performances in Los Angeles, Stoudemire tied his career playoff high with 42 points to help Phoenix cut L.A.'s lead in the Western Conference Finals to 2--1.
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San Jose Sharks Douglas Murray (3), Jamie McGinn (64), Scott Nichol (21)and Dan Boyle (22) fight for the puck with Chicago's Ben Eager (55) and Adam Burish (37) during the second game of the Western Conference Finals on May 18 at HP Pavilion in San Jose. The Blackhawks took a 2-0 series lead with their 4-2 victory. They went on to sweep the Sharks and advanced to the finals for the first time since 1992.
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Dirk Viebrock, aboard Shamrock, falls during the second qualification run at the German Jumping and Dressage Derby in Hamburg on May 14. Viebrock and Shamrock were eliminated, finishing in 38th place.
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Florida's Brett Hayes is out at second as St. Louis shortstop Brendan Ryan fails to turn the double play during the seventh inning of their May 20 game in St. Louis. The Marlins' Bryan Petersen was safe at first.
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Notre Dame midfielder Quinn Cully gets hit in the neck with the stick of Maryland midfielder Adam Sear during their NCAA quarterfinal game on May 22 at Princeton Stadium. No. 14 Notre Dame upset No. 3 Maryland 7-5.
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Ivica Olic of Bayern Muenchen is challenged by Lucio of Inter Milan during the UEFA Champions League Final on May 22 in Madrid.
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Hector Barbera of Spain finished eighth on May 21 in the Moto GP, Grand Prix de France, in Le Mans, France.
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Jamie Soward of the Dragons (left) is palmed off by Jarrod Croker of the Raiders during a round 11 NRL match between St George and Canberra at WIN Stadium on May 23 in Wollongong, Australia.
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