Rams wide receiver Brandon Gibson dives for the end zone after being tripped up by Patriots cornerback Darius Butler. The 20-yard scoring catch helped St. Louis win on the road in Sam Bradford's first start, 36-35.
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Tight end Nate Byham of the San Francisco 49ers is hit by safety Tyrell Johnson of the visiting Minnesota Vikings during a preseason game at Candlestick Park on Aug. 22. The 49ers defeated the Vikings 15-10.
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Ezre Heleski of Waipahu, Hawaii, slides home safely on the final play of the game as Jaron Roblyer of Pearland, Texas, is unable to make the tag on Aug. 28 in South Willamsport, Pennsylvania. Waipahu won the United States Championship 10-0 but lost to Japan in the finals.
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Baltimore Ravens tight end Todd Heap is hit by New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley during the second quarter of their preseason game Aug. 28 in Baltimore. The Ravens won 24-10.
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Michael Dillon of Port Melbourne gains control of the ball during the VFL first Qualifying Final match between Williamstown and Port Melbourne at Box Hill City Oval on Aug. 28 in Melbourne.
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Blake Knowles loses his hat as he scores a time of 12.4 in the Slack Steer Wrestling competition at the Kitsap County Stampede in Bremerton, Washington.
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Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel vies with Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez during their English Premier League match Aug. 23. Liverpool lost 3-0.
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Andrei Busila (left) of Romania fights for the ball with Anil Sonmez of Turkey during their European water polo championships preliminary match Aug. 29 in Zagreb, Croatia. Romania won 12-6.
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Jacob Hellman of the Bel Air Terps tries to escape Westminster Wildcats' Dimeon Wright during a nine-minute exhibition at halftime of a Giants-Ravens preseason game in Baltimore. The teams, comprised of Maryland 10-year-olds, played to a 6-6 tie.
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Kara Braxton of the Phoenix Mercury battles for a loose ball with Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Silver Stars in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals Aug. 26 at US Airways Center in Phoenix. The Mercury won 106-93.
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Jose Davila of Mexico and other competitors cross the start line during a race of the Boys Techno 293 Windsurfer on day nine of the Youth Olympics at The National Sailing Centre on Aug. 23 in Singapore.
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Athletes at the start of the 8th Edition of the North Face Ultra-Trail, considered as one of the hardest countryside trail races, on Aug. 27 in Chamonix, in the French Alps. The athletes have to cover 166 km through France, Italy and Switzerland with 9,400m of ascent.
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A member of the Army Golden Knights parachute team gets caught up on an outfield flagpole during pregame activities of the game Aug. 24 between the Minnesota Twins and the Texas Rangers. The Rangers won 4-3 at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
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Ryan Hawks spreads his wings in search for endless winter in South America while on a photo shoot for Tecnica/Blizzard.
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