Eastern Washington quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell takes a snap against North Dakota State in the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) playoffs on the Eagles' turf in Cheney, Wash., on Dec. 11. Mitchell completed 13-of-22 passes for 141 yards and three touchdowns as top-ranked Eastern Washington defeated the No. 21 Bisons 38-31, setting up a semifinal showdown with 11th-ranked Villanova.
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The Lakers' Derek Fisher grabs his head after a hard fall during a game against the Wizards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Dec. 7. The Lakers defeated the Wizards 115-108.
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Wes Stevenson of Lubbock, Texas, rides Street Dance as he competes in the bareback riding event during the 10th go-round of the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Stevenson's efforts at the NFR moved him into ninth place in the world standings.
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The Patriots kick off in a snowstorm during their Dec. 12 game against the Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Patriots defeated the Bears 36-7.
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Canadiens defenseman Roman Hamrlik (44) falls on top of Red Wings forward Danny Cleary in front of the net of goalie Carey Price during their game Dec. 10 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The Red Wings won 4-2.
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Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd catches a touchdown pass against Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers in San Diego's 31-0 home victory on Dec. 12.
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Pittsburgh fans feign disinterest as Tennessee's lineup is introduced before a SEC/Big East Invitational game at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Dec. 11. The Volunteers handed the third-ranked Panthers their first loss, 83-76.
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Amir Khan connects with a left to the face of Marcos Maidana during their WBA super lightweight title fight at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Dec. 11. Khan won by unanimous decision to keep his 140-pound WBA title.
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Lindsey Vonn clears a gate during the first run of the alpine skiing World Cup giant slalom race in Saint Moritz, Switzerland, on Dec. 12. Tessa Worley of France won the event while Vonn finished seventh.
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Ever Banega of Valencia brings down Park Ji-sung of Manchester United during a 1-1 tie in the UEFA Champions League Group C match in Manchester, England, on Dec. 7.
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Musa Mogushkov (in white) of Russia throws Tsagaanbaatar Hashbaatar of Mongolia during their men's 66kg class semifinal match in the Judo Grand Slam Tokyo judo tournament in Tokyo. Mogushkov defeated Hashbaatar.
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Pang Qing (top) and Tong Jian of China perform in the pairs final during the Grand Prix final in Beijing on Dec. 10. The Chinese favorites finished behind Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany.
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France's Anais Bescond leads the pack during the women's biathlon World Cup relay in Hochfilzen, Austria. Germany won ahead of Ukraine and Norway.
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Junior pairs Xiao Yu and Yang Jin of China won a bronze medal at the Grand Prix final in Beijing.
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