Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka battles for a rebound against Ronny Turiaf of the New York Knicks during a Jan. 22 game at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City. The Thunder won 101-98.
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Linebacker Erik Walden (93) of the Packers wrestles Devin Hester (23) of the Chicago Bears to the ground during Green Bay's 21-14 victory in the NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field on Jan. 23.
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The Syracuse crowd of 33,736 was up for the Big East showdown between Villanova and the Orangemen at the Carrier Dome. Villanova left with an 83-72 victory.
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Ike Taylor (24) of Pittsburgh tackles New York Jets wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (89) during the AFC Championship Game on Jan. 23 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. The Steelers defeated the Jets 24-19.
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West Virginia Mountaineers forward Deniz Kilicl had an interesting vantage point during a 54-46 win over the visiting South Florida Bulls in Morgantown last week.
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Running back James Starks of the Packers helped Green Bay reach the Super Bowl with a 21-14 win over Brian Urlacher (54), Chris Harris (46) and Charles Tillman (33) of the Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago.
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Jarrett Bush and others endured temperatures near zero degrees with the wind chill at the NFC Championship Game in Chicago.
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France's goalkeeper Thierry Omeyer stops the ball during the 22nd Handball World Championships in Sweden. France and Spain played to a 28-28 tie.
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Ohio State forward Dallas Lauderdale dunks during a 73-68 win over Illinois at Assembly Hall in Champaign.
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Mewelde Moore of the Pittsburgh Steelers catches a pass over Antonio Cromartie of the New York Jets in the third quarter of their AFC Championship game at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. The Steelers defeated the Jets 24-19.
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