Barcelona players celebrated punching their ticket to the Champions League final by tossing teammate Eric Abidal in the air. Barcelona qualified for the final after drawing 1-1 in the second leg of their semifinal clash with rivals Real Madrid.
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Sometimes, an image says it all. This picture of a flailing Kobe Bryant from Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals is one such image. The Dallas Mavericks completed their sweep of Bryant and the two-time defending champion Lakers in that game with a 122-86 victory.
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Shane Mosley hits the canvas for just the third time in his 18-year career, as he falls to Manny Pacquiao 119-108, 120-108 and 120-107 on May 7.
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Jockey John Velazquez paced 20-1 long shot Animal Kingdom (right) to a victory in the Kentucky Derby, defeating Nehro (left) by 2 3/4 lengths.
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Oklahoma City Thunder forwards Kevin Durant (left) and Nick Collison (right) limited Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (center) to 15 points on 2-of-13 shooting in the Thunder's 111-102 win in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals.
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Joey Logano drives the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota during practice for the Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on May 6. Logano would go on to finish 35th in the race.
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Mavericks guard Jason Terry saves a loose ball in the fourth quarter of the Mavericks' 98-92 victory over the Lakers in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals. Coming off the bench, Terry sparked the Mavericks second unit with 23 points on 7-of-10 shooting.
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Oh, the perils of major league managing. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel bears the brunt of Braves catcher Brian McCann's fall over the dugout railing during the first inning of the Braves' 5-0 victory on May 6.
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Arizona Diamondbacks fans were subjected to some double vision during the Diamondbacks' 6-4 loss to the Rockies on May 4.
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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is hit by a pitch from Texas Rangers pitcher Dave Bush in the third inning of the Yankees' 12-5 victory on May 8. The beaning was the only walk issued by Bush all day.
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Perhaps in anticipation of his Game 3 injury, Rajon Rondo goes up for a layup using only his right arm during the Celtics' 102-92 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Rondo would dislocate his left elbow in Game 3 in Boston.
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Using defense like this, the Red Wings outlasted the Sharks 4-3 in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals. Even with the victory the Red Wings still trailed 3-1 in the series.
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Joakim Noah's (right) frenetic energy netted the former Florida Gator 19 points and 14 rebounds as the Bulls tied the series 1-1 with an 86-73 victory in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
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Luckily for Giants outfielder Nate Schierholtz (right), whose slide came up short, second baseman Freddy Sanchez was in position to nab a foul ball during the Giants' 2-0 victory over the Mets on May 4.
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Lakers head coach Phil Jackson looks on one last time as the Dallas Mavericks sweep his Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals. Jackson said the Lakers' 122-86 loss in Game 4 was his last as a coach. Jackson's 11 titles and .704 career-winning percentage put him in rarefied air among NBA coaches.
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Swimmer Fabiola Molina explodes off the block at the start of the women's 50-meter backstroke during the Maria Lenk Swimming Trophy meet in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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And that's why you wear a helmet. Game Face (right) bucks California native Tim Myers off his back during the Mother Lode Round-up in Sonora, Calif.
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The look of fear is prevalent across the entire Chivas USA line during this penalty shot from Real Salt Lake's Javier Morales in the first half of Real's 1-0 victory.
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