Chargers halfback Ryan Matthews (top) leaps into the end zone during San Diego's 34-14 beatdown of the Baltimore Ravens. Matthews scored two touchdowns on the ground in the contest.
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Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe tries to come up with a pass against Green Bay. The Chiefs won 19-14 to hand the Packers their first loss of the season.
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Lionel Messi of Barcelona attempts a bicycle kick during the Club World Cup semifinal in Japan.
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Austria's Christoph Bieler competes in the Nordic combined World Cup event.
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Redskins defensive end Darrion Scott sacks Giants quarterback Eli Manning during Washington's 23-10 victory.
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Pilot Gregor Baumann and the Swiss team cross the finish line on their side during the bobsled World Cup in Germany. The Swiss team was unharmed and finished in 11th place.
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Florida International guard Phil Taylor (center) throws an over-the-shoulder pass against Maryland during the Terrapins' 65-61 win on Dec. 14.
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Nicole Hosp of Austria tries using just one ski during the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup women's slalom race in France.
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England's Kell Brooks (left) lands a left hook against Luis Galarza during their welterweight bout at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. Brook won by TKO in the fifth round.
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Russia's Igor Makarov (top) tries to hitch a ride on Finland's Mikko Kousa during their Channel One Cup hockey game in Moscow. Sweden won the cup; Russia finished third.
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Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayor (left) challenges Sunderland's Titus Bramble for a ball during an English Premier League soccer match.
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Canadiens forward Petteri Nokelainen (bottom right) runs into Islanders goalie Al Montoya during Montreal's 5-3 victory on Dec. 14.
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Ukraine's Georgii Zantaraia (white) flips Japan's Takato Naohisa during the International Judo Federation Grand Prix in China. Zantaraia won the title.
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Temple running back Matt Brown tries to jump over Wyoming safety Tashaun Gipson during the New Mexico Bowl. The Owls won 37-15.
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Godwin Okonji of Loyola Marymount (left) and Florida State's Bernard James get ready for tipoff at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, Fla., on Dec. 18. The Seminoles won 77-61.
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Chiefs cornerback Brandon Carr jumps over Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City on Dec. 18. Carr and the Chiefs won 19-14 to hand the Packers their first loss of the 2011 season.
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Patriots running back Stevan Ridley gets tackled low by Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams on Dec. 18. New England defeated Tim Tebow's squad 41-23.
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Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis shows his athleticism, intercepting a pass intended for Bills wideout Stevie Johnson during Miami's 30-23 win on Dec. 18. It was Buffalo's seventh straight loss.
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Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald didn't come up with this catch, but he later came up with a 32-yard over-the-should grab in overtime to set up the winning field goal. The 20-17 win was Arizona's third overtime victory of the season.
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Colts running back Donald Brown stiff arms Tennessee Titans strong safety Jordan Babineaux during a 39-yard run in Indianapolis's 27-13 win, their first of the season. Brown ran for 161 yards and a touchdown in the contest.
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