American snowboarder Eric Beauchemin falls down during the Snowboarding Slopestyle Final U.S. Olympic Qualification. The event took place at Mammoth Mountain Resort in California this past Thursday.
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Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman tips a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree that was intercepted by Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith. The interception clinched a victory in the NFC Championship and sent Seattle to the Super Bowl.
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Lightning strikes near Melbourne Park during an Australian Open doubles match pitting Rameez Junaid and Adrian Mannarino against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi. The match ended with a three-set victory for Bopanna and Qureshi.
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Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas catches a touchdown pass in the third quarter of Sunday's AFC Championship against the New England Patriots. The catch gave Denver a 20-3 lead and helped the Broncos advance to the Super Bowl with a 26-16 victory.
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Iowa State forward Georges Niang maneuvers around several Texas defenders with the ball. The Longhorns ultimately won the game 86-76 despite 18 points from Niang for the No. 8 Cyclones.
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Rory McIlroy practices in preparation for the Abu Dhabit HSBC Golf Championshipy. He finished the tournament tied for second place.
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Marc Coma of Spain rides his motorcycle down a dune during the Dakar Rally, a two-week marathon race in the backcountry of South America. Coma is pictured during the 12th stage of the competition, between El Salvador and La Serena, Chile.
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Li Na of China serves during her second- round match against Belinda Bencic during the third day of the Australian Open. Na won in straight sets, 6-0, 7-6.
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The Renegades Xtreme Team performs during a cricket match between the Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Sixers of the Big Bash League. The Sixers beat the Renegades by two runs in Melbourne.
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Denver running back Knowshon Moreno hurdles over a Patriots defender during Sunday's AFC Championship game in Denver. Moreno left the game with an injury to his ribs during the fourth quarter, but is expected to play in the Super Bowl.
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Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard tries to score as two Milwaukee Bucks defenders look on. The Rockets won Saturday's contest 114-104.
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Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives the lane during a Friday game between the Thunder and Warriors. Behind Durant's career-high 54 points, Oklahoma City topped Golden State 127-121.
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North Carolina State freshman forward Kyle Washington prepares to inbound the ball against Duke as he is jeered by the Cameron Crazies. Duke crushed N.C. State 95-60.
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Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard drives to the basket in a Friday game against the San Antonio Spurs. Lillard finished with 21 points and eight assists in a 109-100 Blazers victory.
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Competitors dive into the water during the 2014 Arena Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. The meet took place on the campus of the University of Texas.
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Denver defensive back Tony Carter and New England wide receiver Matthew Slater reach for the ball during the AFC Championship game in Denver. The Broncos won 26-16 and advance to the Super Bowl.
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Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo reaches to stop the puck in a Saturday game against the Calgary Flames. Vancouver topped Calgary 3-2 in a shootout, with Luongo notching 31 saves.
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Denver quarterback Peyton Manning attempts a pass against the New England Patriots during Sunday's AFC Championship game. Manning finished the game 32-of-43 with 400 yards and two touchdowns, leading Denver to its first Super Bowl appearance since the 1998 season.
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Freestyle aerial skier Mac Bohonnon flips during training for the freestyle World Cup aerials this past Friday in Lake Placid, N.Y.
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Peyton Manning celebrates Denver's 26-16 victory in the AFC Championship game over the Patriots. The Broncos will face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2.
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