Leading Off: Pictures of the Week (Dec. 31-Jan. 6)
January 07, 2015
1 of 24Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
The UCLA Bruins celebrate their 40-35 win against the Kansas State Wildcats during the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.
2 of 24Al Tielemans/SI
Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brice McClain tries to dislodge the ball from Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith during an AFC Wild Card Playoff game in Pittsburgh.
3 of 24Matthias Schrader/AP
Switzerland's Gregor Deschwanden soars during the trial jump at the third stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria.
4 of 24Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images
Lavoy Allen of the Indiana Pacers shoots against the Chicago Bulls at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
5 of 24Chris Keane/SI
Arizona Cardinals running back Robert Hughes gets tackled by two Carolina Panthers during an NFC WIld Card playof game in Charlotte, N.C.
6 of 24Matthias Schrader/AP
Norway's Anders†Jacobsen soars during the trial jump at the third stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria.
7 of 24John Albright/Icon Sportswire
Members of the U.S. Army salute during the national anthem before the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in the Alamodome in San Antonio.
8 of 24Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire
Baylor Bears wide receiver Antwan Goodley makes a catch over Michigan State Spartans safety RJ Williamson during the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic in Arlington, Texas.
9 of 24Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images
Richard Freitag of Germany competes in the Four Hills Tournament Ski Jumping event at Schattenberg-Schanze Erdinger Arena in Oberstdorf, Germany.
10 of 24Al Tielemans/SI
Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett gets tackled by a horde of Pittsburgh Steelers during an AFC Wild Card playoff game at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
11 of 24Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors strips the ball from Toronto's Kyle Lowry. Golden State won 126-105.
12 of 24Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images
Bretton Stamler of Hamburg fights with Dominik Bittner of Mannheim during the DEL ice hockey match bewteen the Hamburg Freezers and Adler Mannheim in Hamburg, Germany.
13 of 24Brynn Anderson/AP
Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones leaps over Alabama defensive back Geno Smith in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal game in New Orleans.
14 of 24Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images
Matt Niskanen of the Washington Capitals follows through on a shot on goal against goaltender Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
15 of 24Greg Nelson/SI
A passel of Cowboys special-teamers -- Kyle Wilber (51), Cameron Lawrence (53), Jeff Heath (38) and C.J. Spillman (37) -- delivered some muff justice to Lions return man Jeremy Ross as he fell on the ball after bobbling a second-quarter punt.
16 of 24John Cordes/Icon Sportswire
Charles Nelson of the Oregon Ducks leaps to the half yard-line during a college football playoff semifinal game at the Rose Bowl.
17 of 24David E. Klutho/SI
Indianapolis Colts cornerback Greg Toler tries to knock the ball away from a Cincinnati Bengals receiver during an AFC WIld Card playoff game.
18 of 24Greg Nelson/SI
New Dallas Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo (9) looks to pass during a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Dallas.
19 of 24Tyler Kaufman/Icon Sportswire
Wide receiver Evan Spencer of the Ohio State Buckeyes reaches over defensive back Nick Perry of the Alabama Crimson Tide during their playoff semifinal at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
20 of 24John Locher/AP
Hector Lombard hits Josh Burkman during their welterweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 182 in Las Vegas.
21 of 24Nell Redmond/AP
Louisville's James Quick is upended by Georgia's Kyle Vagher during the Belk Bowl in Charlotte.
22 of 24Harry How/Getty Images
Defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. of the Florida State Seminoles attempts to block a pass by quarterback Marcus Mariota of the Oregon Ducks.
23 of 24Dan Sanger/Icon Sportswire
Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon stiff arms Auburn Tigers defensive back Joe Turner during a touchdown run in the 2015 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
24 of 24Al Tielemans/SI
Ohio State safety Tyvis Powell intercepts the ball at the end of the Buckeyes' game against Alabama.
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