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Naomi Osaka of Japan in action against Simona Halep of Romania at the Australian Open. 


REUTERS/David Gray

Naomi Osaka of Japan in action against Simona Halep of Romania at the Australian Open. REUTERS/David Gray

Naomi Osaka of Japan in action against Simona Halep of Romania at the Australian Open. REUTERS/David Gray
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Eduard Nikolaev and co-pilot Evgeny Yakovlev of Russia work on their Kamaz truck during the Dakar Rally. 


REUTERS/Franck Fife/Pool

Eduard Nikolaev and co-pilot Evgeny Yakovlev of Russia work on their Kamaz truck during the Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Franck Fife/Pool

Eduard Nikolaev and co-pilot Evgeny Yakovlev of Russia work on their Kamaz truck during the Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Franck Fife/Pool
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Tottenham's Harry Kane scores their first goal against Southampton. 


Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs

Tottenham's Harry Kane scores their first goal against Southampton. Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs

Tottenham's Harry Kane scores their first goal against Southampton. Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs
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Norway's team in action against Serbia at the EHF European Handball Championship. 


REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Norway's team in action against Serbia at the EHF European Handball Championship. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Norway's team in action against Serbia at the EHF European Handball Championship. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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North Korea women's ice hockey athletes stand in a line at a dining hall at the Jincheon National Training Centre in Jincheon, South Korea.


The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism/Yonhap via REUTERS

North Korea women's ice hockey athletes stand in a line at a dining hall at the Jincheon National Training Centre in Jincheon, South Korea. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism/Yonhap via REUTERS

North Korea women's ice hockey athletes stand in a line at a dining hall at the Jincheon National Training Centre in Jincheon, South Korea. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism/Yonhap via REUTERS
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Switzerland's Roger Federer poses with the trophy after winning the final against Croatia's Marin Cilic at the Australian Open. 

REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Switzerland's Roger Federer poses with the trophy after winning the final against Croatia's Marin Cilic at the Australian Open. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Switzerland's Roger Federer poses with the trophy after winning the final against Croatia's Marin Cilic at the Australian Open. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Austria's Stefan Kraft in action at the Four Hills Ski Jumping Tournament in Austria. 


REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

Austria's Stefan Kraft in action at the Four Hills Ski Jumping Tournament in Austria. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

Austria's Stefan Kraft in action at the Four Hills Ski Jumping Tournament in Austria. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
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Barcelona�s Lionel Messi in action with Espanyol's Naldo and Javi Fuego.  



REUTERS/Albert Gea

Barcelona�s Lionel Messi in action with Espanyol's Naldo and Javi Fuego. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Barcelona�s Lionel Messi in action with Espanyol's Naldo and Javi Fuego. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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Big wave surfer Sebastian Steudtner of Germany drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal. 


REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big wave surfer Sebastian Steudtner of Germany drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big wave surfer Sebastian Steudtner of Germany drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
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Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett causes Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum to fumble during the second quarter. 


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Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett causes Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum to fumble during the second quarter. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett causes Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum to fumble during the second quarter. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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Gloucester Rugby's Tom Savage in action with Section Paloise's Daniel Ramsay during the Rugby Union's European Challenge Cup. 


Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra

Gloucester Rugby's Tom Savage in action with Section Paloise's Daniel Ramsay during the Rugby Union's European Challenge Cup. Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra

Gloucester Rugby's Tom Savage in action with Section Paloise's Daniel Ramsay during the Rugby Union's European Challenge Cup. Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra
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Spectators sit in a shaft of sunlight as they watch play during the second day of the fifth Ashes cricket test match in Sydney. 

REUTERS/David Gray

Spectators sit in a shaft of sunlight as they watch play during the second day of the fifth Ashes cricket test match in Sydney. REUTERS/David Gray

Spectators sit in a shaft of sunlight as they watch play during the second day of the fifth Ashes cricket test match in Sydney. REUTERS/David Gray
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Natalie Klotz of Austria competes at the ISU European Championships in Moscow. 


REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Natalie Klotz of Austria competes at the ISU European Championships in Moscow. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Natalie Klotz of Austria competes at the ISU European Championships in Moscow. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor
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Timea Babos of Hungary and Kristina Mladenovic of France celebrate winning against Ekaterina Makarova of Russia and Elena Vesnina of Russia. 

REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Timea Babos of Hungary and Kristina Mladenovic of France celebrate winning against Ekaterina Makarova of Russia and Elena Vesnina of Russia. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Timea Babos of Hungary and Kristina Mladenovic of France celebrate winning against Ekaterina Makarova of Russia and Elena Vesnina of Russia. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Victims and others look on as Rachael Denhollander speaks at the sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, in Lansing, Michigan. 


REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Victims and others look on as Rachael Denhollander speaks at the sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, in Lansing, Michigan. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Victims and others look on as Rachael Denhollander speaks at the sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, in Lansing, Michigan. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Paris Saint-Germain�s Neymar celebrates scoring their first goal from the penalty spot against Amiens SC with his football boot on his head. 

 REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Paris Saint-Germain�s Neymar celebrates scoring their first goal from the penalty spot against Amiens SC with his football boot on his head. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Paris Saint-Germain�s Neymar celebrates scoring their first goal from the penalty spot against Amiens SC with his football boot on his head. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Duke Blue Devils fans harass Virginia Cavaliers guard Devon Hall as he tries to inbound the ball. 

 Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Duke Blue Devils fans harass Virginia Cavaliers guard Devon Hall as he tries to inbound the ball. Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Duke Blue Devils fans harass Virginia Cavaliers guard Devon Hall as he tries to inbound the ball. Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports
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Southampton's Maya Yoshida in action with Watford's Stefano Okaka.


REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Southampton's Maya Yoshida in action with Watford's Stefano Okaka. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Southampton's Maya Yoshida in action with Watford's Stefano Okaka. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Diego Martin Duplessis of Argentina drives his Honda during the Dakar Rally. 


REUTERS/Franck Fife/Pool

Diego Martin Duplessis of Argentina drives his Honda during the Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Franck Fife/Pool

Diego Martin Duplessis of Argentina drives his Honda during the Dakar Rally. REUTERS/Franck Fife/Pool
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Lindsey Vonn celebrates on the podium after the women's downhill at the Alpine Skiing World Cup.

REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Lindsey Vonn celebrates on the podium after the women's downhill at the Alpine Skiing World Cup. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Lindsey Vonn celebrates on the podium after the women's downhill at the Alpine Skiing World Cup. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski makes a touchdown catch against Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard during the fourth quarter in the AFC Divisional playoff game.

 Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski makes a touchdown catch against Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard during the fourth quarter in the AFC Divisional playoff game. Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski makes a touchdown catch against Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard during the fourth quarter in the AFC Divisional playoff game. Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
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Bojan Beljanski of Serbia and Luka Karabatic of France in action at the European Handball Championship. 


REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Bojan Beljanski of Serbia and Luka Karabatic of France in action at the European Handball Championship. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Bojan Beljanski of Serbia and Luka Karabatic of France in action at the European Handball Championship. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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West Virginia Mountaineers forward Teddy Allen and TCU Horned Frogs guard Shawn Olden fight for a loose ball. 

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West Virginia Mountaineers forward Teddy Allen and TCU Horned Frogs guard Shawn Olden fight for a loose ball. Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

West Virginia Mountaineers forward Teddy Allen and TCU Horned Frogs guard Shawn Olden fight for a loose ball. Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports
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Athletes compete during the Dubai Marathon in Dubai, UAE. 


REUTERS/Satish Kumar

Athletes compete during the Dubai Marathon in Dubai, UAE. REUTERS/Satish Kumar

Athletes compete during the Dubai Marathon in Dubai, UAE. REUTERS/Satish Kumar
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Liverpool's Roberto Firmino in action against West Bromwich Albion. 



 REUTERS/Phil Noble

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino in action against West Bromwich Albion. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino in action against West Bromwich Albion. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Wheelchair-bound Lai Chi-wai climbs the Lion Rock in Hong Kong, China December 9, 2016. Picture taken December 9, 2016. 


Wong Wai-kin/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION

Wheelchair-bound Lai Chi-wai climbs the Lion Rock in Hong Kong, China December 9, 2016. Picture taken December 9, 2016. Wong Wai-kin/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION

Wheelchair-bound Lai Chi-wai climbs the Lion Rock in Hong Kong, China December 9, 2016. Picture taken December 9, 2016. Wong Wai-kin/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION
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Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler scores against Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith during a shootout. 

Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler scores against Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith during a shootout. Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler scores against Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith during a shootout. Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports
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Thomas Dressen of Germany in action at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup.


REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

Thomas Dressen of Germany in action at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

Thomas Dressen of Germany in action at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
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Manchester United's Juan Mata shoots wide against Stoke City. 


REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Manchester United's Juan Mata shoots wide against Stoke City. REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Manchester United's Juan Mata shoots wide against Stoke City. REUTERS/Andrew Yates
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Musher Richard Morgan is licked by his husky after practice for the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally in Feshiebridge, Scotland. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Musher Richard Morgan is licked by his husky after practice for the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally in Feshiebridge, Scotland. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Musher Richard Morgan is licked by his husky after practice for the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally in Feshiebridge, Scotland. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
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