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<p>Dreyer &amp; Reinbold Racing driver Mike Conway flies through the air after crashing with Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay (37) during the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 30, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Papke </p>

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing driver Mike Conway flies through the air after crashing with Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay (37) during the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 30, 2010. REUTERS/Larry...more

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing driver Mike Conway flies through the air after crashing with Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay (37) during the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 30, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Papke

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<p>Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest jumps into the arms of team-mate Kobe Bryant after scoring the game-winning basket against the Phoenix Suns with less than 1 second on the clock during Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference final playoffs in Los Angeles, May 27, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson</p>

Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest jumps into the arms of team-mate Kobe Bryant after scoring the game-winning basket against the Phoenix Suns with less than 1 second on the clock during Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference final playoffs in Los...more

Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest jumps into the arms of team-mate Kobe Bryant after scoring the game-winning basket against the Phoenix Suns with less than 1 second on the clock during Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference final playoffs in Los Angeles, May 27, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>The pack of riders cycles during the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Pau to Tourmalet Pass, July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel</p>

The pack of riders cycles during the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Pau to Tourmalet Pass, July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

The pack of riders cycles during the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Pau to Tourmalet Pass, July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

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<p>Golfer Tiger Woods hugs his mother Kultida Woods after his apologizes for "irresponsible and selfish behavior" during his first public statement to a small gathering of reporters and friends at the headquarters of the U.S. PGA Tour in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, February 19, 2010.     REUTERS/Joe Skipper </p>

Golfer Tiger Woods hugs his mother Kultida Woods after his apologizes for "irresponsible and selfish behavior" during his first public statement to a small gathering of reporters and friends at the headquarters of the U.S. PGA Tour in Ponte Vedra...more

Golfer Tiger Woods hugs his mother Kultida Woods after his apologizes for "irresponsible and selfish behavior" during his first public statement to a small gathering of reporters and friends at the headquarters of the U.S. PGA Tour in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, February 19, 2010. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

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<p>New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs scores a touchdown as Dallas Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh (L) and linebacker Keith Brooking watch in the second half of their game in Arlington, Texas, October 25, 2010.  REUTERS/Mike Stone </p>

New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs scores a touchdown as Dallas Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh (L) and linebacker Keith Brooking watch in the second half of their game in Arlington, Texas, October 25, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Stone

New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs scores a touchdown as Dallas Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh (L) and linebacker Keith Brooking watch in the second half of their game in Arlington, Texas, October 25, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Stone

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<p>Argentina's coach Diego Maradona celebrates his team's goal against Nigeria during the 2010 World Cup Group B  match at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg, June 12, 2010.   REUTERS/Eddie Keogh</p>

Argentina's coach Diego Maradona celebrates his team's goal against Nigeria during the 2010 World Cup Group B match at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg, June 12, 2010. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Argentina's coach Diego Maradona celebrates his team's goal against Nigeria during the 2010 World Cup Group B match at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg, June 12, 2010. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

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<p>Brazil's Ioran Etchechury falls into the water during the men's 2000m round one steeplechase qualification race at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Singapore, August 18, 2010. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash </p>

Brazil's Ioran Etchechury falls into the water during the men's 2000m round one steeplechase qualification race at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Singapore, August 18, 2010. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Brazil's Ioran Etchechury falls into the water during the men's 2000m round one steeplechase qualification race at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Singapore, August 18, 2010. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>England's David Flatman stands in midfield with a bleeding ear during a Rugby Union match against the Australian Barbarians in Gosford, Australia, June 15, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne    </p>

England's David Flatman stands in midfield with a bleeding ear during a Rugby Union match against the Australian Barbarians in Gosford, Australia, June 15, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

England's David Flatman stands in midfield with a bleeding ear during a Rugby Union match against the Australian Barbarians in Gosford, Australia, June 15, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>Steffen Deibler of Germany  is seen from underwater as he swims in the men's 50m butterfly semifinals at the European Swimming Championships in Budapest, August 9, 2010.         REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay</p>

Steffen Deibler of Germany is seen from underwater as he swims in the men's 50m butterfly semifinals at the European Swimming Championships in Budapest, August 9, 2010. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Steffen Deibler of Germany is seen from underwater as he swims in the men's 50m butterfly semifinals at the European Swimming Championships in Budapest, August 9, 2010. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

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<p>France's Nicolas Mahut lays on the ground after missing a point during the fifth set of his match against John Isner of the U.S. at the 2010 Wimbledon tennis championships in London, June 23, 2010.     REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett </p>

France's Nicolas Mahut lays on the ground after missing a point during the fifth set of his match against John Isner of the U.S. at the 2010 Wimbledon tennis championships in London, June 23, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

France's Nicolas Mahut lays on the ground after missing a point during the fifth set of his match against John Isner of the U.S. at the 2010 Wimbledon tennis championships in London, June 23, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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<p>Russia's Alexander Tretyakov hits the padding at the end of his second heat in the men's skeleton event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, February 18, 2010.     REUTERS/Jim Young </p>

Russia's Alexander Tretyakov hits the padding at the end of his second heat in the men's skeleton event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, February 18, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young

Russia's Alexander Tretyakov hits the padding at the end of his second heat in the men's skeleton event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, February 18, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>WBC boxing champion Vitali Klitschko (R) of Ukraine lands a punch on Shannon Briggs of the U.S. during their WBC Heavyweight Championship boxing bout in Hamburg, October 16, 2010.    REUTERS/Christian Charisius </p>

WBC boxing champion Vitali Klitschko (R) of Ukraine lands a punch on Shannon Briggs of the U.S. during their WBC Heavyweight Championship boxing bout in Hamburg, October 16, 2010. REUTERS/Christian Charisius

WBC boxing champion Vitali Klitschko (R) of Ukraine lands a punch on Shannon Briggs of the U.S. during their WBC Heavyweight Championship boxing bout in Hamburg, October 16, 2010. REUTERS/Christian Charisius

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<p>Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after missing an opportunity to score during their Champions League Group G soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, September 15, 2010.           REUTERS/Felix Ordonez </p>

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after missing an opportunity to score during their Champions League Group G soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, September 15, 2010. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after missing an opportunity to score during their Champions League Group G soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, September 15, 2010. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez

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<p>Khachaturian falls, unseating jockey Jason Maguire, in the Mildmay Novices' Steeple Chase during the second day of The Grand National Meeting at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, northern England, April 09, 2010.. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne </p>

Khachaturian falls, unseating jockey Jason Maguire, in the Mildmay Novices' Steeple Chase during the second day of The Grand National Meeting at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, northern England, April 09, 2010.. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Khachaturian falls, unseating jockey Jason Maguire, in the Mildmay Novices' Steeple Chase during the second day of The Grand National Meeting at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, northern England, April 09, 2010.. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

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<p>Valentina Marocchi of Italy competes in the women's 10m platform diving final at the European Swimming Championships in Budapest, August 12, 2010.   REUTERS/Peter Andrews </p>

Valentina Marocchi of Italy competes in the women's 10m platform diving final at the European Swimming Championships in Budapest, August 12, 2010. REUTERS/Peter Andrews

Valentina Marocchi of Italy competes in the women's 10m platform diving final at the European Swimming Championships in Budapest, August 12, 2010. REUTERS/Peter Andrews

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<p>Latvia's four-man bobsleigh team, piloted by Edgars Maskalans, begins its training heat at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, February 24, 2010. REUTERS/Issei Kato </p>

Latvia's four-man bobsleigh team, piloted by Edgars Maskalans, begins its training heat at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, February 24, 2010. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Latvia's four-man bobsleigh team, piloted by Edgars Maskalans, begins its training heat at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, February 24, 2010. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas jumps up to catch the ball as Netherlands' Robin van Persie (R) watches during their 2010 World Cup final match at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg, July 11, 2010.   REUTERS/Dylan Martinez </p>

Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas jumps up to catch the ball as Netherlands' Robin van Persie (R) watches during their 2010 World Cup final match at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg, July 11, 2010. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas jumps up to catch the ball as Netherlands' Robin van Persie (R) watches during their 2010 World Cup final match at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg, July 11, 2010. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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<p>San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum delivers to the Texas Rangers in the first inning during Game 5 of Major League Baseball's World Series in Arlington, Texas, November 1, 2010.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder</p>

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum delivers to the Texas Rangers in the first inning during Game 5 of Major League Baseball's World Series in Arlington, Texas, November 1, 2010. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum delivers to the Texas Rangers in the first inning during Game 5 of Major League Baseball's World Series in Arlington, Texas, November 1, 2010. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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<p>A snowboarder soars through the centre ring of the Olympic Rings during the opening ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 12, 2010.     REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

A snowboarder soars through the centre ring of the Olympic Rings during the opening ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 12, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A snowboarder soars through the centre ring of the Olympic Rings during the opening ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 12, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Amateur 125cc rider Jordan Zamora of Australia crashes during the first practice session of the Australian Grand Prix in Phillip Island near Melbourne, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz </p>

Amateur 125cc rider Jordan Zamora of Australia crashes during the first practice session of the Australian Grand Prix in Phillip Island near Melbourne, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

Amateur 125cc rider Jordan Zamora of Australia crashes during the first practice session of the Australian Grand Prix in Phillip Island near Melbourne, October 15, 2010. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

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<p>Two grid girls shelter from the rain in the pits during the warm up session of the Australian Grand Prix in Phillip Island near Melbourne, October 17, 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas </p>

Two grid girls shelter from the rain in the pits during the warm up session of the Australian Grand Prix in Phillip Island near Melbourne, October 17, 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

Two grid girls shelter from the rain in the pits during the warm up session of the Australian Grand Prix in Phillip Island near Melbourne, October 17, 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

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<p>The pack of riders including HTC Columbia's team rider Mark Cavendish (3rd R) crash during their sprint next to the finish line in the fourth stage of the Tour de Suisse from Schwarzenburg to Wettingen, June 15, 2010.  REUTERS/Christian Hartmann  </p>

The pack of riders including HTC Columbia's team rider Mark Cavendish (3rd R) crash during their sprint next to the finish line in the fourth stage of the Tour de Suisse from Schwarzenburg to Wettingen, June 15, 2010. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann more

The pack of riders including HTC Columbia's team rider Mark Cavendish (3rd R) crash during their sprint next to the finish line in the fourth stage of the Tour de Suisse from Schwarzenburg to Wettingen, June 15, 2010. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

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<p>Gerek Meinhardt of the U.S. (L) competes against Venezuela's Cesar Bru during the men's fencing team florete finals at the Pan American Fencing Championships in San Jose, August 6, 2010.  


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Gerek Meinhardt of the U.S. (L) competes against Venezuela's Cesar Bru during the men's fencing team florete finals at the Pan American Fencing Championships in San Jose, August 6, 2010. REUTERS/Kent Gilbert

Gerek Meinhardt of the U.S. (L) competes against Venezuela's Cesar Bru during the men's fencing team florete finals at the Pan American Fencing Championships in San Jose, August 6, 2010. REUTERS/Kent Gilbert

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<p>Silver medallist Russia's Evgeni Plushenko (C) walks across the gold medal position on the podium as bronze medallist Daisuke Takahashi of Japan reacts during the medal ceremony after the men's free skating figure skating competition at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 18, 2010.   REUTERS/David Gray </p>

Silver medallist Russia's Evgeni Plushenko (C) walks across the gold medal position on the podium as bronze medallist Daisuke Takahashi of Japan reacts during the medal ceremony after the men's free skating figure skating competition at the Vancouver...more

Silver medallist Russia's Evgeni Plushenko (C) walks across the gold medal position on the podium as bronze medallist Daisuke Takahashi of Japan reacts during the medal ceremony after the men's free skating figure skating competition at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 18, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>A Uruguayan fan reacts at the window of his apartment with a poster of Uruguay's national soccer team striker Diego Forlan below, after the 2010 World Cup semi-final soccer match between Uruguay and the Netherlands, in Montevideo, July 6, 2010. Uruguay lost the match. REUTERS/Andres Stapff </p>

A Uruguayan fan reacts at the window of his apartment with a poster of Uruguay's national soccer team striker Diego Forlan below, after the 2010 World Cup semi-final soccer match between Uruguay and the Netherlands, in Montevideo, July 6, 2010....more

A Uruguayan fan reacts at the window of his apartment with a poster of Uruguay's national soccer team striker Diego Forlan below, after the 2010 World Cup semi-final soccer match between Uruguay and the Netherlands, in Montevideo, July 6, 2010. Uruguay lost the match. REUTERS/Andres Stapff

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<p>Canada's Sidney Crosby celebrates with teammates Scott Niedermayer (L) and Drew Doughty after scoring the game winning goal against the U.S. during overtime in their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010.     REUTERS/Todd Korol </p>

Canada's Sidney Crosby celebrates with teammates Scott Niedermayer (L) and Drew Doughty after scoring the game winning goal against the U.S. during overtime in their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28,...more

Canada's Sidney Crosby celebrates with teammates Scott Niedermayer (L) and Drew Doughty after scoring the game winning goal against the U.S. during overtime in their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol

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<p>Canada's Andrea Dziewior crashes at the finish line during the women's alpine downhill standing at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Whistler, British Columbia, March 18, 2010.       REUTERS/Andy Clark        </p>

Canada's Andrea Dziewior crashes at the finish line during the women's alpine downhill standing at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Whistler, British Columbia, March 18, 2010. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Canada's Andrea Dziewior crashes at the finish line during the women's alpine downhill standing at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Whistler, British Columbia, March 18, 2010. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>A Bursaspor player hides behind shields from the objects thrown by Diyarbakirspor fans, as an injured assistant referee lays on the pitch, during their Turkish Super League soccer match in Diyarbakir, March 6, 2010. The game between Bursaspor and Diyarbakirspor was suspended at the 17th minute when Diyarbakirspor fans began throwing objects onto the pitch. 

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A Bursaspor player hides behind shields from the objects thrown by Diyarbakirspor fans, as an injured assistant referee lays on the pitch, during their Turkish Super League soccer match in Diyarbakir, March 6, 2010. The game between Bursaspor and...more

A Bursaspor player hides behind shields from the objects thrown by Diyarbakirspor fans, as an injured assistant referee lays on the pitch, during their Turkish Super League soccer match in Diyarbakir, March 6, 2010. The game between Bursaspor and Diyarbakirspor was suspended at the 17th minute when Diyarbakirspor fans began throwing objects onto the pitch. REUTERS/Anatolian/Ibrahim Yakut

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<p>Norway third Thomas Lovold delivers a stone during their game against the United States at the World Men's Curling Championships in Cortina d'Ampezzo, April 5, 2010. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud </p>

Norway third Thomas Lovold delivers a stone during their game against the United States at the World Men's Curling Championships in Cortina d'Ampezzo, April 5, 2010. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud

Norway third Thomas Lovold delivers a stone during their game against the United States at the World Men's Curling Championships in Cortina d'Ampezzo, April 5, 2010. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud

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