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Sports photos of the week for January 22, 2010

Big Shots this week goes ice fishing in South Korea, crashes a luge in Germany, and tries to tame a bull in India. And I'm looking forward to an entry on the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola. ( 32 photos total)

Sand boarder Matt Walton soars on the Al Katania dunes southwest of Cairo January 18. (REUTERS/Tarek Mostafa)

Snow boarders compete at the Snowboard Cross World Cup race in Veysonnaz, Switzerland January 15. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott) #

Ice sprays from the skates of Vaughn Chipeur as he performs during the gala exhibition at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in London, Canada January 17. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch) #

Bruno Banani of Tonga crashes during the qualification race for the luge World Cup in Oberhof, Germany January 15. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer) #

A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, India January 16. The annual bull-taming festival is celebrated as part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. (REUTERS/Babu) #

Several hundred people enjoy a flash mob snowball fight between Berlin districts of Kreuzberg and Neukoeln in a Berlin park January 10. (REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch) #

Julien Lizeroux clears a gate during the FIS World Cup slalom January 17 in Wengen, Switzerland. (FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images) #

Paddlers negotiate the rapids during the Dusi Canoe Marathon in the Valley of a Thousand Hills January 21. The marathon is held between Pietermaritzburg and Durban over three days. (REUTERS/Rogan Ward) #

Felipe Massa (left) competes with Fernando Alonso during an ice kart race January 15 in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy. (VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images) #

America's Cup challenger BMW Oracle's BOR90 trimaran sails during a training session off the coast of Valencia January 19. (REUTERS/Heino Kalis) #

FC Barcelona's Zlatan Ibrahimovic (top) fights for the ball against Sevilla's Manuel Ortiz during their Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona January 16. (AP Photo/David Ramos) #

Marquette's Jessica Pachko (right) battles Connecticut's Meghan Gardler and Kalana Greene for a rebound in their NCAA college basketball game January 13 in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) #

France's Nikola Karabatic (center) attempts to score between Hungary's Ferenc Ilyes (left) and Balazs Laluska during their European Handball Championship match in Wiener Neustadt, Austria January 19. (REUTERS/Murad Sezer) #

The Orlando Magic's Rashard Lewis (right) shoots as the Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge and Jeff Pendergraph defend during their NBA basketball game in Portland January 15. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens) #

Argentina soccer coach Diego Maradona greets children at Kgotlelelang School on the outskirts of Pretoria January 19. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam) #

Sporting's Liedson Muniz (right) celebrates after scoring against Nacional during their Portuguese league football match at Alvalade Stadium in Lisbon January 16. (FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images) #

Anthony Mundine is knocked down by Rob Medley during their World Boxing Association middleweight regional title bout in Sydney January 11. (TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images) #

Wrestlers train at a gymnasium in one of the most prestigious wrestling clubs in New Delhi January 12. (REUTERS/Reinhard Krause) #

US senior pair skaters Kendra Moyle and Steven Pottenger rehearse their routine in the concourse of the Spokane Arena January 13 in Spokane. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) #

A fan uses a truck mirror as he paints his face outside the stadium before the NFL divisional playoff football game between the Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys January 17 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy King) #

Ronnie O'Sullivan plays a shot during the final of the masters snooker match against Mark Selby at Wembley Arena London January 17. (AN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images) #

Perpignan's Nicolas Laharrague scrambles for the ball against the Northampton Saints during their European Rugby Union match at Franklin Gardens Stadium in Northampton, England January 17. (CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images) #

The Memphis Grizzlies' Rudy Gay (left) and the Phoenix Suns' Robin Lopez battle for a loose ball during an NBA basketball game in Memphis January 18. (AP Photo/ Mark Weber) #

A boy carries a ball as he plays soccer at a paddy field in Karawang, Indonesia January 21. (REUTERS/Beawiharta) #

Children play before a dragon boat race in Manila Bay January 17. (REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo) #

Rory McIlroy competes in the first round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship in the Emirati capital January 21. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images) #

Norway's Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (front) competes in the 10km sprint event of the Biathlon World Cup in Ruhpolding, Germany January 14. (OLIVER LANG/AFP/Getty Images)Skaters compete during the Veluwemeertocht in Elburg, one of the twelve marathon classics on natural ice in The Netherlands January 14. (VINCENT JANNINK/AFP/Getty Images) #

Skaters compete during the Veluwemeertocht in Elburg, one of the twelve marathon classics on natural ice in The Netherlands January 14. (VINCENT JANNINK/AFP/Getty Images) #

Ryan Palmer plays a shot during the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club January 16 in Honolulu. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) #

Riders pass a field with hay bails outside Clare, Australia January 19 during stage one from Clare to Tanunda of the Tour Down Under cycling race. (AP Photo/Santos Tour Down Under) #

Jacky Loomans drives during stage seven between Boulanouar and Tabenkrout, Mauritania of the Africa Eco Race January 6. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images) #

People fish for trout through holes at a frozen river in Hwacheon, South Korea January 16. The annual ice festival expects some 1,000,000 people. (REUTERS/Lee Sang-Hak/Yonhap) #



The rugby and rally race picture really capture the intensity of the moment.

Posted by STZA January 23, 10 04:50 PM

nice collection, the ice cart racing is a new one, looks like a lot of fun.

Posted by Chris January 24, 10 08:54 PM

pretty cheap dodging/shadow-highlights Photoshop work done on #28. From a photojournalism perspective it's almost offensive. Otherwise really great collection this week!

Posted by Hamish Grant January 25, 10 09:30 AM

Photo 12 - the UConn player with back to camera is Kelly Faris

Posted by Carla November 17, 10 01:02 PM
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