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BEST Sports Photos of the Week!

Last updated on: April 29, 2013 12:40 IST

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Looking to leave behind the hammering they received from Chris Gayle, Pune Warriors all rounder Steven Smith feels that the team is just one win away from getting their IPL campaign back on track.

-IPL: Pune lose to Delhi, slip to bottom of table

"Winning one or two matches on a trot will bring the team on a winning track," he said.

But for now his team is languishing at the bottom of the IPL table.


Image: Steven Smith
Photographs: BCCI

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The opening partnership was important in Kolkata's chase, but Gautam Gambhir fell early and the tourists never stood a realistic chance of chasing.

-IPL: Hussey powers Chennai to victory over Kolkata

Kolkata fell short of Chennai Super Kings' 200/3 by 14 runs in Chennai on Sunday.


Image: Gautam Gambhir
Photographs: BCCI

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Light rain in Kolkata on Wednesday failed to dampen Sachin Tendulkar's birthday celebrations.

-Tendulkar reveals secret of his straight drive

-Tendulkar cuts 40th birthday cake with Anjali

-What you may not know about Sachin Tendulkar

With his Mumbai Indians teammates cheering in front of their dressing room, the batting ace sliced through a green-coloured cake, resembling a cricket ground with his signature "ST" bat in the middle and a cherry on it. The cake was fenced with stumps.


Image: Sachin Tendulkar
Photographs: BCCI

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Manchester United's Phil Jones heads the ball while challenged by Arsenal's Bacary Sagna (right) during the English Premier League soccer match at Emirates Stadium in London.


Photographs: Eddie Keogh /Reuters

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Danny Garcia (right) connects with a punch on Zab Judah, both of the US, during their WBA/WBC lightweight title fight in Brooklyn, New York.


Photographs: Adam Hunger/Reuters

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Miami Heat forward LeBron James throws the ball between his legs to keep it in play as the Heat met the Milwaukee Bucks in the second half during their NBA playoff game in Miami, Florida.


Photographs: Joe Skipper/Reuters

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Maccabi Tel Aviv players celebrate winning the Israeli Premier League title at the end of their soccer match against Hapoel Ramat Hasharon in Ramat Gan April 22.

Maccabi Tel Aviv became Israeli champions for a record 20th time on Monday when they sealed the Premier League title with a 2-0 win at Hapoel Ramat Hasharon.


Photographs: Nir Elias/Reuters

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Images from exhibition soccer match marking the re-opening of the newly renovated Macarana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

For the first time in two-and-a-half years, a ball was kicked at the stadium on Saturday after an almost complete makeover which many fear will cost the spiritual home of Brazilian football its popular appeal.

The 900 million reais ($448 million) refurbishment has been dogged by delays, labour disputes and protests and the controversy is set to drag on long after Saturday's exhibition match between teams led by former Brazil forwards Ronaldo and Bebeto.


Photographs: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

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Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller is fouled by Barcelona's Daniel Alves (front) during their Champions League semi-final first leg soccer match at Arena stadium in Munich on April 23.


Photographs: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

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