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BEST Sports Photos of the Week!

March 18, 2014 12:55 IST

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From the action-packed and glamorous pictures at the Cheltenham Racecourse to the gravity-defying moves by Paralympic athletes and the soccer players, Rediff.com has all that and more snapped right here.

The Cheltenham festival takes place every March on a beautiful sporting arena at Cheltenham Racecourse in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

This year there was no shortage of colourful, glamorous and risque outfits. Hats off to the fashionable women on the Ladies Day fashion awards. It added the fun element to the festival.


Image: Racegoers attend Ladies Day
Photographs: Danny E Martindale/Getty Images

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The festival is one of those rare events that engages everyone. The festival features the best and the bravest horses and jockeys from Britain and Ireland. The meeting usually coincides with Saint Patrick's Day, and is particularly popular with Irish visitors.


Image: Ruby Walsh and Abbyssial fall in the JCB Triumph Hurdle during the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse
Photographs: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

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Songstress Lily Allen was seen laughing, joking and cheering on her horse as she relaxed in the spring sunshine. The British actress celebrated as she watched her horse win the Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse.


Image: Lily Allen celebrates
Photographs: Danny E Martindale/Getty Images

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Canada's Yves Bourque reacts in the finish area during the men's 10km cross-country sitting at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Rosa  Khutor.


Image: Yves Bourque of Canada
Photographs: Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters

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Wales' Liam Williams, right, passes to Jonathan Davies as he is tackled by Scotland's Duncan Weir during their Six Nations Championship rugby
union match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales.


Photographs: Rebecca Naden/Reuters

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Tottenham Hotspur's Emmanuel Adebayor, right, challenges Benfica's Ezekiel Garay during their Europa League soccer match at White Hart Lane in London.


Image: Tottenham Hotspur's Emmanuel Adebayor challenges Benfica's Ezekiel Garay
Photographs: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

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West Indies' Darren Sammy leaps to celebrate after the West Indies won their second T20 international cricket match against England at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Later, England survived a late onslaught from the tail-end batsmen of West Indies to win a thrilling third and final Twenty20 by five runs in Barbados.

The home team had a chance to make it a 3-0 victory in the series but captain Darren Sammy was unable to hit the six his side needed off the final ball at the Kensington Oval.


Image: Darren Sammy celebrates
Photographs: Philip Brown/Reuters

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