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TOP SPORTS PHOTOS OF THE LAST 24 HOURS

Last updated on: March 6, 2012 16:09 IST

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Women pose for a picture in front of the 24-inch (60-cm) ball during a break in an Ultimate Tak Ball game in Bangkok. The rules are simple: throw a ball into the goal to score a point.

But what makes this game unlike any other is that all the players are armed and ready with stun guns.

Each game of Ultimate Tak Ball consists of three periods, with two teams of four players each. Any player in possession of the 24-inch (60 cm) medicine ball is open to unlimited shocking by the players on the opposite team.

The stun guns pack 3 to 5 milliamps of electricity, about 10 percent of the power of the taser stun guns used by police.


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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love watches as Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) dunks the ball during the second half of their NBA basketball game in the Target Center in Minneapolis.

Minnesota won 95-94. Minnesota and Los Angeles are wearing throwback uniforms.


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Defending US Open golf champion Rory McIlroy serves to Maria Sharapova of Russia after his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki (right) of Denmark invited him to play for her in the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden in New York.


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Germany's Celia Okoyno Da Mbabi (left) and Sweden's Marie Hammarstrom challenge for the ball during their women's Algarve Soccer Cup match at the Parchal stadium in Parchal on southern Portugal.


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Liubou Charkashyna, a member of the Belarusian national rhythmic gymnastics team, attends a training session in Minsk. Charkashyna and other Belarusian gymnasts will take part in the 2012 London Olympic Games.


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Australia's Michael Clarke (left) is run out by a direct hit from Rangana Herath as bowler Nuwan Kulasekara (right) looks on during the second final of the one-day international cricket tri-series tournament against Australia in Adelaide.


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