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Don't Miss! BEST Sports Photos of the Week!

By Rediff Sports Desk
Last updated on: December 01, 2014 15:21 IST
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The sports world witnessed a gamut of emotions last week.

While the untimely death of young Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes was mourned by fans and sportsmen from varied fields, there was cheer in other sporting circles.

There was much excitement for tennis fans. It was the first time that Andy Murray teamed up with Maria Sharapova for a tennis match.

There was also some great football, rugby and skating action from across the globe.

Rediff.com captures these moments, and a lot more, from the week gone by...

Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova of the Manila Mavericks in action against Kristina Mladenovic and Nenad Zimonjic of the UAE Royals during their doubles match at the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League

Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova of the Manila Mavericks in action against Kristina Mladenovic and Nenad Zimonjic of the UAE Royals during their doubles match at the International Premier Tennis League at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines, on November 28. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for IPTL 2014

Flowers and a cricket bat are left outside Phillip Hughes property in Macksville, off Sydney on November 29

Flowers and a cricket bat are left outside Phillip Hughes property in Macksville, off Sydney on November 29. Photograph: Joosep Martinson/Getty Images

Duke Johnson #8 of the Miami Hurricanes stiff arms Matt Galambos #47 of the Pittsburgh Panthers to score a third quarter touchdown

Duke Johnson #8 of the Miami Hurricanes stiff arms Matt Galambos #47 of the Pittsburgh Panthers to score a third quarter touchdown during the NCAA Division I FBS college football national championships at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, on November 29. Photograph: Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

Alan Hutton of Aston Villa battles with Sadio Mane of Southampton during their English Premier League match at Villa Park in Birmingham, on November 24

Alan Hutton of Aston Villa battles with Sadio Mane of Southampton during their English Premier League match at Villa Park in Birmingham, on November 24. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

A general view as runners clears the water jump in The bet365 Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Steeple Chase at Newbury racecourse on November 28, 2014 in Newbury, England

A general view as runners clears the water jump in The bet365 Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Steeple Chase at Newbury racecourse in Newbury, England, on November 28. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios is presented with the Newcombe Medal by John Newcombe at the 2014 Newcombe Medal Awards at Crown Palladium in Melbourne on November 24

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios is presented with the Newcombe Medal by John Newcombe at the 2014 Newcombe Medal Awards at Crown Palladium in Melbourne on November 24. Photograph: Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

Anna Ovcharova of Switzerland competes in the Ladies Short Program on Day 1 of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2014/2015 NHK Trophy at the Namihaya Dome in Osaka, Japan, on November 28

Anna Ovcharova of Switzerland competes in the Ladies Short Program on Day 1 of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2014/2015 NHK Trophy at the Namihaya Dome in Osaka, Japan, on November 28. Photograph: Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen (UNSEEN) celebrates scoring a goal with team-mates during their English Premier League soccer match against Hull City

Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen is buried under his teammates as they celebrate a goal during their English Premier League match against Hull City at the KC Stadium in Hull on November 23. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Leigh Broxham of Melbourne Victory celebrates with teammates after scoring against Adelaide United during the round eight A-League match at AAMI Park in Melbourne on November 28

Leigh Broxham of Melbourne Victory celebrates with teammates after scoring against Adelaide United during the round eight A-League match at AAMI Park in Melbourne on November 28. Photograph: Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

Bayern Munich fans hold up protest banners during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Manchester City and Bayern Muninvh at the Ethad Stadium in Manchester on November 25. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Bayern Munich fans hold up protest banners during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Manchester City and Bayern Muninvh at the Ethad Stadium in Manchester on November 25. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

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