Quarterback Darron Thomas of the Oregon Ducks (right) threw for 30 touchdowns with only 6 interceptions this season. The Ducks beat UCLA in the Pac-12 Championship to earn a spot in the Rose Bowl, where they'll face Wisconsin.
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LaShawn Merritt crosses the finish line first, in the men's 4x400-meter relay at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Sept. 2. Once banned for doping, Merritt has been cleared to run in London next summer.
Triathletes begin the 1,500-meter swim (just under 1 mile) in the Hudson River as part of last year's New York City Triathlon. Two race participants died during this year's swim portion.
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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco dons a powder blue jersey and shorts to play a different kind of football. He tried out for Sporting Kansas City, a Major League Soccer team, weeks after the start of the 2011 NFL lockout.
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Lauren Cheney, left, and Carli Lloyd, right, of the U.S. battle for the ball with Yun Mi Jo of Korea DPR in their opening Group C match of the FIFA Women's World Cup at Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion in Dresden, Germany.
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