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Eye on sports: Our favorite photos of the week


We present our favorite photos of the past sports week.

This week’s offerings include baseball celebrations, college hockey, the NBA and NHL, swimming and soccer.

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Photo 1: Koji Yamamuro of Japan competes on the pommel horse during day one of the 66th All Japan Artistic Gymnastics All Around Championships. (Photo by Koki Nagahama-Getty Images)

Photo 2: Houston Astros outfielder Justin Maxwell (22) reacts after hitting a home run against the Atlanta Braves at Minute Maid Park. (Photo by Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE)

Photo 3: Cincinnati Reds third baseman Scott Rolen (center) is congratulated by right fielder Jay Bruce (32) and left fielder Chris Heisey (28) after hitting the winning run in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at Great American Ballpark. (Photo by Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE)

Photo 4: The Boston College Eagles celebrate after defeating the Ferris State Bulldogs 4-1 in the finals of the 2012 Frozen Four at Tampa Bay Times Forum. (Photo by Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE)

Photo 5: Australian swimmer Cameron McEvoy poses during a portrait session at Sleeman Sports Complex in Brisbane (Photo by Matt Roberts-Getty Images)

Photo 6: Sebastian Giovinco of Parma celebrates after scoring his opening goal during the Serie A match between Parma FC and Novara Calcio in Parma, Italy. (Photo by Dino Panato-Getty Images)

Photo 7: Indiana Pacers power forward Tyler Hansbrough (right) commits a blocking foul against Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Antawn Jamison (left) during the game at Quicken Loans Arena. (Photo by Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE)

Photo 8: Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson (52) skates to his bench during a time out against the Nashville Predators during the first period in Game 1 of the 2012 Western Conference quarterfinals at Bridgestone Arena. (Photo by Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE)

Photo 9: Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ryan Roberts (14) and center fielder Chris Young (center) celebrate after a win against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. (Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE)