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This week’s top sports shots

This week’s top sports shots

VICTORY LAP: Joey Logano celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 22, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Photo: Associated Press/Chuck Burton

AP31957159195_0Pittsburgh offensive lineman T.J. Clemmings is measured at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Friday, Feb. 20. (Julio Cortez)
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Regan Smith (7) flips during a crash in the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 21. (David Graham)
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Washington State players, including Caila Hailey (1), Alexas Williamson (10), Mariah Cooks (34), Louise Brown (42) and Pinelopi Pavlopoulou (22), celebrate in front of fans after defeating Washington 83-72 in an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Feb. 20, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson)
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Dale Earnhardt Jr, center, signs autographs before practice for the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 21. (Terry Renna)
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Fans watch as New York Mets pitchers and catchers start their first official spring training baseball practice Saturday, Feb. 21, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Jeff Roberson)
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Members of the 1980 U.S. ice hockey team sit on stage during a “Relive the Miracle” reunion at Herb Brooks Arena on Saturday, Feb. 21, in Lake Placid, N.Y. Thirty-five years after the team’s stunning gold medal at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics, the heroes are being feted for their signature accomplishment. Every surviving member of the hockey team is back at the hockey rink on Main Street they made famous with one of the most memorable upsets in sports history. (Mike Groll)
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Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, foreground, drives against the Detroit Pistons in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Sunday, Feb. 22. (Paul Sancya)
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David Ferrer of Spain holds up his trophy after defeating Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-2, 6-3 in the Rio Open tennis tournament men’s final match, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Feb. 22. (Felipe Dana)
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North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams, center, touches his face during a memorial service for former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith, Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. Smith died at 83 earlier in February. Also pictured are, from right, former UNC players Phil Ford, Billy Cunningham, and Antawn Jamison. (Ted Richardson)
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) hangs from the basket in front of Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson (3) following a dunk in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Feb. 22. Oklahoma City won 119-94. (Sue Ogrocki)
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Kansas State fans celebrate victory following an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan., Monday, Feb. 23. Kansas State defeated Kansas 70-63. (Orlin Wagner)
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Ursula Ward, mother of Odin Lloyd, cries as photographs of her son’s body are shown as evidence in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez at Bristol County Superior Court, Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged in the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013. (Brian Snyder)
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Chicago White Sox’s Avisail Garcia’s shadow is cast as he hits balls during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Phoenix. (John Locher)
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Vancouver Canucks right wing Zack Kassian celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 24. The Canucks won 2-1. (Elise Amendola)
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Maryland’s Dez Wells hugs guard Melo Trimble (2) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin, Tuesday, Feb. 24, in College Park, Md. Trimble and Wells contributed a combined 42 points to Maryland’s 59-53 upset win. (Patrick Semansky)

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Pittsburgh Pirates’ Starling Marte poses in front of a photographer’s umbrella during photo day before a baseball spring training workout in Bradenton, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 26. (Gene J. Puskar)
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Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) is congratulated by teammates after the Wild beat the Nashville Predators 4-2 in an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 26, in Nashville, Tenn. (Mark Humphrey)

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