The Week in Sports Pictures: Dec. 3 - 9
Always looking up
Navy's Keenan Reynolds (19) is tackled by Army's Josh Jackson, bottom, during Navy's 17-13 win over Army on Saturday, Dec. 8, in Philadelphia. It was Navy's 11th-straight win over Army.
Rio Ferdinand of Manchester United celebrates his team's 3-2 win over rival Manchester City. Ferdinand was struck above the eye by a coin thrown by a fan following Manchester United's late game-winning goal at Etihad Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 9, in Manchester, England.
A surfer loses control of his board as he trains at Banzai Beach in Santa Marinella, 25 miles north of Rome, Wednesday Dec. 5. Banzai Beach is the most famous surf spot of the Tyrrhenian sea with point-break waves and the bottom of the sea consisting of flat rocks.
Eddie Ockenden of Australia (center) is challenged by Adam Dixon and Dan Shingles of England during a field hockey match at the 2012 Champions Trophy at the State Netball and Hockey Centre on Thursday, Dec. 6 in Melbourne, Australia.
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Referee Matej Jug (L) shows the red card to Anzhi Makhachkala's Lacina Traore during their Europa League Group A soccer match against BSC Young Boys in Bern, Switzerland, on Thursday, Dec. 6.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant scored his 30,000th career point against the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday, Dec. 5, making him the fifth player in NBA history to reach the achievement.
Andreas Wellinger from Germany soars through the air during the Normal Hill Individual event at the Sochi Ski Jumping World Cup in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, on Sunday, Dec. 9. The Krasnaya Polyana ski jumping hill will be a venue for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
LeBron James accepts his award at the 2012 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award presentation at Espace on Wednesday, Dec. 5 in New York City.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel holds the Heisman Memorial Trophy after winning the award, during a ceremony in New York on Saturday, Dec. 8.
Caught red handed
Oxford's James Harris (L) lifts Cambridge's William Smith (11) during the Varsity Cup rugby union match between Cambridge and Oxford at Twickenham Stadium, southwest of London, on Thursday, Dec. 6.
Denver Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 6. Denver won 26-13.
Marcelo Melo (R) and Bruno Soares of Brazil celebrate after winning a point during their exhibition doubles tennis match at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo on Thursday, Dec. 6.
Croatia's Ivana Lovric (center) is pushed by Spain's Alexandrina Cabral (L) and Elisabeth Chavez (R) during the 2012 EHF European Women's Handball Championship match on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the local arena in Novi Sad, Serbia.
Dean Gorsuch pulls down a steer during the steer wrestling competition of the National Finals Rodeo on Friday, Dec. 7 in Las Vegas.
One with the field
Green Bay Packers' Randall Cobb takes a piece of the Frozen Tundra at Lambeau Field with him after making an acrobatic catch in a 27-20 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Dec. 9, in Green Bay, Wis.
Line 'em up
Athletes lie on the ground to aim in the shooting range during the women's 4x6 kilometers relay race at the Biathlon World Cup in Hochfilzen, Austria, on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.