The Rundown

Sporting Photos of the Week: Mud, magic and midriffs

The Rundown

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Sports people around the world showed scant regard for the laws of physics this week, while a young mother from South-East England played volleyball.

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He must be loopy! Skateboarder Aaron "Jaws" Homoki of Phoenix, Arizona manages to stay on his board as he successfully pulls off a 5m high loop-the-loop in Vista, California.

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Who needs the laws of physics?: A member of the Flying Dubs, an acrobatic dunk team of the Golden State Warriors, performs before their NBA Global Game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Beijing.

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Here's mud in your eye: Two British competitors help each other out during the 'Tough Mudder' race in Berlin. The 16km race is run through a course of soaking, ankle-deep mud.

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They've got the flare factor: Bosnian fans celebrate making it to the World Cup for the first time after their qualifying match victory over Lithuania in Sarajevo to clinch top spot in Group G.

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On your 'ead, son!: Mahindra Moto3 rider Miguel Oliveira of Portugal crashes during the Australian Motorcycling Grand Prix Moto3 race at Phillip Island.

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"Air Gerrard flight 2014 to Rio, cleared for take-off": He's been playing for nearly two decades, but big goals in big games still feel as good as ever for Steven Gerrard...

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Bunnnnn-dddllllle!: ...then again, don't all goals feel as good? Aaron Phillips certainly thought so after his later equaliser for Coventry against Wolves at the weekend.

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Doomed brilliance: You have to feel sorry for Sunderland's goalkeeper Keiren Westwood - he put in the display of a lifetime against Swansea, but the depths of ineptitude plumbed by his staggeringly appalling team-mates meant that he still let four goals in.

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Desperate Dan(iele): Meanwhile, at Roma, Daniele De Rossi showed how it should be done as he covers back to save a certain goal and help his team to a 2-0 win over fellow Serie A contenders Napoli. Roma now have eight straight wins - and commitment like this shows why.

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All aboard the invisible horsey! Giddy-up!: Jorge Lorenzo was really, really excited to win in Australia - not least because arch-title rival Marc Marquez happened to get disqualified to give Lorenzo's hopes a huge boost.

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OMG! Mourinho's sitting next to me!: Sean Buxton briefly became Chelsea's most famous fan thanks to his surreptitious selfie of himself and the Blues boss, who sat down next to Buxton after sent to the stands on Saturday.

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Who needs the laws of physics? Part 2: Isabella Tobias and Deividas Stagniunas of Lithuania skate their free dance program at Skate America 2013 in Detroit.

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Golly! This sport malarkey can be quite fun!: A 31-year-old mother of one from Berkshire, a former school hockey player of some repute, takes part in an informal game of volleyball. Not quite sure why this one made the front pages this week - anyone got any ideas?

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