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Having a (Golden) Ball
Adidas Group CEO Herbert Hainer (center) and FIFA executive committee member Franz Beckenbauer (right) present the Adidas Golden Ball award to Diego Forlan of Uruguay during the FIFA 2010 World Cup Adidas Golden Award ceremony at the Adidas headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany, last month. The award goes to the best player in the World Cup finals.

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Pittsburgh paints for the NHL
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl paints the goal crease as NHL facilities operations manager Dan Craig looks on with A'shon Burgess at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Dec. 28. They were preparing for the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic pitting the Penguins and the Washington Capitals, which was scheduled for New Year's Day at the Steelers' stadium.

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Bowl rings the bell
Ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Dec. 28 was a contingent from the first New Era Pinstripe Bowl, which was set for Dec. 30 at Yankee Stadium. Included were, from left, Kansas State President Kirk Schulz, Kansas State players Zach Kendall and Alex Hrebec, New York Yankees President Randy Levine, Kansas State coach Bill Snyder, Syracuse coach Doug Marrone, New Era CEO Chris Koch and Syracuse player Rob Long.

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Rolling in New Orleans
From left, New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush, rapper Lil Wayne and New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul, with PBA VP and COO Tom Clark, hit the lanes for the PBA Chris Paul Celebrity Bowling Invitational at Riverboat Lanes in New Orleans last month. The event, which benefits Paul's CP3 Foundation, will be televised by ESPN in February.
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