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Top Sports Pics - May 12, 2014

Getty Images - Canada'a Will Routley, riding for Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, is awarded the king of the mountain polka dot jersey after earning it in stage one of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California on May 11, 2014 in Sacramento.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>Canada'a Will Routley, riding for Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, is awarded the king of the mountain polka dot jersey after earning it in stage one of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California on May 11, 2014 in Sacramento.
REUTERS - Russia's Viktor Tikhonov smiles inside the net after he scored past Finland's goalie Mikko Koskinen, left, and Ville Lajunen during their men's ice hockey World Championship Group B game at Minsk Arena in Minsk May 11, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Russia's Viktor Tikhonov smiles inside the net after he scored past Finland's goalie Mikko Koskinen, left,  and Ville Lajunen during their men's ice hockey World Championship Group B game at Minsk Arena in Minsk May 11, 2014.
REUTERS - Dave Cordero of TaylorMade putts into a 15-inch inch hole at his company's golf facility in Carlsbad, Calif. According to the National Golf Foundation (NGF), the sport has lost five million players in the United States in the past decade and 20 percent of the 25 million golfers now active in the country are likely to quit in the next few years. Golf, though, is responding to its own warning cries of 'Fore' by thinking outside of the time-honored traditions of the game that was invented in Scotland in the late 15th century as it faces arguably its biggest struggle for survival in the 21st. Among the innovations: soccer balls instead of a dimpled Titleist or Callaway; golf holes with a 15-inch diameter that look more like a bucket than the traditional cup; the ability for players to clock in and out of rounds and thereby pay for as long as they are on the course.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>REUTERS</em></div>Dave Cordero of TaylorMade putts into a 15-inch inch hole at his company's golf facility in Carlsbad, Calif.  According to the National Golf Foundation (NGF), the sport has lost five million players in the United States in the past decade and 20 percent of the 25 million golfers now active in the country are likely to quit in the next few years. Golf, though, is responding to its own warning cries of 'Fore' by thinking outside of the time-honored traditions of the game that was invented in Scotland in the late 15th century as it faces arguably its biggest struggle for survival in the 21st. Among the innovations: soccer balls instead of a dimpled Titleist or Callaway; golf holes with a 15-inch diameter that look more like a bucket than the traditional cup; the ability for players to clock in and out of rounds and thereby pay for as long as they are on the course.
Bongarts/Getty Images - Manuel Neuer of Bayern Muenchen pours beer over Thiago Alcantara as they celebrate after the Bundesliga match with VfB Stuttgart at Allianz Arena on May 10, 2014 in Munich, Germany.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Bongarts/Getty Images</em></div>Manuel Neuer of Bayern Muenchen pours beer over Thiago Alcantara as they celebrate after the Bundesliga match with VfB Stuttgart at Allianz Arena on May 10, 2014 in Munich, Germany.
Getty Images - Maria Sharapova of Russia serves against Simona Halep of Romania in their final match during day nine of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at the Caja Magica on May 11, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>Maria Sharapova of Russia serves against Simona Halep of Romania in their final match during day nine of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at the Caja Magica on May 11, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.
Getty Images - Fans watch the play during the final round of The Players Championship on The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 11, 2014 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>Fans watch the play during the final round of The Players Championship on The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 11, 2014 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
AP - Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick makes a leaping catch on a pop fly hit by Washington Nationals' Denard Span during the eighth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, May 11, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick makes a leaping catch on a pop fly hit by Washington Nationals' Denard Span during the eighth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, May 11, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.
AP - Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen Davis, left, shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, center, and center Kendrick Perkins defend in the first half of Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA playoff series on Sunday, May 11, 2014, in Los Angeles.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen Davis, left, shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, center, and center Kendrick Perkins defend in the first half of Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA playoff series on Sunday, May 11, 2014, in Los Angeles.
AP - Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Roenis Elias, left, and first baseman Justin Smoak, right, both try to field a ball hit by Kansas City Royals' Norichika Aoki in the fourth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, May 11, 2014 in Seattle. Smoak was charged with a fielding error and Aoki reached first base safely. The error was one of five committed by the Mariners in their 9-7 loss to the Royals.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Roenis Elias, left, and first baseman Justin Smoak, right, both try to field a ball hit by Kansas City Royals' Norichika Aoki in the fourth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, May 11, 2014 in Seattle. Smoak was charged with a fielding error and Aoki reached first base safely. The error was one of five committed by the Mariners in their 9-7 loss to the Royals.
AP - Mark Cavendish, left, of Great Britain, riding for the Omega Pharma-Quickstep Cycling Team, races to the finish line ahead of second place finisher John Degenkolb, right, of Germany of Team Giant-Shimano right, to win the Stage I of Tour of California cycling in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, May 11, 2014. In a nearly photo-finish, Cavendish completed the 120 mile stage in 4 hours, 47 minutes, 17 seconds to earn the overall race leader's yellow jersey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Mark Cavendish, left, of Great Britain, riding for the Omega Pharma-Quickstep Cycling Team, races to the finish line ahead of second place finisher John Degenkolb, right, of Germany of  Team Giant-Shimano right, to win the Stage I of Tour of California cycling in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, May 11, 2014.  In a nearly photo-finish, Cavendish completed the 120 mile stage in 4 hours, 47 minutes, 17 seconds to earn the overall race leader's yellow jersey.
AP - A Boca Juniors's fan watches an Argentine league soccer match against Lanus in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, May 11, 2014. Boca won, 3-1.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>A Boca Juniors's fan watches an Argentine league soccer match against Lanus in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, May 11, 2014. Boca won, 3-1.
AP - Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, top, shoots between Washington Wizards forward Nene from Brazil, bottom, and Washington Wizards forward Drew Gooden (90) during the second half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA playoff game in Washington, Sunday, May 11, 2014. The Pacers won, 95-92.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, top,  shoots between Washington Wizards forward Nene from Brazil, bottom, and Washington Wizards forward Drew Gooden (90) during the second half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA playoff game in Washington, Sunday, May 11, 2014. The Pacers won, 95-92.
AFP/Getty Images - La Rochelle's Fijian wing Levani Botia is tackled during the French Pro D2 rugby union match between La Rochelle and Lyon at the Marcel Deflandre stadium in La Rochelle, on May 11, 2014. Lyon beat La Rochelle, 27-26, sealing its promotion from the ProD2 to the Top 14.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AFP/Getty Images</em></div>La Rochelle's Fijian wing Levani Botia is tackled during the French Pro D2 rugby union match between La Rochelle and Lyon  at the Marcel Deflandre stadium in La Rochelle, on May 11, 2014. Lyon beat La Rochelle, 27-26, sealing its promotion from the ProD2 to the Top 14.

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