Auburn Tigers quarterback Nick Marshall celebrates in confetti after defeating the Missouri Tigers, 59-42, to win the SEC Championship Game. Little did he know that his dreams of a shot at the national championship would come true a few hours later.
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Tough week for Orpik
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik goes airborn after a collision with Andrew Desjardins of the San Jose Sharks. A couple days later, he was knocked out when he took a series of sucker punches from Boston Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton.
NHLI via Getty ImagesGregory Shamus
Santa swimming with sharks
A Sunshine International Aquarium staff member dressed in a Santa Claus costume embraces a Zebra shark as he swims with fish inside the aquarium in Tokyo.
We have lift-off
With a little help from his teammates, Chris York of Newcastle Falcons wins the line-out during an Amlin Challenge Cup match against Cammi Rugby Calvisano at Kingston Park in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
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Hawaiian surfer Kahea Hart competes in the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons at Backdoor, Hawaii.
ASP via Getty ImagesKelly Cestari
Get a jump on it
Swiss skier Patrick Kueng competes in the men's Super-G race at the Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Beaver Creek, Colorado.
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Here's a tip
Creighton's Doug McDermott wins the opening tip-off against Nebraska's Walter Pitchford to start their game at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Smoke 'em if you got 'em
Miguel Angel Jimenez celebrates with the trophy -- and a stogie -- after winning the 2013 Hong Kong Open.
Getty ImagesIan Walton
All broken up
Buffalo's Stephon Gilmore makes a nice play to break up this pass intended for Skye Dawson of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but the Bills would head home dejected after a 27-6 loss at Raymond James Stadium.
Getty ImagesScott Cunningham
Josh Prenot competes in his heat during the 200-yard breaststroke event at the 2013 AT&T Swimming Winter National Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Getty ImagesJamie Squire
Cold enough for ya?
It was a record-breaking -- and downright freezing -- day in the NFL on Sunday. Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson had one of a record 90 NFL touchdowns for the week in a romp against the Detroit Lions in blizzard conditions.
Getty ImagesDrew Hallowell
Breaking a sweat
Paul Butler delivers a big blow to Ruben Montoya in a dominant win for the WBO and Vacant WBA Intercontinental Super Flyweight Championship at Liverpool Echo Arena.
Getty ImagesScott Heavey
Nobody wins here
Mark Hunt (left) and Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva end their UFC Fight Night match in a draw that saw both fighters bruised and battered and left Hunt with a hand broken in two places.
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Russia's Artur Gachinski performs during the Gala of the ISU 46th Golden Spin of Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia.
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Back of the net
Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone was powerless to stop this shot from Tottenham's Paulinho in a Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, England.
Getty ImagesJan Kruger
That's using your head (almost)
Manchester United star Robin van Persie appears to score on a header over Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul, but the goal was dissallowed for offsides in the Barclays Premier League clash at Old Trafford in Manchester, England.
Getty ImagesRichard Heathcote
Striding in style
Jessica Springsteen rides Wotsamillion during the Style & Competition for Amade at the Gucci Paris Masters 2013 in Paris, France.
Getty ImagesPascal Le Segretain
Stuart Manley lines up a putt during round two of the 2013 Hong Kong Open.
Getty ImagesIan Walton
Welcome to the team
Newly signed member of the New Zealand Warriors Sam Tomkins jumps off the Auckland Skytower in Auckland, New Zealand.