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2015 Sports | The year in Pictures

College Football

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USC's Rasheem Green recovers a fumble by UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, who was sacked by Claude Pelon, and runs for a touchdown to put the Trojans ahead for good in the third quarter.

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USC receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Stanford cornerback Ronnie Harris can't reach an errant pass from Cody Kessler.

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Oregon receiver Charles Nelson dives for the goal line, and over Florida State's Nate Andrews, in the first quarter of the 2015 Rose Bowl game.


L.A. Marathon

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A runner in the Los Angeles Marathon records her high-fives with volunteers along Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.


Boxing

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao battle during the seventh round of their welterweight championship fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates after defeating Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision for the welterweight title.


Basketball

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Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, left, and Houston center Dwight Howard get tangled up under the basket at Staples Center.

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Clippers forward Blake Griffin is struck in the face by Spurs forward Tim Duncan in the third quarter of Game 1 of their NBA playoff series at Staples Center.

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Clippers center DeAndre Jordan leaves the court amid confetti after the Rockets won Game 7 of their playoff series in Houston.

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Lakers guard Kobe Bryant looks to catch his breath during a timeout late in a game against the Pacers at Staples Center.


Baseball

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Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax, left, talks with Dodgers starters Zack Greinke, center, and Clayton Kershaw at spring training.

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Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun is tagged out by Rays second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera while trying to stretch a hit into a double.

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Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley breaks up a double play, and fractures the right leg of Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada, in Game 2 of the National League division series. Utley was ruled safe on replay.

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Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw shags balls during batting practice before a game against the Padres at Dodger Stadium.

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Rafer Johnson holds the torch along with U.S. Special Olympian Destiny Sanchez after they lit the cauldron at the Coliseum for the Special Olympics World Games.

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A swimmer from the Bahamas warms up before competing in the Special Olympics World Games.

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Athletes competing in the Special Olympics World Games men's triathlon dash into the water to begin the race.

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Galaxy forward Giovani Dos Santos, playing in his first MLS game, scores against Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei.

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American Phil Dalhausser serves the ball during a match against Brazil at the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball tournament in Long Beach.

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Kerri Walsh Jennings dives for the ball during a match with teammate April Ross in the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball.

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Eventual champion Hiroto Ohhara of Japan cuts back along the top of a wave in the U.S. Open of Surfing.

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UCLA's Isaac Hamilton battles for a loose ball with Kentucky's Skal Labissiere in the second half of the Bruins' 87-77 win.

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Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf checks Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson into the boards.

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Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is introduced before the NHL season opener at Staples Center.

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