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This week’s top sports shots

END OF AN ERA: New York Yankees designated hitter Derek Jeter hugs teammate Ichiro Suzuki after coming out of the baseball game for a pinch-runner in the third inning against the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game at Fenway Park, Sunday, Sept. 28, in Boston. It is the last baseball game of Jeter's career. Photo: Associated Press/Elise Amendola

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Colorado’s Phillip Lindsay (23) is upended on a punt return against California during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 27, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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New York Yankees designated hitter Derek Jeter prepares to face Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Saturday, Sept. 27. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Hall of Fame football player Jim Brown meets with other participants of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award, Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Ky. Brown is in Louisville to receive the award. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
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Spectators watch the singles matches from a hillside overlooking the 4th hole on the final day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland, Sunday, Sept. 28. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
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Europe’s Jamie Donaldson and his fiancée Kathryn Tagg, surrounded by the media, celebrate winning the 2014 Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland, Sunday, Sept. 28. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
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Demetrious Johnson celebrates with a flip after defeating Chris Cariaso in their flyweight mixed martial arts title bout at UFC on 178 Saturday, Sept. 27, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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Indianapolis Colts strong safety Mike Adams, left, celebrate his interception with teammate Sergio Brown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 28. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is sprayed with water as he goes through a simulated workout while being filmed during NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 29, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Philadelphia Flyers’ Zac Rinaldo, left, and New York Rangers’ Matt Hunwick (44) collide during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game Monday, Sept. 29, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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Kansas City Royals’ Christian Colon (24) and Erik Kratz celebrate after their 9-8 win in the AL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, Oct. 1, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, stands during the national anthem before the NBA basketball team’s scrimmage Wednesday, Oct. 1, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Nelson Cruz gestures after his two-run home run in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game 1 of baseball’s AL Division Series, Thursday, Oct. 2, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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Minnesota Vikings’ Christian Ponder (7) tackles Green Bay Packers’ Jamari Lattimore (57) after Lattimore intercepted a pass during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 2, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

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