Sports photos of the week

A round-up of our favourite images from the world of sport this week.

Adam Soisson, a freshman at Notre Dame University, stands dressed in a costume outside Sun Life stadium before the BCS National Championship college football game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Miami

Adam Soisson, a freshman at Notre Dame University, stands dressed in a costume outside Sun Life stadium before the BCS National Championship college football game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Miami, Florida January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

An alpaca crosses the road as drivers wait in their vehicles during the untimed 7th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Calama to Salta

An alpaca crosses the road as drivers wait in their vehicles on the highlands of Chile en route to the Jama border crossing during the untimed 7th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Calama to Salta, January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (CHILE - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT ANIMALS)

Australia's Johnson bowls to Sri Lanka's Chandimal as Dilshan looks on during their one-day international cricket match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

Australia's Mitchell Johnson (R) bowls to Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal (top) as Tillakaratne Dilshan (L) looks on during their one-day international cricket match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground January 11, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Alabama cheerleaders celebrate after their team defeated Notre Dame in their NCAA BCS National Championship college football game in Miami

Alabama Crimson Tide cheerleaders celebrate after Alabama defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in their NCAA BCS National Championship college football game in Miami, Florida, January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Keane (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

Maria Sharapova of Russia signs autographs after defeating compatriot Olga Puchkova in their women's singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne

Maria Sharapova of Russia signs autographs after defeating compatriot Olga Puchkova in their women's singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, January 14, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT TENNIS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

David Hearn of Canada walks off the 10th green after finishing the hole during the first round of the Sony Open golf tournament in Honolulu,

David Hearn of Canada walks off the 10th green after finishing the hole during the first round of the Sony Open golf tournament in Honolulu, Hawaii January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)

Nicolas Almagro of Spain serves to Steve Johnson of the U.S. during their men's singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne

Nicolas Almagro of Spain serves to Steve Johnson of the U.S. during their men's singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT TENNIS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A competitor rides a bull during the Professional Bull Riders invitational at Madison Square Garden in New York

A competitor rides a bull during the Professional Bull Riders invitational at Madison Square Garden in New York, January 5, 2013. Picture taken January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT ANIMALS SOCIETY)

Sven Kramer of the Netherlands skates during the men's 10000m at the European Championships in Heerenveen

Sven Kramer of the Netherlands skates during the men's 10000m at the European Championships in Heerenveen, January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: SPORT SPEED SKATING)

A man kitesurfs in the Mediterranean Sea in Tel Aviv

A man kitesurfs in the Mediterranean Sea in Tel Aviv during stormy weather January 8, 2013. Unusually heavy winter rains forced the closure of main access routes to Tel Aviv on Tuesday, causing gridlock in and around Israel's commercial capital, authorities said. REUTERS/Nir Elias (ISRAEL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY SPORT)

Knicks' Prigioni saves the ball from going out of bounds against the New Orleans Hornets in the second half of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York

New York Knicks point guard Pablo Prigioni saves the ball from going out of bounds against the New Orleans Hornets in the second half of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Adam Hunger (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Two ladies with fans watch France's Mathieu serve during his match against Italy's Bolelli at the Kooyong Classic tennis tournament in Melbourne

Two ladies with fans watch France's Paul-Henri Mathieu serve during his match against Italy's Simone Bolelli at the Kooyong Classic tennis tournament in Melbourne January 10, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT TENNIS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Alabama Crimson Tide's Foster celebrates with teammate Ivory after they defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at their NCAA BCS National Championship college football game in Miami

Alabama Crimson Tide's Cade Foster (C) celebrates next to teammate Brandon Ivory (R) after they defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at their NCAA BCS National Championship college football game in Miami, Florida January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

FIFA Men's Ballon d'Or of the Year 2012 nominee Messi of Argentina looks at the trophy during a news conference before the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2012 soccer awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich

FIFA Men's Ballon d'Or of the Year 2012 nominee Lionel Messi of Argentina looks at the trophy during a news conference before the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2012 soccer awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SPORT SOCCER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Portugal's Helder Rodrigues rides his Honda during the 3rd stage of the Dakar Rally 2013 from Pisco to Nazca

Portugal's Helder Rodrigues rides his Honda during the 3rd stage of the Dakar Rally 2013 from Pisco to Nazca January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen (PERU - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Qatar's Ibrahim scores first goal in penalty kick against Oman during Gulf Cup Tournament soccer match in Isa Town

Qatar's Khalifan Ibrahim scores the first goal in a penalty kick against Oman during the Gulf Cup Tournament soccer match at Isa Sports City in Isa Town January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad (BAHRAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

A member of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish band has his kilt blow up before the start of the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game in Miami

A member of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish band has his kilt blow up before the start of the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game in Miami, Florida January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

Arsenal's Sagna challenges Manchester City's Clichy during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates Stadium in London

Arsenal's Bacary Sagna (bottom) challenges Manchester City's Gael Clichy during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates Stadium in London January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR "LIVE" SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

Member of crowd, who ran onto the pitch, bowls tennis ball on pitch as Sri Lanka's Perera looks on during one-day international cricket match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Melbourne Cricket Ground

A member of the crowd, who ran onto the pitch, bowls a tennis ball on the pitch as Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera looks on during the one-day international cricket match between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground January 11, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during a practice session at Melbourne Park

Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during a practice session at Melbourne Park January 9, 2013, ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament which begins on Monday. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

A group of men perform physical exercise training as sun set at Galle Face green in Colombo

A group of men perform physical exercise training as sun set at Galle Face green in Colombo January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A football fan is carried off the pitch during English League Cup semi-final soccer match in London

A football fan is carried off the pitch by security personnel after running on the field as Chelsea take on Swansea City during their English League Cup semi-final soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY CAPITAL ONE CUP)

Sri Lanka's Mathews reacts after he was run out for 12 runs during the one-day international cricket match against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews reacts after he was run out for 12 runs during their one-day international cricket match against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground January 11, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

South Africa's Van Niekerk rides his KTM during the 5th stage of the Dakar Rally 2013 from Arequipa in Peru to Arica in Chile

South Africa's Riaan Van Niekerk rides his KTM during the 5th stage of the Dakar Rally 2013 from Arequipa in Peru to Arica in Chile, January 9, 2013. Picture taken January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen (CHILE - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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