Syria’s soccer team warm up during training at Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore. Syria, who beat Iraq to win the West Asian Championships for the first time in December, take on Singapore on Tuesday in an Asian Cup qualifying match as they attempt to reach the finals of the region’s premier tournament, to be held in Australia in 2015. Read more
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Red Bull Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany waits in his car during the second practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit, Japan. Vettel is in a commanding lead in the Formula 1 drivers championship and could seal his fourth consecutive world championship at Suzuka on Sunday.
The Houston Rockets’ Jeremy Lin is interviewed by a horde of reporters during a break in his team’s practice at the Mall of Asia Arena at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. Lin has easily stolen the spotlight as the Houston Rockets practice for this week’s first ever NBA preseason game against the Indiana Pacers in the basketball-obsessed Philippines.
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North Korea’s Kim Sun-Bom and So Myong-Hyok compete in the final of the men’s 10m synchronised platform diving event at the sixth East Asian Games in Tianjin, China
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany waits in his car during the second practice session for the Korean Formula One Grand Prix at the Korean International Circuit in Yeongam, South Korea
Sloane Stephens of the US serves during her match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing.
Alexander Naddour, of the US, competes on the rings during heats at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium.
Spectators hold umbrellas to shield from the sun as they watch a match between Serena Williams of the US and Francesca Schiavone of Italy at the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China. Read more
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The crew on Oracle Team USA wave after winning the 17th race of the America’s Cup sailing event against Emirates Team New Zealand in San Francisco. After staging an improbable comeback from seven points behind, Oracle Team USA have forced a winner-take-all final race for the 162 year old trophy in the 34th America’s Cup.
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Britain’s Bradley Wiggins rides past the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore on his way to clinching the silver medal in the men’s individual time trial event, at the road cycling world championships, in Florence, Italy, on Wednesday.