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The thunderous weekend polo matches at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club remain a treat for horse lovers and sports aficionados; here, Santiago Wulff's mare, Maxima, goes down after a collision (middle, right), causing the crowd to express relief and applause when she arose okay.

Published on December 22, 2009

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The ridiculously popular sport of mixed martial arts made a stop in Santa Barbara this summer (top, right), as cage fi ghters Critter (left), Shannon Good (right), and Santa Barbara's own Anthony Arria (center) battled it out for the glory at Earl Warren Showgrounds.

Published on December 22, 2009

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City Brawlin' Betties (bottom, center) also brought out the crowds to the Showgrounds this fall, revealing that roller derby is no joke.

Published on December 22, 2009

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Thousands of runners took part in the inaugural Santa Barbara International Marathon in early December, but none were ahead of winner Carlos Handler, shown here running across the Turnpike Road overpass

Published on December 22, 2009

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Though the Santa Barbara Breakers downsized from the City College courts to the San Marcos High gym, the team proved powerful once again, no doubt because of the in-the-paint efforts of such players as Mark Peters (pictured).

Published on December 22, 2009

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Soccer fever ran hot the entire year, as about 8,000 fans of Mexican soccer showed up to Harder Stadium in the spring to watch Club America and Atletico Morelia battle it out.

Published on December 22, 2009

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On the collegiate front, it was another championship-minded season for the Gaucho men's soccer team, who made it to the tournament thanks in part to stellar saves by goalkeeper Sam Hayden, here blocking a shot against Irvine

Published on December 22, 2009

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And UCSB women's volleyball stood strong at the Thunderdome this fall, with senior Rebecca Saraceno (pictured center) getting named the Big West Player of the Week in October

Published on December 22, 2009

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The Amgen tour rolled through Solvang once again in 2009.

Published on December 22, 2009

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