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Images of world sport: Elimination the theme for Monday's best photos

Published: Friday, Aug. 28 2015 12:15 a.m. MDT

St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina (4) is held back by his brother, first base coach Bengie Molina, while yelling at umpire Clint Fagan, left, after being thrown out of a baseball game by Fagan during the third inning against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, June 2, 2013, in St. Louis. (Jeff Roberson, AP) St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina (4) is held back by his brother, first base coach Bengie Molina, while yelling at umpire Clint Fagan, left, after being thrown out of a baseball game by Fagan during the third inning against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, June 2, 2013, in St. Louis. (Jeff Roberson, AP)

"Win or go home" was very real Monday night. So was, "You're outta here." In both cases, teams and players saw their respective ends come sooner than hoped.

The Indiana Pacers' much-admired Eastern Conference finals clash with the favored Heat ended in a not-so-climactic Game 7, a 99-76 stink bomb that saw Roy Hibbert reduced to panicking in double teams and Paul George shackled by LeBron James, the runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year.

Meanwhile, the men's and women's College World Series saw more teams eliminated, with plenty of emotion — both joyful and tearful — visible and caught on camera after the various outcomes.

A more infamous elimination occurred in one of the college baseball games, when a blooper-worthy collision between Oregon outfielders and a second baseman led to a botched fly ball.

Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun reacts after being called out at first during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Monday, June 3, 2013, in Milwaukee. (Morry Gash, AP) Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun reacts after being called out at first during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Monday, June 3, 2013, in Milwaukee. (Morry Gash, AP)

While that incident likely only hurt the college players' pride, Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera suffered physical pain after straining his right quadriceps. For Clevelanders who put stock in bad omens — and a lot of them do — it wasn't the best sign or sight in the first of a nine-game road swing.

Finally, Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals saw elimination come in the third inning of his team's game, courtesy of an umpire's decision after Molina ... well, he basically lost it.

Just check the photo.

Matt Petersen is the Sports Web Editor for DeseretNews.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @TheMattPetersen.

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