We ring in the new year with some outdoor hockey, the 100th Australia-India test match and the 150th anniversary of a polo club.
The New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers face off in the first period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game in , Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Players of Calcutta Polo Club of Kolkata, in red, and Italy's Rome Club vie for the ball during the Ezra World Cup final, in Kolkata, India, Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. The event is part of 150 year celebrations of the Calcutta Polo Club, the oldest existing club for the game in the world, according to news reports. Calcutta Polo Club won the match. Seen in background is the landmark Victoria Memorial. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Alistair Overeem, of the Netherlands, right, celebrates his first round TKO victory over Brock Lesnar shortly after their UFC 141 heavyweight mixed martial arts match, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Lesnar retired following the fight. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
A commemorative cap to celebrate the 100th test between Australia and India is on display in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. Australia will play India in the second test on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
A trial jumper starts from the hill during the second stage of the four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Afghan rugby players compete for the ball during the 7th Rugby Tournament sponsored by the British Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. Rugby is a sport that is still very much in its infancy in the war-ravaged nation, despite being a place where contact sports have a history and spectators aren't squeamish. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)