Sports pictures of the day: December 23

Sports images of the day: Our picture editor”s selection

Each day, MailOnline sports picture editor Dave Muir will choose his favourite photographs from around the world in the past 24 hours.

Enjoy today”s selection right here…

Richard Howell of North Carolina State

Richard Howell of North Carolina State”s hangs on the rim after dunking the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Northeastern

Tunisia

Tunisia”s Oussama Mellouli poses with 15 gold medals after winning the best athlete in the Arab Games in Doha

Australia

Australia”s Matt Graham falls near the finish line at the 2011 U.S. Freestyle Selections at Steamboat Ski Resort located in Steamboat Springs

Michael Hussey of Australia faces a fan

Michael Hussey of Australia faces a fan”s bowling during the Australian Test team fan day at Federation Square

Barcelona striker Thiago scores against Hospitalet

Barcelona striker Thiago scores against Hospitalet”s goalkeeper Craviotto during his sides 9-0 win in the Copa del Rey