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What a shot! 37 amazing sports photos

Updated 1541 GMT (2341 HKT) July 30, 2014
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Belinda Hocking of Australia competes in the women's 100-meter backstroke Friday, July 25, during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. More than 4,500 athletes from 71 countries and territories are participating in the multisport event, which is held every four years like the Olympics. Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
Tim Means punches Hernani Perpetuo during a UFC event held Saturday, July 26, in San Jose, California. Means won the welterweight bout by unanimous decision. Jeff Chiu/AP
A slow shutter speed was used to snap this photo of Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen as he made a pit stop Sunday, July 27, during the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest, Hungary. Raikkonen finished sixth in the race, which was won by Daniel Ricciardo. Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Laura Halford of Wales jumps during her routine as she competes in the individual all-around final of rhythmic gymnastics Friday, July 25, at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Halford finished third behind Canadian winner Patricia Bezzoubenko and Welsh silver-medalist Francesca Jones. Phil Noble/Reuters/Landov
Oakland Athletics second baseman Eric Sogard stretches out as he tries to grab a ball hit by Texas' Alex Rios in the fifth inning of a Major League Baseball game Sunday, July 27, in Arlington, Texas. Tony Gutierrez/AP
The reflection of squash player Nick Matthew is seen on the court's glass walls as he plays a shot against fellow Englishman Peter Barker in a semifinal match Sunday, July 27, at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Matthew advanced to the final, where he defeated another compatriot, James Willstrop, to win gold. Paul Gilham/Getty Images
Cyclist Vincenzo Nibali pushes away a spectator on his way to winning the 18th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, July 24. Nibali, an Italian, would go on to win the overall race as well -- the first Tour de France title of his career. CHRISTIAN HARTMANN/Reuters/Landov
Horses race in the Grand National Steeplechase held Sunday, July 27, in Melbourne. Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images
Adrian Gonzalez of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs the bases during a game in San Francisco on Saturday, July 26. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images
Saint-Etienne goalkeeper Jessy Moulin saves the ball during a preseason match against Porto played Sunday, July 27, in Porto, Portugal. The match ended scoreless. ESTELA SILVA/EPA/Landov
Rachel McCoy of the United States competes in the high jump Friday, July 25, during the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon. McCoy finished fourth in the event, which was won by Morgan Lake of Great Britain. Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
Colorado shortstop Josh Rutledge is unable to make a catch during a game in Denver on Sunday, July 27. Justin Edmonds/Getty Images
David Colturi of the United States dives from a 27-meter platform on the Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, which is in Portugal's Azores region, on Saturday, July 26. Colturi finished third in what was the fifth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Romina Amato/Red Bull/Getty Images
Nigerian weightlifter Rasaq Tanimowo competes at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on Thursday, July 24. Paul Gilham/Getty Images
Willem Alberts of the Sharks, a South African rugby team, loses control of the ball during a Super Rugby semifinal match against the Crusaders on Saturday, July 26, in Christchurch, New Zealand. The New Zealand-based Crusaders won 38-6 to advance to the Super Rugby final against the Australia-based Waratahs. Martin Hunter/Getty Images
Stephen McDonagh takes part in the Irish Bog Snorkeling Championship held Sunday, July 27, at Peatlands Park in Dungannon, Northern Ireland. The annual event has male and female competitors swim the 60-meter length of the bog as they're watched by scores of spectators. Charles McQuillan/Getty Images
American athlete Braheme Days celebrates Thursday, July 24, after placing third in the men's shot put at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Poland's Konrad Bukowiecki won the event. Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
Formula One driver Sergio Perez gets out of his car after crashing during the Hungarian Grand Prix held Sunday, July 27, in Budapest, Hungary. Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Martha McCabe of Canada swims the 200-meter breaststroke Saturday, July 26, at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. She placed sixth in the final race won by Australia's Taylor McKeown. Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
In this photo, which was shot using a slow shutter speed, cyclists compete in a qualifying heat for the men's 40-kilometer points race Saturday, July 26, at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. New Zealand's Thomas Scully won gold in the event. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon celebrates a victory Sunday, July 27, by kissing the brick finish line at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was a NASCAR-record fifth win at the track for Gordon, who was raised in Indiana. Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Singapore badminton players Shinta Mulia Sari and Lei Yao, top, celebrate winning the bronze medal after they defeated India's Ashwini Ponnappa and Jwala Gutta at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday, July 28. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Japanese golfer Mamiko Higa watches a shot Sunday, July 27, during the final round of the International Crown event played at Cave Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland. Japan finished tied for third in the inaugural eight-country competition, which was won by Spain. Rob Carr/Getty Images
Steven May of the Gold Coast Suns is tackled by Daniel Merrett of the Brisbane Lions during an Australian Football League match played Saturday, July 26, in Brisbane, Australia. Chris Hyde/Getty Images
Amy Quinn of Australia competes in rhythmic gymnastics Thursday, July 24, at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Ian Walton/Getty Images
Mike Leake of the Cincinnati Reds throws a pitch during the second inning of a game at Milwaukee on Wednesday, July 23. Mike McGinnis/Getty Images
Water skier Ally Brock competes Friday, July 25, in the AWSA Southern Regional Championships in Duncanville, Alabama. AL.COM/Landov
Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella plays a shot during a Test cricket match against South Africa in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Friday, July 25. The match, the second in a two-match series, ended in a draw. South Africa won the first match. Dinuka Liyanawatte/Landov
Swiss Alpine wrestler Christian Stucki, left, tries to throw Arnold Forrer during the Alpine Wrestling festival Bruenig-Schwinget on Sunday, July 27, in Meiringen, Switzerland. Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images
Joseph Joyce of England, right, boxes Keddy Agnes of Seychelles in the super heavyweight preliminaries Friday, July 25, at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Joyce won by unanimous decision to advance to the quarterfinals. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Kaylin Whitney of the United States reacts after winning the 200-meter final Friday, July 25, at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Australian netball player Natalie Medhurst shoots during a preliminary round game against Wales on Thursday, July 24, during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Australia won 63-36. Hannah Peters/Getty Images
Jock Sanders of the Calgary Stampeders makes a cut to avoid Edmonton Eskimos Cameron Sheffield, left, and Gregory Alexandre during a Canadian Football League game in Edmonton on Thursday, July 24. Calgary won 26-22 to improve to 4-0 on the season. Dan Riedlhuber/Reuters/Landov
Nigerian Paralympic athlete Richard Okigbazi throws his walking aid away before competing in the men's discus final at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday, July 28. Okigbazi, who has only one leg, finished third in the event behind England's Dan Greaves. Ian Walton/Getty Images
Singapore's Yang Zi serves the ball during a table tennis match Friday, July 25, at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. SUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERS/LANDOV
Scotland's Kimberley Renicks, in white, defeats Cameroon's Marcelle Monabang in a judo match Thursday, July 24, at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Renicks would go on to win the gold medal in her weight class. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo celebrates on the podium Sunday, July 27, after winning the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest, Hungary. It was the second victory of the season for Ricciardo, who is now third in the driver's standings behind Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. See 31 amazing sports photos from last week Vladimir Rys Photography/Getty Images