What a shot! 34 amazing sports photos

Published 1029 GMT (1829 HKT) September 16, 2014
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The Sydney University Bombers celebrate Saturday, September 13, after defeating the UNSW-ES Stingrays in the grand final of the Sydney Women's Australian Football League. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
Filippos Papafilippou clings to the back of Steve Woollatt's motorcycle Wednesday, September 10, during a drag race at the Santa Pod Raceway in Bedfordshire, England. Thousands of spectators watched in horror as Papafilippou's motorcycle crossed the center line and collided with Woollatt's, but Papafilippou landed on the wheelie bar of Woollatt's bike and avoided major injury. See the amazing video Geoff Robinson Photography/REX/AP
A Baltimore Ravens fan tweaked her Ray Rice jersey to say "B Nice" before the Ravens' home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, September 11. Rice, the Ravens' star running back, was released by the team and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after video showed him knocking out his then-fiancee — now his wife — back in February. Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the German soccer club Borussia Dortmund celebrates with a flip after scoring a goal against Freiburg on Saturday, September 13, in Dortmund, Germany. Dortmund won the match 3-1. Frank Augstein/AP
Francisco Gavino competes in a horse jumping event in Seville, Spain, on Thursday, September 11. Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters/Landov
Russ Pulley, a college football official, falls down on a play during the Georgia-South Carolina game Saturday, September 13, in Columbia, South Carolina. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Sam Ang Dun, top, competes against Chin Heng during a mixed martial arts bout Friday, September 12, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Dun won by technical knockout in the first round. Omar Havana/Getty Images
A cycling fan leaps in front of Philippe Gilbert during the final stage of the Tour of Spain on Sunday, September 14. Alberto Contador won the overall race. Tim de Waele/Corbis
Matt Moylan of the Penrith Panthers, right, collides with Anthony Minichiello of the Sydney Roosters as they compete for a ball during a National Rugby League match in Sydney on Saturday, September 13. Penrith won 19-18 to advance to the league's preliminary finals. Mark Kolbe/Getty Images
A Citroen car driven by Kris Meeke catches some air during a race at the World Rally Championship of Australia on Friday, September 12. WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images
Three baseball fans in New York try to catch a foul ball during the Major League Baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, September 9. Kathy Willens/AP
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France celebrates Friday, September 12, after winning a Davis Cup singles match in Paris against Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic. France will take on Switzerland in the Davis Cup final in November. Gisele Tellier/Getty Images
Third-base umpire Ed Hickox, right, jumps in the air while Baltimore's Kelly Johnson slides into third during a Major League Baseball game against the New York Yankees on Friday, September 12. Yankees third baseman Martin Prado, left, couldn't control the throw. Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Anthony Davis of the United States gets fired up during the FIBA World Cup semifinals Thursday, September 11, in Barcelona, Spain. The United States defeated Lithuania in the semis and went on to win the final against Serbia three days later. The Americans went undefeated in the tournament, winning every game by at least 21 points. Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images
Boxer Floyd Mayweather complains to referee Kenny Bayless, saying that Marcos Maidana bit his fingers during their welterweight title fight Saturday, September 13, in Las Vegas. Mayweather, the WBA and WBC champion, would go on to win the fight by unanimous decision. Maidana denied biting Mayweather. STEVE MARCUS/Reuters/Landov
An acrobat performs at the FIBA World Cup before Serbia defeated France in a semifinal game Friday, September 12, in Madrid. PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images
British archer Steven Gill fires an arrow Friday, September 12, during the Invictus Games in London. Some 400 competitors took part in the Invictus Games, which brought together injured service members from 13 nations that have served alongside each other, including Britain, the United States and Canada. Steve Bardens/Getty Images
Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall sacks Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith during an NFL game in Denver on Sunday, September 14. The Broncos won 24-17 to improve their record to 2-0 this season. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
Ben Foster, goalkeeper for the English soccer club West Bromwich Albion, fails to save a shot from Everton's Romelu Lukaku during a Premier League match Saturday, September 13, in West Bromwich, England. Everton defeated West Brom 2-0 for its first league win of the season. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi crashes Friday, September 12, during a practice session for the San Marino Grand Prix in Misano Adriatico, Italy. He went on to win the race a few days later. Antonio Calanni/AP
George Baker falls from Cotai Glory as they were about to win a race Friday, September 12, in Doncaster, England. Baker was not hurt. ANNA GOWTHORPE/PA Photos/Landov
Players in Germany's blind soccer league compete in the final match of the season Saturday, September 13, in Lubeck, Germany. Oliver Hardt/Bongarts/Getty Images
Nelson Cruz of the Baltimore Orioles doubles against the Boston Red Sox during a Major League Baseball game Wednesday, September 10, in Boston. Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images
Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard hurdles Atlanta's Jonathan Massaquoi during an NFL game Sunday, September 14, in Cincinnati. Bernard had 90 rushing yards and a touchdown as the Bengals won 24-10. Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Britain's Prince Harry scores a try during a wheelchair rugby match Friday, September 12, at the Invictus Games in London. The Invictus Games are the brainchild of Prince Harry, inspired in part by the U.S. Warrior Games held in Colorado. Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images
Jonathan Calleri of Argentine soccer club Boca Juniors falls down next to teammate Federico Carrizo during a match against Racing Club on Sunday, September 14. The match in Buenos Aires was postponed shortly after halftime because the field was too soaked by rain. Daniel Jayo/LatinContent/Getty Images
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is tackled by Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jerraud Powers during an NFL game Sunday, September 14, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Cardinals defeated the Giants 25-14 to stay undefeated through two games. Alex Goodlett/Getty Images
In this photo, which was shot using a slow shutter speed, jockey Patrick Mathers rides Bond's Girl to victory in a race held Thursday, September 11, in Doncaster, England. Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images
Members of the Phoenix Mercury hold the championship trophy after defeating the Chicago Sky in the WNBA Finals on Friday, September 12. It is the third WNBA title for Phoenix, which also won the league in 2007 and 2009. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
David Henson of Great Britain runs to victory in a 200-meter race Thursday, September 11, during the Invictus Games in London. Paul Thomas/Getty Images
Roger Federer of Switzerland serves to Simone Bolelli of Italy during a Davis Cup match played Friday, September 12, in Geneva, Switzerland. Federer won the singles match in straight sets, and Switzerland would go on to advance to the Davis Cup final against France. DENIS BALIBOUSE/EPA/POOL/Landov
Sam Burgess of the South Sydney Rabbitohs warms up before a National Rugby League match Friday, September 12, against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. South Sydney won 40-24 to advance to the league's preliminary finals. Steve Christo/Corbis
Los Angeles' Omar Gonzalez, front, collides with Montreal's Andres Romero during a Major League Soccer match Wednesday, September 10, in Montreal. The two teams played to a 2-2 draw. Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press/AP
Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is hit in the face by a pitch Thursday, September 11, in Milwaukee. The impact shattered bones and caused tooth damage, according to the team, and Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Stanton would be out for the rest of the year. See 40 amazing sports photos from last week Benny Sieu/USA TODAY SPORTS