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What a shot! 33 amazing sports photos

Published 1136 GMT (1936 HKT) February 17, 2015
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Barcelona striker Luis Suarez twists his body before volleying the ball into the net Sunday, February 15, during a Spanish league match against Levante. Barcelona won the match 5-0 and moved to within a point of league leaders Real Madrid. Mikel Trigueros/Urbanandsport/Cordon Press/Corbis
South Africa's Morne Morkel is seen in Hamilton, New Zealand, during a Cricket World Cup match on Sunday, February 15. South Africa defeated Zimbabwe by 62 runs in what was the opening tournament match for both teams. Phil Walter/Getty Images
Polina Edmunds performs during the gala exhibition of the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, which took place in Seoul, South Korea, on Sunday, February 15. Edmunds, an American, won the ladies' competition earlier in the day. Lee Jin-man/AP
Blackburn's Rudy Gestede is sandwiched between the ball and the hands of Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland during a fifth-round FA Cup match Saturday, February 14, in Blackburn, England. Gestede scored a goal in the match as Blackburn won 4-1. Jon Super/AP
Jockey Conor Ring falls off his horse Wednesday, February 11, at Chepstow Racecourse in Chepstow, Wales. Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images
Zach LaVine takes the ball from Minnesota teammate Andrew Wiggins as he participates in the NBA's Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday, February 14. LaVine defeated Victor Oladipo in the final round of the event, which was held in New York as part of the league's All-Star Game festivities. Frank Franklin II/AP
Kyle Busch (No. 18) drives through the infield grass to avoid hitting Brad Keselowski, who crashed into the wall during the Sprint Unlimited race Saturday, February 14, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Matt Kenseth won the exhibition race, which is an appetizer of sorts for the season-opening Daytona 500. Terry Renna/AP
American Paula Moltzan skis through a gate Tuesday, February 10, at the Alpine World Ski Championships in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Mari Amimoto, a wheelchair basketball player from Japan, competes against Australia during an Osaka Cup game played Friday, February 13, in Osaka, Japan. Shingo Ito/AFLO/Nippon News/Corbis
Washington Capitals goalie Justin Peters stops a shot Sunday, February 15, during an NHL game in Anaheim, California. Mark J. Terrill/AP
Fox Kieren rides Berrahri, far left, on the way to winning a race in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Sunday, February 15. Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone/AP
Chicago's Joakim Noah is fouled by Cleveland's LeBron James during an NBA game in Chicago on Thursday, February 12. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a striker for Paris Saint-Germain, celebrates a goal Saturday, February 14, during a French league match against Caen. To raise awareness of global hunger, Ibrahimovic had 50 names temporarily tattooed around the permanent tattoos on his upper body. The names belong to people around the world who have been helped by the United Nations World Food Program. Christophe Ena/AP
Competitors speed through wintry terrain in the Russian village of Shaldovo during the Snow Battle of Nations, a cross-country snowmobile race, on Saturday, February 14. Smirnov Vladimir/ITAR-TASS Photo/Corbis
American ice dancers Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker compete Friday, February 13, at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Seoul, South Korea. KIM HONG-JI/Reuters/Landov
Icicles form on a competitor's nose during the Gatineau Loppet, a cross-country skiing event in Gatineau, Quebec, on Sunday, February 15. Justin Tang/The Canadian Press/AP
Vangelis Platellas of AEK Athens tries to dribble past Arthur Masuaku of Olympiakos during a Greek Cup match in Athens on Wednesday, February 11. The match ended 1-1. Vladimir Rys Photography/Getty Images
Montreal's Alex Galchenyuk fires a slap shot as Toronto's Cody Franson defends him during an NHL game Saturday, February 14, in Montreal, Quebec. Francois Lacasse/NHLI/Getty Images
Dutch speedskater Carlijn Achtereekte competes in the 5,000 meters during the World Speedskating Championships on Friday, February 13. Achtereekte won silver in the event, which took place in Heerenveen, Netherlands. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images
West Virginia guard Juwan Staten, left, loses control of the ball during a college basketball game in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, February 14. Charlie Neibergall/AP
Jordan Spieth hits a tee shot Thursday, February 12, during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Brandt Snedeker won the annual tournament, which is played on three different courses in Pebble Beach, California. Scott Halleran/Getty Images
Sylvain Miaillier, left, and Jean-Frederic Chapuis compete in a ski cross race during a World Cup event in Are, Sweden, on Sunday, February 15. Chapuis finished first in the event. MARCUS ERICSSON/EPA/Landov
A skier is pulled by a horse Sunday, February 15, during the traditional Kumoterska Gonba race in Bialy Dunajec, Poland. GRZEGORZ MOMOT/EPA/Landov
Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic holds back Everton's James McCarthy as tempers flare during a Premier League match in London on Wednesday, February 11. Chelsea, the league leaders, won the home match 1-0. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
North Carolina's Stephanie Mavunga is pressured by Florida State defenders during a college basketball game in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Thursday, February 12. Gerry Broome/AP
Brandon Frazier, left, falls as he and Haven Denney compete in the pairs competition Thursday, February 12, at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Seoul, South Korea. Lee Jin-man/AP
Mateia Hiquily takes part in the Australian Open of Surfing, which was held at Manly Beach in Sydney on Saturday, February 14. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Welsh rugby player Dan Biggar falls over Scotland's Finn Russell during a Six Nations match in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Sunday, February 15. Wales won the match 26-23. Stu Forster/Getty Images
Canadian skier Candace Crawford crashes over the finish line during a run at the Alpine World Ski Championships on Tuesday, February 10. She and Team Canada still managed to win silver. Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
A hunter releases his tamed golden eagle during an annual hunting competition outside Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Saturday, February 14. SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/Reuters/Landov
Texas' Myles Turner is hit in the face with the ball as he and Texas Tech's Norense Odiase scramble for a rebound Saturday, February 14, in Austin, Texas. Eric Gay/AP
Ak Bars' Mikhail Glukhov, left, and Lada's Georgy Belousov fall to the ice Friday, February 13, during a KHL hockey game in Kazan, Russia. Yegor Aleyev/TASS/ZUMA Wire
Norwegian ski jumper Anders Jacobsen flies sideways Friday, February 13, as he trains for a World Cup event in Vikersund, Norway. See 36 amazing sports photos from last week Lise Aaserud/NTB Scanpix/AP