The car driven by Helio Castroneves goes airborne Wednesday, May 13, during a practice run for the Indianapolis 500. Castroneves was not hurt in the wreck. "I just brushed the wall, and unfortunately the car just took off," the Brazilian told CNN.
Jockey Victor Espinoza celebrates aboard American Pharoah after crossing the finish line to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 16. American Pharoah also won the Kentucky Derby earlier this month, so he is two-thirds of the way to the Triple Crown.
Australian surfer Josh Kerr is separated from his board while competing in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, May 15.
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Three of the Sydney Swans -- from left, Ted Richards, Dane Rampe and Heath Grundy -- compete for the ball against Mitch Clark of the Geelong Cats during an Australian Football League match on Saturday, May 16.
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Liverpool's Steven Gerrard touches the famous "This is Anfield" sign before playing his final home match Saturday, May 16, in Liverpool, England. Gerrard's career will continue in the United States, where he'll play for the Los Angeles Galaxy. Gerrard played 17 seasons for Liverpool, appearing in more than 700 matches.
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Cleveland's LeBron James prepares to play Chicago in Game 5 of the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday, May 12. Cleveland won the game and eventually the series.
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Francois Le Vot hits a pylon Sunday, May 17, while competing in the Red Bull Air Race in Chiba, Japan.
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Frank Lowy, chairman of the Australian Football Federation, falls off the stage while presenting the Melbourne Victory with the Grand Final trophy on Sunday, May 17. The 84-year-old was not seriously hurt.
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Goalie Mike Smith lifts the trophy Sunday, May 17, after Canada defeated Russia 6-1 in the gold-medal match of the Ice Hockey World Championship. The tournament was held in the Czech Republic.
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Arizona's softball team celebrates a game-tying home run by Chelsea Goodacre during an NCAA tournament game Sunday, May 17, in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats advanced to the next stage of the tournament by defeating Minnesota 7-6 in eight innings.
Horses bunch together as they race Saturday, May 16, at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne.
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Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt hits a single during a Major League Baseball game in Phoenix on Wednesday, May 13.
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Jesus Hernandez leads the peloton Thursday, May 14, during the fifth stage of the Tour of California.
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Boston's Jackie Bradley Jr. leaps near the outfield wall but can't make the catch during a game in Oakland, California, on Wednesday, May 13.
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Badminton star Lin Dan celebrates after he defeated Japan's Takuma Ueda to clinch the Sudirman Cup for China on Sunday, May 17. The team competition was held in Dongguan, China.
Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, left, boxes former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield during a charity event Friday, May 15, in Salt Lake City. The bout raised money for CharityVision, an organization that provides surgeries to heal blindness.
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Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura competes on the rings during the NHK Cup event Sunday, May 17, in Tokyo. Uchimura, who won Olympic gold in the 2012 all-around, won the NHK Cup for the seventh straight time.
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Players from Bristol Rovers run to teammate Lee Mansell after he scored the winning penalty in the shootout against Grimsby Town on Sunday, May 17. The playoff victory in London earned the Rovers a spot in League Two, which is the fourth tier of English soccer.
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The puck gets by Washington goalie Braden Holtby on Wednesday, May 13, lifting the New York Rangers to a dramatic overtime win in Game 7 of the NHL's Eastern Conference semifinals. The series-winning goal was scored by the Rangers' Derek Stepan.
American surfer Kelly Slater ducks under a wave during a competition in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, May 12.
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River Plate striker Rodrigo Mora leaves the field under the protection of police shields after a match against rivals Boca Juniors was abandoned Friday, May 15, in Buenos Aires. The match was stopped because four River Plate players were hit with pepper spray as they came out for the second half. In the ensuing chaos, as many as 1,200 police officers were deployed to keep control of the opposing fans.
Houston's Evan Gattis tosses his bat after striking out Wednesday, May 13, in a home game against the San Francisco Giants.
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Novak Djokovic prepares to hit a backhand during the final of the Italian Open on Sunday, May 17. Djokovic, the top-ranked player in the world, defeated Roger Federer in straight sets.
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Barcelona's Neymar, left, holds onto Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng on Tuesday, May 12, during the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal. Bayern won the match 3-2, but Barcelona advanced to the tournament final with an aggregate score of 5-3.
Houston's Terrence Jones reacts after dunking against the Los Angeles Clippers during Game 7 of their NBA playoff series on Sunday, May 17. Jones and the Rockets overcame a 3-1 series deficit to advance to the Western Conference Finals.
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Ed Carpenter hits the wall Sunday, May 17, during a practice run for the Indianapolis 500. Carpenter walked away from the crash and was released from the track hospital.
Rafael Nadal returns a shot during a second-round match at the Italian Open on Wednesday, May 13.
Cincinnati's Brandon Phillips leaps over San Francisco's Brandon Crawford as Crawford steals second base Friday, May 15, in Cincinnati.
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Celia Sasic, center, celebrates after scoring for Frankfurt during the first half of the UEFA Women's Champions League Final, which was played Thursday, May 14, in Berlin. The German club defeated Paris St. Germain 2-1 with a late goal from Mandy Islacker. It is the fourth time that Frankfurt has won the European tournament.
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Russia's Vadim Shipachyov celebrates after scoring a goal against the United States during the semifinals of the Ice Hockey World Championship on Saturday, May 16.
Seattle's Mike Zunino, right, is congratulated by teammate Logan Morrison after hitting a home run on Tuesday, May 12.
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Participants await the start of the Half Ironman event held Sunday, May 17, in St. Polten, Austria.
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Warwickshire's Laurie Evans is bowled by Nottinghamshire's Luke Fletcher on Friday, May 15, during a T20 Blast match in Nottingham, England.
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Jamie Elliott of the Collingwood Magpies takes a mark in front of Alex Rance of the Richmond Tigers during an Australian Football League match on Sunday, May 17.
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Everton's Leon Osman, on the ground in blue, scores a goal against West Ham during a Premier League match played Saturday, May 16, in London. Everton won the match 2-1.
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Norway's Daniel Sorvik, left, and Belarus' Andrei Stepanov battle for the puck during a game at the Ice Hockey World Championship on Tuesday, May 12.
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Newcastle's Emmanuel Riviere flips after scoring the opening goal in a Premier League match against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, May 16. QPR came back to win the match 2-1 in London.
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Olympiacos players box out two players from CSKA Moscow during their Euroleague Final Four game Friday, May 15, in Madrid. Olympiacos won 70-68 but lost in the final to Real Madrid.
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Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos celebrates after scoring against Montreal's Carey Price in Game 6 of the NHL Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday, May 12. Tampa Bay won 4-1 to advance to the next round of the playoffs.