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What a shot! 40 amazing sports photos

Published 1040 GMT (1840 HKT) August 4, 2015
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UFC champion Ronda Rousey, right, punches Bethe Correia during their bantamweight title fight Sunday, August 2, in Rio de Janeiro. Rousey knocked out Correia in 34 seconds, improving her record to 12-0. Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images
Ziggy, an American Eskimo Dog, crashes on a wave while competing in the Petco Unleashed surfing competition Saturday, August 1, in Imperial Beach, California. All proceeds from the event went to the San Diego Humane Society. Mike Blake/Reuters/Landov
Jen Welter, the NFL's first female coach, works with running back Paul Lasike during the Arizona Cardinals' training camp Saturday, August 1. Matt Kartozian/USA TODAY Sports
Swimmers play underwater rugby in the public pool at Berlin's Olympic Stadium on Wednesday, July 29. In underwater rugby, players try to place a ball filled with salt water into the basket of the opposing team. Lukas Schulze/dpa/Corbis
St. Louis' Brandon Moss tags out Colorado's Daniel Descalso during a Major League Baseball game in St. Louis on Saturday, August 1. Descalso played his first five seasons in St. Louis before signing with the Rockies in the offseason. Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
A competitor dives from a waterfall during a contest held in Jajce, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on Saturday, August 1. Amel Emric/AP
Victor Espinoza, aboard Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, waves after yet another victory -- this one the William Hill Haskell Invitational in Monmouth, New Jersey, on Sunday, August 2. It was Pharoah's eighth straight win. Adam Hunger/Getty Images
China's Feihu Tan, left, is challenged by Croatia's Maro Jokovic during water polo group play at the World Aquatics Championships on Friday, July 31. The World Championships are being held in Kazan, Russia. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
The world's top-ranked women's golfer, Inbee Park, poses with her trophy after winning the Women's British Open in Turnberry, Scotland, on Sunday, August 2. It is her seventh major title. Scott Heppell/AP
A member of Mexico's synchronized-swimming team competes at the World Aquatics Championships on Saturday, August 1. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Two men in Ankara, Turkey, compete in an oil-wrestling tournament on Saturday, August 1. Basin Foto Ajansi/LightRocket/Getty Images
Maikel Melero performs a jump during a freestyle motocross show in Malaga, Spain, on Saturday, August 1. Jon Nazca/Reuters/Landov
Rugby player Ken Sio scores a try during the Challenge Cup semifinals in Leeds, England, on Saturday, August 1. Sio's club, Hull Kingston Rovers, advanced to the final with a 26-18 victory over the Warrington Wolves. Chris Brunskill/Getty Images
Brazilian swimmer Ana Marcela Cunha takes in what appears to be a sports drink on her way to winning gold in an open-water swimming race Saturday, August 1, at the World Aquatics Championships. She finished the 25-kilometer (15.5-mile) course in five hours, 13 minutes and 47 seconds. Korotayev Artyom/TASS/ZUMA/Newscom
Wilmer Flores tosses his helmet aside after hitting a walk-off home run for the New York Mets on Friday, July 31. The dramatic game-winner came two days after Flores cried during a game when he thought he had been traded by the Mets. Julie Jacobson/AP
A rainbow appears over the Pirelli Stadium in Burton upon Trent, England, during a preseason soccer match between Burton Albion and Leicester City on Tuesday, July 28. Tony Marshall/Getty Images
A man wearing Joker-like face paint competes in the World Handbag Throwing Championship, which was held Saturday, August 1, in Bottrop, Germany. Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images
Hugo Viana is brought down by Guido Cannetti during their UFC bout in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, August 1. Cannetti won by unanimous decision. Jason Silva/USA TODAY Sports
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes part in training camp Thursday, July 30, in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Last year's Super Bowl MVP is suspended for the first four weeks of the season because of his role in the football-tampering scandal known as "Deflategate," the league announced. Brady has said he did nothing wrong. Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports
Chicago White Sox infielder Carlos Sanchez falls over Boston's Mike Napoli after a force-out play on Thursday, July 30. Michael Dwyer/AP
Competitors jump into the water during a cliff-diving competition near Hrimezdice, Czech Republic, on Friday, July 31. David W. Cerny/Reuters/Landov
The rally car of Daniel Sordo and Marc Marti goes airborne during a race in Jyvaskyla, Finland, on Friday, July 31. Massimo Bettiol/Getty Images
Soccer player Gemma Davison celebrates with her Chelsea teammates after they won the Women's FA Cup final Saturday, August 1, in London. Chelsea defeated Notts County 1-0. David Rogers/Getty Images
Kayakers train at Sydney's Manly Beach on Tuesday, July 28. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Rafael Nadal hits a shot at the German Open on Thursday, July 30. He won the tournament several days later, defeating Fabio Fognini in the final. Daniel Bockwoldt/picture-alliance/dpa/AP
Kainoa Holt tags out Xander Lietz during a youth baseball game played Thursday, July 30, in Aberdeen, Maryland. It was a semifinal game at the Cal Ripken World Series. Scott Serio/Cal Sport Media/ZUMA
A mountain biker rides down a steep track near Darmstadt, Germany, on Wednesday, July 29. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images
Claudia Gadelha celebrates Saturday, August 1, after she defeated Jessica Aguilar at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro. UFC chief Dana White announced after the event that Gadelha would be next in line for a strawweight title shot. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images
A volunteer works the scoreboard during the Quicken Loans National golf tournament in Gainesville, Virginia, on Saturday, August 1. Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Moana Aiatu and her Northern United teammates celebrate Saturday, August 1, after winning the Wellington Club Rugby Final in Wellington, New Zealand. Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images
The high boot of Carpi's Raffaele Bianco hits Perugia's Gianluca Mancini during a preseason match in Perugia, Italy, on Saturday, August 1. Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images
Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee, speaks at a news conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Monday, August 3. Allegations published in the Sunday Times and aired in a documentary by German broadcaster ARD claim that a third of track-and-field medals awarded in the Olympic Games and World Championships between 2001 and 2012 were won by athletes who recorded suspicious doping tests. Bach promised that the IOC will pursue a policy of "zero tolerance" if the allegations are proven. Joshua Paul/AP
Rhythmic gymnast Agnessa Pavlova performs Thursday, July 30, at the British Gymnastics Championship Series in Liverpool, England. Alan Martin/ActionPlus/Corbis
A competitor in Australia takes part in the Mt. Buller Sled Dog Quest on Wednesday, July 29. Robert Cianflone/Getty Images
Warren Parry competes in the Super League Darts semifinals Saturday, August 1, in Auckland, New Zealand. Parry defeated Rob Szabo 7-6 but lost in the final to Craig Caldwell. Hannah Peters/Getty Images
Fulham's Alexander Kacaniklic is upended by Crystal Palace's Martin Kelly during a preseason match in London on Saturday, August 1. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
Water drips down Great Britain's Adam Bowden after he finished a triathlon in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, August 2. It was a qualification event for next year's Olympics. Felipe Dana/AP
A member of Venezuela's synchronized-swimming team competes at the World Aquatics Championships on Tuesday, July 28. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
Kansas City's Lorenzo Cain is hit by a pitch during the first inning of a Major League Baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, July 30. Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images
Hampshire fielder Michael Carberry, top, catches a ball to dismiss a Glamorgan batsman during a One-Day Cup cricket match in Cardiff, Wales, on Sunday, August 2. See 37 amazing sports photos from last week Stu Forster/Getty Images