What a shot! 40 amazing sports photos

Updated 1715 GMT (0115 HKT) November 3, 2015
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Salvador Perez douses his manager, Ned Yost, after the Kansas City Royals won the World Series on Sunday, November 1. Perez, the Royals' catcher, was named Most Valuable Player as the Royals defeated the New York Mets by four games to one. It is Kansas City's first world title since 1985. Al Bello/Getty Images
Duke's Alonzo Saxton tackles Miami's Mark Walton during the eight-lateral kickoff return that Corn Elder returned for a touchdown on Saturday, October 31. The improbable -- and controversial -- score came on the last play of the game and lifted Miami to a 30-27 victory. The next day, the Atlantic Coast Conference suspended the officials involved, citing a "series of errors" on the deciding play. One of the errors, according to the ACC, was that Walton was down before he lateraled the ball to teammate Jaquan Johnson. Courtesy Grant Shorin
American Pharoah, with jockey Victor Espinoza, wins the Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday, October 31. It was the final race for the retiring horse, which won the Triple Crown earlier this year. Brynn Anderson/AP
People play underwater rugby at a pool in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, on Thursday, October 29. Vaclav Pancer/CTK/AP
Sonny Bill Williams, a member of New Zealand's national rugby team, gives his World Cup medal to a teenage fan who ran onto the field after New Zealand defeated Australia 34-17 on Saturday, October 31. The young fan, 14-year-old Charlie Lines, offered to give the medal back, but Williams declined. "I think the moment got the better of him, but he was just so excited to get onto the field with the All Blacks," Williams later said. "I just thought I'd make it a night to remember for him." New Zealand has now won three Rugby World Cups, including the last two. Paul Gilham/Getty Images
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees acknowledges the crowd as he runs off the field Sunday, November 1, in New Orleans. He had just tied the NFL record for most touchdown passes in a game -- seven -- as the Saints defeated the New York Giants 52-49. Jonathan Bachman/AP
Russian figure skater Vladimir Morozov looks up at his partner, Evgenia Tarasova, after he tossed her in the air Friday, October 30, during Skate Canada International, a Grand Prix event in Lethbridge, Alberta. The pair finished in second place, behind Canadians Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford. JIM YOUNG/Reuters/Landov
James McGirt Jr. punches Demetrius Walker during a super-middleweight bout in Orlando on Friday, October 30. McGirt won by unanimous decision. Alex Menendez/Getty Images
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady pounds the turf after a play against Miami on Thursday, October 29. It all worked out for him in the end, however, as the Patriots won 36-7 to stay undefeated this season. Darren McCollester/Getty Images
American Richard Browne, center, sets a new world record on his way to winning the 100 meters (T44 category) during the IPC Athletics World Championships on Thursday, October 29. Browne finished the race in 10.61 seconds. Francois Nel/Getty Images
An official is knocked down as South Carolina running back David Williams scampers past Texas A&M defender Alonzo Williams during a game in College Station, Texas, on Saturday, October 31. Eric Christian Smith/Getty Images
Roger Federer returns the ball to Jack Sock during the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors on Saturday, October 31. Federer won the match and went on to defeat Rafael Nadal in the final. ARND WIEGMANN/Reuters/Landov
Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany embrace each other Sunday, November 1, after winning the pro divisions of the New York City Marathon. Both runners are from Kenya. Elsa/Getty Images
American Simone Biles competes on the balance beam at the World Gymnastics Championships on Thursday, October 29. For the third consecutive year, Biles won gold in the individual all-around. PHIL NOBLE/Reuters/Landov
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is sacked by Denver's Antonio Smith, left, and Von Miller during the Broncos' 29-10 home victory on Sunday, November 1. It was the first loss of the season for the Packers, who dropped to 6-1. The Broncos are 7-0. Jack Dempsey/AP
The ball bulges the net behind Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon during a Serie A soccer match in Turin, Italy, on Saturday, October 31. The goal from Torino's Cesare Bovo tied the match at 1-1, but Juventus' Juan Cuadrado scored a late winner.

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New Jersey's Jacob Josefson, left, and Columbus' Rene Bourque battle for the puck during an NHL game in Newark, New Jersey, on Tuesday, October 27. Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY
Australia's Drew Mitchell claims a high ball as he's pressured by New Zealand's Nehe Milner-Skudder during the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday, October 31. Michael Steele/Getty Images
A man in Palmas, Brazil, plays a Mexican game known as La Batalla -- a hockey-like game using a fireball -- during the World Indigenous Games on Thursday, October 29. UESLEI MARCELINO/Reuters/Landov
Luciano Monzon celebrates his goal that lifted Boca Juniors past Tigre and clinched the Argentine championship on Sunday, November 1. The Buenos Aires club has now won 25 league titles. Natacha Pisarenko/AP
Officials break up a fight between Lethbridge's Giorgio Estephan, right, and Vancouver's Chase Lang during a Western Hockey League game Wednesday, October 28, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Ben Nelms/Getty Images
The bat of Alex Gordon breaks during Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday, October 31. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin reaches for a touchdown during a home game against San Francisco on Sunday, November 1. Austin had two touchdowns in the game as the Rams won 27-6. Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
Houston Rockets guard Ty Lawson drives to the hoop while playing the Golden State Warriors on Friday, October 30. The NBA regular season started Tuesday, October 27. Bill Baptist/NBAE/Getty Images
Chinese gymnast Liu Yang performs his rings exercise during the World Gymnastics Championships on Saturday, October 31. He won bronze in the event. RUSSELL CHEYNE/Reuters/Landov
Harry Skelton and his horse, What A Good Night, fall during a steeplechase race in Stratford, England, on Thursday, October 29. Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images
Indigenous men from the Kamayura tribe take part in a demonstration Thursday, October 29, during the World Indigenous Games in Palmas, Brazil. The Kamayura are from the Amazon. UESLEI MARCELINO/Reuters/Landov
Formula One driver Nico Rosberg celebrates on the podium after winning the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday, November 1. It was the German's fourth victory of the season. Christian Palma/AP
Portland Timbers goalkeeper Adam Larsen Kwarasey makes a save during a penalty shootout against Sporting Kansas City on Thursday, October 29. Portland's home victory moved it to the next round of Major League Soccer's playoffs. David Blair/AP
A jockey races bulls during "karapan sapi," a traditional tournament in Madura, Indonesia, on Sunday, November 1. Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images
Los Angeles' Brayden McNabb, bottom, and Nashville's Eric Nystrom crash into the boards during an NHL game in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 31. Harry How/Getty Images
British gymnast Nile Wilson performs on the high bar during the World Gymnastics Championships on Wednesday, October 28. Matthias Schrader/AP
Kansas City's Lorenzo Cain steals second base during Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday, November 1. Charlie Riedel/AP
Cincinnati wide receiver A.J. Green stiff-arms Pittsburgh's Antwon Blake during an NFL game in Pittsburgh on Sunday, November 1. Both players were called for face-mask penalties. Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
A surfer wipes out while trying to ride a wave in Cardiff, California, on Tuesday, October 27. MIKE BLAKE/Reuters/Landov
Danish ice dancers Laurence Fournier Beaudry and Nikolaj Sorensen perform Saturday, October 31, during Skate Canada International, a Grand Prix event in Lethbridge, Alberta. JIM YOUNG/Reuters/Landov
NASCAR drivers Joey Logano, left, and Matt Kenseth collide during the Sprint Cup race in Martinsville, Virginia, on Sunday, November 1. Logano was leading the race at the time and accused Kenseth of taking him out on purpose in retaliation for a wreck a couple of weeks ago. Kenseth acknowledged that the Martinsville wreck was his fault but blamed it on his car's poor handling. See video of the incident Don Petersen/AP
Anaheim's Chris Wagner knocks Dallas' Jamie Oleksiak into his bench during an NHL game in Dallas on Tuesday, October 27. Tony Gutierrez/AP
Victoria's Travis Dean bats Thursday, October 29, during the Sheffield Shield match against Queensland in Melbourne. Victoria won by nine wickets after Dean made centuries in both innings. Scott Barbour/Getty Images
Kansas City teammates De'Anthony Thomas, right, and Brian Parker celebrate after Thomas scored a rushing touchdown against Detroit during an NFL game in London on Sunday, November 1. See 37 amazing sports photos from last week Tim Ireland/AP