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What a shot! 39 amazing sports photos

Published 1142 GMT (1942 HKT) January 19, 2016
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers launches a "Hail Mary" touchdown pass on the final play of regulation Saturday, January 16, in Glendale, Arizona. The 41-yard pass to Jeff Janis forced overtime, but the Arizona Cardinals won 26-20 to advance to the NFC Championship game. Norm Hall/Getty Images
A baby sleeps by the side of the road during the 12th stage of the Dakar Rally, which took place Friday, January 15, between the Argentine cities of San Juan and Villa Carlos Paz. FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images
Deontay Wilder punches Artur Szpilka during a heavyweight title fight in New York on Saturday, January 16. Wilder defended his WBC belt with a ninth-round knockout. Mike Stobe/Getty Images
Norwegian skier Henrik Kristoffersen crashes in the arrival area after winning the World Cup slalom race in Wengen, Switzerland, on Sunday, January 17. Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Denver Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware, bottom, sacks Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during an NFL playoff game in Denver on Sunday, January 17. Roethlisberger was ruled down before he shoveled the ball away. The Broncos advanced to the AFC Championship with a 23-16 victory. Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports
Referee Herb Dean raises the hand of Dominick Cruz after Cruz defeated T.J. Dillashaw to win the UFC bantamweight title in Boston on Sunday, January 17. Cruz won by split decision, regaining the title that was stripped from him because of injuries. Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images
Arizona center Kaleb Tarczewski falls backward after Washington's Andrew Andrews ran into him during a college basketball game in Tucson, Arizona, on Thursday, January 14. Chris Coduto/Getty Images
Tom Brady scores a touchdown for the New England Patriots during their 27-20 playoff win against Kansas City on Saturday, January 16. The defending Super Bowl champions advanced to their fifth straight AFC Championship game. Jim Rogash/Getty Images
Washington's Nicklas Backstrom, center, tussles with Buffalo's Rasmus Ristolainen during an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday, January 16. Bill Wippert/NHLI/Getty Images
Serena Williams celebrates a point during her first-round win at the Australian Open on Monday, January 18. Williams won the tournament last year. Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
West Virginia's Devin Williams rises for a shot during his team's upset of top-ranked Kansas on Tuesday, January 12. Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
Carolina running back Jonathan Stewart leaps over the goal line during the Panthers' 31-24 victory over Seattle on Sunday, January 17. Carolina, which has lost only one game this season, will host Arizona in the NFC Championship game. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
The boot of Fiorentina's Marcos Alonso Mendoza comes close to AC Milan's Keisuke Honda during a Serie A match in Milan, Italy, on Sunday, January 17. GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images
Hakuho throws Aoiyama to win a match at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo on Thursday, January 14. The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images
Kansas' Aisia Robertson, left, and Texas' Ariel Atkins dive for a loose ball during a game in Lawrence, Kansas, on Wednesday, January 13. Orlin Wagner/AP
Novak Djokovic follows through on a shot at the Australian Open on Monday, January 18. Djokovic, the tournament's defending champion, defeated Hyeon Chung in straight sets. Matias Delacroix/NurPhoto/Sipa USA
German bobsledders Nico Walther, Marko Hubenbecker, Christian Poser and Eric Franke win a World Cup race in Park City, Utah, on Saturday, January 16. Rick Bowmer/AP
Tennessee forward Admiral Schofield tries to block an inbounds pass while playing at Georgia on Wednesday, January 13. Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports
Everton defender Phil Jagielka, foreground, is tackled by Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas during a Premier League match in London on Saturday, January 16. Clive Rose/Getty Images
Graham Kitchener wins a lineout for the Leicester Tigers during the English club's match against Benetton Treviso on Saturday, January 16. Leicester defeated its Italian opponents 47-7 to clinch a spot in the quarterfinals of the European Champions Cup. John Clifton/Action Images/ZUMA Press/Newscom
Chris Gayle hits a six during a Big Bash League match in Melbourne on Monday, January 18. Gayle tied the world record for the fastest half-century in Twenty20 cricket (12 balls), but it wasn't enough for the Melbourne Renegades to defeat Adelaide. Graham Denholm/Getty Images
Gonzaga's Domantas Sabonis, left, and BYU's Nate Austin battle for a rebound during a game in Spokane, Washington, on Thursday, January 14. Young Kwak/AP
Czech ski jumper Lukas Hlava competes in the Ski Flying World Championships on Friday, January 15. Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney punches the air Tuesday, January 12, after scoring a goal against Newcastle in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Rooney had two goals in the Premier League match, which ended 3-3. Scott Heppell/AP
Gage Gay falls from Savage Jacket during a bull-riding event in New York on Friday, January 15. Richard Drew/AP
Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson makes a save during an NHL game in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 16. Juan Ocampo/NHLI/Getty Images
French biathlete Martin Fourcade jumps on the medal stand after winning a World Cup race in Ruhpolding, Germany, on Wednesday, January 13. Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/Corbis
A dog performs at halftime of a college basketball game in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Wednesday, January 13. Stephen Lew/Cal Sport Media/AP
Montenegro's Aleksandar Radovic prepares to shoot against Spain during a water polo match in Belgrade, Serbia, on Tuesday, January 12. Darko Vojinovic/AP
Martyn Waghorn, second from left, scores a goal during Rangers' 4-1 victory over Livingston, which took place Saturday, January 16, in Glasgow, Scotland. It was Waghorn's second goal of the match. Graham Stuart/Action Images/ZUMA Press/Newscom
German skier Viktoria Rebensburg finishes first in the giant slalom during the World Cup event in Flachau, Austria, on Sunday, January 17. Stanko Gruden/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Stephen Curry reacts after hitting a 3-pointer against Denver during an NBA game on Wednesday, January 13. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
Norwegian skier Aksel Lund Svindal trains for a downhill race in Wengen, Switzerland, on Thursday, January 14. Jean-Christophe Bott/AP
People in Inglewood, California, celebrate after NFL owners approved the return of the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday, January 12. The football franchise had been playing in St. Louis since 1995, but it is relocating for next season. The Rams played in Los Angeles from 1946-1994. Damian Dovarganes/AP
Kateryna Bondarenko hits a return during a first-round match at the Australian Open on Monday, January 18. She defeated Ajla Tomljanovic in straight sets. PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images
Florida State's Benji Bell, foreground, collides with North Carolina State's Lennard Freeman during a game in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Wednesday, January 13. Gerry Broome/AP
Slovakia's Petra Vlhova turns a corner during a World Cup slalom race in Flachau, Austria, on Friday, January 15. She finished third. Stanko Gruden/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Notre Dame's Demetrius Jackson, left, looks at Georgia Tech's James White after dunking the ball Wednesday, January 13, in South Bend, Indiana. Robert Franklin/AP
Calvin de Haan checks Jayson Megna into the boards during an NHL game in New York on Thursday, January 14. See 33 amazing sports photos from last week Bruce Bennett/Getty Images