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What a shot! 29 amazing sports photos

Published 1139 GMT (1939 HKT) January 26, 2016
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Peyton Manning, right, talks to fellow quarterback Tom Brady after the AFC Championship game in Denver on Sunday, January 24. Manning's Broncos defeated Brady's Patriots 20-18 to advance to the Super Bowl. It was the 17th time the two superstars have played against each other since 2001. Brady's teams have won 11 of those meetings, but Manning's teams have won three of the five playoff matchups. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Carolina quarterback Cam Newton scores a touchdown against Arizona in the NFC Championship game on Sunday, January 24. Newton had four touchdowns -- two passing and two rushing -- to lead the Panthers to a 49-15 victory. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Andy Murray yells after winning a point at the Australian Open on Monday, January 25. Murray defeated Bernard Tomic in straight sets to advance to the quarterfinals. Vincent Thian/AP
Water polo coach Attila Biro jumps into the pool after his Hungary team defeated the Netherlands to win the European Championship on Friday, January 22. Laszlo Balogh/REUTERS/Newscom
LeBron James goes up for a dunk during an NBA game in Brooklyn, New York, on Wednesday, January 20. Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images
Gael Monfils dives for a forehand during his fourth-round match at the Australian Open on Monday, January 25. Monfils defeated Andrei Kuznetsov in four sets. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris makes a save against Crystal Palace during a Premier League match in London on Saturday, January 23. Tottenham won the match 3-1. Clive Rose/Getty Images
Slovenian handball player Sebastian Skube is met by three German players during a European Championship match on Wednesday, January 20. Adam Nurkiewicz/Getty Images
Sled dogs race in Aviemore, Scotland, on Saturday, January 23. Russell Cheyne/REUTERS/Newscom
American skier Lindsey Vonn celebrates after a downhill run in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, on Saturday, January 23. Vonn finished in first for her 74th World Cup victory. She added a super-G win the next day. Francis Bompard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Surfers in La Jolla, California, try to ride the same wave to set a new Guinness World Record on Saturday, January 23. They came up short. Mike Blake/REUTERS/Newscom
Ozeki Kotoshogiku throws Goeido on Sunday, January 24, to win the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo. He is the first Japanese wrestler to win an Emperor's Cup since 2006. Kyodo/REUTERS/Newscom
Ringside journalists photograph Darren Traynor after he was knocked through the ropes by Ryan Walsh during a featherweight bout in London on Friday, January 22. Walsh stopped Traynor in the fifth round. Dan Mullan/Getty Images
A triathlon advertisement is the backdrop for golfer Andy Sullivan as he plays a shot at the Abu Dhabi Championship on Friday, January 22. David Cannon/Getty Images
England's Helen Housby shoots over Australia's Sharni Layton during a netball game in London on Friday, January 22. Australia swept the three-game series. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
Lleyton Hewitt, trailed by his children, waves goodbye Thursday, January 21, after playing his final singles match at the Australian Open. Hewitt is retiring at the end of this season. During his career, the Australian won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, and he was once the No. 1 player in the world. Andrew Brownbill/AP
Winnipeg's Mark Stuart, left, fights Nashville's Cody Bass during an NHL game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Thursday, January 21. Bruce Fedyck/USA TODAY Sports
Iowa's Dom Uhl tries to score over Purdue's Isaac Haas during a Big Ten basketball game in Iowa City, Iowa, on Sunday, January 24. Jeffrey Becker/USA TODAY Sports
Ulster's Jared Payne bursts through the Oyonnax defense Saturday, January 23, during a Champions Cup match in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Charles McQuillan/Getty Images
Marissa Castelli and Mervin Tran compete at the U.S. Figure Skating Championship on Saturday, January 23. Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
Rafael Nadal grimaces during his first-round loss at the Australian Open on Tuesday, January 19. Nadal lost to fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in five sets. Thomas Peter/REUTERS/Newscom
Australian cricketer David Warner jumps into the air after hitting a century against India on Saturday, January 23. But India won the match by six wickets -- its only victory in the five-match series played in Australia. Rob Griffith/AP
Maria Sharapova signs autographs after winning her fourth-round match at the Australian Open on Sunday, January 24. Thomas Peter/REUTERS/Newscom
South Korea's Kim Keun-bo falls out of his bobsled during a World Cup crash in Whistler, British Columbia, on Saturday, January 23. JONATHAN HAYWARD/The Canadian Press/AP
Austrian skier Otmar Striedinger lies on the ground after wiping out at the end of his downhill run in Kitzbuehel, Austria, on Saturday, January 23. Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook goes for a layup during an NBA game in Brooklyn, New York, on Sunday, January 24. Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images
Novak Djokovic pumps his fist after defeating Andreas Seppi in the third round of the Australian Open on Friday, January 22. Vincent Thian/AP
Oklahoma State guard Jeffrey Carroll celebrates with fans after the Cowboys defeated Kansas on Tuesday, January 19. Sue Ogrocki/AP
Denver Broncos cheerleaders make "snow angels" in confetti after the AFC Championship game on Sunday, January 24. See 39 amazing sports photos from last week JOHN G. MABANGLO/EPA