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What a shot! 30 amazing sports photos

Published 1041 GMT (1841 HKT) May 24, 2016
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Jockey Kent Desormeaux, in green, rides Exaggerator to victory in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 21. The track in Baltimore was very muddy because of a cold rain that fell all day. Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post/Getty Images
Pittsburgh's Ryan Vogelsong is hit in the face by a pitch during a game against Colorado on Monday, May 23. He was carted off the field and admitted to the hospital with a left eye injury, his team said. Christopher Horner/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Cleveland's LeBron James reacts to a basket during Game 1 of the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday, May 17. The Cavaliers defeated Toronto 115-84. Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Melbourne's Daisy Pearce catches a hand to the face during an Australian Football League match on Sunday, May 22. Scott Barbour/AFL Media/Getty Images
Jorge Soler, an outfielder for the Chicago Cubs, makes a catch in San Francisco on Sunday, May 22. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
San Jose's Brenden Dillon, left, scraps with St. Louis' Carl Gunnarsson during Game 4 of the NHL's Western Conference Final on Saturday, May 21. John Hefti/USA TODAY Sports
Drag racer Brittany Force, right, speeds past Richie Crampton during a record-breaking qualifying run at the Kansas Nationals on Friday, May 20. Force set a national Top Fuel record of 3.676 seconds. Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports
Australia's Joe Kayes, left, and the United States' Alex Roelse tussle during a water polo match in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 22. Mark J. Terrill/AP
Oakland's Josh Reddick prepares to smash two pies into the face of teammate Khris Davis as Davis gives a television interview on Tuesday, May 17. Davis had just hit a walk-off grand slam to beat Texas 8-5. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images
The ball obscures the face of Sporting Braga goalkeeper Carlos Marafona as he falls next to Porto's Silvestre Varela on Sunday, May 22. Braga would go on to win the Portuguese Cup on penalty kicks. MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images
Thai volleyball players dive on the court during an Olympic qualifying tournament on Saturday, May 21. Thailand defeated South Korea, but it was South Korea that would eventually advance to Rio de Janeiro. TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images
Felix Varela's corner works on a cut during a light-heavyweight bout in Moscow on Sunday, May 22. Valera lost to Dmitry Bivol by unanimous decision. Valery Sharifulin/TASS/Newscom
Canada celebrates after winning the gold medal at the Ice Hockey World Championships on Sunday, May 22. Canada defeated Finland 2-0 in the final. ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images
Hector Barbera, left, speeds past a first-lap crash during the MotoGP race in Italy on Sunday, May 22. Behind Barbera, from left, are Alvaro Bautista, Loris Baz and Jack Miller. Bautista and Miller were OK after the wreck, but Baz suffered a broken foot. Antonio Calanni/AP
A scrum takes place between the Seawolves and the Queensland Reds during a Super Rugby match in Brisbane, Australia, on Saturday, May 21. DAN PELED/EPA
Sailors aboard the Zilzal celebrate after winning the Al Gaffal Dhow Race near Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Friday, May 20. KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt gestures Friday, May 20, after winning the 100-meter dash at the Golden Spike event in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Bolt is the world-record holder in the 100 meters. Petr David Josek/AP
Norway's Andreas Mikkelsen drives through Matosinhos, Portugal, during a World Rally Championship race on Saturday, May 21. NIKOS MITSOURAS/EPA
Arizona right fielder Brandon Drury is unable to make the catch after diving for a foul ball in St. Louis on Saturday, May 21. Jeff Roberson/AP
Minnesota's Maya Moore, center, loses the ball as she drives between Seattle's Breanna Stewart, left, and Jewell Loyd during a WNBA game on Sunday, May 22. All three players were No. 1 overall picks in the WNBA Draft. Elaine Thompson/AP
Mascots race in the traditional Sausage Race during a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game on Wednesday, May 18. From left are Polish Sausage, Chorizo, Bratwurst, Hot Dog and Italian Sausage. John Fisher/Cal Sport Media/Sipa USA
Boca Juniors' Silvio Velo, center, competes against River Plate's Daniel Vega, left, and Oscar Mouzo during a blind-soccer match in Buenos Aires on Saturday, May 21. In blind soccer, the teams are made up of four visually impaired outfield players wearing blindfolds. The goalkeeper does not wear a blindfold, and he or she may be fully sighted. The ball is designed to make a sound when it moves. ALEJANDRO PAGNI/AFP/Getty Images
Japan's Sho Sasaki dives for a shot Wednesday, May 18, during a Thomas Cup badminton match in Kunshan, China. JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images
Barcelona fans wave flags before the Copa del Rey (King's Cup) final in Madrid on Sunday, May 22. The Spanish league champions defeated Sevilla 2-0 to complete the domestic double. CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images
Iran's Peyman Yarahmadi, left, takes on American Jordan Burroughs during a wrestling event in New York's Times Square on Thursday, May 19. Elsa/Getty Images
The peloton climbs the Sella Pass during the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy) on Saturday, May 21. LUK BENIES/AFP/Getty Images
Swiss hockey players surround goalie Reto Berra before a game at the World Championships on Tuesday, May 17. YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images
Atsushi Yamamoto, a Paralympic athlete from Japan, competes in the long jump during an event in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, May 19. Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images
A cowboy rides a bull during the Cloverdale Rodeo in Surrey, British Columbia, on Saturday, May 21. Andrew Soong/Xinhua/Sipa USA
Joonas Donskoi, a forward with the San Jose Sharks, skates onto the ice Saturday, May 21, before Game 4 of the NHL's Western Conference Final. See 28 amazing sports photos from last week Christian Petersen/Getty Images