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What a shot! 34 amazing sports photos

Published 0205 GMT (1005 HKT) September 13, 2016
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Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson leaps over Syracuse's Cordell Hudson during the second quarter in Syracuse, New York, on Friday, September 9. Louisville won 62-28. Rich Barnes/USA Today Sports
Stan Wawrinka reacts after winning a set against Novak Djokovic during the US Open final in New York on Sunday, September 11. Wawrinka went on to win his third grand slam title, upsetting the world No. 1 Djokovic after a four-hour match. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
Tennessee's DeMarco Murray dives for a touchdown over Minnesota's Terence Newman during an NFL game in Nashville on Sunday, September 11. Minnesota won 25-16. Weston Kenney/AP
U.S. swimmer Jessica Long practices for the 400-meter freestyle S8 competition at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday, September 8. BOB MARTIN/OIS/AFP/Getty Images
Julian Savea of New Zealand is tackled by Argentina's Ramiro Moyano during the Rugby Championship match in Hamilton, New Zealand, on Saturday, September 10. New Zealand dominated the second half, winning 57-22. MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images
Mike Evans of Tampa Bay catches a touchdown pass in front of Atlanta's Robert Alford during the second half in Atlanta on Sunday, September 11. Tampa Bay won 31-24. Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports
Minnesota's Joe Mauer, right, celebrates with teammates after hitting an RBI single to end their game against Cleveland in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Saturday, September 10. Minnesota won 2-1. Jordan Johnson/USA TODAY Sports
Hector Neris of Philadelphia jokes with a sea creature during a game against Miami on Wednesday, September 7. The sea creature was part of the Great Sea Race, a foot race held during each Miami home game in the middle of the sixth inning. Philadelphia lost 6-0. Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports
Egypt's Ibrahim Hamadtou competes in a table tennis match at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday, September 9. CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images
Motorcycle racer Valentino Rossi drinks from his boot after finishing second in the San Marino Grand Prix in Misano Adriatico, Italy, on Sunday, September 11. Antonio Calanni/AP
Soccer stars Lionel Messi, left, and Neymar of Barcelona gesture during a match against Deportivo Alaves in Barcelona, Spain, on Saturday, September 10. Deportivo Alaves won 2-1. David Ramos/Getty Images
Brad Tavares, left, and Caio Magalhaes face off in a UFC bout in Cleveland on Saturday, September 10. Tavares defeated Magalhaes in a split decision. John David Mercer/USA TODAY Sports
Nevada's Jarred Gipson flips as he is tackled by Notre Dame's Te'von Coney during a college game in South Bend, Indiana, on Saturday, September 10. Notre Dame won 39-10. Matt Cashore/USA TODAY Sports
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame President and CEO John Doleva holds up the jacket for class of 2016 inductee Yao Ming as Sheryl Swoopes looks on during a news conference in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Thursday, September 8. Allen Iverson, Shaquille O'Neal, Tom Izzo and Jerry Reinsdorf were also elected to the Hall of Fame. Jessica Hill/AP
Tennis star Serena Williams reacts after losing a point against Karolina Pliskova during a US Open semifinal match in New York on Thursday, September 8. It was a tough defeat for Williams, who lost her No. 1-ranking after Pliskova won in straight sets. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
A Denver fan looks on during his team's NFL game against North Carolina in Denver on Thursday, September 8. Denver won by just one point, 21-20. Dustin Bradford/Getty Images
Oakland's Ryon Healy catches the ball in the third inning of a game against Los Angeles in Oakland, California, on Wednesday, September 7. Oakland won 4-1. Ben Margot/AP
Fireworks light up Maracana Stadium at the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Wednesday, September 7. Bob Martin/OIS/AP
A Temple football fan looks on prior to a game against Stony Brook in Philadelphia on Saturday, September 10. Temple beat Stony Brook, winning 38-0. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images
Houston's Jose Altuve breaks his bat on a groundout against Cleveland during a game in Cleveland on Wednesday, September 7. Cleveland won 6-5. David Richard/USA TODAY
Tony Stewart watches as his car catches fire after crashing in the NASCAR Federated Auto Parts 400 in Richmond, Virginia, on Saturday, September 10. Amber Searls/USA TODAY Sports
Lucie Safarova, left, and Bethanie Mattek-Sands celebrate after beating Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic in the US Open doubles final in New York on Sunday, September 11. Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY
Chicago's Ben Zobrist fields a line drive off the scoreboard in Houston during a game against the Astros on Sunday, September 11. Chicago won 9-5. Richard Carson/Getty Images
Paolo Palmacci goes for the ball during a qualifying match against Hungary in the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Jesolo, Italy, on Friday, September 9. Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images
Oklahoma State's Chad Whitener sits in the Central Michigan end zone after a touchdown by Central Michigan's Corey Willis during a game in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on Saturday, September 10. Central Michigan stunned Oklahoma State with a last-play touchdown winning the game 30-27. Brody Schmidt/AP
Baylor football players make their way onto the field for a game against Southern Methodist University in Waco, Texas, on Saturday, September 10. LM Otero/AP
Athletes compete in the men's 5000-meter T54 heat at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday, September 9. Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images
Atlanta's Julio Jones wears cleats in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks before the first half of an NFL game against Tampa Bay in Atlanta on Sunday, September 11. David Goldman/AP
Axel Pons, left, and Xavier Simeon, center, crash on the opening lap of the San Marino Grand Prix in Misano Adriatico, Italy, on Sunday, September 11. Antonio Calanni/AP
Jacksonville's Johnathan Cyprien takes to the field before a game against Green Bay in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday, September 11. Green Bay won 27-23. Stephen B. Morton/AP
Angelique Kerber reacts after defeating Karolina Pliskova in the US Open final match in New York on Saturday, September 10. Kerber's win makes her the new world No. 1. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
Tyler Austin of the New York Yankees drops his bat after hitting a two-run home run during a game against Toronto in New York on Tuesday, September 6. The Yankees, who have had a difficult start to the season, beat Toronto 7-6. Adam Hunger/AP
A rider from Kyrgyzstan takes part in Buzkashi -- a sport in which horse-mounted players attempt to place a goat/calf carcass in a goal -- at the World Nomad Games in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan, on Thursday, September 8. Athletes from 40 countries are competing in this year's games, which are dedicated to the sports of Central Asia. VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images
The Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee, is seen before a game between Virginia Tech and Tennessee on Saturday, September 10. Tennessee won 45-24. See 27 amazing sports photos from last week Michael Shroyer/Getty Images