What a shot! 39 amazing sports photos

Published 0348 GMT (1148 HKT) December 6, 2016
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Green Bay's Aaron Ripkowski, in the No. 22 jersey, scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter against Houston in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Sunday, December 4. Green Bay won 21-13. Dylan Buell/Getty Images
Vincent Descombes Sevoie of France competes at the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Klingenthal, Germany, on Sunday, December 4. Sevoie finished 10th. ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images
Children take part in the Junior Guinness World Record attempt for the largest cricket lesson in Sydney on Friday, December 2. Matt King/Cricket Australia/Getty Images
German skier Stefan Luitz crashes into a gate as he competes in the giant slalom at a World Cup event in Val d'Isere, France, on Sunday, December 4. Alessandro Trovati/AP
MMA fighter Ion Cutelaba steps onto the scale at the ceremonial weigh-in of the TUF 24 Finale in Las Vegas on Friday, December 2. Jared Cannonier defeated Cutelaba in their light heavyweight bout the next day, via a unanimous decision. Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images
Swimmers take part in a 100-yard butterfly event at the AT&T Winter National Championships in Atlanta on Friday, December 2. Mike Comer/Getty Images
Simon Ammann of Switzerland competes in the FIS Ski Jumping Team World Cup in Klingenthal, Germany, on Saturday, December 3. Team Switzerland placed eighth. ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius looks on after AFC Bournemouth scored their third goal of a Premier League match in Bournemouth, England, on Sunday, December 4. Liverpool lost 3-4. Michael Steele/Getty Images
Rutgers guard Kate Hill, in white, makes a pass from the floor in the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Piscataway, New Jersey, on Saturday, December 3. Rutgers won 57-53. Mel Evans/AP
Tiger Woods watches his shot from the 14th fairway during the final round of the Hero World Challenge in Nassau, Bahamas, on Sunday, December 4. Woods finished 15th out of 17. Lynne Sladky/AP
Indiana's Myles Turner, left, goes for a layup against Los Angeles' Blake Griffin in the second half of an NBA game in Los Angeles on Sunday, December 4. Indiana defeated Los Angeles 111-102. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Boca Juniors soccer fans cheer for their team during an Argentine league soccer match against Racing Club in Buenos Aires on Sunday, December 4. Boca Juniors beat Racing Club 4-2. Agustin Marcarian/AP
Kansas City's Albert Wilson, left, is tackled by Atlanta's Ricardo Allen after Wilson converted a first down during a game in Atlanta on Sunday, December 4. Wilson sealed his team's 29-28 victory over Atlanta. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Nice's Younes Belhanda celebrates during a French league match against Toulouse in Nice, France, on Sunday, December 4. Nice won 3-0. Della Zuana/Icon Sport/Getty Images
People take part in the Santa Claus Run in Athens on Sunday, December 4. Yorgos Karahalis/AP
Buffalo and New York players battle for the puck during an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, New York, on Thursday, December 1. New York lost 3-4. John Crouch/Icon Sportswire/AP
University of Southern California soccer players celebrate after defeating West Virginia 3-1 in the NCAA College Cup final in San Jose, California, on Sunday, December 4. Tony Avelar/AP
Skiers compete in the FIS Sprint C race in Lillehammer, Norway, on Friday, December 2. Trond Tandberg/Getty Images
Kamiakin's Moziah Vergara gets a kiss from his mother, Pamela Vergara, after Kamiakin beat O'Dea in a high school football championship game in Tacoma, Washington, on Friday, December 2. Kamiakin won 14-7 in overtime, winning its first state football title in school history. Ted S. Warren/AP
Kyle Tress of the United States competes in the skeleton race at a World Cup event in Whistler, Canada, on Saturday, December 3.
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Connecticut's Natalie Butler, left, attempts a rebound against Texas' Joyner Holmes during an NCAA basketball game in Uncasville, Connecticut, on Sunday, December 4. Connecticut won their 82nd straight game, beating Texas 72-54. Tim Clayton/Corbis/Getty Images
Thomas Steu and Lorenz Koller of Austria compete in the doubles luge World Cup race in Lake Placid, New York, on Friday, December 2. Mike Groll/AP
Calhoun City coach Perry Liles is doused with water after his team defeated Bay Springs 22-8 in a high school football championship game in Starkville, Mississippi, on Friday, December 2. James Pugh/The Laurel Chronicle/AP
A Chicago football fan looks on before his team's game against San Francisco in Chicago on Sunday, December 4. Chicago defeated San Francisco 26-6. Caylor Arnold/USA TODAY Sports
Sebastian Geiger of Germany competes in the ARAG Big Air Freestyle Festival in Mönchengladbach, Germany, on Friday, December 2. Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images
Chicago and Philadelphia players go for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Philadelphia on Saturday, December 3. Philadelphia defeated Chicago 3-1. Matt Slocum/AP
A hippo is seen next to the golfing green during the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship in Malelane, South Africa, on Sunday, December 4. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers, second from right, is restrained after objecting to a call in the second overtime during an NBA game against Brooklyn in New York on Tuesday, November 29. Los Angeles lost to Brooklyn 122-127. Kathy Willens/AP
People take part in the Teddy Bear Toss, a Toys for Tots charity event, during halftime at an NCAA women's basketball game between Notre Dame and Valparaiso in South Bend, Indiana, on Sunday, December 4. Notre Dame defeated Valparaiso 114-54. John Mersits/Cal Sport Media/AP
Worcester Warriors rugby player Josh Adams, in blue, is tackled by Wasps players during a match in Worcester, England, on Sunday, December 4. Tony Marshall/Getty Images
Providence's Rodney Bullock celebrates a slam dunk against Rhode Island during the second half of an NCAA basketball game in Providence, Rhode Island, on Saturday, December 3. Providence defeated Rhode Island 63-60. Stew Milne/AP
Elephant polo players from team Irelephants, in red, and team Himalayan Tiger Foundation, in blue, vie for the ball during the International Elephant Polo Competition in Kawasuti Gondhat, Nepal, on Thursday, December 1. Teams from across the world come every winter to the jungles of southern Nepal to compete in the tournament, one of the sport's most prestigious events. PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images
People take part in the Nautic SUP Paris Crossing stand-up paddle competition on the Seine River in Paris on Sunday, December 4. LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images
Lazio's Keita Balde Diao, in blue, attempts to score against Roma goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny during an Italian league match in Rome on Sunday, December 4. Roma won 2-0. FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
Brentwood Academy football players celebrate winning a high school football championship game in Cookeville, Tennessee, on Thursday, December 1. Brentwood Academy defeated Montgomery Bell Academy 42-38. Mark Humphrey/AP
Detroit's Petr Mrazek watches as a shot by New York's Josh Bailey goes into the goal during an NHL hockey game in Brooklyn, New York, on Sunday, December 4. Detroit won 4-3 in overtime. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
Barcelona's Lionel Messi, center right, escapes Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo during a Spanish league match in Barcelona, Spain, on Saturday, December 3. The teams tied 1-1. Manu Fernandez/AP
Wisconsin's D'Mitrik Trice, left, and teammate Khalil Iverson battle for a loose ball with Oklahoma's Christian James during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Madison, Wisconsin, on Saturday, December 3. Wisconsin defeated Oklahoma 90-70. Andy Manis/AP
A player throws the ball back into play during an Australian league soccer match between Adelaide United and Wellington Phoenix in Adelaide, Australia, on Sunday, December 4. Adelaide won 2-0. See 28 amazing sports photos from last week Morne de Klerk/Getty Images