What a shot! 23 amazing sports photos

Published 1146 GMT (1946 HKT) January 24, 2017
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Arthur Blank, the owner of the Atlanta Falcons, dances with players after they clinched a spot in the Super Bowl on Sunday, January 22. The Falcons crushed Green Bay 44-21 in the NFC Championship. David Goldman/AP
New England quarterback Tom Brady celebrates after a third-quarter touchdown in the AFC Championship on Sunday, January 22. Brady and the Patriots defeated Pittsburgh 36-17 to earn a spot in next month's Super Bowl. It will be the seventh Super Bowl for Brady, more than any other quarterback in NFL history. See more Super Bowl superlatives Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports
Andy Murray, the world's No. 1 tennis player, serves at the Australian Open on Friday, January 20. Two days later, he was upset in the fourth round by Mischa Zverev. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Fans of the Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense show their support before a friendly match against Palmeiras on Saturday, January 21. It was the club's first match since a plane crash killed most of the team in late November. NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images
Italian skier Christof Innerhofer competes in a World Cup race in Kitzbuhel, Austria, on Friday, January 20. Shinichiro Tanaka/AP
MMA legend Tito Ortiz prepares to enter the cage for his Bellator bout against Chael Sonnen on Saturday, January 21. Ortiz won by first-round submission and said it would be his final fight. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images
Atlanta wide receiver Julio Jones stiff-arms Damarious Randall on his way to a 73-yard touchdown on Sunday, January 22. Jones had 180 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons' 44-21 win over Green Bay. Rob Carr/Getty Images
Phoenix's Brandon Knight, top, fouls Toronto's DeMarre Carroll during an NBA basketball game in Toronto on Sunday, January 22. Chris Young/The Canadian Press/AP
Dallas' Cody Eakin, left, fights Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers during an NHL hockey game in New York on Tuesday, January 17. Kreider was later fined $5,000 for ripping off Eakin's helmet and beating him in the head with it. Earlier this season, Eakin had run into Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, earning a four-game suspension. Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports
Arsenal defender Gabriel, left, collides with Burnley's Ben Mee during a Premier League match in London on Sunday, January 22. IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images
Egyptian handball player Eslam Issa takes a shot against Croatia during a World Championship match on Sunday, January 22. Croatia won 21-19 to advance to the quarterfinals. PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images
New England wide receiver Chris Hogan catches one of his two touchdown passes in the AFC Championship on Sunday, January 22. Hogan finished the game with nine catches for 180 yards. Matt Slocum/AP
Ashley Wagner performs Sunday, January 22, during the exhibition gala of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Wagner finished second to Karen Chen in the overall competition. Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Players with Connacht Rugby, a professional team from Ireland, pack together during a Champions Cup match in Toulouse, France, on Sunday, January 22. PASCAL PAVANI/AFP/Getty Images
San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard hangs onto the net to avoid landing on Cleveland's LeBron James during an NBA basketball game in Cleveland on Saturday, January 21. Leonard had a career-high 41 points as San Antonio won in overtime 118-115. Jason Miller/Getty Images
New Jersey goalie Keith Kinkaid eyes the puck during a home game against Montreal on Friday, January 20. Julio Cortez/AP
Horses jump over an obstacle during a steeplechase in Chepstow, Wales, on Friday, January 20. David Davies/PA Images/Getty Images
Marseille forward Bafetembi Gomis, top, is tackled by Lyon defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa during a French league match on Sunday, January 22. JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images
Syracuse's Tyus Battle goes up for a layup during a college basketball game at Notre Dame on Saturday, January 21. Robert Franklin/AP
Ice dancers Elicia and Stephen Reynolds perform at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Saturday, January 21. Colin E. Braley/AP
Serena Williams serves to Barbora Strycova during a fourth-round match at the Australian Open on Monday, January 23. Williams won in straight sets. Scott Barbour/Getty Images
Sydney FC striker Bobo, left, competes for a header with Adelaide United defender Taylor Regan on Friday, January 20. Matt King/Getty Images
Japanese ski jumper Kaori Iwabuchi competes during a World Cup event in Yamagata, Japan, on Friday, January 20. See 29 amazing sports photos from last week Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images