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What a shot! 25 amazing sports photos

Published 1220 GMT (2020 HKT) August 8, 2017
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Brandon Drury, pinch-hitting for the Arizona Diamondbacks, takes a pitch off the helmet during a game in San Francisco on Sunday, August 6. He was not hurt. Jeff Chiu/AP
American sprinter Justin Gatlin bows down to Jamaica's Usain Bolt after the World Championships' 100-meter final on Saturday, August 5. Gatlin finished first in what was Bolt's final race before retirement. Bolt had to settle for a bronze, ending a legendary career that included eight Olympic gold medals and world records in the 100 and 200 meters. ANTONIN THUILLIER/AFP/Getty Images
Canadian pole-vaulter Alysha Newman competes at the World Championships on Friday, August 4. Michael Steele/Getty Images
Cleveland's Austin Jackson leaps over the bullpen wall in Boston to rob Hanley Ramirez of a home run on Tuesday, August 1. See the spectacular catch Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images
A member of the Air Elite Dunkers, an acrobatic dunk team, performs at a Big 3 basketball event in Lexington, Kentucky, on Sunday, August 6. The team uses trampolines during its act. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Basketball star Stephen Curry reacts to a missed putt at the Ellie Mae Classic, a pro golf event he played in Heyward, California, on Thursday, August 3. Curry got a sponsor's exemption to play in the tournament, which is part of the Web.com Tour just below the PGA Tour. He missed the cut, but he surprised many with how well he played. He finished 8 over par with two rounds of 74. Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images
British athlete Mo Farah celebrates after winning the 10,000 meters at the World Championships on Friday, August 4. He has owned the event since 2012, winning gold at two Olympics and three World Championships. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
Dutch soccer players celebrate after winning Euro 2017 on Sunday, August 6. The Netherlands defeated Austria 4-2 in the final. Bas Czerwinski/EPA
Dallas running back Rod Smith stiff-arms Arizona linebacker Zaviar Gooden during an NFL exhibition game on Thursday, August 3. It was the annual Hall of Fame Game that opens the league's preseason schedule. Ron Schwane/AP
Brazilian soccer star Neymar poses with fans of Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday, August 5, a day after he officially joined the French club for what is the largest transfer fee in world history ($263 million). See more photos from his career JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images
Greek pole-vaulter Ekaterini Stefanidi celebrates after winning gold at the World Championships on Sunday, August 6. She also won Olympic gold last year in Rio de Janeiro. ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images
St. Louis pitcher Carlos Martinez turns a pair of baseballs into binoculars as he fools around in the dugout on Saturday, August 5. Jamie Sabau/Getty Images
Triathletes swim during an Ironman race in Maastricht, Netherlands, on Sunday, August 6. Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ironman
Pro golfer In-Kyung Kim, left, celebrates with her manager after winning the Women's British Open on Sunday, August 6. It was the South Korean's first major victory, five years after her nightmarish loss at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Kenny Smith/PA Wire/AP
Cincinnati catcher Tucker Barnhart drops the ball as Pittsburgh's Starling Marte slides into home on Wednesday, August 2. Gene J. Puskar/AP
An Ironman triathlete competes in the cycling portion of a race in Maastricht, Netherlands, on Sunday, August 6. Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ironman
Evandro Goncalves reaches for the ball Sunday, August 6, during the gold-medal match at the Beach Volleyball World Championships. He and Andre Loyola defeated Austrians Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst. Samo Vidic/Getty Images
Heptathletes compete in the 100-meter hurdles at the World Championships on Saturday, August 5. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
Ilya Pomazun, a goalkeeper for CSKA Moscow, dives for the ball during a Russian Premier League match against Rubin Kazan on Sunday, August 6. Sergei Fadeichev/TASS/Getty Images
Motorcycle rider Maverick Vinales practices Saturday, August 5, ahead of the MotoGP race in Brno, Czech Republic. MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images
Luis Anibal Torrico, left, collides with Sebastian Dubarbier during a Copa Sudamericana match in La Plata, Argentina, on Thursday, August 3. Dubarbier and his Argentine club, Estudiantes, defeated Bolivian club Nacional Potosi to advance to the tournament's round of 16. EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images
Belgian heptathlete Nafissatou Thiam prepares to throw the shot put during the World Championships on Saturday, August 5. Thiam finished first in the heptathlon, an event she also won at last year's Olympic Games. Matthias Schrader/AP
Brazilian surfer Silvana Lima bails off the top of a wave during the US Open of Surfing on Tuesday, August 1. Mark Rightmire/The Orange County Register/AP
Galway's Conor Cooney, left, competes against Tipperary's James Barry during the semifinals of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. Galway advanced with a one-point victory on Sunday, August 6. Sam Barnes/Sportsfile/Getty Images
Australian long jumper Fabrice Lapierre competes at the World Championships on Saturday, August 5. The track meet is taking place at London Stadium through August 13. See 29 amazing sports photos from last week Michael Steele/Getty Images