What a shot! 29 amazing sports photos

Published 0519 GMT (1319 HKT) December 24, 2018
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is hit by San Francisco 49ers linebackers Fred Warner and Elijah Lee during the second half of their football game in Santa Clara, California on Sunday, December 16. Ben Margot/AP
Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen blocks a dunk attempt by LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first quarter of their basketball game in Brooklyn, New York on December 18. According to ESPN Stats & Info, it was only the ninth time James was blocked in 1,850 career dunk attempts. Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports
French players celebrate their EHF EURO European Women's Handball Championship victory at AccorHotels Arena on Sunday December 16 in Paris, France. France won the final match over Russia 24-21 to claim the gold. Jean Catuffe/Getty Images
Club América coach Miguel Herrera celebrates after a match between Cruz Azul and Club América at Azteca Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. Club América won the match 2-0. Hector Vivas/Getty Images
Ryota Nasukawa (in red) competes against Takahiro Tsuruda during the men's 87kg Greco-Roman match on day one of the Emperor's Cup All Japan Wrestling Championships at Komazawa Gymnasium on December 20 in Tokyo, Japan. Matt Roberts/Getty Images
Duke Blue Devils fans taunt Jose Morales of the Princeton Tigers during the second half of their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on December 18 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke routed the Tigers 101-50. Grant Halverson/Getty Images
Austria's Marcel Hirsher attempts to maintain his balance during the Men's Parallel Giant Slalom at the Alpine Ski World Cup in Alta Badia, Italy on December 17. Stefano Rellandini/Reuters/Newscom
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis fights off a tackle attempt from Washington Redskins strong safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix during the first half of their December 22 game at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans won the game 25-16 to keep their playoff hopes alive. Christopher Hanewinckel/USA TODAY Sports
Philadelphia Flyers' Phil Varone scores a goal past Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky during the second period of an NHL hockey game on December 22 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Matt Slocum/AP
Arizona State Sun Devils guard Remy Martin celebrates in the second half against the Kansas Jayhawks at Wells Fargo Arena on December 22. The 18th ranked Sun Devils upset the No. 1 Jayhawks, handing Kansas its first loss of the season. Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports
Tomoya Inukai of the Kashima Antlers and Rafael Santos Borre of River Plate battle over the ball during the Club World Cup third place soccer match at Zayed Sport City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on December 22. Hassan Ammar/AP
Rashard Higgins of the Cleveland Browns dives for a touchdown during the third quarter of a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 23 in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won the game 26-18. Jason Miller/Getty Images
Children approach a Manchester City fan wearing a Grinch mask before a Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace on December 22 in Manchester, England. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS
Johannes Thingnes Boe of Norway competes in the shooting portion of the men's 15 Km Mass Start competition of IBU World Cup Biathlon in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic on December 23. Thingnes Boe won the competition, finishing 46.5 seconds ahead of the next closest competitor. MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images
German skier Viktoria Rebensburg competes in the Women's Giant Slalom at the FIS Alpine World Cup on December 21, in Courchevel, France. Rebensburg finished second in the competition. JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images
Volunteers help wave a giant US flag presented at the start of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Friday, December 21 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise. Brigham Young defeated Western Michigan 49-18. Idaho Statesman//TNS/Getty Images
Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney and Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol fight for a rebound during the first half of their game at Oracle Arena on December 17. The Warriors defeated the Grizzlies 110-93. Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports/Reuters
Inside linebacker Mark Barron of the Los Angeles Rams runs onto the field ahead of a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at StubHub Center in Carson, California on December 16. Harry How/Getty Images
Contestants dressed as characters from the movie "Avatar" take part in a tightrope walking contest on December 23 in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, China. CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS
Nicholas Paul of Trinidad and Tobago competes in the Men's Sprint Quarterfinals during day three of the 2018 TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup in London, England on December 16. Naomi Baker/Getty Images
Fans of Independiente Medellin cheer before the Colombian League football final between Atletico Junior and Independiente Medellin at Atanasio Girardot Sports Complex, in Medellin, Colombia on December 16 JOAQUIN SARMIENTO/AFP/Getty Images
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter is hit with the ball as he battles for a rebound between Phoenix Suns guards Devin Booker and Jamal Crawford during the second half of their game at Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 17. Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports
An athlete finishes the men's open water swimming competition during the Rei e Rainha do Mar at Copacabana Beach on December 22, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Buda Mendes/Getty Images
Romania's Crina Elena Pintea (back) battles with Estavana Polman of the Netherlands during the EHF EURO European Women's Handball Championship third place match at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris on December 16. ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots walks through the tunnel prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on December 23 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Patriots won the game 24-12 to clinch the AFC East Division title. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
Figure skaters Natalya Zabiyako and Alexander Enbert perform a death spiral during a pairs free skating event at the 2019 Russian Figure Skating Championships. Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS/Getty Images
Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu, left, and Lydia Giomi, right, battle UC Irvine's Tahlia Garza, center, for a rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Oregon on Friday, December 21. Chris Pietsch/AP
Dorothea Wierer of Italy competes during the Women's 12.5 Km Mass Start competition of IBU World Cup Biathlon in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic on December 23. MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images
Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery of the Philadelphia Eagles collides with his teammate while making a first-down catch in the third quarter of their game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 16. See 31 amazing sports photos from last week. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images