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What a shot! 30 amazing sports photos

Published 0630 GMT (1430 HKT) August 26, 2019
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Members of the Eastbank Little League team from River Ridge, Louisiana, celebrate after defeating Curacao to win the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on August 25. This is the first team from Louisiana to win the title. Rob Carr/Getty Images
Jade Hannah of Canada competes in the women's 50m backstroke during day four of the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships at Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary, on Friday, August 23. Ian MacNicol/Getty Images
England's Ben Stokes of England celebrates after hitting the winning runs in the third Specsavers test match between England and Australia at Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds, England, on Sunday, August 25. Mike Egerton/PA Images/Getty Images
A squirrel runs through the legs of Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler during a game against the Chicago White Sox at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Tuesday, August 20. Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins
Fans look on as Brooks Koepka plays his second shot on the first hole during the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday August 25. Koepka finished tied for third place. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Minnesota's Maddy Freking delivers a pitch during the third inning of a Little League World Series game against Virginia in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, August 18. Freking is only the 19th girl to play in the series and the sixth to ever pitch. Gene J. Puskar/AP
Adriano de Souza, right, catches a wave during the first day of the Tahiti Pro surf contest, while fellow Brazilian surfer Caio Ibelli bails out in Teahupoo, Tahiti, on Saturday, August 24. Brian Bielmann/AFP/Getty Images
MLS expansion team owners Patty Taylor, Joanne Kindle, Carolyn Kindle Betz and Chrissy Taylor pose for a photo after announcing an expansion team for St. Louis at The Palladium in St. Louis, Missouri, on Tuesday, August 20. The women made history by becoming the first female-majority ownership group of an MLS franchise. Jeff Curry/USA Today Sports
Minnesota Twins left fielder Jake Cave makes a catch at the wall during an MLB game against the Detroit Tigers in Minneapolis, on Sunday, August 25. Alex Kormann/AP
Florida players celebrate after defeating Miami 24-20 in the first college football game of the season in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday, August 24. John Raoux/AP
A swimmer passes a swan as he trains during the early morning in the Serpentine lake in London, England, on Friday, August 23. Toby Melville/Reuters
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck announces his retirement from professional football during a press conference following the team's NFL preseason game against the Chicago Bears in Indianapolis on Saturday, August 24. During his announcement, the 29-year-old Luck cited his multiple injuries over the past four seasons as the main cause of his retirement. Michael Conroy/AP
Jonathan Paredes of Mexico dives during the final competition day of the sixth stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Saturday, August 24. Predrag Vuckovic/Red Bull Content Pool
Demetrius Harris of the Cleveland Browns, left, has a pass broken up by Jordan Whitehead of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during an NFL preseason game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, on Friday, August 23. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Spanish rider Alex Rins sprays champagne on the podium as he celebrates his victory in the Moto GP British Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire, England, on August 25. Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images
New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner knocks over Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Max Muncy while attempting to break up a double play in the top of the ninth inning of a game at Dodger Stadium on August 24. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA Today Sports
Athletes begin the swim portion of the Ironman 70.3 Maine triathlon in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, on Sunday, August 25. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images for IRONMAN
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton enters the field prior to the start of a preseason football game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on Thursday, August 22. Kathryn Riley/Getty Images
Sophie McKinna competes in the women's shot put during day one of the Muller British Athletics Championships at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, England, on August 25. Simon Cooper/PA Images/Getty Images
Janja Garnbret of Slovenia competes in the Lead portion of the combined women's final on Day 10 of the IFSC Climbing World Championships in Tokyo, Japan, on August 20. Toru Hanai/Getty Images
UANL Tigres midfielder Javier Aquino, left, is hit in the face by Club America midfielder Renato Ibarra during the first half of their soccer match at BBVA Stadium in Houston, Texas, on August 20. Thomas Shea/USA Today Sports
A competitor rides during the cycle leg of the Ironman 70.3 Dun Laoghaire triathlon, in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, on August 25. Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for IRONMAN
Rhode Island's Miles Fontaine is hit by a pitch during the fourth inning of a Little League World Series game against New Jersey in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, August 20. Tom E. Puskar/AP
Benji Brand of Hawaii wipes out before the start of the World Surf League Tahiti Pro in Teahupoo, Tahiti, on August 24. Brian Bielmann/AFP/Getty Images
The sun sets over Busch Stadium in the fourth inning of a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers in St. Louis, Missouri, on August 20. Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
Players attempt to block a shot in a match between Turkey and Greece during the group stages of the Women's European Volleyball Championship in Ankara, Turkey, on August 23. Ali Balikci/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Andrea Pavan of Italy plays from the trees on the 14th hole during the first round of the Scandinavian Invitation at The Hills Golf and Sports Club in Molndal, Sweden, on August 22. Stuart Franklin/Getty Images
India's Pusarla Venkata Sindhu hits a return to China's Chen Yu Fei during their women's singles semi-final match at the BWF Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland, on August 24. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver James Washington catches a 41-yard touchdown pass while defended by Tennessee Titans defensive back Kenneth Durden in the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sunday, August 25. Mark Zaleski/AP
Atletico de Madrid club assistant coach Issac Rosales wears the team mascot horse head as he watches the 15 and over female club team during practice in San Bernardino, California, on Monday, August 19. See 26 sports photos from last week. Terry Pierson/Orange County Register/Zuma