What a shot! 35 amazing sports photos

Published 0954 GMT (1754 HKT) December 23, 2019
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees runs onto the field before an NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts in New Orleans on Monday, December 16. Drew Brees now has the most touchdown passes in NFL history, breaking Peyton Manning's record of 539 during the third quarter on a pass to tight end Josh Hill. Gerald Herbert/AP
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo scores a header during an Italian Serie A match against Sampdoria in Genoa, Italy, on Wednesday, December 18. Ronaldo launched himself two-and-a-half meters into the air for a winning 2-1 victory. Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images
Fallon Sherrock competes in her first round against Ted Evetts during the 2020 William Hill Darts Championship in London, England, on Tuesday, December 17. Sherrock made history on Tuesday when she became the first woman to beat a man in the world championship match. Alex Davidson/Getty Images
Washington Redskins' Nate Orchard blocks a punt attempt by New York Giants punter Riley Dixon on Sunday, December 22, in Landover, Maryland. Patrick Semansky/AP
Sophiella, ridden by Jay Ford, returns to the scale after winning race six at the Sky Racing Active Handicap at the Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney on Saturday, December 21. Jenny Evans/Getty Images
North Carolina A&T Aggies coach Sam Washington gets doused by defensive back Jalon Bethea right before winning the Celebration Bowl against Alcorn State on Saturday, December 21, in Atlanta. John Amis/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP
Petra Vlhova of Slovakia competes in the women's parallel slalom semi-final at the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Sunday, December 15. Vlhova won the race. Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone/AP
Women compete in the open water swimming competition during Rei e Rainha do Mar at Copacabana beach on Sunday, December 15, in Rio de Janeiro. Buda Mendes/Getty Images
Tennessee Titans' Tramaine Brock tackles Texans' Will Fuller during a game in Nashville on Sunday, December 15. Brock received a facemask penalty following the play. Brett Carlsen/Getty Images
Cycling Katerina Nash of the Czech Republic competes during the 11th Namur World Cup on Sunday, December 22, in Belgium. Despite finishing fifth, Nash remains the World Cup leader. Luc Claessen/Getty Images
A woman plays billiards during a local championship on Monday, December 16, in Sanaa, Yemen. Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images
The Netherlands' women's handball team celebrates winning the World Championship match against Spain in Kumamoto, Japan, on Sunday, December 15. Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images
New England Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry flies into the air following a tackle by Buffalo Bills' Kevin Johnson during a game on Saturday, December 21, in Foxborough, Massachusetts. David Butler/USA Today Sports
Bendigo Spirit's Shyla Heal attempts a shot despite coverage from Sydney Uni Flames Jessica Kuster and Alice Kunek during the round 10 match of the Women's National Basketball League on Thursday, December 19. Morgan Hancock/Getty Images
The sun sets during the Big Bash League match between the Brisbane Heat and the Sydney Thunder on Tuesday, December 17, in Brisbane, Australia. Chris Hyde/Cricket Australia via Getty Images
Sweden goalie Lars Johansson attempts to block a shot during a match against the Czech Republic during the Euro Hockey Tour in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, December 15. Maxim Shemetov/Reuters
Austria's Jan Hoerl competes at the Ski Jumping World Cup in Engelberg, Switzerland, on December 22. Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters
A group of people assist a para-athlete during the men's open water swimming competition at Rei e Rainha do Mar in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, December 15. Buda Mendes/Getty Images
Jets quarterback Sam Darnold hands off to running back Le'Veon Bell during an NFL game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on December 22. The Jets defeated the Steelers 16-10. Brad Penner/USA Today Sports
Shannon Courtenay, right, exchanges punches with Buchra El Quaissi during a bantamweight boxing match at York Hall in London on December 19. James Chance/Getty Images
Miles Sanders of the Philadelphia Eagles, center, celebrates with teammates J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, left, and Dallas Goedert after catching a touchdown pass in the second-half an NFL game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Maryland, on December 15. Scott Taetsch/Getty Images
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl celebrates after his team defeated Aston Villa in a Premier League soccer match in Birmingham, England, on December 21. Andrew Boyers/Reuters
Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper misses a pass during the second half of a football game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on December 22. Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Tarjei Boe of Norway competes in the IBU Biathlon World Cup Relay in Hochfilzen, Austria, on December 15. Boe took first place in the event. Stanko Gruden/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Arizona Wildcats center Semaj Smith celebrates at center court with her teammates after they defeated the Santa Barabara Gauchos in a women's college basketball game in Tuscon, Arizona, on December 21. Jacob Snow/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
A rainbow appears over the Estadio Carlos Belmonte Stadium in Albacete, Spain, prior to a soccer match on December 21. Quality Sport Images/Getty Images
Jarace Walker of IMG Academy winds up for a dunk during a high school basketball game against Fort Myers at the City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Florida, on December 19. Michael Reaves/Getty Images
New Jersey Devils teammates Nico Hischier and Kyle Palmieri spray Anaheim goaltender Ryan Miller while crashing the net during a hockey game in Newark, New Jersey, on December 18. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
BJ Watling of New Zealand bats during a cricket match against Australia in Perth on December 15. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Cincinnati Bengals defensive back William Jackson walks through a tunnel towards the field before a football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami, Florida, on December 22. Mark Brown/Getty Images
Soccer fans throw toys for charity on the field during a game between Real Betis and Atletico Madrid at Benito Villamarín Stadium in Seville, Spain, on Sunday, December 22. Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters
Caio Vaz of Brazil rides a wave in Nazare, Portugal, on Monday, December 16. Christina Pahnke/Corbis/Getty Images
Nigeria's Efe Ajagba walks off after defeating veteran Iago kiladze of Georgia during their heavy-weight fight in Ontario, California, on Saturday, December 21. Meg Oliphant/Getty Images
UNC's Armando Bacot reaches for the rebound against UCLA's Jalen Hill during a game on Saturday, December 21, in Las Vegas, Nevada. John Locher/AP
Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is introduced with flowers before a game against the Minnesota Wild in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday, December 17. Stephen R. Sylvanie/USA Today Sports