Great sports photos from around the world in 2017

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Scenes from around the world in sports for 2017.

Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers
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Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers gets the stick up on Brendan Gallagher #11 of the Montreal Canadiens during the third period in Game Three of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 16, 2017.

Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals
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Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals looks on after the ball got stuck to his chest protector allowing Matt Szczur #20 of the Chicago Cubs to advance to first after a swinging third strike during the seventh inning at Busch Stadium on April 6, 2017 in St Louis, Missouri.

APRIL 06: Horses jump a fence during the
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APRIL 06: Horses jump a fence during the Manifesto Novices' Steeple Chase at Aintree Racecourse on April 6, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

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Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs collides
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Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs collides with Jason Heyward #22 while chasing a fly ball during the sixth inning of a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on April 7, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Danny Willett of England presents Sergio Garcia of
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Danny Willett of England presents Sergio Garcia of Spain with the green jacket after Garcia won in a playoff during the final round of the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia.

Addison Russell #27 of the Chicago Cubs loses
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Addison Russell #27 of the Chicago Cubs loses his bat during the fourth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field on April 12, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots steals
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Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots steals Tom Brady's jersey before the opening day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Fenway Park on April 3, 2017.

Francisco Cervelli #29 of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts
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Francisco Cervelli #29 of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts to an inside pitch in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves on Opening Day at PNC Park on April 7, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Jayson Werth #28 piles on top of Bryce
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Jayson Werth #28 piles on top of Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals as Harper scores the game winning run in the tenth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 14, 2017 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. The Nationals won the game 3-2.

Patric Hornqvist #72 of the Pittsburgh Penguins scores
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Patric Hornqvist #72 of the Pittsburgh Penguins scores on the powerplay at 7:45 of the second period against Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on April 6, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.

Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks
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Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks the ball as Jonas Valanciunas #17 of the Toronto Raptors looks on in the first half of Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre on April 18, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.

Riders in action during the Poole Pirates v
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Riders in action during the Poole Pirates v Somerset Rebels speedway at Poole Stadium on April 14, 2017 in Poole, England.

Catcher Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City
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Catcher Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals dumps a bucket of water over the head of center fielder and game MVP Lorenzo Cain #6 after the Royals defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-1 to win the game at Kauffman Stadium on April 13, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Bayern Munich's Chilian midfielder Arturo Vidal and Dortmund's
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Bayern Munich's Chilian midfielder Arturo Vidal and Dortmund's French striker Ousmane Dembele vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Bayern Munich v BVB Borussia Dortmund in Munich, southern Germany, on April 8, 2017.

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo spits during the WC
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Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo spits during the WC 2018 group B football qualifing match Portugal vs Hungary at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on March 25, 2017.

Jockies ride in the UAE derby at the
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Jockies ride in the UAE derby at the Dubai World Cup in the Meydan Racecourse on March 25, 2017 in Dubai.

Norichika Aoki #7 of team Japan dives away
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Norichika Aoki #7 of team Japan dives away from an inside pitch in the eighth inning against team United States during Game 2 of the Championship Round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Dodger Stadium on March 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Sasha Zhoya of Western Australia reacts as he
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Sasha Zhoya of Western Australia reacts as he fails to clear the bar one an attempt for a new record in the mens under 17 pole vault on day two of the 2017 Australian Athletics Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on March 27, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.

Anthony Crolla of Great Britain looks on after
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Anthony Crolla of Great Britain looks on after being knocked down by Jorge Linares of Venezuela during the WBC Diamand and Ring Magazine Lightweight Championship rematch between Jorge Linares and Anthony Crolla at Manchester Arena on March 25, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Head coach Frank Martin of the South Carolina
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Head coach Frank Martin of the South Carolina Gamecocks celebrates by cutting down the net after defeating the Florida Gators with a score of 77 to 70 to win the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament East Regional at Madison Square Garden on March 26, 2017.

Tiarna Mason of NSW lies on the track
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Tiarna Mason of NSW lies on the track after competing in the womens 200m under 20s final on day two of the 2017 Australian Athletics Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on March 27, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.

Elijah Macon #45 of the West Virginia Mountaineers
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Elijah Macon #45 of the West Virginia Mountaineers comes down on top of Johnathan Williams #3 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the second half during the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament West Regional at SAP Center on March 23, 2017 in San Jose, California.

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals warms
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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals warms up in a custom pair of ice skates before playing the Columbus Blue Jackets at Verizon Center on March 23, 2017 in Washington, DC. The skates feature Saint Basil's Cathedral and the United States Capitol on one side, and the Russian flag and United States flag, on the other side.

Karel van Goor of Netherlands and Adam Lambert
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Karel van Goor of Netherlands and Adam Lambert of Australia compete in the Men's Snowboard Cross quarter final 3 on day five of the FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships 2017 on March 12, 2017 in Sierra Nevada, Spain.

Jack Sock of the United States shows his
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Jack Sock of the United States shows his frustration against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in their third round match during day nine of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 14, 2017 in Indian Wells, California.

Tyrone Mears #2 of Atlanta United FC challenges
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Tyrone Mears #2 of Atlanta United FC challenges Jermaine Taylor #4 of Minnesota United FC for the ball during the first half of the match on March 12, 2017 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Atlanta defeated Minnesota 6-1.

Yadier Molina #4 of Puerto Rico reacts after
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Yadier Molina #4 of Puerto Rico reacts after tagging Jean Segura #2 of the Dominican Republic out at the plate during the first inning of World Baseball Classic Pool F Game One between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico at PETCO Park on March 14, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Steelers player Geoff Walker (r) is sent flying
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Steelers player Geoff Walker (r) is sent flying during the Ice Hockey Elite League Challenge Cup Final between Sheffield Steelers and Cardiff Devils at Ice Arena Wales on March 5, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

Conor Loftus of British Lionhearts connects with a
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Conor Loftus of British Lionhearts connects with a right against Youness Baati of Morocco Atlas Lions in the Light Welterweight bout during the World Series of Boxing at York Hall on March 8, 2017 in London, England.

An athlete in action during Women's Halfpipe training
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An athlete in action during Women's Halfpipe training on Day Two of the FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships 2017 on March 8, 2017 in Sierra Nevada, Spain.

Estonia's Henrik Kutberg competes in the men's long
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Estonia's Henrik Kutberg competes in the men's long jump qualifications at the 2017 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade on March 3, 2017.

Julies Oliver Ntcham (R) of Genoa CFC celebrates
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Julies Oliver Ntcham (R) of Genoa CFC celebrates after scoring a goal during the Serie A match between Empoli FC and Genoa CFC at Stadio Carlo Castellani on March 5, 2017 in Empoli, Italy.

Defensive back John Johnson of Boston College participates
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Defensive back John Johnson of Boston College participates in a drill during day six of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 6, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Lukas Rosol of Czech Republic in action during
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Lukas Rosol of Czech Republic in action during a practice session on day three of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 8, 2017 in Indian Wells, California.

Stefan Kraft of Austria competes during a trial
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Stefan Kraft of Austria competes during a trial round of the Large Hill Individual event at the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Pyeongchang on February 15, 2017.

Joe Burgess of Wigan Warriors goes over for
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Joe Burgess of Wigan Warriors goes over for the opening try under pressure from Jesse Raimen of Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks during the Dacia World Club Challenge match between Wigan Warriors and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at DW Stadium on February 19, 2017 in Wigan, England.

U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin holds a US flag
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U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin holds a US flag as she celebrates winning the women's slalom race at the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St Moritz on February 18, 2017.

South Africa's Godfrey Mokoena wins the Men's Long
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South Africa's Godfrey Mokoena wins the Men's Long jump during the Indoor athletics Grand Prix at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on February 18, 2017.

Bryce Cotton of the Wildcats shoots during the
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Bryce Cotton of the Wildcats shoots during the NBL Semi Final Game 1 match between Cairns Taipans and Perth Wildcats at Cairns Convention Centre on February 17, 2017 in Cairns, Australia.

Derrick Jones Jr. of the Phoenix Suns competes
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Derrick Jones Jr. of the Phoenix Suns competes in the 2017 Verizon Slam Dunk Contest at Smoothie King Center on February 18, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Manuel Feller of Austria competes during the FIS
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Manuel Feller of Austria competes during the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships Men's Slalom on February 19, 2017 in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Tamaka Shimizu of Japan competes in the Mixed
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Tamaka Shimizu of Japan competes in the Mixed Long Jump event during the Melbourne Nitro Athletics Series at Lakeside Stadium on February 11, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.

France's Loann Goujon (up) catches the ball after
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France's Loann Goujon (up) catches the ball after a line out during the Six Nations international rugby union match between France and Scotland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, on February 12, 2017.

Adam Hague of England knocks the bar as
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Adam Hague of England knocks the bar as he competes in the Mens Pole Vault during the Melbourne Nitro Athletics Series at Lakeside Stadium on February 11, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.

Slovenia's Peter Prevc performs his first jump during
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Slovenia's Peter Prevc performs his first jump during the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Sapporo on February 11, 2017.

Switzerland's Beat Feuz competes in the men's downhill
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Switzerland's Beat Feuz competes in the men's downhill race at the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St Moritz on February 12, 2017.

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal scores the opening goal
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Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal scores the opening goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Hull City at Emirates Stadium on February 11, 2017 in London, England.

Germany's Markus Eisenbichler falls right after landing in
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Germany's Markus Eisenbichler falls right after landing in his second jump during the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Sapporo on February 12, 2017.

Team Australia member Liz Parnov of Australia competes
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Team Australia member Liz Parnov of Australia competes in the Women's Pole Vault during the Nitro Athletics meet in Melbourne on February 11, 2017.

Falcons captain Will Welch is stopped just short
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Falcons captain Will Welch is stopped just short of the line during the Anglo- Welsh Cup match between Newport Gwent Dragons and Newcastle Falcons at Rodney Parade on January 29, 2017 in Newport, Wales.

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