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What a shot! 48 amazing sports photos

Published 6:03 AM ET, Tue June 17, 2014
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Robin Van Persie's spectacular diving header was the Netherlands' first goal in a 5-1 World Cup victory over Spain on Friday, June 13. Van Persie scored two goals in the match, which was played in Salvador, Brazil. See all the goals scored in the World Cup Jeff Gross/Getty Images
Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs hugs his former teammate, David Robinson, after the Spurs won the NBA championship with a Game 5 victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday, June 15. Duncan has now won five NBA titles with the Spurs. The first two came while he played with Robinson in 1999 and 2003. Robinson retired after the 2003 season. Andrew D Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images
Los Angeles Kings forward Marian Gaborik celebrates with the Stanley Cup after the Kings' Game 5 win over the New York Rangers on Friday, June 13. Gaborik was a midseason pickup that paid huge dividends for the Kings this season. He had 14 goals and eight assists in 26 playoff games. Harry How/Getty Images
Jimmie Johnson celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, June 15. It was Johnson's first career win at the venue. Sean Gardner/NASCAR/Getty Images
Golfer Martin Kaymer holds up his trophy after he won the U.S. Open on Sunday, June 15, in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Kaymer dominated the field by eight strokes to collect his second career major. Kaymer also won the PGA Championship in 2010. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Teams from New Zealand and England compete during a nude rugby match Saturday, June 14, in Dunedin, New Zealand. A nude rugby match has been held in Dunedin every year since 2002. Rob Jefferies/Getty Images
Grigor Dimitrov reaches for a shot Sunday, June 15, in the final of the Aegon Championships in London. Dimitrov defeated Feliciano Lopez in three sets. Jan Kruger/Getty Images
A Porsche 919 Hybrid is seen during the 24 Hours of Le Mans event on Saturday, June 14, in Le Mans, France. Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber and Brendon Hartley teamed up for Porsche in the daylong endurance race, but it was the Audi team of Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer that won the event. Andrew Hone/Getty Images
Michinori Tanaka is flipped over by Roland Delorme during the UFC 174 event in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday, June 14. Tanaka won the bantamweight bout by unanimous decision. Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images
Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons hits the ball during a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Saturday, June 14, at Atlanta's Turner Field. Scott Cunningham/Getty Images
Seth Doege, quarterback of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, flips through the air after being hit in a Canadian Football League preseason game against the Ottawa Redblacks on Saturday, June 14. The Roughriders are the CFL's defending champions. Liam Richards/The Canadian Press/AP
A young competitor races in the Berlin Soap Box Derby on Sunday, June 15. Athanasios Gioumpasis/Getty Images
Elizabeth Phillips, right, punches Valerie Latourneau during UFC 174 on Saturday, June 14. Latourneau won the fight by split decision. Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images
Two bulls challenge each other during a traditional bullfight held Friday, June 13, in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. Francois Nel/Getty Images
Honduras goalkeeper Noel Valladares, right, scores an own goal after a shot by France rebounded off the post and then off of him during a World Cup match Saturday, June 14, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The score was confirmed by FIFA's new goal-line technology. FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, left, competes in a charity polo match Sunday, June 15, in Cirencester, England. David Hartley/Rex Features/ZUMAPRESS.com
The puck flies past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist to give the Los Angeles Kings a Stanley Cup-clinching victory on Friday, June 13. Alec Martinez scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to give the Kings their second Stanley Cup in three years. Mark J. Terrill/AP
Max Heinzer of Switzerland, left, competes against Jose Louis Abajo of Spain in the men's epee team final at the European Fencing Championships in Strasbourg, France, on Wednesday, June 11. Switzerland won the event. PATRICK SEEGER/EPA/Landov
A security guard tries to stop an Argentina fan who invaded the field during a training session in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on Wednesday, June 11. Victor R. Caivano/AP
Brandt Snedeker hits a shot from a greenside bunker in the third round of the U.S. Open on Saturday, June 14, in Pinehurst, North Carolina. He finished the tournament tied for ninth. Andrew Redington/Getty Images
Marinko Matosevic reacts during his victory over Marin Cilic at the Aegon Championships in London on Tuesday, June 10. Harry Engels/Getty Images
A jockey spurs two cows during the Pacu Jawi race on Saturday, June 14, in Tanah Datar, Indonesia. The traditional cow-racing event is held annually in muddy rice fields to celebrate the end of the harvest season. Jockeys grab the tails and skate across the mud barefoot, balancing on a wooden plank to show the strength of cows that are later auctioned to buyers. Rajo Lenggang/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
LeBron James of the Miami Heat shoots the ball during Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday, June 10. The Heat lost the game and the series, failing in their attempt to win three straight NBA championships. Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images
Jake Muzzin of the Los Angeles Kings hits the wall in front of Carl Hagelin of the New York Rangers during Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, June 11. Dave Sandford/NHLI/Getty Images
A Baltimore Orioles groundskeeper pulls a tarp over the infield during a rain delay Tuesday, June 10. Patrick Semansky/AP
American defender John Brooks, bottom left, celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Ghana during a World Cup match Monday, June 16, in Natal, Brazil. The United States won 2-1 thanks to Brooks' header in the 86th minute. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Bubba Watson reacts after missing a putt during the second round of the U.S. Open on Friday, June 13. Watson, who won the Masters tournament earlier this year, missed the cut at Pinehurst No. 2. Jason Getz/USA TODAY SPORTS
Sam Kasiano of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs offloads the ball during a National Rugby League match against the Parramatta Eels on Sunday, June 15, in Sydney. The Eels won the match 22-12. Mark Nolan/Getty Images
Children prepare to enter the stadium with the national soccer teams from Switzerland and Ecuador prior to a World Cup match Sunday, June 15, in Brasilia, Brazil. Clive Mason/FIFA/Getty Images
Horses go to the start of a race at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne on Saturday, June 14. Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images
LeBron James of the Miami Heat is guarded by Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs during Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, June 12. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
English goalkeeper Joe Hart lies in the net after Italy's Mario Balotelli scored a goal to put Italy up 2-1 in a World Cup match Saturday, June 14, in Manaus, Brazil. Italy would go on to win by that score. FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images
The Los Angeles Kings celebrate their Stanley Cup victory as New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist kneels in the crease Friday, June 13, in Los Angeles. Rebecca Taylor/NHLI/Getty Images
Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs waits to be introduced prior to Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, June 12. With the Spurs' Finals triumph, Parker has now won four NBA titles. Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Agnieszka Radwanska returns a shot during her first-round match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the Aegon Championships in London on Monday, June 16. Radwanska was the top seed at the tournament, but she lost to Pavlyuchenkova in three sets. CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images
Ivory Coast midfielder Didier Ya Konan vies for the ball with a couple of Japanese players during their World Cup match Saturday, June 14, in Recife, Brazil. Ivory Coast won the match 2-1. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Chicago Cubs catcher John Baker tags out Clint Barmes of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, June 12. Gene J. Puskar/AP
NASCAR driver Brett Moffitt spins into the grass during the Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, June 15. Sean Gardner/NASCAR/Getty Images
Portuguese defender Pepe headbutts Thomas Mueller of Germany during a World Cup match in Salvador, Brazil, on Monday, June 16. The move resulted in a red card, and Portugal lost 4-0. Stu Forster/Getty Images
San Antonio's Tim Duncan looks for a rebound during Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, June 15. Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Table tennis players Sheng-Sheng Huang and Hung-Chieh Chiang play in the ITTF World Tour Korea Open on Sunday, June 15, in Incheon, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
Chile's Jorge Valdivia shows his excitement after scoring a goal that gave his team a 2-0 lead in its World Cup game against Australia on Friday, June 13. Chile won the game 3-1. WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images
Cyclists compete Wednesday, June 11, during the Tour de Singkarak in West Sumatra, Indonesia. Amir Zargari won the event. Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images
A man peers over a fence to watch Wimbledon qualifying matches Monday, June 16, in London. The tennis tournament begins Monday, June 23. Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images
Five airplanes fly over Michigan International Speedway prior to a NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday, June 15, in Brooklyn, Michigan. Jason Miller/Getty Images
Australia's national rugby team sets up to move the ball forward Saturday, June 14, in Melbourne during the second of its three-match series against France. Australia won the match 6-0, following up on its 50-23 win in the first match. Darrian Traynor/Getty Images
Tamera Young of the Chicago Sky, right, shoots against Camille Little of the Seattle Storm during a WNBA game in Rosemont, Illinois, on Tuesday, June 10. Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images
Uruguayan soccer players warm up prior to their World Cup match against Costa Rica on Saturday, June 14. Costa Rica would later win the game 3-1 in Fortaleza, Brazil. See 42 amazing sports photos from last week Alex Livesey/FIFA/Getty Images