What a shot! 39 amazing sports photos

Published 6:29 AM ET, Tue August 5, 2014
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A Montreal Alouettes cheerleader performs during the second half of a Canadian League Football game between the Alouettes and the Toronto Argonauts on Friday, August 1, in Montreal. CHRISTINNE MUSCHI/Reuters/Landov
Canadian diver Jennifer Abel competes in the 1-meter springboard final Friday, August 1, at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland. Abel won the event, which took place in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital. STEFAN WERMUTH/Reuters/landov
Tiger Woods hits out of the rough during the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, which was played Sunday, August 3, in Akron, Ohio. Woods reinjured his lower back during the round, forcing him to pull out of the tournament. Woods had just recently returned to competitive action after taking three months off to have surgery. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
A judge watches a rider compete in the Working Hunter Pony Championships on Wednesday, July 30, during the Royal International Horse Show in Hickstead, England. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
Nathan Thorley of Wales loses his mouthguard after a punch from Kennedy St. Pierre of Mauritius during their light-heavyweight boxing match held Friday, August 1, at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. St. Pierre won the bout and went on to win the final, too. JIM YOUNG/Reuters/Landov
Athletes compete in the 10,000-meter final Friday, August 1, at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Uganda's Moses Kipsiro won gold in the event. Alex Livesey/Getty Images
Kevin Lytwyn of Canada competes in the final of the horizontal bar, or high bar, during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on Friday, August 1. He won the bronze medal in the event. England's Nile Wilson won gold. Julian Finney/Getty Images
Seth Smith of the San Diego Padres jumps but can't make the catch on a foul ball that was hit by St. Louis' Matt Carpenter during a Major League Baseball game Wednesday, July 30, in San Diego. Denis Poroy/Getty Images
Canada's Brittanee Laverdure, left, and Nigeria's Ifeoma Nwoye wrestle Thursday, July 31, in the semifinals of the 55-kilogram (121-pound) weight class at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Laverdure won the match and the final as well to take the gold medal. Alex Livesey/Getty Images
A contestant competes in Mekepung, a traditional water buffalo race, near Negara, Indonesia, on Sunday, August 3. Putu Sayoga/Getty Images
Georgian soldier Temur Dadiani, a double amputee, sets a Guinness World Record by doing 36 planche pushups in 38.25 seconds Sunday, August 3, at the Ministry of Defence in Tbilisi, Georgia. Dadiani lost his legs in 2011 after an explosion in Afghanistan. George Begiashvili/Demotix/Corbis
Australian diver Matthew Mitcham competes in the 10-meter platform final Saturday, August 2, at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland. England's Tom Daley won gold in the event. Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
Josh Thomas of the NFL's Carolina Panthers reaches out to hug his son, Dallas, after a practice Tuesday, July 29, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Chuck Burton/AP
Gisela Pulido jumps while competing Sunday, August 3, during the Kitesurf World Cup event in St. Peter-Ording, Germany. Axel Heimken/EPA/Landov
Participants compete Sunday, August 3, in the German Finger Wrestling Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. In the event, opponents sit at a table and try to pull each other's fingers toward each other's side. Angelika Warmuth/DPA/Landov
Pippa Middleton, sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, joins sailors with youth charity UKSA during Cowes Week on Sunday, August 3. Cowes Week, one of the largest sailing regattas in the world, takes place in the Solent, a strait between England's mainland and the Isle of Wight. Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images
Stefan Kiessling of German soccer club Bayer Leverkusen touches the head of FC Seoul player Lee Woong-Hee during a preseason match in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday, July 30. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
Nori Aoki of the Kansas City Royals loses his helmet as he beats out a ground ball for an infield single Saturday, August 2, in Oakland, California. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images
Nicolai Larsen, a goalkeeper for Danish soccer club Aalborg, reaches for a shot Wednesday, July 30, during a UEFA Champions League qualifying match against Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb in Aalborg, Denmark. Dinamo won the match 1-0 off this shot from Marcelo Brozovic. Lars Ronbog/FrontZoneSport/Getty Images
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt celebrates winning gold in the 4x100-meter relay Saturday, August 2, at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. holds up a broom Sunday, August 3, after winning the Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Earnhardt also won the June race at Pocono, completing the season "sweep" at the track. Tom Pennington/NASCAR/Getty Images
Australian gymnast Olivia Vivian competes in the individual all-around final Wednesday, July 30, during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. She finished fifth in the event, which was won by England's Claudia Fragapane. Hannah Peters/Getty Images
Tony Cruz of the St. Louis Cardinals avoids a tag from Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy and scores a run Saturday, August 2, in St. Louis. Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
Kenya's Purity Cherotich Kirui and Milcah Chemos Cheywa lead runners through a water jump in the final of the 3,000-meter steeplechase Wednesday, July 30, at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Kurui won the event while Cheywa took silver. BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
David Katoatau of Kiribati drops the bar during a weightlifting event Wednesday, July 30, at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. He won gold in his 105-kilogram (231-pound) weight class. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
English lawn bowler Bob Love, who was born without arms, prepares to use his feet to bowl in a bronze-medal match Thursday, July 31, at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Love and his teammates, David Fisher and Paul Brown, defeated Scotland to take bronze in the open triples B6/B7/B8 event. Mark Kolbe/Getty Images
David Weir of England crosses the line to win gold in the T54 1,500-meter final Thursday, July 31, at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Jamie Whincup leads Craig Lowndes in a race at the Ipswich 400, held Saturday, August 2, at Queensland Raceway in Ipswich, Australia. Whincup won two of the three races at Queensland to move atop the standings of the V8 Supercar Championship Series. Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez watches the ball during a preseason match played Saturday, August 2, against Portuguese club Benfica in London. It was Sanchez's first match with his new club since his transfer from Spanish club Barcelona. Matt Dunham/AP
English field hockey player Alex Danson shoots Friday, August 1, during the semifinal match against New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. England won but had to settle for the silver medal after losing to Australia in the final. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Steven Lewis of England competes in the pole vault Friday, August 1, at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. He won after clearing 5.55 meters (18.04 feet). Hannah Peters/Getty Images
Jamaican sprinters Christine Day, Novlene Williams-Mills, Anastasia Le-Roy and Stephenie McPherson embrace after winning gold in the 4x100-meter relay Saturday, August 2, at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Mark Kolbe/Getty Images
Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond reacts furiously after a call at home plate Thursday, July 31, during a game against the Cincinnati Reds in Miami. Redmond was ejected from the game for his eighth-inning outburst, and the Reds won 3-1. Hector Gabino/El Nuevo Herald/MCT/Getty Images
Johanne Defay wins her heat Thursday, July 31, at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California. Defay lost in the quarterfinals of the women's event. Australian Tyler Wright defeated Stephanie Gilmore in the final. Kenny Morris/ASP/Getty Images
English badminton players Gabrielle and Chris Adcock celebrate Sunday, August 3, after winning the gold medal in mixed doubles at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Alex Livesey/Getty Images
Aberdeen Sunsail 2 competes in a Cowes Week race Saturday, August 2, in Cowes, England. Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images
Taiana Lima of Brazil receives the ball Friday, August 1, during a match against the Netherlands at the FIVB Klagenfurt A1 Grand Slam, a beach volleyball tournament in Klagenfurt, Austria. Daniel Kopatsch/Getty Images
Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the Chicago White Sox hosted the Minnesota Twins on Friday, August 1. She included some acrobatics in her pitch, which you can see here in a White Sox tweet. Brian Kersey/Getty Images
Kurtley Beale, bottom, and his Waratahs teammates celebrate after defeating the Crusaders in the Super Rugby final Saturday, August 2, in Sydney. The Waratahs, who are based in Sydney, won 33-32 for its first Super Rugby title. See 37 amazing sports photos from last week Matt King/Getty Images