What a shot! 40 amazing sports photos

Published 6:36 AM ET, Tue April 21, 2015
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Spectators cheer near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20. It was the second Boston Marathon since the deadly bombings of 2013. Robert F. Bukaty/AP
Barcelona's Lionel Messi performs an overhead kick during a Spanish league match against Valencia on Saturday, April 18. Barcelona won the home match 2-0, and Messi scored his 400th goal for the club. David Ramos/Getty Images
Novak Djokovic plays a shot Friday, April 17, during a quarterfinal match at the Monte Carlo Masters in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Djokovic would go on to win the tournament and become the first man to win the opening three Masters tournaments of the season. Djokovic also won the Australian Open earlier this year. Lionel Cironneau/AP
Ice dancers Madison Chock, left, and Evan Bates perform at the gala exhibition that took place Sunday, April 19, during the World Team Trophy event in Tokyo. KIYOSHI OTA/EPA
Washington's John Wall leaps into Toronto's Kyle Lowry as he drives to the basket Saturday, April 18, during Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series. Wall and the Wizards defeated the Raptors 93-86 in overtime. Dave Sandford/NBAE/Getty Images
Cleveland pitcher Carlos Carrasco lies on the field after a line drive struck him in the jaw on Tuesday, April 14. Carrasco came out of the game and went to the hospital, but fortunately he was only bruised. Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports
Ingolstadt's Jean-Francois Boucher checks Mannheim's Jonathan Rheault on Tuesday, April 14, during Game 3 of the German league playoff finals. Ingolstadt won the away game 6-1. Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images
Joshua Asplin dives into the pool for a 50-meter freestyle race Thursday, April 16, at the New Zealand Swimming Championships in Auckland. Hannah Peters/Getty Images
Swiss gymnast Caterina Barloggio competes in a floor exercise event Wednesday, April 15, at the European Championships in Montpellier, France. PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images
The engine of Yonny Hernandez's motorcycle bursts into flames during the MotoGP race in Argentina on Sunday, April 19. The mechanical issue forced Hernandez out of the race. Natacha Pisarenko/AP
An assistant bullfighter is gored during a training fight held Sunday, April 19, in Zaragoza, Spain. JAVIER BELVER/EPA/Landov
Gian Villante punches Corey Anderson during their light-heavyweight bout Saturday, April 18, in Newark, New Jersey. Villante stopped Anderson in the third round. Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images
Miami's Dee Gordon tries to turn a double play while playing the New York Mets on Saturday, April 18. Elsa/Getty Images
Club Brugge's Tom de Sutter, left, and Dnipro's Valeriy Luchkevych, right, collide during a Europa League quarterfinal match on Thursday, April 16. The match in Bruges, Belgium, ended scoreless. The second leg will be played in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP
A competitor spits water as he passes under a fence Sunday, April 19, during the Belik Race in Cabanillas del Campo, Spain. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images
Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian ever, warms up prior to competing in a 400-meter freestyle race Friday, April 17, in Mesa, Arizona. Phelps' races in Mesa were his first since he was charged with DUI and suspended for six months by USA Swimming. Matt York/AP
Alvaro Quiros plays a shot from the bushes Sunday, April 19, during the final round of the Shenzhen International in Shenzhen, China. He still managed to shoot a 63 and finish the tournament tied for 15th. Stuart Franklin/Getty Images
Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton adjusts his suit Friday, April 17, as he prepares for the Bahrain Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain. He won the race two days later. HOCH ZWEI/Corbis
Surfer Nat Young wipes out Thursday, April 16, during an event in Margaret River, Australia. Kelly Cestari/WSL/Getty Images
Boston's Brandon Bass, right, is defended by Cleveland's Timofey Mozgov on Sunday, April 19, during Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series. Cleveland won the home game 113-100. Tony Dejak/AP
Polish cyclist Michal Kwiatkowski celebrates Sunday, April 19, after winning the Amstel Gold Race in Valkenburg, Netherlands. Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Figure skater Jason Brown performs an exhibition routine Sunday, April 19, at the World Team Trophy event in Tokyo. Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images
Participants in the Tweed Run ride their bicycles over London's Westminster Bridge on Saturday, April 18. The Tweed Run is an annual event in which people wear vintage clothing and ride their bicycles though city centers worldwide. Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters/landov
Toronto's Josh Donaldson is hit by a pitch during a home game against Tampa Bay on Thursday, April 16. Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images
St. Louis forward Vladimir Tarasenko shoots the puck past Minnesota's Marco Scandella during Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series on Thursday, April 16. Minnesota took the opening game 4-2. Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
Mark Winkelman races in the Baja Sur 500, an off-road race in the Mexican state of Baja California, on Saturday, April 18. Matt Kartozian/USA TODAY Sports
Houston's Clint Capela goes up for a dunk Saturday, April 18, while playing Dallas in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series. The Rockets opened the series with a 118-108 victory. Bill Baptist/NBAE/Getty Images
Brad Weber of the Chiefs looks to pass from a ruck during a Super Rugby match played Friday, April 17, in Christchurch, New Zealand. Martin Hunter/Getty Images
NASA astronaut Terry Virts honors legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson as he wears a Robinson jersey aboard the International Space Station on Wednesday, April 15. NASA
Beneil Dariush, right, puts Jim Miller in a chokehold during their lightweight bout Saturday, April 18, in Newark, New Jersey. Dariush won by unanimous decision. Alex Trautwig/Getty Images
Junior swimmers Jamie Ingram, left, and Kyle Chisholm race in the 200-meter butterfly Wednesday, April 15, during the British Swimming Championships in London. Clive Rose/Getty Images
Girls practice soccer skills at a middle school in Handan, China, on Tuesday, April 14. Hao Qunying/Xinhua
Figure skater Denis Ten performs an exhibition routine Sunday, April 19, at the World Team Trophy event in Tokyo. Shingo Ito/AFLO SPORT/Corbis
Portland guard C.J. McCollum passes under the outstretched leg of Memphis' Tony Allen during an NBA playoff game Sunday, April 19, in Memphis. Memphis won the first game of the series 100-86. Mark Humphrey/AP
A drop of sweat falls from the face of tennis player Rafael Nadal as he plays Friday, April 17, at the Monte Carlo Masters in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Eric Gaillard/Reuters/Landov
Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick dives for a ball during a home game on Saturday, April 18. Bob Levey/Getty Images
Inter Milan's Mateo Kovacic (No. 10) collides with AC Milan's Andrea Poli during an Italian league match on Sunday, April 19. The match ended 0-0. Maurizio Borsari/AFLO/Corbis
A silhouette of pro golfer Felipe Aguilar is seen Thursday, April 16, as he plays in the first round of the Shenzhen International in Shenzhen, China. Stuart Franklin/Getty Images
Felice Herrig, bottom, is lifted by Paige VanZant before being dropped during their strawweight bout Saturday, April 18, in Newark, New Jersey. VanZant won by unanimous decision. Julio Cortez/AP
Spectators in Antigua watch a Test cricket match between England and the West Indies on Thursday, April 16. See 36 amazing sports photos from last week Ricardo Mazalan/AP