What a shot! 24 amazing sports photos

Published 9:42 PM ET, Mon December 25, 2017
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Konstantin Milyukov performs at the Russian Figure Skating Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Thursday, December 21. Igor Russak/NurPhoto/Getty Images
Golden State's Kevin Durant blocks a shot by Cleveland's LeBron James during the second half of an NBA game in Oakland, California on Monday, December 25. Golden State won 99-92. Tony Avelar/AP
Barcelona's Lionel Messi runs with the ball during a match against Real Madrid in Madrid, Spain, on Saturday, December 23. Messi, who lost one of his boots, went on to assist Aleix Vidal, solidifying Barcelona's 3-0 win. OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP/Getty Images
Scotland's Peter Wright competes at the William Hill World Darts Championships in London, England, on Thursday, December 21. Naomi Baker/Getty Images
Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce is upended by Miami defensive back Alterraun Verner after making a catch during an NFL game in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday, December 24. Kansas City defeated Miami 29-13. Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Tyler Harding of Great Britain crashes during the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup in Font-Romeu, France, on Saturday, December 23. Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Andrew Shaw of the Montreal Canadiens collides with Calgary Flames' Mike Smith during an NHL game in Calgary, Canada, on Friday, December 22. Montreal won 3-2. Derek Leung/Getty Images
Seattle cornerback Justin Coleman jumps out of a Salvation Army kettle with defensive end Frank Clark after returning an interception for a touchdown against Dallas during an NFL game in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday, December 24. Seattle won 21-12.
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Jaroslav Tirner of the Czech Republic competes in the freestyle competition at the UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, on Tuesday, December 19. Francois Nel/Getty Images
Cameron White of the Melbourne Renegades gets hit in the groin during a Big Bash League cricket match against Brisbane Heat in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday, December 23. Michael Dodge/Getty Images
Benevento goalkeeper Vid Belec throws a flare that landed on the field during an Italian league soccer match against Genoa in Genoa, Italy, on Saturday, December 23. Genoa won 1-0. SIMONE ARVEDA/ANSA/EPA-EFE
Wrestlers compete in the mud at Maharashtra Kesari, an Indian-style wrestling tournament, in Pune, India, on Thursday, December 21. Sanket Wankhade/Hindustan Times/Getty Images
Indianapolis tight end Jack Doyle catches a pass during an NFL game against Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday, December 23. Baltimore won 23-16. Patrick Smith/Getty Images
North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell is greeted by her players after their 79-63 win over Grambling State in an NCAA basketball game in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Tuesday, December 19. Hatchell earned her 1,000th career victory. Janet Blackmon Morgan/AP
West Ham's Marko Arnautovic celebrates scoring his team's first goal during a Premier League soccer match against Newcastle in London, England, on Saturday, December 23. Newcastle defeated West Ham 3-2. EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS/Newscom
Dallas cheerleaders perform during the first half of an NFL football game against Seattle in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday, December 24. Roger Steinman/AP
Notre Dame guard Arike Ogunbowale goes for a shot during a college basketball game against Marquette in South Bend, Indiana, on Wednesday, December 20. Matt Cashore/USA TODAY Sports
Agen's Clement Laporte jumps to score a try during a French Top 14 rugby union match against Brive in Agen, France, on Saturday, December 23. THIERRY BRETON/AFP/Getty Images
Bristol City's Joe Bryan scores his team's first goal during a Premier League match against Manchester United in Bristol, England, on Wednesday, December 20. Bristol City won 2-1. JOHN SIBLEY/Action Images/Reuters/Newscom
West Virginia guard Jevon Carter tries to make a pass after stealing the ball from Coppin State guard Tre Thomas during an NCAA basketball game in Morgantown, West Virginia, on Wednesday, December 20. West Virginia beat Coppin State 77-38. Ray Thompson/AP
Rebecca Parkes of Hungary vies for the ball with Spain's Matilde Ortiz Reyes during a Water Polo World League match in Budapest, Hungary, on Tuesday, December 19. Tibor Illyes/MTI/EPA-EFE
T.J. Oshie of Washington skates the puck against Dallas' Tyler Pitlick during an NHL game in Dallas, Texas, on Tuesday, December 19. Washington won 4-3. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States competes in the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Courchevel, France, on Wednesday, December 20. Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Arizona linebacker Haason Reddick makes his way out to the field before an NFL game against New York in Glendale, Arizona, on Sunday, December 24. See 25 amazing sports photos from last week Christian Petersen/Getty Images