Wednesday, March 5, 2014

38 amazing sports photos 2014

Ski jumper Severin Freund jumps during a World Cup competition in Falun, Sweden, on Wednesday, February 26.

Motorcycle racer Valentino Rossi steers his bike during a MotoGP preseason test in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Thursday, February 27.

Yuta Wakimoto of Japan slides down the track after crashing during the keirin competition Wednesday, February 26, at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Cali, Colombia.

The Chicago Cubs take the field for a Cactus League game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday, February 27, in Mesa, Arizona.

Josh Sweeney, a member of the U.S. Paralympic sled hockey team, does pushups prior to the team's final U.S.-based practice Thursday, February 27, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The team is set to compete at the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Rose's Risk, right, wins a race Friday, February 28, at the Coral Brighton & Hove Greyhound Stadium in Hove, England.

A reflection in the water shows Aidan Coleman riding Stone Light as they jump at the Newbury Racecourse in Newbury, England, on Friday, February 28.

Joel Tomkins, a rugby player for Saracens, crashes into a flag post just short of the try line during a Premiership match against Bath on Friday, February 28, in Bath, England.

Thai boxer Benz lies on the canvas Friday, February 28, after being knocked out by Chinese boxer Zhang Junlong during a World Boxing Federation match in Qingdao, China.

NASCAR driver Brian Vickers sits in his car in the garage area during practice Friday, February 28, for the Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.

The Boston Red Sox warm up before a Grapefruit League game against the Minnesota Twins on Friday, February 28, in Fort Myers, Florida.

Race car driver Danica Patrick stands on pit road Friday, February 28, before NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying at Phoenix International Raceway.

Emilio Parks of Johnson C. Smith University is fouled by Winston-Salem State defender Brian Okam, right, in the CIAA Tournament semifinals at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday, February 28.

Johanna Defey rides a wave Saturday, March 1, in the Roxy Pro Gold Coast event in Gold Coast, Australia.

Yui Chul Nam is tended to after his fight with Kazuki Tokudome at the UFC Fight Night event in Macau on Saturday, March 1.

Alan Pardew, the manager of Newcastle United, headbutts Hull City's David Meyler during an English Premier League match Saturday, March 1, in Hull, England. Pardew was fined by his team and later charged by the Football Association for improper conduct.

Theodor Gebre Selassie leaps to kick the ball during a Bundesliga match between Werder Bremen and Hamburger SV on Saturday, March 1, in Bremen, Germany.

Soccer player Nikita Parris of England celebrates scoring during the U-23 friendly match against Sweden in La Manga, Spain, on Saturday, March 1.

Kirby Chambliss flies during the first stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Saturday, March 1, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks reacts after scoring his second goal of the night against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, March 1. The game was held outdoors at snowy Soldier Field in Chicago.

Laurens De Vreese, foreground, recovers after a crash during the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in Ghent, Belgium, on Saturday, March 1.

David Klein walks on the 18th hole of The Hills Golf Club during the final round of the New Zealand Open on Sunday, March 2. The course, in Queenstown, New Zealand, is adorned with sculptures of a sword-wielding warrior and 110 wolves.

Paula Creamer celebrates after holing a 75-foot eagle putt to win the HSBC Women's Champions event in Singapore on Sunday, March 2.

Cyclists compete during the Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne race Sunday, March 2, in Kuurne, Belgium.

Johan Clarey competes during a World Cup super-G event Sunday, March 2, in Kvitfjell, Norway.

Esteban Gutierrez drives during Formula 1 winter testing at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, on Sunday, March 2.

Stephane Ouaiche focuses on the ball as he serves to Christophe Legout during the final of the France Table Tennis Championships on Sunday, March 2.

Giampaolo Pazzini of AC Milan looks back as Martin Caceres of Juventus leaps for the ball during a Serie A match in Milan, Italy, on Sunday, March 2.

England captain Stuart Broad dives to safety during the second match of the One Day International series between the West Indies and England.

Dwayne Bravo, a cricketer from the West Indies, celebrates Sunday, March 2, during the second match of the One Day International series between the West Indies and England in Antigua.

Kevin Harvick celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, March 2.

Kristina Vogel of Germany celebrates after winning a gold medal in the keirin event Sunday, March 2, at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Cali, Colombia.

King's College's Tommy Desir turns over Delaware Valley's Alec Horan during the NCAA Division III East Regional wrestling championships in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, March 2.

Eric Moreland of the Oregon State Beavers loses the ball as Kyle Anderson of the UCLA Bruins looks back during the first half of their game Sunday, March 2, in Los Angeles.

Carlos Moncrief of the Cleveland Indians catches a fly ball at the right-field wall during a spring training game in Goodyear, Arizona, on Wednesday, February 26. The wall was displaying an advertisement for a homebuilder.
LeBron James wears a mask to protect his broken nose as the Miami Heat play against the New York Knicks in Miami on Thursday, February 27.
New Mexico State's Daniel Mullings, center, is caught up in a brawl involving players and fans after the game at Utah Valley on Thursday, February 28. The melee started after New Mexico State guard K.C. Ross-Miller hurled the ball at Utah Valley's Holton Hunsaker seconds after Utah Valley's 66-61 overtime victory.

Matthew Pavlich of the Fremantle Dockers marks the ball against Jordan Roughead, right, and Dale Morris of the Western Bulldogs during an Australian rules football match Wednesday, February 26, in Melbourne.