What a year for sports! And we've found the 17 best images covering its wide world in 2017, including Canada's Barrett Martineau looking fierce on the skeleton track.
After finishing just 0.02 seconds apart for third and fourth respectively, Sara Andres Barrio of Spain and Fleur Jong of Netherlands congratulate each other following the Womens 200m T44 final at the IPC World ParaAthletics Championships.
EYES ON THE PRIZE
Josh Jooris and Nazem Kadri have one thing on their minds.
GRAND SLAM OF A TIME
As documented on @rogerfederer, the living legend who spent the year rising back up the rankings will also go low to get the best shot.
When the Dominican Republic's Welington Castillo tagged out Colombia's Oscar Mercado at the World Baseball Classic, everyone around got pretty excited.
Driver Michael Caruso shows off the inside of his #23 Supercars Championship ride.
During a 5–0 thrashing at the hands of Man City, two West Ham United supporters invade the pitch to "act out" a previous penalty that went in City's favour.
IN HIS SIGHTS
Craig Williams and his ride, Nozomi, bear down on the competition at the Cranbourne Cup in October.
Duke head coach David Cutcliffe gets the traditional Gatorade bath after his side defeated Northern Illinois in the Quick Lane Bowl.
Competitors in the 35th Lyzhnya Rossii nationwide mass ski race get off to a frantic start in Volgograd, Russia.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. pits his #88 Nationwide Throwback Chevrolet and the crew's controlled chaos begins. Earnhardt Jr. started and finished the Bojangles' Southern 500 22nd.
THE BIGGER THEY ARE...
Ozeki Goeido is slapped down by fourth-ranked maegashira Shohozan at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Goeido ended up finishing second in the tournament.
For the third year in a row, the seemingly inevitable happened with Cleveland and Golden State meeting in the NBA Finals. The Warriors took the series in five games.
TONGUES ON CHEEK
At the 2017 International Dog Sled Races in Todtmoos, Germany, the mushers get all the glory, but the hard work happens out front.
RIGHT IN THE PINSTRIPES
Yankees pitcher David Robertson reacts to a foul tip that hit New York cacther Gary Sanchez in a particularly sensitive region.
Indianapolis Cornerback Chris Milton gets lost in the snow during a game against Buffalo. The Bills won 13-7.
Mike Lee gets tossed at the PBR Frontier Communications Sacramento Clash and has a whole lot to do quickly to get out of the way.
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