Here's a look at some of the defining moments, game-changing plays, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.
This week's shots include Dale Earnhardt emerging from a cloud of smoke at the Daytona 500, the final match of Men's Curling at the Sochi Olympics, and feats of speed and strength at the NFL scouting combine.
This gallery contains photos published from Feb. 19-23.
This gallery was curated by photo editor Alyssa Goodman in New York.
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