Here's a look at some of the defining moments, game-changing plays, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.
This week's sampling includes fireworks at an event kicking off Super Bowl XLVIII; the Mavericks Invitational big wave surf contest in California; and the Winter X Games.
This gallery contains photos published from Jan. 22-28.
This gallery was curated by photo editor Alyssa Goodman in New York.
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