Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.
Images from this week include figure skaters performing in Osaka, Japan; an Oakland Raiders player being flipped by a Rams player during a game in St. Louis; and a surfer riding an enormous wave at a competition in Portugal.
This gallery contains photos published Dec. 27-30.
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This gallery was curated by photo editor Alyssa Goodman in New York.