The sports world makes for a beautiful palette but individual images can get lost in the constant shuffle. Here are the best Getty Images sports photos from this week.
Jerick McKinnon of the San Francisco 49ers carries the ball as Blake Martinez and Lorenzo Carter of the New York Giants defend in the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on Sep. 27, 2020, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Going into this game on Sunday, I wasn’t sure what to expect with the San Francisco 49ers’ starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo out and the backup quarterback Nick Mullens starting the game. I thought the score would have been closer than it was. Jerick McKinnon of the 49ers had a great game. In this image, Jerick McKinnon is carrying the ball in for a touchdown. The New York Giants defense couldn’t make the stop and he just plowed through into the corner of the endzone. The 49ers unleashed the fury in the second half against the Giants and I think this is image tells that story.
Robert Rock of England hits a bunker shot on the 5th hole during Day Three of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort on Sep. 26, 2020, in Ballymena, United Kingdom.
The Miami Heat celebrate with the trophy after they are crowned Eastern Finals Champions, after they beat the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on Sep. 27, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota, and Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Mobil 1 Ford, lead the field on a pace lap prior to the NASCAR Cup Series South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sep. 27, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For live racing events, we get special permission from NASCAR to put a remote camera on the rear bumper of the pace car. It’s a really unique position that takes a lot of planning and coordination with NASCAR, however, it really pays off with the incredible angle and shots we are able to get during the most pivotal moments of racing. Especially for the South Point 400, being able to put the viewer on the track with last year’s Champion, Kyle Busch and this year’s most dominant driver, Kevin Harvick, really sets the stage for the playoffs in this one image.
— Chris Graythen
Nozomi Uetake of Japan reacts after missing the birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the Chugoku Shimbun Chupea Ladies Cup at the Geinan Country Club on Sep. 25, 2020, in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima, Japan.
Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers attempts a pass under pressure from Trey Hendrickson of the New Orleans Saints during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sep. 27, 2020, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers react during the second quarter against the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on Sep. 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis delivered stellar performances in Game 1 of The Finals—reminiscent of a few other historic Lakers duos. The two superstars continue to demonstrate an incredible synergy in their play on the court and their interactions have consistently made for engaging photographs. Davis was ready for this moment in The Finals and his intensity was on full display from tip-off. Can these two continue their stellar play and hoist the Lakers’ 17th Larry O’Brien trophy?
— Kevin Cox
General view inside Court Philippe-Chatrier during the Women’s Singles first-round match between Anett Kontaveit of Estonia and Caroline Garcia of France during day one of the 2020 French Open at Roland Garros on Sep. 27, 2020, in Paris, France.
DeAndre Hopkins of the Arizona Cardinals is tackled by Jeff Okudah of the Detroit Lions during the first quarter at State Farm Stadium on Sep. 27, 2020, in Glendale, Arizona.
Bernd Leno of Arsenal makes a save during the Carabao Cup fourth round match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on Oct. 01, 2020, in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around United Kingdom remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in fixtures being played behind closed doors.
Gio Urshela of the New York Yankees celebrates after hitting a grand slam during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the American League Wild Card Series against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on Sep. 30, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Jerry Jeudy of the Denver Broncos catches a pass for a touchdown against Pierre Desir of the New York Jets during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 01, 2020, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Fernando Tatis Jr. of the San Diego Padres reacts after his two-run home run during the 7th inning of Game 2 of the National League Wild Card Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at PETCO Park on Oct. 01, 2020, in San Diego, California.