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.
Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros celebrates while rounding the bases after hitting a walk-off home run to win 4-3 against Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series at PETCO Park on Oct. 15, 2020, in San Diego, California.
In the race for the pennant, every pitch matters. But, when a game remains tied into the 9th inning, the pressure gets ratcheted up even more. Knowing that Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros has delivered so many big hits over the course of his career, I wanted to remain laser-focused on him at the plate. When he hit the ball, he stood still, and then very slowly made his way up the baseline. Once he started rounding third base and saw his teammates gathered at the plate, he began pumping his fist and celebrated all the way to home.
— Sean M. Haffey
Lydia Ko of New Zealand plays her second shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the 2020 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Aronimink Golf Club on Oct. 09, 2020, in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys is carted off the field after sustaining a leg injury against the New York Giants during the third quarter at AT&T Stadium on Oct. 11, 2020, in Arlington, Texas.
Randy Arozarena of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the Houston Astros during the fourth inning in game one of the American League Championship Series at PETCO Park on Oct. 11, 2020, in San Diego, California.
Joey Rosskopf of The United States and CCC Team / Matthew Holmes of The United Kingdom and Team Lotto Soudal / Alex Dowsett of The United Kingdom and Team Israel Start-Up Nation / Simone Ravanelli of Italy and Team Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec / Salvatore Puccio of Italy and Team INEOS Grenadiers / Matthias Brandle of Austria and Team Israel Start-Up Nation / Breakaway / during the 103rd Giro d’Italia 2020, Stage Eight a 200km stage from Giovinazzo to Vieste-Gargano on Oct. 10, 2020, in Vieste, Italy.
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers hugs Udonis Haslem of the Miami Heat after winning the 2020 NBA Championship in Game 6 of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros is hit by the pitch against the Oakland Athletics during the eighth inning in Game 1 of the American League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Oct. 05, 2020, in Los Angeles, California.
Carl Roberts of Notts County crosses the ball during the Vanarama National League match between Notts County and Barnet at Meadow Lane on Oct. 10, 2020, in Nottingham, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors.
Sam Cane of the All Blacks performs the haka ahead of the Bledisloe Cup match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australian Wallabies at Sky Stadium on October 11, 2020 in Wellington, New Zealand.
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates with Quinn Cook and teammates after winning the 2020 NBA Championship in Game 6 of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
I’ve been covering LeBron James since 2010 through the NBA Championships with the Miami Heat, but I could see how important this year’s Championship was to him. The look of accomplishment and joy was strikingly evident once the Los Angeles Lakers knew they had Game Six won. It was a pleasure to witness LeBron’s hustle and see him carry this team to get the city of Los Angeles another championship in such a hard year for the sport after losing the legendary Kobe Bryant.
— Mike Ehrmann
Pieter Van Lankveld, Jay Schippers, Ynze Oegema, Justin Kimmann, Teun Kivit and Twan Van Gendt compete during the Dutch National BMX Championships at Olympic Training Centre Papendal on Oct. 11, 2020, in Arnhem, Netherlands.
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after winning championship point during his Men’s Singles Final against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day fifteen of the 2020 French Open at Roland Garros on Oct. 11, 2020, in Paris, France.
New York Jets take the field prior to the start of the game against the Arizona Cardinals at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 11, 2020, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Manuel Margot of the Tampa Bay Rays catches a fly ball as he crashes over the wall on a foul by George Springer of the Houston Astros during the second inning in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series at PETCO Park on Oct. 12, 2020, in San Diego, California.
Lakers fans celebrate in front of the Staples Center on October 11, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. People gathered to celebrate after the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.