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.
Jonathan Jones of the New England Patriots intercepts a ball intended for Tim Patrick of the Denver Broncos during the second half at Gillette Stadium on Oct. 18, 2020, in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
The New England Patriots faced off against the Denver Broncos a week later than expected due to players testing positive for COVID-19. Although they ultimately lost 18-12, a bright spot for the team was cornerback Jonathan Jones, shown here intercepting a pass intended for Tim Patrick of the Denver Broncos. Jones’ performance left the usually tight-lipped Patriots coach Bill Belichick impressed, who called the interception, ‘an outstanding play on the ball.’
— Maddie Meyer
Shane van Gisbergen drives the No. 97 Red Bull Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore ZB during the Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama on Oct. 18, 2020, in Bathurst, Australia.
Brandon Lowe of the Tampa Bay Rays is congratulated by Willy Adames after hitting a two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the 2020 MLB World Series at Globe Life Field on Oct. 21, 2020, in Arlington, Texas.
The Tigers celebrate after they defeated the Power during the AFL First Preliminary Final match between the Port Adelaide Power and Richmond Tigers at Adelaide Oval on Oct. 16, 2020, in Adelaide, Australia.
Alex Bowman, driver of the No. 88 ChevyGoods.com/Truck Hero Chevrolet pits during the NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on Oct. 18, 2020, in Kansas City, Kansas.
NASCAR is always exciting to shoot because it involves a lot of bright colors and a lot of speed. With so many races throughout the season, it’s challenging to try to capture something out-of-the-ordinary. As motorsport photographers, we are always searching for new and different angles to both challenge ourselves and so that the images don’t become stale. Looking back from the outside position in turn 4 during the NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at the Kansas Speedway this past weekend, I noticed the graphic quality of all the pit signs stacked up. I waited for a car to come into the pits and shot the photo with a 500mm lens which compresses the pit signs that run the length of pit row. The result was this image that shows both the action of the crew members and the color found within the sport.
— Jamie Squire
Cam Sims of the Washington Football Team catches a fourth-quarter touchdown against Logan Ryan of the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 18, 2020, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Joe Simmonds of Exeter Chiefs lifts the trophy with his teammates after victory in the Heineken Champions Cup Final match between Exeter Chiefs and Racing 92 at Ashton Gate on Oct. 17, 2020, in Bristol, England.
Mookie Betts of the Los Angeles Dodgers catches a fly ball at the wall on a hit by Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves during the fifth inning in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series at Globe Life Field on Oct. 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas.
When covering baseball, I try to listen to the sounds of the game: the crack of the bat, footsteps on the bases and umpires making calls. When I heard the sound of the ball off of Freddie Freeman’s bat, I knew it was headed for deep right field, where Mookie Betts had been stealing base hits from the Braves for the last six games of the series. Plays like this happen in an instant, so timing is everything. That goes not only for the photographer but also for the player and Bett’s timing was perfect on this play as he scaled the wall and robbed what looked to be a home run.
— Ronald Martinez
Andre Onana of Ajax and teammates look dejected after Nicolas Tagliafico of Ajax scores an own goal for Liverpool’s first during the UEFA Champions League Group D stage match between Ajax Amsterdam and Liverpool FC at Johan Cruyff Arena on Oct. 21, 2020, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Ozzie Albies of the Atlanta Braves slides into home plate safely past Will Smith of the Los Angeles Dodgers to score a run during the fourth inning in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series at Globe Life Field on Oct. 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas.
Zach Pascal of the Indianapolis Colts scores a touchdown reception against LeShaun Sims of the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium on Oct. 18, 2020, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Julio Urias of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after closing out the teams 4-3 victory against the Atlanta Braves in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series at Globe Life Field on Oct. 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas.