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.
Jahvon Blair of the Georgetown Hoyas reacts after scoring in the first half against the Seton Hall Pirates during the Semifinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 12, 2021, in New York City.
Jahvon Blair of the Georgetown Hoyas had some great reactions throughout the entire Semifinal game, and with it being a close game, it made it even more important to document all of the reactions and celebrations happening. Luckily, I snapped this photo early in the game and knew I had something good, which allowed me to shift my focus to finding celebration or dejection from the Seton Hall Pirates in case Georgetown came out on top – which they did and ended up winning the conference tournament the next day.
— Sarah Steir
Artemi Panarin of the New York Rangers skates into the spotlight during warmups prior to the start of the game against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on March 13, 2021, in Boston, Massachusetts.
I was given the heads up that Artemi Panarin of the New York Rangers would be returning to play this game and knew it would be important to grab as many photos as I could of him. It was my first NHL game I had covered all season, and the moment the lights went down and the spotlights appeared on ice, I knew I had an opportunity to make a dramatic frame. Panarin had been taking wide laps around the perimeter so I had a good feeling he’d skate into one of the spotlights. I made sure that my camera settings were all set so that he’d be exposed properly, and then just hit the shutter hoping that a frame or two would come into focus, and luckily enough this one did!
— Kathryn Riley
Bryson DeChambeau of the United States plays a shot from a bunker on the 14th hole during the third round of THE PLAYERS Championship on THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on March 13, 2021, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
What impresses most people about Bryson DeChambeau’s play is his length off the tee and rightfully so — he is hitting it off the tee to places on the golf course that no one ever thought possible. DeChambeau has a great touch around the green and doesn’t get a lot of credit for it. In this moment, he had to play this shot from the bunker on the 14th hole during The PLAYERS Championship. I was first attracted to the light and how it appeared that DeChambeau was by himself on the golf course. It was also an opportunity to document a different side of his game other than his use of the driver. It has been a lot of fun to see the fans back at tournaments that rush to see DeChambeau pull out the driver.
— Sam Greenwood
The Georgetown Hoyas celebrate the win over the Creighton Bluejays after the Big East Championship game at Madison Square Garden on March 13, 2021, in New York City. The Georgetown Hoyas defeated the Creighton Bluejays 73-48 to win the title. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Osun Osunniyi of the St. Bonaventure Bonnies celebrates with the championship trophy following their 74-65 win over the Virginia Commonwealth Rams in the championship game of the Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 14, 2021, in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
Da’Monte Williams of the Illinois Fighting Illini and Luka Garza of the Iowa Hawkeyes fight for the rebound during the second half of the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 13, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
Shae Leverett of the South Florida Bulls reacts after winning the American Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Championship game against the UCF Knights at Dickies Arena on March 11, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Benjamin Solomon/Getty Images)
Trey Murphy III of the Virginia Cavaliers grabs a rebound as he kicks Alan Griffin of the Syracuse Orange on the way down during the first half of their quarterfinals game in the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 11, 2021, in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Jake Virtanen of the Vancouver Canucks gets hauled down by Jesperi Kotkaniemi of the Montreal Canadiens while battling for the loose puck during the third period of NHL hockey action at Rogers Arena on March 8, 2021, in Vancouver, Canada. Goalie Carey Price and Jeff Petry of the Montreal Canadiens along with Adam Gaudette of the Vancouver Canucks look on during the play. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
Timo Meier of the San Jose Sharks stickhandles past David Backes of the Anaheim Ducks during the first period at Honda Center on March 13, 2021, in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Chloe Kim of the United States takes a practice run during a training day for the Aspen 2021 FIS Snowboard and Freeski World Championship on March 9, 2021, in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
Jeffrey Earnhardt, driver of the No. 0 KSDT Chevrolet, Josh Berry, driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet Accessories Chevrolet, and Dexter Bean, driver of the No. 90 Badger Environmental Chevrolet, race during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Call 811 Before You Dig 200 presented by Arizona 811 at Phoenix Raceway on March 13, 2021, in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W12 kicks up sand as he runs wide during Day One of F1 Testing at Bahrain International Circuit on March 12, 2021, in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Clive Mason – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)
Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets throws a pitch in the bullpen before the start of the spring training game against the Houston Astros at The Ballpark of The Palm Beaches on March 11, 2021, in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox fields the ball in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during their MLB spring training baseball game at Camelback Ranch on March 17, 2021, in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Doug Ghim of the United States reacts on the 14th green during the third round of THE PLAYERS Championship on THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on March 13, 2021, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Justin Thomas of the United States reacts after finishing on his way to winning on the 18th green during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship on THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on March 14, 2021, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Jordan Spieth of the United States plays a shot on the 18th hole during the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship on THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on March 11, 2021, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Dean Henderson of Manchester United punches the ball away as he collides with teammate Harry Maguire and Jarrod Bowen of West Ham United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on March 14, 2021, in Manchester, 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. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Alisha Lehmann of Everton celebrates with teammate Megan Finnigan after scoring their team’s second goal during the Barclays FA Women’s Super League match between Birmingham City Women and Everton Women at St George’s Park on March 11, 2021, in Burton upon Trent, 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. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Paulo Díaz of River Plate makes a foul to Nicolás Capaldo of Boca Juniors after which referee sanctions a penalty during a match between Boca Juniors and River Plate as part of Copa De La Liga Profesional 2021 at Estadio Alberto J. Armando on March 14, 2021, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)
Leandro Trossard of Brighton & Hove Albion lies down behind the wall as he defends a free kick during the Premier League match between Southampton and Brighton & Hove Albion at St Mary’s Stadium on March 14, 2021, in Southampton, 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. (Photo by Andrew Couldridge – Pool/Getty Images)
Ji So-Yun, Drew Spence, Pernille Harder, Melanie Leupolz, Erin Cuthbert, Sam Kerr and Fran Kirby of Chelsea pose for a photograph with the trophy as they hold up a shirt for Maren Mjelde of Chelsea who was seriously injured during the FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup Final match between Bristol City Women and Chelsea Women at Vicarage Road on March 14, 2021, in Watford, 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. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)