Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.
Images this week include a horse and rider breaking through a wall at an equestrian event in London, fight for the ball during an English Premier League soccer match in Newcastle, England, and a leap into the end zone at a college football game in San Diego.
This gallery contains photos published Dec. 18-23.
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This gallery was curated by photo editor Alyssa Goodman in New York.