Pictures of the Year: 2014
Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made one of the best catches in NFL history in 2014, a 43-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys.
Matt Elam of the Baltimore Ravens gets kicked by Eddie Royal of the Chargers.
Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs makes a diving catch into the photo well on a foul ball hit by Aaron Hill of the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix.
Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers kicks Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning as he jumps while returning a pun. Brown was penalized for unnecessary roughness.
Sara Staykova of Bulgaria performs with the ball during the GAZPROM World Cup Rhythmic Gymnastics in Stuttgart, Germany.
An over-anxious San Francisco defender leaps into the backfield of the Carolina Panthers before the ball is snapped.
Jennifer Suhr of the U.S. competes during the pole vault final at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Poland. Suhr won the pole vault competition at the 2012 London Games, but only finished fifth in this competition.
Diego Ferreira (right) lands a punch on Ramsey Nijem during the second round of their lightweight mixed martial arts bout. Ferreira won in the second round.
Wide receiver Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots is tackled by strong safety Usama Young of the Oakland Raiders.
Lightning strikes near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field during a weather delay before the game between Florida and Idaho in Gainesville on Aug. 30.
A surfer rides a wave during a tow-in surfing session at the Praia do Norte beach in Nazare, Portugal.
Competitors in the women's Snowboard Cross semifinals at the Winter Olympics.
Jennifer Abel of Canada in action during practice prior to the 3m Springboard Final at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Travis Hamonic of the New York Islanders is smashed into the glass by Nick Bjugstad of the Panthers.
Vlad Duric escapes serious injury after falling off Golfing in in the home straight in Race 5, the Bert Bryant Handicap during Melbourne Racing at Caulfield Racecourse.
Chris Andersen of the Miami Heat and Alan Anderson of the Brooklyn Nets battle for the ball during their game at the Barclays Center.
Phil Brown does a face-plant into a gate at the World Cup giant slalom in Beaver Creek.
Cameron Smith of Australia in action during the second round of the 2014 Hong Kong Open.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo attempts to score on a bicycle kick during a La Liga match against Granada.
Fans watch the New York Giants vs. Jacksonville Jaguars game from underwater in the northeast pool on the Clevelander Deck at EverBank Field.
DeWanna Bonner (24) celebrates with Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor after the Phoenix Mercury won the WNBA championship. They defeated Chicago Sky 87-82 in the clinching game.
Super Bowl XLVIII got off to a rough start for Denver when the first snap from scrimmage went flying past Peyton Manning's head and into the end zone.
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis dunks against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Derek Jeter celebrates his game-winning hit in his last at-bat at Yankee Stadium.
Andrej Meszaros of the Boston Bruins flips over Tomas Tatar of the Red Wings in the third period during the game at TD Garden.
Clint Dempsey of the U.S. celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group G World Cup soccer match against Ghana. The United States won the match 2-1.
Little League star Mo'ne Davis throws a pitch against the Southeast Region team from Nashville.
Alec Martinez of the Los Angeles Kings scores the Stanley Cup-winning goal in double overtime, beating New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. After being down 3-1 in its first-round series, Los Angeles completed its second title run in three years with the victory.
Team Vestas Wind competes in the Volvo Ocean Race, the world's premier ocean race for professional racing crews.
Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell jumps over Arizona Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson during a 14-6 victory.
With the tying run on third in game 7 of the World Series, Pablo Sandoval caught a fly ball in foul territory to end the game and set off a San Francisco celebration.
Vincent Kriechmayr of Austria loses control during the Audi FIS World Cup Men's Super G Race on the Birds of Prey course in Beaver Creek.
San Antonio Spurs Kawhi Leonard shoots over Chris Andersen of the Heat in game 4 of the NBA Finals.
Aaron Craft of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts after losing to the Dayton Flyers 60-59 in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner pitched five scoreless innings to lead the Giants past the Royals 3-2 in in the decisive Game 7 in Kansas City.
Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch, and Matt Kenseth wreck on the front stretch as Dale Earnhardt Jr. goes low to avoid the crash during the NASCAR Sprint Unlimited auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Adelina Sotnikova gave Russia its first gold medal in women's Olympic figure skating, outscoring silver medalist Yuna Kim of South Korea and bronze medalist Carolina Kostner of Italy.
Alex Poythress and teammates go up for a rebound against Wisconsin in the 2014 Final Four.
Seoul's Hae Chan Cho (21) celebrates with teammates after hitting a solo home run against Jackie Robinson West (Chicago) in the Little League World Series finale.
United States skier Devin Logan jumps during the women's freestyle skiing slopestyle qualifying at the Sochi Olympics. Logan won the silver medal.
Chris Davis of Auburn tries to tackle Rashad Greene of Florida State in the BCS Championship game.
Marin Cilic after winning 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 over Kei Nishikori in the U.S. Open final.
Craig Hollaway of Greenwich Borough FC is beaten by Ellis Deeney of Worcester City during the FA Cup Qualifying Fourth Round match.
American snowboarder Jamie Anderson's jump during the ladies' slopestyle finals at the Olympics is shown in multiple exposures. Anderson won a gold medal in the competition.
Auburn's Joe Turner attempts to bring down Alabama running back Amari Cooper in the 2014 Iron Bowl. Cooper finished with 224 yards in Alabama's 55-44 win.
Kevin Magnussen of Denmark and McLaren drives during practice ahead of the Russian Formula One Grand Prix in Sochi, Russia.
Mario Edwards Jr. and Terrance Smith of Florida State tackle Nick Marshall of Auburn in the BCS Championship Game.
Brad Keselowski celebrates after winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Oklahoma forward Ryan Spangler grabs a rebound in a contest against Oklahoma State.
Mac Bohonnon competes in the freestyle aerials t the 2014 Winter Olympics.
The Oregon Ducks take the field for their game against the Oregon State Beavers.
Rafael Nadal serves against Juan Monaco of Argentina in their second round match of the Mutua Madrid Open.
Reed Sorenson's Chevrolet catches fire during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 in Richmond, Va.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski scores a touchdown against Vontae Davis of the Indianapolis Colts.
Adelina Sotnikova of Russia during the short program at the Sochi Olympics.
Georgia Tech running back Synjyn Days dives in for a touchdown against Florida State.
Dwight Howard goes for a shot against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Prisms of light fly overhead during the round-of-16 match between Grigor Dimitrov and Andy Murray at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris. Murray won 6-3, 6-3.