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Year in photos: 33 of the best sports snapshots of 2023

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Getty Images sports photographers snapped action shots around the globe in 2023. Here's a compilation of their finest work.


Shohei Ohtani is mobbed after striking out Mike Trout to clinch Japan's victory over the United States in the World Baseball Classic final.

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Travis Kelce finds Patrick Mahomes in the thick of the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl LVII celebration.

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Los Angeles Clippers guard Russell Westbrook roars after scoring an and-1 layup against the Memphis Grizzlies.

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LSU forward Angel Reese taunts Iowa star Caitlin Clark as time wanes in the NCAA championship game.

Maddie Meyer / Getty Images

UConn guard Andre Jackson Jr. dunks emphatically in a Final Four clash with Miami.

Carmen Mandato / Getty Images

Florida wide receiver Ricky Pearsall leaps above Charlotte defenders to reel in a dazzling one-handed catch.

James Gilbert / Getty Images

Running back J.K. Dobbins dives for a touchdown to propel the Baltimore Ravens past the Houston Texans.

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Aaron Rodgers' left Achilles tendon ruptures on the opening drive of his New York Jets debut.

Elsa / Getty Images

Blood gushes from Top Noi Kiwram's eye during his UFC flyweight bout with Nyamjargal Tumendemberel in China.

Zhang Lintao / UFC / Getty Images

Maori rugby league player James Fisher-Harris greets the opposition ahead of an all-star match in New Zealand.

Hannah Peters / Getty Images

Boston Bruins sniper David Pastrnak exults after scoring in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Maddie Meyer / Getty Images

Sprung on a breakaway, Bo Horvat tallies a postseason goal for the New York Islanders.

Bruce Bennett / Getty Images

Oakland A's baserunner Tony Kemp contorts to elude the tag of Boston Red Sox catcher Jorge Alfaro.

Ezra Shaw / Getty Images

A Miami Marlins teammate showers Jean Segura with Gatorade following a walk-off win over the Chicago Cubs.

Megan Briggs / Getty Images

Indiana Fever rookie Aliyah Boston dribbles below the hoop during a WNBA game in Seattle.

Steph Chambers / Getty Images

Eventual world champion Sha'Carri Richardson crosses the 100-meter finish line at the U.S. Track and Field Championships.

Christian Petersen / Getty Images

Fernando Ferreira jumps for joy as he completes the Boston Marathon.

Maddie Meyer / Getty Images

Nick Taylor, the first homegrown Canadian Open winner in 69 years, savors his tournament victory with caddie Dave Markle.

Minas Panagiotakis / Getty Images

Ole Miss quarterback Jaxson Dart absorbs a huge hit against Tulane.

Jonathan Bachman / Getty Images

Novak Djokovic stumbles over the net while facing Hubert Hurkacz at Wimbledon.

Clive Brunskill / Getty Images

Donna Vekic serves the ball at the Australian Open.

Lintao Zhang / Getty Images

PGA pro Sam Burns shoots from the bunker at the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina.

Jared C. Tilton / Getty Images

French motocross rider David Rinaldo takes flight while executing a trick at X Games California.

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Artistic swimmer Yukiko Inui competes at the World Aquatics Championships in Japan, her home country.

Clive Rose / Getty Images

Australia players celebrate a missed penalty kick that helped seal France's defeat in the Women's World Cup quarterfinals.

Quinn Rooney / Getty Images

Catalina Usme clutches teammate Daniela Arias following Colombia's elimination from the World Cup.

Maddie Meyer / FIFA / Getty Images

Lionel Messi is feted for leading Inter Miami to the Leagues Cup title in his first MLS season.

Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images

Louis Lappe's walk-off home run in the Little League World Series final elicits joy from his El Segundo, California, squad.

Tim Nwachukwu / Getty Images

The triumphant LSU baseball team dogpiles in the infield at the end of the College World Series.

Jay Biggerstaff / Getty Images

Seattle Mariners catcher Cal Raleigh holds onto a pop-up against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Steph Chambers / Getty Images

Giovani Santillan clocks welterweight opponent Alexis Rocha en route to knocking him out in California.

Cris Esqueda / Golden Boy / Getty Images

Danielle Collins prepares to deliver a serve at the San Diego Open.

Sean M. Haffey / Getty Images

Partners Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram kiss the US Open men's doubles trophy.

Al Bello / Getty Images

Nick Faris is a features writer at theScore.

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