Sports photos of the week, Feb. 9

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Philadelphia 76ers' Robert Covington watches his shot fall into the basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 105-98. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - FEBRUARY 05: Heather Watson of Great Britain serves to Cagla Buyukakcay of Turkey during day two of the Fed Cup/Africa Group One tennis at Syma Event and Congress Centre on February 5, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for LTA)
Nashville Predators goalie Carter Hutton deflects a shot during an overtime period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Sunrise, Fla. The Predators defeated the Panthers 3-2 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - FEBRUARY 05: Alvaro Quiros of Spain in action during the first round of the 2015 Maybank Malaysian Open at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club on February 5, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 06: Le Musicienne from the Nigel Blackiston stable heads out for heat two of this mornings jump outs at Flemington Racecourse on February 6, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)
Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic, of Slovenia, left, and Memphis Grizzlies' Jeff Green chase down a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Phoenix. The Grizzlies won 102-101. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Dominican Republic outfielder Leury Garcia fields a ground ball and throws to first base during a Caribbean Series baseball game against Venezuela in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
HANOVER, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 03: Pablo De Blasis of Mainz is challenged by Maurice Hirsch of Hannover during the Bundesliga match between Hannover 96 and 1. FSV Mainz 05 at HDI-Arena on February 3, 2015 in Hanover, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Washington Wizards guard Garrett Temple (17) is fouled by Charlotte Hornets guard Lance Stephenson (1) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Washington. The Hornets won 92-88. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 3: Scott Hartnell #43 of the Columbus Blue Jackets grabs Michael Stone #26 of the Arizona Coyotes during the second period on February 3, 2015 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)
DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 07: The Cameron Crazies taunt Steve Vasturia #32 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as he prepares to inbound the ball against the Duke Blue Devils during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 7, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
The batting helmet of Mexico’s Rico Noel flies off as he dives safely into third base against Cuba third baseman Donald Duarte, during a Caribbean Series baseball game in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 05: Goalie Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders prepares for a shootout as a fan holds up a sign against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on February 5, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The New York Islanders won, 3-2, in a shootout. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS - FEBRUARY 06: Ai Miyazato of Japan hits a tee shot on the 16th hole during round two of the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic at the Ocean Club course on February 6, 2015 in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Oklahoma State center Anthony Allen Jr., center, celebrates with fans following the 67-62 win over Kansas in an NCAA basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)
PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS - FEBRUARY 05: A beachgoer looks on as Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand hits a shot on the eighth hole during round one of the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic at the Ocean Club course on February 5, 2015 in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 06: Terry Bouhraoua of France falls over the top of Masakatsu Hikosaka of Japan during the match between France and Japan in the 2015 Wellington Sevens at Westpac Stadium on February 6, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
New York Islanders' Anders Lee (27) tries to score past Philadelphia Flyers' Steve Mason (35) and Sean Couturier (14) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, in Philadelphia. New York won 3-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski hangs out of a duck boat as fans cheer during a parade in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, to honor the NFL football team's victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Ivory Coast's goalkeeper Boubacar Barry saves a penalty during shoot out at the end of their African Cup of Nations final soccer match against Ghana in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Memphis Grizzlies forward Tony Allen, left, and center Marc Gasol watch as the ball bounces out of bounds in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
Switzerland's Beat Feuz races down the course during the downhill portion of the men's Alpine combined competition at the Alpine skiing world championships on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Beaver Creek, Colo. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Cuba’s Yadiel Hernandez, right, slides safe at the home plate against Venezuela's catcher Jose Gil during a Caribbean Series baseball semifinal game in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
DOHA, QATAR - FEBRUARY 05: Riders make their way through Umm Sakhama during stage three of the 2015 Ladies Tour of Qatar from Souq Waqif to Al Khor Corniche on February 5, 2015 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)
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Stateside, basketball and hockey eagerly get to take their turns in the spotlight, though Notre Dame's Steve Vasturia got a little more attention than he was looking for from Duke's Cameron Crazies.

Pablo De Blasis and Maurice Hirsch showed why the German Bundesliga is one of the most fiercely contest competitions in sports, while Ariya Jutanugarn won herself a beach-going admirer during her play at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic.

So, follow the advice of the 76ers Robert Covington, keep your eye on the ball and check out the latest batch of the best sports photos of the week.

And if you missed it, get caught up on last week's collection in the gallery below.

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New England Patriots strong safety Malcolm Butler (21) intercepts a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette (83) during the second half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Mississippi forward Shequila Joseph (11) attempts to pass the ball under pressure from South Carolina's Tiffany Mitchell (25), Alaina Coates (41) and A'ja Wilson (22) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Oxford, Miss. South Carolina won 77-59. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 27: Lee Westwood of England takes a ball out of a golf hole on the putting green during a practice round prior to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club on January 27, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, MA - JANUARY 27: Orga Cadet, a student at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, plays football with friends on the Quad, on the campus of Harvard University on January 27, 2015 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Boston, and much of the Northeast, is being hit with heavy snow from Winter Storm Juno. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) flips as he runs up court in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
A participant, who urges people to stop eating shark fin, runs wearing a shark outfit, during the Hong Kong Marathon Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. More than 73,000 runners from more than 40 countries registered to take part in the 10-km races, 10-km wheelchair races, half-marathon and marathon races in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Alexander Majorov of Sweden performs on ice during the men's short program of the ISU European Figure Skating Championships on January 28, 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden. AFP PHOTO/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Chelsea's Willian, right, keeps the ball from Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho during the English League Cup semifinal second leg soccer match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28: Kei Nishikori of Japan serves in his quarterfinal match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland during day 10 of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan falls into a row of fans during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 27: Cal Clutterbuck #15 of the New York Islanders celebrates a goal by Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders (not shown) at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 27, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The New York Islanders defeated the New York Rangers 4-1. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 28: A competitor walks up the 10th hole with his caddie during the pro-am ahead of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club on January 28, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
TELFORD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 01: A competitor jumps over fire during the annual Tough Guy Challenge race on February 1, 2015 in Telford, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic bites a ball during his semifinal match against Andy Murray of Britain at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez, from Uruguay, left, in action against Villarreal's goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo, right, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo eyes a shot by the New Jersey Devils during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 31: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) George Kambosos Jr. throws a right at Rodynie Rafol during their Leightweight bout at during the Footy Show Fight Night at Allphones Arena on January 31, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
Creighton's James Milliken (23) tries to drive around Georgetown's L.J. Peak (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers reacts after scoring a goal in the third period against Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden on January 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 31: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning championship point in her women's final match against Maria Sharapova of Russia during day 13 of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 31, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) and Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard struggle for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Atlanta. Atlanta won 105-99 and stretched its winning streak to 18. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 31: Danny DeKeyser #65 of the Detroit Red Wings whacks the pucks to the ice for warm-ups prior to the NHL game against the New York Islanders on January 31, 2015 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
VAL DI FIEMME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 01: (FRANCE OUT) Maxime Laheurte of France competes during the FIS Nordic World Cup Men's HS134/10k on February 01, 2015 in Val di Fiemme, Italy. (Photo by Vianney Thibaut/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 01: Andy Murray of Great Britain looks on as Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after he won their match during day 14 of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on February 1, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01: Tom Brady #12 and Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots celebrate after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 to win Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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