Sports photos of the week, February 23

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This week in sports saw NASCAR's up-and-coming Joey Logano emerge unscathed from some late drama to earn his first crown on Daytona's hallowed track. Meanwhile, many of baseball's best are also enjoying the Florida sunshine, with MLB spring training kicking off in some of the country's sunnier climes.

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Joey Logano celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
FT. MYERS, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Boston Red Sox players participate in drills during a Spring Training workout at Fenway South in Fort Myers, Florida on February 19, 2015. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
Columbus Blue Jackets' Marko Dano (56) dives for the puck past Philadelphia Flyers' Jakub Voracek (93), of the Czech Republic, during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Philadelphia. Columbus won 5-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Illinois guard Brittany Carter (20) and Rutgers center Rachel Hollivay (1) grab for the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers won 80-56. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Nashville Predators center Craig Smith (15) scores a goal against San Jose Sharks goalie Alex Stalock (32) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, eyes a ball at the quarter-finals match of the Rio Open tennis tournament against Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Texas Rangers players warm up during spring training baseball practice, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
MEMPHIS, TN - FEBRUARY 19: Chris Hawkins #11, Trahson Burrell #0, Calvin Godfrey #40 and Pookie Powell #3 of the Memphis Tigers celebrate from the bench against the Connecticut Huskies on February 19, 2015 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis defeated Connecticut 75-72. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Alexei Marchenko (47) and Chicago Blackhawks right wing Kris Versteeg collide after going for a puck in the air during the overtime period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Chicago. The Red Wings won in a shootout 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
SANYA, CHINA - FEBRUARY 18: In this handout image provided by the Volvo Ocean Race onboard Team Alvimedica, Seb Marsset drives south as equatorial clouds begin to appear on the horizon in every direction, the first signs of ITCZ convergence and volatility during Leg 4 from Sanya to Auckland on February 18, 2015 in Sanya, China. The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 is the 12th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain on October 04, 2014, the route, spanning some 39,379 nautical miles, visits 11 ports in eleven countries (Spain, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, China, New Zealand, Brazil, United States, Portugal, France, The Netherlands and Sweden) over nine months. The Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews. (Photo by Amory Ross/Team Alvimedica/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images)
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20: Troy Bayliss of Australia rides the #21 Aruba.it Racing-Ductati Superbike Team Ducati Panigale R during the practice session for the World Superbikes World Championship Australian Round at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on February 20, 2015 in Phillip Island, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
MALMESBURY, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: A skateboarder jumps from a ramp that has been erected inside the 12th century former Benedictine Malmesbury Abbey on February 18, 2015 in Malmesbury, England. For the seventh year running the abbey's interior has been transformed into a skatepark which will welcome youngsters from across the south west for three days to try the variety of ramps, quarter pipes, grinding rails and trick boxes underneath the famous Norman vaulted stone ceiling. . (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
FALUN, SWEDEN - FEBRUARY 22: Irina Avvakumova of Russia competes in the Mixed Team HS100 Normal Hill Ski Jumping during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships at the Lugnet venue on February 22, 2015 in Falun, Sweden. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 18: Shanne Braspennincx of the Netherlands Cycling Team competes in the Women's Team Sprint qualifying round as her coach yells during day 1 of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships held at National Velodrome on February 18, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) looks for an open teammate as Houston Rockets forward Joey Dorsey (8) and guard James Harden (13) defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in Dallas. Dallas won 111-100. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
WARSAW, POLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Jun-Ho Kim of Korea competes in the Men's 500m on day one of the ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships at Stegny Ice Rink on February 20, 2015 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield - ISU/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Cam Talbot #33 of the New York Rangers stops a shot in the third period against the Vancouver Canucks on February 19, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.The Vancouver Canucks defeated the New York Rangers 5-4 in an overtime shootout. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
WANAKA, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 22: An athlete competes in the Challenge Wanaka on February 22, 2015 in Wanaka, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 20: Paul Millsap #4 defends as Kyle Korver #26 of the Atlanta Hawks blocks a shot by Jonas Valanciunas #17 of the Toronto Raptors at Philips Arena on February 20, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
WARSAW, POLAND - FEBRUARY 21: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) Team China compete in the Women's Team Sprint during day two of the ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships at Stegny Ice Rink on February 21, 2015 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield - ISU/Getty Images)
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Another sure sign of spring is the chase for a ticket to college basketball's "Big Dance," as Memphis celebrated a huge victory over the defending champion UConn Huskies. In the pro ranks, hockey and basketball seasons are gearing up for some hugely competitive playoff races, just ask Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki.

From baseball mounds in Florida to bike rides in New Zealand and everything in between, check out the week's best sports photos in the gallery above.

And if you missed it, check out last week's collection below.

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Western Conference dunks the ball during the 2015 NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden on February 15, 2015 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Szenes - Pool/Getty Images)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 10: Nawroz Mangal of Afghanistan bats during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup warm up match between India and Afghanistan at Adelaide Oval on February 10, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)
BEAVER CREEK, CO - FEBRUARY 14: Nicol Gastaldi of Argentina races during the Ladies' Slalom on the Golden Eagle racecourse on Day 13 of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships on February 14, 2015 in Beaver Creek, Colorado. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Queens Park Rangers' Leroy Fer, right, vies for the ball with Sunderland's Liam Bridcutt, left, during their English Premier League soccer match between Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
SANYA, CHINA - FEBRUARY 13: In this handout image provided by the Volvo Ocean Race onboard Team Alvimedica, Nick Dana (R) and Dave Swete (L) setting up the outrigger on the bow in a building breeze during Leg 4 from Sanya to Auckland on February 13, 2015 in Sanya, China. The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 is the 12th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain on October 04, 2014, the route, spanning some 39,379 nautical miles, visits 11 ports in eleven countries (Spain, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, China, New Zealand, Brazil, United States, Portugal, France, The Netherlands and Sweden) over nine months. The Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews. (Photo by Amory Ross/Team Alvimedica/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images)
Blackburn's Rudy Gestede, left, in action against Stoke's goalkeeper Jack Butland during the English FA Cup fifth round soccer match between Blackburn and Stoke at Ewood Park Stadium, Blackburn, England, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Baylor forward Taurean Prince (21) is fouled going to the basket by Oklahoma State's Michael Cobbins (20) as Le'Bryan Nash (2) and Christien Sager (15) watch in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Brad Keselowski (2) slides backward after hitting the wall in the front stretch and Kyle Busch (18) drives through the infield grass to avoid him during the NASCAR Sprint Unlimited auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 14: Aj Catanzaro rider of the #64 Suzuki RM-Z races the field during the 250SX Main during the Monster Energy AMA Supercross at AT&T Stadium on February 14, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Texas’ Myles Turner (52) is hit in the face with the ball as he and Texas Tech’s Norense Odiase (32) scramble for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Washington Capitals left wing Marcus Johansson, left, of Sweden, puts Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler into the boards during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. The Capitals won 5-3. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Swiss Jakob Broger pulled by King George, front, is on his way to win the Credit Suisse Skijoering Grand Prix race on the frozen Lake of St. Moritz, on the third weekend of the White Turf Races in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009. In background is Harald Kronseder pulled by Luberon. (AP Photo/Keystone, Arno Balzarini)
Roma’s Gervinho eyes the ball during a Serie A soccer match between Roma and Parma, at Rome's Olympic stadium, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
Indiana guard Yogi Ferrell reacts after missing a shot attempt to tie the game after an NCAA college basketball game against Maryland, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in College Park, Md. Maryland won 68-66. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
WINNIPEG, MB - FEBRUARY 16: Michael Hutchinson #34 of the Winnipeg Jets blocks a shot on goal by Derek Roy #8 of the Edmonton Oilers in shoot-out action in an NHL game at the MTS Centre on February 16, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 15: Mark Schwarzer of Leicester City reacts as the ball hits the back of the net after Scott Sinclair of Aston Villa scored their second and winning goal during the FA Cup fifth round match between Aston Villa and Leicester City at Villa Park on February 15, 2015 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
LAWRENCE, KS - FEBRUARY 14: Rico Gathers #2 of the Baylor Bears grabs a rebound from Kelly Oubre Jr. #12 and Cliff Alexander #2 of the Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse on February 14, 2015 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
PEBBLE BEACH, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Nick Watney hits a tee shot on the 18th hole during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at the Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 15, 2015 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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