Sports photos of the week, April 6

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 04: The Wisconsin Badgers celebrate after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats as Willie Cauley-Stein #15 looks on during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Wisconsin defeated Kentucky 71-64. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 30: Jeff Teague #0 of the Atlanta Hawks drives under Michael Carter-Williams #5 of the Milwaukee Bucks at Philips Arena on March 30, 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)
UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 29: Tyler Kennedy #26 of the New York Islanders skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Detroit Red Wings at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 29, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Red Wings 5-4. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers' Wesley Johnson, left, and Philadelphia 76ers' Thomas Robinson struggle for position on a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 30, 2015, in Philadelphia. Los Angeles won 113-111 in overtime. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Miami's Omar Sherman (22) swats the ball away from Temple's Jesse Morgan (3) during the second half of a semifinal at the NIT college basketball tournament Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in New York. Miami won 60-57. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 05: Jason Heyward #22 of the St. Louis Cardinals scores a run in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs during the Opening Night game at Wrigley Field on April 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 05: Ian Cole #28 of the Pittsburgh Penguins checks Pierre-Edouard Bellemare #78 of the Philadelphia Flyers in the second period on April 5, 2015 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, left, fouls Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 106-78. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Texas Rangers Nick Williams (50) slides in at home as plate umpire Anthony Johnson prepares to signal safe as New York Mets' Anthony Recker (20) holds the ball in his glove in the fourth inning of an exhibition baseball game Saturday April 4, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Napoli's Britos performs an overhead kick as Roma's Juan Iturbe challenges him, during a Serie A soccer match at Rome's Olympic stadium, Saturday, April 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 03: Dustin Tokarski #35 of the Montreal Canadiens lies on the ice following a shootout goal by Patrik Elias #26 of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on April 3, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Canadiens 3-2 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 01: Tom Daley of Great Britain in action during a training session at the London Aquatics Centre on April 1, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
AT SEA - APRIL 4: In this handout image provided by the Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team SCA. Day 17. Birds and showers. Nature. 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 Anna-Lena Elled/Team SCA/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images)April 04, 2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team SCA. Day 17. Birds and showers. Nature.
Carolina Hurricanes' John-Michael Liles (26) pushes Philadelphia Flyers' Nick Cousins (52) to the ice during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, April 4, 2015. Carolina won 3-2 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 03: Joel Reddy of the Rabbitohs is tackled by is tackled by the Bulldogs defence during the round five NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium on April 3, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - APRIL 03: Antoine Roussel #21 of the Dallas Stars jumps over Alex Pietrangelo #27 of the St. Louis Blues in the first period at American Airlines Center on April 3, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - APRIL 05: Tiffany Mitchell #25 of the South Carolina Gamecocks makes contact with Jewell Loyd #32 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as she defends in the second half during the NCAA Women's Final Four Semifinal at Amalie Arena on April 5, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)
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UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 24: Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders lies on the puck as action swirls around him during the second period against the Minnesota Wild at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 24, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley, right, is upended as New York Mets' Juan Lagares, left, slides safely into third with a stolen base during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Lagares went on to score on John Ryan Murphy's throwing error. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Poland's Grzegorz Krychowiak, left, is tackled by Republic of Ireland's Aiden McGeady during their Euro 2016 Group D qualifying soccer match at the Aviva stadium, Dublin, Ireland, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MARCH 25: Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada performs during the Ice Dancing-Pairs Short Program on day one of the 2015 ISU World Figure Skating Championships at Shanghai Oriental Sports Center on March 25, 2015 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang - ISU/ISU via Getty Images)
Dalton State forward Jordan Bowling, top, celebrates with teammate Jerrico Williams following the NAIA championship basketball game against Westmont in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Bowling scored 18 points as Dalton State won 71-53. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
KEY BISCAYNE, FL - MARCH 25: Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium serves to Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland during day 3 of the Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 25, 2015 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MARCH 25: Derrick Favors #15 of the Utah Jazz shoots against the Portland Trail Blazers on March 25, 2015 at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 24: Filip Forsberg #9 of the Nashville Predators high-fives assistant equipment manager Jeff Camelio before warmups against the Montreal Canadiens at Bridgestone Arena on March 24, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 24: Jared Boll #40 of the Columbus Blue Jackets throws a punch against Clayton Stoner #3 of the Anaheim Ducks during the second period on March 24, 2015 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers, top, and New York Knicks forward Quincy Acy reach for a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Clippers won 111-80. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
AARHUS, DENMARK - MARCH 25: Greg Garza of United States in action during the International Friendly match between Denmark and Unites States at NRGi Park on March 25, 2015 in Aarhus, Denmark. (Photo by Lars Ronbog / FrontZoneSport via Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 26: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white) A competitor jumps in the Decathlon Mens High Jump during the Australian Athletics Championships at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre on March 26, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Lucie Safarova, of the Czech Republic, serves the ball to Johanna Larsson, of Sweden, during their match at the Miami Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla.,Friday, March 27, 2015.(AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany steers his car out of the pit after the tire change during the second practice session for the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski (8) is checked by Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (55) as goalie Petr Mrazek stops a shot during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Ty Kelly (68) throws to second to retire New York Mets' Curtis Granderson after fielding a David Wright ground ball in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game Friday, March 27, 2015, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO - MARCH 28: Tyra Izor jumps to third place in the ladies' aerials at the 2015 U.S. Freestyle Ski National Championships at Steamboat Ski Resort on March 28, 2015 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 28: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers allows a goal by Milan Lucic #17 of the Boston Bruins in the first period at the TD Garden on March 28, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
VARS, FRANCE - MARCH 28: French athlete Eric Barone, 54 years old, rides his bike before he breaks the World Speed Record by bike with a maximum speed recorded at 223,30 Km/h on March 28, 2015 in Vars, France. (Photo by Richard Bord/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 27: DeMarre Carroll #5 of the Atlanta Hawks reaches for a steal against Luol Deng #9 of the Miami Heat at Philips Arena on March 27, 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)
SEVILLE, SPAIN - MARCH 27: Rusian Rotan of Ukraine goes for a high ball againsy Juanfran of Spain during the Spain v Ukraine EURO 2016 Qualifier at estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on March 27, 2015 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Boston Celtics' Tyler Zeller and Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan, right, vie for a rebound during the first half of the Clippers' 119-106 win in an NBA basketball game in Boston on Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Ben Revere leaps to rob Detroit Tigers' Rajai Davis of a home run in the third inning of a spring training baseball game in Clearwater, Fla., Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Jack Auty of Durham, N.H., goes airborne just a few turns into the men's slalom ski race at the U.S. Alpine Championships, Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Sugarloaf Mountain Resort in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. Auty did not finish the race. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Buffalo Sabres left wing Marcus Foligno, front, is knocked off his skates while driving for a shot by Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog, of Sweden, in the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Denver. Colorado won 5-3. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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