Sports photos of the week, April 13

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 11: Carlos Ruiz #51 of the Philadelphia Phillies is tagged out by catcher Wilson Ramos #40 of the Washington Nationals while trying to score on a fielders choice hit by Odubel Herrera #37 during the eighth inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on April 11, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 06: Scooter Gennett #2 of the Milwaukee Brewers gets hit by a pitch in the second inning against the Colorado Rockies during Opening Day at Miller Park on April 06, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - APRIL 11: Bruno Fratus competes in the Men's 100m freestyle finals on day six of the Maria Lenk Swimming Trophy 2015 at Fluminense Club on April 11, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ivo Gonzalez/Getty Images)
Duke's Jahlil Okafor dunks the ball during the first half of the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament championship game against Wisconsin Monday, April 6, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
BELLS BEACH, VICTORIA - APRIL 06: Kelly Slater of the United States of America surfs during Round 3 of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach on April 6, 2015 in Bells Beach, Australia. (Photo by Kirstin Scholtz/WSL via Getty Images)
Jordan Spieth applauds after winning the Masters championship during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Wisconsin's Sam Dekker, left, and Traevon Jackson sit in the locker room after their team's 68-63 loss to Duke in the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament championship game Monday, April 6, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
San Diego Padres' Justin Upton, left, is forced out at second as Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick throws out Will Middlebrooks at first during the eighth inning of an opening day baseball game, Monday, April 6, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Mike Weir, of Canada, walk with his caddie down the first fairway during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
A large American flag is unfurled on the field before a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets on opening day at at Nationals Park, Monday, April 6, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Minnesota Twins center fielder Jordan Schafer misplays the triple hit by Detroit Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes during the sixth inning of an opening day baseball game in Detroit, Monday, April 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
A South American cowboy known as a gaucho tries not to be thrown off a wild horse during the Criolla del Prado rodeo in Montevideo, Uruguay,Thursday, April 2, 2015. Riders come from all over Uruguay and neighboring countries to participate in the rodeo. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
Santiago Martinez of Uruguay's Wanderers, left, collides with Wanderers goalkeeper Carlos Techera as they try to stop the ball during a Copa Libertadores soccer game in Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, April 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 06: Michael Taylor #3 of the Washington Nationals bats against the New York Mets in the second inning during Opening Day at Nationals Park on April 6, 2015 in Washington, DC.The Mets won the game 3-1. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 11: The New York Islanders and the Columbus Blue Jackets take the opening faceoff in their game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 11, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. This is the last regular season game to be played in the building as it stands now. The team will relocate to the Barclay's Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City starting in the 2015-16 season. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Clippers' Jamal Crawford, right, tries to grab a pass next to Los Angeles Lakers' Jeremy Lin during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
St. Louis Blues' Dmitrij Jaskin, of Russia, is congratulated by teammate David Backes, left, after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, April 9, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Spectators walk along the first fairway before the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Duke players celebrate after the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament championship game against Wisconsin Monday, April 6, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski cuts down the net after his team's 68-63 victory over Wisconsin in the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament championship game Monday, April 6, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez takes the field for batting practice before the opening day baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Yankees at Yankee Stadium, Monday, April 6, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 11: Eric Young Jr. #4 of the Atlanta Braves slides safely into third base on a RBI triple in the fifth inning against the New York Mets during the Braves opening series at Turner Field on April 11, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Andrelton Simmons #19 scored on the triple. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Manchester City's Vincent Kompany, bottom, tackles Manchester United's Daley Blind earning himself a yellow card in the process during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday, April 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari, left, of Italy, commits a flagrant foul against Sacramento Kings guard Andre Miller in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 12, 2015 in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)
Pittsburgh Penguins' Rob Scuderi (4) collides with New York Islanders' Travis Hamonic (3) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Friday, April 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Cleveland Indians' Yan Gomes celebrates after beating the tag from Houston Astros catcher Hank Conger to score in the second inning of a baseball game, Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) dunks the ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Washington. The Wizards won 108-99. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - APRIL 06: Darren Randolph of Birmingham City fails to stop the shot from Charlie Daniels of AFC Bournemouth during the Sky Bet Championship match between AFC Bournemouth and Birmingham City at Goldsands Stadium on April 6, 2015 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 11: Stefan Demopoulos #12 of the Providence Friars celebrates after the 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Championships against the Boston University Terriers at TD Garden on April 11, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.The Friars defeat the Terriers 4-3. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: The Porsche Team 919 Hybrid of Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley drives during practice for the FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Silverstone at Silverstone Circuit on April 10, 2015 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)
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It's a great time of year to be a sports fan, with baseball season just beginning and the NHL and NBA postseasons starting later this week. Champions were just crowned in NCAA basketball and hockey, and athletes around the world are constantly competing in swimming, racing, soccer, and then some, so there's never a dull moment if you're dying to see some action.

Click through the slideshow above for the week's best sports photos and, if you missed them, be sure to catch up with last week's selection below.

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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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