The best sports photos of 2015

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TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 14: Jose Bautista #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws his bat up in the air after he hits a three-run home run in the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers in game five of the American League Division Series at Rogers Centre on October 14, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 11: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots drops back to pass during the second half of the NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on October 11, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. The Patriots defeated the Cowboys 30-6. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: (R-L) Holly Holm kicks Ronda Rousey in their UFC women's bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 193 event at Etihad Stadium on November 15, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 31: Matt Shoemaker #52 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches to the Detroit Tigers during the second inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 31, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/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)
DAYTON, OH - MARCH 18: Kyle Davis #3 of the Dayton Flyers goes to the basket against Chandler Hutchison #15 of the Boise State Broncos during the first round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 18, 2015 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 02: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford, crashes into his crew on pit road during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 2, 2015 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA - JANUARY 04: Nicholas Fairall of the USA competes on his first jump on day 6 of the Four Hills Tournament Ski Jumping event at Bergisel-Schanze on January 4, 2015 in Innsbruck, Austria. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
KAZAN, RUSSIA - AUGUST 03: Carlos Gimeno of Spain competes in the Men's High Diving 27m preliminary round on day ten of the 16th FINA World Championships at the Kazanka River on August 3, 2015 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, connects with a right to the head of Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, during their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - The Baltimore Orioles bat against the Chicago White Sox during a baseball game without fans Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Baltimore. Due to security concerns in the wake of riots following the funeral for Freddie Gray, the game was closed to the public. Gray suffered a spinal injury in police custody and later died. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard throws before Game 2 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) is tackled by the face mask by Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Arthur Moats (55) in the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh. Moats was penalized on the play. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) is introduced before an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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)
New York Mets' Michael Conforto watches his home run against the Kansas City Royals during the third inning in Game 4 of the Major League Baseball World Series Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
Miami Marlins' Dee Gordon slides safely past Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy during the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Milwaukee. Gordon scored from third on a sacrifice fly by Martin Prado. Miami won 6-2. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin shoots during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
CSKA Moscow's Kyle Hines, right, in action with Olympiacos' Dimitris Agravanis, left, during the Euroleague Final Four semifinal basketball match between CSKA Moscow and Olympiacos in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Fabio Fognini from Italy serves during his Madrid Open tennis tournament match against Grigor Dimitrov from Bulgaria in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands steers his car during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a return to Marin Cilic of Croatia during their quarterfinal match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Friday, April 17 2015. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
United States' Carli Lloyd, right, celebrates with teammates after Lloyd scored her third goal against Japan during the first half of the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Miami Heat center Chris Bosh watches a shot bounce off the rim during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Heat won 104-90. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Ohio State players celebrate after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Oregon Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Ohio State won 42-20. (AP Photo/Tom Pennington, Pool)
BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 23: Usain Bolt of Jamaica (R) wins gold ahead of (bottom to top) Justin Gatlin of the United States, Tyson Gay of the United States, Mike Rodgers of the United States and Trayvon Bromell of the United States during the Men's 100 metres final during day two of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 23, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets is hit by a slide by Chase Utley #26 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning in an attempt to turn a double play in game two of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Serena Williams of the United States leaves court with the Venus Rosewater Dish after her victory in the Final Of The Ladies' Singles against Garbine Muguruza of Spain during day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 11, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots is surrounded by the media after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

As the year in sports comes to a close, it's time to take a look back at the highlights the major leagues gave us in 2015.

For your viewing pleasure, we rounded up the most stunning sports photos of the year. From last season's Super Bowl, on through the most recent shots of the last few months, the men and women behind the cameras have given us plenty of material to work with in 2015.

Click through the gallery above, and tweet us at @AOLSports with your feedback.

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