The best photos from the week in sports: 8/5 - 8/12

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10: Axel Augis of France competes on the horizontal bar during the Men's Individual All-Around final on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Michael Phelps of the United States competes in the Men's 200m Individual Medley heat on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Michael Phelps (L) of the United States leads Chad le Clos of South Africa in the Men's 200m Butterfly Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: Aisen Chen and Yue Lin of China compete in the Men's Diving Synchronised 10m Platform Final on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 07: Michael Bourn #1 of the Arizona Diamondbacks is tagged out at home plate by Martin Maldonado #12 of the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning at Chase Field on August 7, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 07: Kathleen Baker of the United States competes in the Women's 100m Backstroke heat on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 07: Erika Fasana of Italy competes on the uneven bars during Women's qualification for Artistic Gymnastics on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Tom Cleverley of Everton warms up during the pre-season friendly match between Everton and Espanyol at Goodison Park on August 6, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 05: Sebastian Morales of Colombia exits the pool during a training session at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Russell Shepard (89) runs for a touchdown as Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Ed Reynolds (30) misses a tackle during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Ukraine's Volodymyr Matviychuk, right, fights Azerbaijan's Lorenzo Sotomayor during a men's light welterweight 64-kg preliminary boxing match at at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez, left, tags out Chicago White Sox's Omar Narvaez (38) during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Spain's Marta Mangue, center, struggles for control of the ball with Brazil's Jessica Quintino, right, during the women's preliminary handball match between Brazil and Spain at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Houston Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick slides past Minnesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki to score on a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning during a baseball game on Tuesday, Aug., 9, 2016 in Minneapolis. The Astros defeated the Twins 7-5. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
United States' Katie Ledecky competes in a semifinal of the women's 200-meter freestyle during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Astros pinch runner Carlos Gomez, left, beats the tag of Texas Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy to score the tying run on Tony Kemp's single in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
China's Sun Yiwen, right, competes against France's Lauren Rembi in the women's individual epee fencing bronze medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. Yiwen won the match. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Tampa Bay Rays' Nick Franklin, left, scores from third base on a wild pitch from Minnesota Twins reliever Trevor May, right, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
New Orleans Saints quarterback Garrett Grayson (18) scores on a 2-point conversion over New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung (23) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
Boston Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez writhes on the ground after colliding with New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez as Sanchez ran out his single during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Members of team Cuba attempt to block a ball spiked by Iran's H. Milad Ebadipour Ghara during a men's preliminary volleyball match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Ross (11) is tripped up by Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Peyton Thompson (25) and outside linebacker Joplo Bartu (54) during the third quarter of an NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Houston Astros left fielder Tony Kemp makes a futile try for the ball as Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer doubles in the eighth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 in Minneapolis. The Astros won 15-7. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Atlanta Falcons running back Terron Ward (28) is hit by Washington Redskins inside linebacker Will Compton (51) as Washington Redskins inside linebacker Mason Foster (54) looks on during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
New York Yankees' Chase Headley shouts at Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello, leading to the benches clearing, as umpire Todd Tichenor steps between the two, after Headley was tagged out at third trying to stretch a double into a triple during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: Lilly King of the United States celebrates winning gold in the Women's 100m Breaststroke Final on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Fans reach for Cincinnati Reds Brandon Phillips's home run ball as Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Starling Marte, tries in vain to make a catch in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)
Seattle Mariners Hall-of-Famer Ken Griffey Jr. walks out from center field past his number 24 painted on the outfield grass as he is introduced during a ceremony to retire his number, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at Safeco Field in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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Incredible sights and performances from the Summer Olympics dominated the past week in sports, with the United States medaling several times in both gymnastics and swimming.

Football also mercifully returned to our lives, with preseason games beginning this week.

Click through the slideshow above to see the best shots from all of these events and more, and be sure to check back next weekend to see our selection of the best photos from the coming days.

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