The best photos from the week in sports: 8/12 - 8/19

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The past week in sports has obviously been dominated by the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, but that's not all that's going on.

Preseason football continued this week as we inch ever closer to kickoff for the 2016 season.

We also saw plenty of action from Major League Baseball, with division and wild card races heating up around the league.

Check out the best sports photos of the week below:

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15: Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas (L) wins the gold medal in the Women's 400m Final ahead of silver medalist Allyson Felix of the United States and bronze medalist Shericka Jackson of Jamaica on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 17: Silver medalist Nia Ali (L) and gold medalist Brianna Rollins of the United States celebrate after the Women's 100m Hurdles Final on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
MASON, OH - AUGUST 17: General view as the sun sets on the match between Kristina Mladenovic of France and Angelique Kerber of Germany on Day 5 of the Western & Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 17, 2016 in Mason, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 17: Gemma Beadsworth of Australia is smashed during the Women's Water Polo qualification match between Australia and Brazil at Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Yuan Cao of China competes in the Men's Diving 3m Springboard semi final at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 14: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox reacts as he is given a Powerade bath following a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 14, 2016 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 14: Russell Martin #55 of the Toronto Blue Jays catches a foul pop up in the seventh inning during MLB game action and avoids falling into the Houston Astros dugout on August 14, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Linda Cerruti and Costanza Ferro of Italy compete in the Women's Duets Synchronised Swimming Free Routine Preliminary Round on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 13: Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets dives safely into third base during the first inning after a throwing error commited by the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on August 13, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A paddleboarder is pictured on the water near Leasowe at Liverpool Bay in the Irish Sea at sunset on August 15, 2016. / AFP / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Peerman (30) is brought down by Detroit Lions line backer Chi Chi Ariguzo in the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
New England Patriots tight end A.J. Derby, right, celebrates his touchdown catch with wide receiver Aaron Dobson (17) during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
In this photo taken with slow shutter speed, Jelle van Gorkom of the Netherlands competes in the men's seeding run at the Olympic BMX Center during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Jordan Wilimovsky, of United States, competes in the men's marathon event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
United States' Gabrielle Douglas performs on the uneven bars during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Detroit Lions outside linebacker Tahir Whitehead (59) tackles Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers, left, during the first half of an NFL exhibition football game in Pittsburgh, Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Storm clouds move over Yankee Stadium during a ceremony for New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez prior to his final baseball game with the team, against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez gathers dirt from the field near third base in his final game as a Yankee, at Yankee Stadium in New York, Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. He played part of the ninth inning at third base. The Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
SVOLVAR, NORWAY - AUGUST 18: Svein Vestoel testing parts of the trail for The Arctic Triple - Lofoten Triathlon on August 18, 2016 in Svolvar, Norway. (Photo by Kai-Otto Melau/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 17: Andre de Grasse of Canada (L) and Usain Bolt of Jamaica (2nd-L) react after competing in the Men's 200m Semifinals on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 18: Ashton Eaton of the United States competes in the Men's Decathlon Pole Vault on Day 13 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Singapore's Feng Tian Wei eyes the ball as she serves in the women's team bronze medal table tennis match against Japan at the Riocentro venue during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 16, 2016. / AFP / Juan Mabromata (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Scott Keach of Australia riding Fedor competes during the Jumping Individual and Team Qualifier on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Equestrian Centre on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13: Ben Saxton of Great Britain and Nicola Groves of Great Britain compete in the Nacra 17 Mixed class on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Marina da Gloria on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 14: Stephen Piscotty #55 of the St. Louis Cardinals is unable to make a catch against the Chicago Cubs in foul territory during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field on August 14, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 14: Andrew Benintendi #40 of the Boston Red Sox is tagged out at the plate by Tuffy Gosewisch #8 of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second inning on August 14, 2016 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
Mexico's Paola Espinosa competes during the women's 10-meter platform diving preliminary round in the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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