The best photos from the week in sports: 8/19 - 8/26

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...

How to Make NFL Preseason More Exciting

After a rousing few weeks, the 2016 Summer Olympics came to an end on Sunday, but not after gracing us with a few final events including boxing, diving and rhythmic gymnastics. The United States finished the games with a total of 121 medals -- 46 of which were gold.

Elsewhere in the world of sports, we watched another week of preseason football games as we prepare for the return of the NFL.

In baseball, major league teams are continuing to scratch and claw their way towards the postseason, and teams from around the globe are competing in the Little League World Series.

Check out the slideshow below 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 week in sports.

31 PHOTOS
Sports photos of the week for 8/26
See Gallery
Sports photos of the week for 8/26
New York Jets cornerback Marcus Williams (20) can't stop a touchdown catch by Washington Redskins wide receiver Rashad Ross (19) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
2016 Rio Olympics - Diving - Men's 10m Platform Final - Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 20/08/2016. Qiu Bo (CHN) of China competes. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
Ronald Torreyes #17 of the New York Yankees dives into second with a double as second baseman Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners takes the throw in the fifth inning at Safeco Field on August 23, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Armenia's Levan Berianidze, right, competes against Hungary's Daniel Ligeti during the men's 125-kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Katie Ledecky hands her Olympic medals to Bryce Harper #34 before throwing out the opening pitch before the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on August 24, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Javier Cortina Lacerra (red) of Cuba and Albert Saritov (blue) of Romania compete in the Men's Freestyle 97kg Repechage round 2 match on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
New York Giants quarterback Ryan Nassib (12) fumbles the ball as he is sacked by Buffalo Bills defensive back Sterling Moore (41) during the second quarter of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Buffalo, N.Y. The Bills recovered the ball on the play. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
Yahya Al Araimi (L) of Oman celebrates scoring with his teammate Mandhar Hilal during the Continental Beach Soccer Tournament match between Oman and Lebanon at Municipal Sports Center on August 23, 2016 in Ordos of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)
Yeon Jae Son of Korea competes during the Women's Individual All-Around Rhythmic Gymnastics Final on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Members of the Los Angeles Rams huddle prior to a preseason NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
2016 Rio Olympics - Rhythmic Gymnastics - Final - Group All-Around Final - Rotation 2 - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 21/08/2016. Team Italy (ITA) compete using clubs and hoops. REUTERS/Mike Blake
2016 Rio Olympics - Handball - Final - Men's Gold Medal Game Denmark v France - Future Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 21/08/2016. Mikkel Hansen (DEN) of Denmark reacts. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach 
2016 Rio Olympics - Boxing - Final - Men's Fly (52kg) Final Bout 271 - Riocentro - Pavilion 6 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 21/08/2016. Shakhobidin Zoirov (UZB) of Uzbekistan competes. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra
St. Louis Cardinals' Randal Grichuk, left, is tagged out at home by New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Seattle Mariners' Leonys Martin loses his helmet as he safely dives back to second base on a pickoff-attempt by the Milwaukee Brewers in the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in Seattle. Martin was checked for an injury on the play but remained in the game. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Warwick, R.I.'s baserunner DJ Sellitto, right, is tagged out by Johnston, Iowa first baseman JT Garcia after making the turn at first after hitting a single during the first inning of an United States elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Iowa eliminated Rhode Island 3-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Canada's Haislan Antonio Veranes Garcia, right, competes against Cuba's Alejandro Enrique Valdes Tobier during the men's 65-kg freestyle wrestling competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall (23) intercepts a pass intended for Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Aldon Smith (99) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Green Bay, Wis., Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus, bottom, slides home ahead of the tag by Tampa Bay Rays catcher Bobby Wilson on a single by Ian Desmond during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) its stopped by Detroit Lions outside linebacker Tahir Whitehead (59) in the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
Athletes are reflected in a puddle as they compete along the Guanabara Bay and the Sugarloaf Mountain during the men's marathon at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Haas driver Romain Grosjean of France steers his car through a corner during the second practice session at the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix circuit in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. The Belgian Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
Martin Wolfram of Germany competes in the Men's 10m Platform Semifinal on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Texas Rangers' Carlos Gomez is doused with a drink cooler by Elvis Andrus after a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Gomez hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat with Texas. The Rangers won 9-0. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer follows through on his delivery to Baltimore Orioles' Matt Wieters, who struck out swinging on the pitch during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Washington. The Nationals won 4-0. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Houston Astros right fielder George Springer dives and catches a ball hit by Baltimore Orioles' J.J. Hardy in the third inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
Participants compete in the cycle leg of the race during Ironman Kalmar on August 20, 2016 in Kalmar, Sweden. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ironman)
2016 Rio Olympics - Athletics - Final - Men's 4 x 400m Relay Final - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 20/08/2016. LaShawn Merritt (USA) of USA crosses the finish line to win gold REUTERS/David Gray 
Ana Konjuh of Croatia returns a shot to Kayla Day of the United States during their match on day 2 of the Connecticut Open at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale on August 22, 2016 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
Canada's Antonio Cusati, left, scores before Japan's catcher Akira Jozawa can get the tag on him during the first inning of an International pool play baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION

Read Full Story

People are Reading