The best photos from the week in sports: 8/26 - 9/2

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 30: Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina returns a shot to Diego Schwartzman of Argentina during his first round Men's Singles match on Day Two of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, MI - AUGUST 28: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 28, 2016 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 26: J.B. Shuck #20 of the Chicago White Sox is tagged out by Mike Zunino #3 of the Seattle Mariners after a run down following a pickoff attempt during the third inning at U.S. Cellular Field on August 26, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
Anastasija Sevastova, of Latvia, returns a shot to Anna Schmiedlova, of Slovakia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Colorado Rockies' DJ LeMahieu, front, avoids the tag by Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Carlos Ruiz to score on a double hit by Nolan Arenado in the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, left, is tackled by Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Chad Greenway (52) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
Washington Redskins defensive end Kedric Golston (64) reaches to tackle Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 28: Eduardo Rodriguez #52 of the Boston Red Sox delivers in the first inning during a game against the Kansas City Royals on August 28, 2016 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 27: Tavarres King #15 of the New York Giants celebrates a touchdown against the New York Jets during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium on August 27, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Jets 21-20. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 31: Carlos Gomez #14 of the Texas Rangers is soaked with a Powerade cooler after the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 14-1 at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 31, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Minnesota Vikings running back Jhurrell Pressley (42) dives into the end zone in front of Los Angeles Rams linebacker Brandon Chubb, left, during a 28-yard touchdown reception in the first half of an NFL preseason football game Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
Buffalo Bills running back Dan Herron (47) is stopped by Detroit Lions linebacker Antwione Williams, center, and defensive back Rafael Bush, bottom right, during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 31: Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches a ball sail by during an at bat during the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 31, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
New York Jets' Khiry Robinson (31) is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles' JaCorey Shepherd (36) and Ed Reynolds (30) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) leaps for the end zone as he's hit by Appalachian State linebacker Kennan Gilchrist (6), defensive lineman Caleb Fuller (51) and defensive back Desmond Franklin (34) during overtime of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 20-13. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
PERISHER, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 30: Tom Matsumoto of Australia competes during the Subaru Australian Mogul Championships on August 30, 2016 in Perisher, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams (25) breaks up a pass intended for Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Chris Moore in the first half of an NFL pre-season football game in New Orleans, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
FARMINGDALE, NY - AUGUST 28: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits a bunker shot on the fourth hole during the final round of The Barclays in the PGA Tour FedExCup Play-Offs on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park on August 28, 2016 in Farmingdale, New York. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 28: Linval Joseph #98 of the Minnesota Vikings hits quarterback Kellen Clemens #10 of the San Diego Chargers as he attempts to throw the ball during the second quarter of the game on August 28, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Athletics - IAAF Athletics Diamond League meeting Zurich - Letzigrund stadium, Zurich, Switzerland - 1/9/2016 - Renaud Lavillenie of France competes in the men's pole vault. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, middle, kneels during the national anthem before the team's NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 26: Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman puts a medal on David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before a game against the Kansas City Royals on August 26, 2016 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - AUGUST 27: Horses exercise on the Oklahoma Training Track at sunrise on Travers Stakes Day at Saratoga Race Course on August 27, 2016 in Saratoga Springs, New York. (Photo by Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images)
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Even without the Olympics, there certainly was no shortage of action in the world of sports this week.

Preseason football games continued, giving us a glimpse at what this NFL season may have in store. The US Open began in the Queens borough of New York City this week, and the race to the playoffs rolled on in the MLB, with one team getting a special visit from a notable Olympic gymnast.

Check out the gallery above to see photos from all of these stories and more, and be sure to check back next weekend to see our selection of the best shots from the coming week's action.

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