Sports photos of the week, Dec. 8 to Dec. 14

By KELSEY DRISCOLL and MATT AVERNA



With football, basketball, hockey and soccer seasons all in full swing, it's a great time of year to be a sports fan. To ease your Monday woes, we've put together a collection of the best sports photos of the week.

NFL phenom Odell Bechkam Jr. just can't seem to stay out of the highlight reels and the immortal Kobe Bryant keeps climbing NBA record books. Meanwhile, Gareth Bale's Real Madrid is dominating Europe and just off the Portuguese coast surfers are braving some of the biggest waves you've ever seen.

Like we said, it's a great time to be a sports fan. So kick back, relax and check out the week that was in the wonderful world of sports.


And if you missed it, you can see last week's collection of sports shots below:




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