Sports photos of the week, Dec. 30 to Jan. 5




This week in sports saw confetti fall a day late on Jermaine Edmondson, as the Michigan State Spartans celebrated a nail-biting college football Bowl win over Baylor on New Year's Day. Meanwhile in the professional realm, Matthew Stafford's road woes continued as he and his Lions fumbled away a big lead against the Cowboys in Dallas.

In the NBA, Suns guard Eric Bledsoe showed his commitment to the cause with a reckless full-stretched dive and Stanford's Kailee Johnson confirmed referees are always wrong with her hilarious reaction to the whistle.

So, kick off your year the right way by checking out the best sports photos of the week and, if you missed them, check out the coolest shots of 2014 in the gallery below.