Sports photos of the week, Jan. 26

While fans had a chance to collect their breath in the pre-Super Bowl bye week, there was still plenty of sports action to be had.



Hockey's brightest stars showed that defense is overrated in the highest-scoring NHL All-Star Game ever, while the NFL Pro Bowl was a far more competitive contest than in recent seasons.

Down under, the Australian Open featured a series of riveting upsets, but the best sports play of the week belonged to another Kangaroo, Australian soccer star Tim Cahill, who buried a remarkable bicycle kick in Asian Cup play.

Start your week right by checking out all the best sports photos in the gallery above and, if you missed it, you can see last week's collection in the gallery below.