The best photos from the week in sports: 1/27 - 2/3

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: Isaiah Whitehead #15 of the Brooklyn Nets rebounds against Justin Holiday #8 of the New York Knicks during their game at the Barclays Center on February 1, 2017 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA - FEBRUARY 03: Barrett Martineau of Canada competes during the Men's Skeleton first run of the BMW IBSF World Cup at Olympiabobbahn Igls on February 3, 2017 in Innsbruck, Austria. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images For IBSF)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: (L-R) Shea Weber #6 of the Montreal Canadiens, Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals, Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers react to a goal during the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Tournament Final between the Pacific Division All-Stars and the Metropolitan Division All-Stars at Staples Center on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 01: Salah Mejri #50 of the Dallas Mavericks dunks against Gerald Henderson #12 of the Philadelphia 76ers in the second half at American Airlines Center on February 1, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
MAMMOTH, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Nico Porteous of New Zealand competes in the qualifying round of the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup 2017 Men's Ski Halfpipe during the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain on February 1, 2017 in Mammoth Lakes, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
DUESSELDORF, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 01: Sandi Morris of USA during Pole Vault Women at PSD Bank Indoor Athletics Meeting on February 1, 2017 in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28: Serena Williams of the United States poses with the Daphne Akhurst Trophy after winning the Women's Singles Final against Venus Williams of the United States on day 13 of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Luge - FIL World Luge Championships - Men's Race - Innsbruck, Austria - 29/01/17 - Wolfgang Kindl of Austria reacts. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 30: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots and Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons look on during Super Bowl 51 Opening Night at Minute Maid Park on January 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27: Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic and Shuai Peng of China compete in their Women's Doubles Final match against Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic on day 12 of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 27, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Men's Handball - France v Norway - 2017 Men's World Championship, Final - AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France - 29/01/17 - France's Nikola Karabatic in action against Norway's Kent Robin Tonnesen. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: Roger Federer of Switzerland (R) celebrates winning in the Men's Final match against Rafael Nadal of Spain on day 14 of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 29, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 29: Marc Navarro of RCD Espanyol scores his team's second goal during the La Liga match between RCD Espanyol and Sevilla FC at Cornella-El Prat stadium on January 29, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 28: Carl Frampton (L) gets hit by Leo Santa Cruz during their WBA featherweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 31: Heurelho Gomes of Watford celebrates the second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on January 31, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 29: Donte DiVincenzo #10 of the Villanova Wildcats celebrates with Jalen Brunson #1, Eric Paschall #4, Darryl Reynolds #45, and the rest of his team after tipping in the game winning basket as time expired against the Virginia Cavaliers at the Wells Fargo Center on January 29, 2017 in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The Wildcats defeated the Cavaliers 61-59. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: Ryker Kesler, son of Ryan Kesler #17 of the Anaheim Ducks (not pictured), reacts after scoring a goal in the Discover NHL Shootout during the 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition as part of the 2017 NHL All-Star Weekend at STAPLES Center on January 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Figure Skating - ISU European Championships 2017 - Ice Dance Free Dance - Ostrava, Czech Republic, 28/1/17. Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri of Italy compete. REUTERS/David W Cerny TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Jan 29, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; A fan is tackled by NFC running back Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys (21) during the second half against the AFC at the 2017 Pro Bowl at Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Luge - FIL World Luge Championships - Doubles Sprint Race - Innsbruck, Austria - 28/01/17 - Tristan Walker and Justin Snith of Canada compete. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
TODTMOOS, GERMANY - JANUARY 28: Dogs pull a competitor's sled during the 2017 International Dog Sled Races on January 28, 2017 in Todtmoos, Germany. Over 100 mushers are competing in the two-day race deep in the Black Forest. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28: Serena Williams of the United States poses with the Daphne Akhurst Trophy after winning the Women's Singles Final against Venus Williams of the United States on day 13 of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 29: French players lift the trophy after victory during the 25th IHF Men's World Championship 2017 Final between France and Norway at Accorhotels Arena on January 29, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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We're just hours away from kickoff at Super Bowl LI, but that's not the only thing happening in the world of sports right now.

One highlight from the past week (outside of Super Bowl media day, of course) was the NHL All-Star Game, which includes an enthralling skills competition.

We also saw history made as Serena Williams defeated her sister, Venus, in the Australian Open Finals to win her 23rd Grand Slam title. On the men's side, Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal.

Elsewhere in the world, there was plenty of soccer, luging and figure skating to keep sports fans of all backgrounds entertained.

Check out the slideshow above for photos from all of these events and more, and be sure to come back next weekend for our selection of the best shots from the coming week -- including the Super Bowl.

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