LAHTI, FINLAND - FEBRUARY 26: Andreas Wellinger of Germany competes in the Mixed Team HS100 Normal Hill Ski Jumping during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships on February 26, 2017 in Lahti, Finland. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
TAUNTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Runners clear a fence in the back straight at Taunton Racecourse on March 02, 2017 in Taunton, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 01: Greg Monroe #15 of the Milwaukee Bucks is fouled by Gary Harris #14 of the Denver Nuggets during the second half of a game at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 1, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 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 Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 27: Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand during his match against Benoit Paire of France on day two of the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship on February 27, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)
BILBAO, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 26: Guillermo Ochoa of Granada CF competes for the ball with Mikel San Jose of Athletic Club during the La Liga match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Granada CF at San Mames Stadium on February 26, 2017 in Bilbao, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 25: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets celebrates after making a three-shot point against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second half at the Toyota Center on February 25, 2017 in Houston, 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 Bob Levey/Getty Images)
CALGARY, AB - FEBRUARY 25: Alexandra Ianculescu of Romania skates in the women's 1000 meter race during the ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships on February 25, 2017 in Calgary, Canada. (Photo by Todd Korol - ISU/ISU via Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Matt Tifft, driver of the #19 Tunity Toyota, and Brandon Hightower, driver of the #40 Premier Recycling Toyota, are involved in an on-track incident at the end of the NASCAR XFINITY Series PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 25, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 25: Jingyuan Zou of China performs on the Parrallel Bars during the World Cup Gymnastics at Hisense Arena on February 25, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
LAHTI, FINLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Kevin Bickner of the United States competes in the Men's Ski Jumping HS100 Final during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships on February 25, 2017 in Lahti, Finland. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
WARWICK, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Paddy Brennan riding Global Stage fall at the last at Warwick Racecourse on February 24, 2017 in Warwick, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)
KOENIGSSEE, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: Jacqueline Loelling of Germany reacts after winning the final run of the IBSF World Championships Bob & Skeleton 2017 at Deutsche Post Eisarena Koenigssee on February 25, 2017 in Koenigssee, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
KOENIGSSEE, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 24: Martins Dukurs of Latvia competes in the first run of the IBSF World Championships Bob & Skeleton 2017 at Deutsche Post Eisarena Koenigssee on February 24, 2017 in Koenigssee, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 02: Eto Nabuli of the Reds runs the ball during the round two Super Rugby match between the Western Force and the Reds at nib Stadium on March 2, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
FIS Nordic Ski World Championships - Men's Cross-Country 4 x 10 km Relay - Lahti, Finland - 3/3/17 - Finland's Matti Heikkinen crashes next to Sweden's Calle Halfvarsson on his way to the finnish line. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
FIS Nordic Ski World Championships - Women's Cross-Country 4 x 5 km Relay - Lahti, Finland - 2/3/17 - Marit Bjoergen from team Norway skis to win the race. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Football Soccer - Real Madrid v Las Palmas - Spanish Liga Santander - Santiago Bernabeu stadium, Madrid, Spain - 1/03/17 Real Madrid's Gareth Bale reacts during the match. REUTERS/Sergio Perez TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Football Soccer - Bayern Munich v Schalke 04 - German Cup (DFB Pokal) - Allianz Arena Munich, Germany - 1/3/17 - Bayern Munich's Arturo Vidal of Chile performs a bicycle kick against Schalke 04. REUTERS/Michael Dalder TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY DFB RULES PROHIBIT USE IN MMS SERVICES VIA HANDHELD DEVICES UNTIL TWO HOURS AFTER A MATCH AND ANY USAGE ON INTERNET OR ONLINE MEDIA SIMULATING VIDEO FOOTAGE DURING THE MATCH.
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - MARCH 02: Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts during his quarter final match against Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany on day five of the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship on March 2, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)
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Sports fans are in a rough patch right now with no football and only spring training baseball -- but have no fear, winter sports are here!
Ski jumping, skating and luging were in the spotlight this week as competitions were held around the world. The next Winter Olympics are scheduled for 2018, so these smaller events are sure to tide us over until then.
In the warmer parts of the globe, fans watched tennis, horse racing and plenty of soccer. Back in the states, basketball and NASCAR took center stage.
Click through the slideshow above to see shots from the week's biggest action, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photos from the coming days.