The best photos from the week in sports: 3/17 - 3/24

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Sports photos of the week: 3/17 - 3/24
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Sports photos of the week: 3/17 - 3/24
KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 23: Isaac Haas #44 of the Purdue Boilermakers battles for the ball with Carlton Bragg Jr. #15 of the Kansas Jayhawks during the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional at Sprint Center on March 23, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 23: Elijah Macon #45 of the West Virginia Mountaineers comes down on top of Johnathan Williams #3 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the second half during the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament West Regional at SAP Center on March 23, 2017 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 23: Ryan Hartman #38 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Dan Hamhuis #2 of the Dallas Stars fight in the second period at the United Center on March 23, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 23: Jordan Bell #1 of the Oregon Ducks dunks the ball in the first half against the Michigan Wolverines during the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional at Sprint Center on March 23, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - MARCH 21: Robin Lopez #8 of the Chicago Bulls fights with DeMar DeRozan #10 and Serge Ibaka #9 of the Toronto Raptors during the second half of an NBA game at Air Canada Centre on March 21, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. 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 Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 21: Richard Panik #14 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates a third period goal against the Vancouver Canucks at the United Center on March 21, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Canucks defeated the Blackhawks 5-4 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 21: Norichika Aoki #7 of team Japan dives away from an inside pitch in the eighth inning against team United States during Game 2 of the Championship Round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Dodger Stadium on March 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 21: Wales manager Chris Coleman (r) chats with his coaches before a Wales Open Training session ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against the Republic of Ireland at the Vale Hotel on March 21, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 20: Jonathan Schoop #6 of the Netherlands slides into home as catcher Yadier Molina #4 of the Puerto Rico tags him out in the fifth inning during Game 1 of the Championship Round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Dodger Stadium on March 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
GREENVILLE, SC - MARCH 19: Chris Silva #30 of the South Carolina Gamecocks dunks the ball in the second half against the Duke Blue Devils during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena on March 19, 2017 in Greenville, South Carolina. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City (R) scores his sides first goal past Simon Mignolet of Liverpool (L) during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on March 19, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 19: Moritz Wagner #13 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates a shot with D.J. Wilson #5 in the second half against the Louisville Cardinals during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 19, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Michigan Wolverines won 73-69. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
SIERRA NEVADA, SPAIN - MARCH 19: Andri Ragletti of Switzerland competes in the Men's Slopestyle final during day twelve of the FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships 2017 on March 19, 2017 in Sierra Nevada, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
MAINZ, GERMANY - MARCH 19: Daniel Brosinski of FSV Mainz 05 is dejected after losing the Bundesliga match between 1. FSV Mainz 05 and FC Schalke 04 at Opel Arena on March 19, 2017 in Mainz, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates with fans as he scores their fourth goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Hull City at Goodison Park on March 18, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images)
SIERRA NEVADA, SPAIN - MARCH 18: Francois Place of France leads Jamie Pebble of New Zealand, Paul Eckert of Germany and Kevin Drury of Canada during the Men's Ski Cross Finals on day eleven of the FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships 2017 on March 18, 2017 in Sierra Nevada, Spain. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Freestyle Skiing - FIS Snowboarding and Freestyle Skiing World Championships - Women's Slopestyle final - Sierra Nevada, Spain - 19/03/17 - Mathilde Gremaud of Switzerland in action. REUTERS/Albert Gea TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Football Soccer - FC Nantes v OGC Nice - France Ligue 1 - La Beaujoire Stadium, Nantes, France - 18/03/2017 - Nice's Mario Balotelli reacts. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Basketball fans have had plenty to enjoy lately, with March Madness in full swing and chock full of upsets, and the playoff race heating up in the pros -- with flared tempers resulting in several fights in an odd week for the NBA.

The World Baseball Classic ended this week with the United States topping Puerto Rico in the championship, and we're now mere days away from MLB Opening Day.

Elsewhere in the world, soccer, rugby and skiing gave sports fans all around something to cheer about.

Take a look through the slideshow above to see the shots from all of these events and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photos from this week's action.

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