MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 03: Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins misses a catch in foul territory of the ball hit by Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers during the fourth inning of the game on August 3, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
NANJING, CHINA - AUGUST 03: #5 Adenizia Da Silva of Brazil in action during the match between the Netherlands and Brazil during 2017 Nanjing FIVB World Grand Prix Finals on August 3, 2017 in Nanjing, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 03: Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians is safe at third as Ronald Torreyes #74 of the New York Yankees is unable to field the wild throw in the first inning at Progressive Field on August 3, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 3: Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox slides past Omar Narvaez #38 of the Chicago White Sox to score a run during the sixth inning at Fenway Park on August 2, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JULY 30: Douglas Costa #11 of Juventus scores the game winning penalty kick against Alisson Becker #1 of Roma during the International Champions Cup 2017 match at Gillette Stadium on July 30, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Juventus defeat Roma 6-5 in penalties. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 1: Austin Jackson #26 of the Cleveland Indians flips over the bullpen wall after robbing Hanley Ramirez #13 of the Boston Red Sox of a home run in the fifth inning on August 1, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 01: Kyle Seager #15 of the Seattle Mariners tags out Delino DeShields #3 of the Texas Rangers on third base in the eighth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 1, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)
Soccer Football - England v Netherlands - Women's Euro 2017 - Enschede, Netherlands - August 3, 2017 Netherlands? Danielle van de Donk scores their second goal REUTERS/Yves Herman optaID:96vfjpfjfm0a1mhpbp9smqu3t TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
TORONTO, ON - JULY 30: Ben Revere #25 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim slides safely into home plate to score on a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning during MLB game action as Miguel Montero #47 of the Toronto Blue Jays falls after colliding with Revere at Rogers Centre on July 30, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 31: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals runs the bases after hitting an RBI double against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 31, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Jul 30, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (29) stands on second base after hitting a double for his 3,000th major league hit in the 4th inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - AUGUST 02: Nivaldo Nadir Diaz Gomez of Cuba spikes the ball during the match against Alvaro Magliano De Morais Filho and Saymon Barbosa Santos of Brazil at FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships on August 2, 2017 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Samo Vidic/Getty Images)
Soccer Football - Southampton vs FC Augsburg - Pre Season Friendly - Southampton, Britain - August 2, 2017 Southampton's James Ward-Prowse in action with Augsburg's Daniel Baier Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 29: Renato Moicano of Brazil lands a punch against Brian Ortega in their featherweight bout during the UFC 214 event at Honda Center on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
OAKVILLE, ON - JULY 28: Nick Taylor of Canada reacts to his putt on the 14th hole during the second round of the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club on July 28, 2017 in Oakville, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
Swimming ? 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships ? Men's 50m Freestyle Semifinals ? Budapest, Hungary ? July 28, 2017 ? Bruno Fratus of Brasil competes. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29: Didi Gregorius #18 of the New York Yankees jumps but is unable to catch the ball in the third inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on July 29, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - JULY 28: (L-R) James Guy of Great Britain, Caeleb Remel Dressel of the United States and Kristof Milak of Hungary compete during the Men's 100m Butterfly semi final on day fifteen of the Budapest 2017 FINA World Championships on July 28, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Jul 30, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig cannot catch a ball hit for a solo home run by San Francisco Giants pinch hitter Conor Gillaspie in the 8th inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 02: Sebastian Giovinco #5 of the MLS All-Stars moves around Lucas Vazquez of Real Mardrid during the 2017 MLS All- Star Game at Soldier Field on August 2, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Swimming ? 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships ? Men's 1500m Freestyle Final ? Budapest, Hungary ? July 30, 2017 ? Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy competes. REUTERS/David Balogh TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Jul 29, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Los Angeles Angels left fielder Ben Revere (25) slides into home plate scoring a run ahead of the tag from Toronto Blue Jays catcher Miguel Montero (47) in the ninth inning during a game at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CANTON, OH - AUGUST 03: A group of Arizona Cardinals defenders tackle Rod Smith #45 of the Dallas Cowboys in the third quarter of the NFL Hall of Fame preseason game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on August 3, 2017 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - JULY 28: Ginger Huber of the United States competes during the Women's High Dive, preliminary round on day fifteen of the Budapest 2017 FINA World Championships on July 28, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONG POND, PA - JULY 30: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Caramel Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton's 400 at Pocono Raceway on July 30, 2017 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 01: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates with Mark Reynolds #12 after driving in the game winning run in the ninth inning against the New York Mets at Coors Field on August 1, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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The wait is finally over -- football is back. At least, sort of.
The Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys faced off on Thursday in the annual Hall of Fame Game, marking the first time we've seen real NFL football since February.
Back in the world of baseball, we witnessed what was arguably the best catch of the year as Austin Jackson flipped over the bullpen wall at Fenway Park to rob Hanley Ramirez of a home run.
Around the world, championships for swimming, diving and even beach volleyball took place.
Take a look through the slideshow above to see the best shots from all of these events and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photography from the coming week's action.