The best photos from the week in sports: 8/25 - 9/1

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Sports photos of the week: 8/25 - 9/1
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Sports photos of the week: 8/25 - 9/1
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 30: Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina serves to Henri Laaksonen of Switzerland during their first round Men's Singles match on Day Three of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates winning her first round Women's Singles match against Simona Halep of Romania on Day One of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: Connor Wedington of Stanford makes a break during the College Football Sydney Cup match between Stanford University (Stanford Cardinal) and Rice University (Rice Owls) at Allianz Stadium on August 27, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: Tyrone Peachey of the Panthers is tackled by Kurt Mann of the Dragons during the round 25 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Pepper Stadium on August 27, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Cal Crutchlow of Great Britain and LCR Honda during Warm Up at Silverstone Circuit on August 27, 2017 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
NEW HAVEN, CT - AUGUST 26: Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Yifan Xu of China celebrate after defeating Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua of Australia during Day 9 of the Connecticut Open at Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale on August 26, 2017 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 26: (R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a punch at Conor McGregor during their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 26: Orlando Arcia #3 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrates a two run home run with third base coach Ed Sedar #6 of the Milwaukee Brewers in the fifth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 26: Garrett Grayson #18 of the New Orleans Saints is sacked by Rickey Hatley #97 of the Houston Texans at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 26, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Tennis - US Open - New York, U.S. - August 30, 2017 - Venus Williams of the U.S. in action during her second round match against Oceane Dodin of France. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Aug 28, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Red Sox left fielder Brock Holt (12), centre fielder Andrew Benintendi (16) and right fielder Mookie Betts (50) celebrate after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Aug 27, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets second baseman Gavin Cecchini (2) dives and is unable to field a ball hit from Washington Nationals shortstop Wilmer Difo (1) in the fourth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - AS Monaco vs Olympique de Marseille - Monaco - August 27, 2017 Monaco?s Rony Lopes in action with Marseille's Tomas Hubocan REUTERS/Eric Gaillard TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Aug 26, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) catches a ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Domingo Santana (16) during the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MILWAUKEE, WI - AUGUST 30: Keon Broxton #23 of the Milwaukee Brewers catches a fly ball to end the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park on August 30, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 26: Tommy Pham #28 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with his teammates after hitting a two-run walk-off home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the ninth inning at Busch Stadium on August 26, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 26: Running back LeSean McCoy #25 of the Buffalo Bills stiff arms strong safety Eric Weddle #32 of the Baltimore Ravens in the first half during a preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 26, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 31: Aaron Peck #86 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams during a preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 31, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 31: Kentel Williams #5 of the Austin Peay Governors reaches for the fumbled ball as Kimoni Fitz #51 of the Cincinnati Bearcats defends at Nippert Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 31: Jang Hyunsoo of South Korea and Morteza Pouraliganji of Iran compete for the ball during the FIFA World Cup Russia Asian qualifier match between South Korea and Iran at Seoul World Cup Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup qualifications - Peru v Bolivia - Lima, Peru - August 31, 2017. Peru's Christian Cueva (R) and Bolivia's Ronald Raldes in action. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Welcome to September, sports fans. Football is starting, the World Series is near and the U.S. Open is taking New York by storm. 

This week, we watched our final group of preseason NFL games before the regular season begins this upcoming Thursday. We also saw division races continue to heat up in the MLB as teams battle for their spots in the playoffs

Possibly the biggest event of the past seven days, however, was the highly anticipated Mayweather-McGregor fight, which ended as many thought it would -- with Mayweather still on top and undefeated. 

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

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