DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 12: Linebacker David Harris #45 of the New England Patriots breaks up a pass intended for tight end Jeff Heuerman #82 of the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 12, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Christian Folin #5 of the Los Angeles Kings checks Danton Heinen #43 of the Boston Bruins during the second period at Staples Center on November 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: Aaron Mooy of Australia and Brayan Beckeles of Honduras compete for the ball in the air during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Leg 2 match between the Australian Socceroos and Honduras at ANZ Stadium on November 15, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Enes Kanter #00 of the New York Knicks exchange words in the first half at Madison Square Garden on November 13, 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 Elsa/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 12: Wide receiver Adam Thielen #19 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on November 12, 2017 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 12: Aaron Thompson #2 of the Butler Bulldogs trips while dribbling as Amir Bell #5 of the Princeton Tigers defends at Hinkle Fieldhouse on November 12, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Jarrell Miller punches Mariusz Wach during their Heavyweight bout at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 11, 2017 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 12: Roy Krishna of the Phoenix and Alex Grant of the Glory react after colliding during the round six A-League match between the Wellington Phoenix and the Perth Glory at Westpac Stadium on November 12, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 15: Anthony Mantha #39 of the Detroit Red Wings gets in a fight with Travis Hamonic #24 of the Calgary Flames during the third period at Little Caesars Arena on November 15, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 8-2. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 16: Willian (L) of Palmeiras and Anselmo of Sport Recife in action during the match for the Brasileirao Series A 2017 at Allianz Parque Stadium on November 16, 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 16: Charlotte Booth of England scores a try during the 2017 Women's Rugby League World Cup match between England and Papua New Guinea at Southern Cross Group Stadium on November 16, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 12: Austin Hooper #81 of the Atlanta Falcons leaps over Xavier Woods #25 of the Dallas Cowboys in an attempt to score a touchdown during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on November 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - NOVEMBER 11: Mike Condon #1, goaltender of Ottawa Senators makes a save during the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series match between Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators at Ericsson Globe on November 11, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Nils Petter Nilsson/Ombrello/Getty Images)
COLUMBIA, SC - NOVEMBER 11: Cece Jefferson #96 of the Florida Gators is called for a facemask penalty as he tackles Mon Denson #34 of the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 13: Jrue Holiday #11 of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots the ball as John Collins #20 of the Atlanta Hawks defends during the second half of a game at the Smoothie King Center on November 13, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. 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 Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Nov 16, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) is sprayed by goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) following his hat trick goal in the third period against the Washington Capitals at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Tennis - ATP World Tour Finals - The O2 Arena, London, Britain - November 16, 2017 Croatia's Marin Cilic in action during his group stage match against Switzerland's Roger Federer Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Nov 14, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) is hit by Washington Capitals defenseman Madison Bowey (22) as he attempts a shot during the third period at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Australia vs Honduras - ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia - November 15, 2017 Australia?s Mile Jedinak celebrates scoring their third goal to complete his hat-trick REUTERS/David Gray TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Trampoline Gymnastics - 32nd FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships 2017 - Men's Synchronised Trampoline Final - Sofia, Bulgaria - November 11, 2017. Dmitry Ushakov and Andrey Yudin of Russia compete. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 12: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics goes up for a dunk over Serge Ibaka #9 of the Toronto Raptors in the second quarter of the game at TD Garden on November 12, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. 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 Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)
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The NBA and NHL seasons have also been making headlines, as well as college basketball and football. Elsewhere in the world, tennis, soccer and rugby captivate local fans.
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