The best photos from the week in sports: Dec. 1 to Dec. 8

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Sports photos of the week: Dec. 1 - Dec. 8
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Sports photos of the week: Dec. 1 - Dec. 8
ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 07: Tommylee Lewis #11 of the New Orleans Saints dives for a touchdown as he is tackled by De'Vondre Campbell #59 of the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 7, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 06: David Crisp #1 of the Washington Huskies controls the ball during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at the Sprint Center on December 6, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
VAL THORENS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 07: Joos Berry of Switzerland competes, Victor Oehling Norberg of Sweden competes, Brady Leman of Canada competes, Paul Eckert of Germany competes during the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup, Men's and Women's Ski Cross on December 7, 2017 in Val Thorens, France. (Photo by Laurent Salino/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
Soccer Football - Europa League - FK Vardar vs Rosenborg BK - Philip II Arena, Skopje, Macedonia - December 7, 2017 Vardar's Filip Gacevski tries to move a dog off the pitch REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BEAVER CREEK, CO - DECEMBER 03: Stefan Luitz of Germany competes in the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup Men's Giant Slalom on December 3, 2017 in Beaver Creek, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
HOCHFILZEN, AUSTRIA - DECEMBER 07: (EDITORS NOTE: A neutral density filter was used for this image.) An athlete practices at the shooting range during the Official Training prior to the BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon on December 7, 2017 in Hochfilzen, Austria. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 02: Jack Munro of Australia plays a shot out of the bunker on the 8th hole during day three of the 2017 Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines Resort on December 2, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
SOUTH BEND, IN - DECEMBER 05: Tayler Persons #2 of the Ball State Cardinals looks into the Notre Dame Fighting Irish student section after sinking the game winning basket against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Purcell Pavilion on December 5, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 04: Ryan Shazier #50 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts as he is carted off the field after a injury against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half at Paul Brown Stadium on December 4, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 05: Boo Nieves #24 of the New York Rangers celebrates his first period goal next to Conor Sheary #43 of the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG PAINTS Arena on December 5, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 3: Dion Lewis #33 of the New England Patriots stiff arms Jordan Poyer #21 of the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter on December 3, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
DARMSTADT, GERMANY - DECEMBER 03: Tobias Kempe (C) of Darmstadt and Alexander Nandzik (L) and Benedikt Gimber of Regensburg battle for the ball during the Second Bundesliga match between SV Darmstadt 98 and SSV Jahn Regensburg at Jonathan-Heimes-Stadion am Boellenfalltor on December 3, 2017 in Darmstadt, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 03: DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Houston Texans jumps for a incomplete pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Nissan Stadium on December 3, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
BEAVER CREEK, CO - DECEMBER 02: Brice Roger of France competes in the Birds of Prey World Cup downhill race on December 2, 2017 in Beaver Creek, Colorado. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Dec 6, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; Golden State Warriors guard forward Andre Iguodala (9) reacts after being called for a foul during the second half against the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center. The Warriors won 101-87. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 03: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons is tackled by Anthony Barr #55 of the Minnesota Vikings during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 3, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 02: Wide receiver K.J. Hill #14 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the ball against fullback Alec Ingold #45 of the Wisconsin Badgers in the second half during the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - DECEMBER 2: Ianique dos Santos Tavares 'Stopira' #22 of Videoton FC wins the ball in the air from Roland Varga #97 of Ferencvarosi TC during the Hungarian OTP Bank Liga match between Ferencvarosi TC and Videoton FC at Groupama Arena on December 2, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Laszlo Szirtesi/Getty Images)
Cork , Ireland - 2 December 2017; Bradley Davies of Ospreys in action against Billy Holland of Munster during the Guinness PRO14 Round 10 match between Munster and Ospreys at Irish Independent Park in Cork. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)
Dec 3, 2017; Carson, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry (86) loses his helmet as Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Christian Kirksey (58) hits him as middle linebacker Joe Schobert (53) defends during the third quarter at StubHub Center. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Soccer Football - Turkish Super League - Besiktas vs Galatasaray - Vodafone Park, Istanbul, Turkey - December 2, 2017 Besiktas' Ricardo Quaresma reacts after missing a goal chance against Galatasaray REUTERS/Murad Sezer TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Soccer Football - Europa League - Arsenal vs BATE Borisov - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - December 7, 2017 Arsenal's Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring their fifth goal from the penalty spot REUTERS/Dylan Martinez TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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It was another heated week in the NFL as several more stars including Ryan Shazier of the Pittsburgh Steelers went down with injuries amid several tense division battles. Regular season NBA and NHL action also captivated fans' attention across the U.S. 

Elsewhere in the sporting world, the Australian PGA Championship continued, skiers competed in the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup and a soccer match in Germany was played atop a fresh blanket of snow. 

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 photos from the coming week's action. 

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