The best photos from the week in sports: Dec. 8 - Dec. 15

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Sports photos of the week: Dec. 8 - Dec. 15
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Sports photos of the week: Dec. 8 - Dec. 15
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 14: A general view during the Mixed Long Jump Open during Zatopek 10 at Lakeside Stadium on December 14, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 11: Luke Glendening #41 of the Detroit Red Wings fights Aaron Ekblad #5 of the Florida Panthers during the second period at Little Caesars Arena on December 11, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
VAL THORENS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 13: Pierre Vaultier of France competes, Christian Ruud Myhre of Norway competes, Jake Vedder of USA competes, Alessandro Haemmerle of Austria competes during the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup, Men's and Women's Ski Snowboardcross on December 13, 2017 in Val Thorens, France. (Photo by Laurent Salino/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 09: Jada Mathyssen-Whyman of the Wanderers dives to make a save during the W-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium on December 9, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 11: Danny Amendola #80 of the New England Patriots fails to complete a touchdown against the defense of T.J. McDonald #22 of the Miami Dolphins in the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on December 11, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO - DECEMBER 08: Hiroaki Kunitake #22 of Japan trains before competing in qualifying for the FIS World Cup 2018 Men's Snowboard Big Air during the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix on December 8, 2017 in Copper Mountain, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Sean Reidy of Ulster and Renaldo Bothma of Harlequins jump for a lineout ball during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Harlequins and Ulster Rugby at Twickenham Stoop on December 10, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Donnie Jones #8 of the Philadelphia Eagles attempts a punt that was blocked by Mike Thomas #88 of the Los Angeles Rams and later recovered by Blake Countess #24 of the Los Angeles Rams for a touchdown leaving the Los Angeles Rams in the lead 28-24 during the third quarter of the game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 10: Cornerback Buster Skrine #41 of the New York Jets defends a pass away from wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders #10 of the Denver Broncos during the first quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 10, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 10: Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Carolina Panthers leaps into the end zone to score the game-winning touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 10, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 31-24. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Chris Milton #28 of the Indianapolis Colts is covered in snow during the second quarter against the Buffalo Bills on December 10, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 10: Tom Savage #3 of the Houston Texans is hit by Elvis Dumervil #58 of the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter at NRG Stadium on December 10, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 10: Adam Thielen #19 of the Minnesota Vikings attempts a catch against Kevon Seymour #27 of the Carolina Panthers in the second quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 10, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 10: Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Carolina Panthers runs for a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 10, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Colton Schmidt #6 of the Buffalo Bills walks the field before a game against the Indianapolis Colts on December 10, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - DECEMBER 09: Patrick Maroon #19 of the Edmonton Oilers jumps in front of goaltender Antti Niemi #37 of the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on December 9, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 6-2. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 09: Michael Bradley #4 of Toronto FC lifts the Championship Trophy after winning the 2017 MLS Cup Final against the Seattle Sounders at BMO Field on December 9, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
Alpine Skiing - FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup - Men's Alpine Super G - Selva di Val Gardena, Italy - December 15, 2017 - Max Franz of Austria reacts after crossing the finish line. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Cricket - Ashes test match - Australia v England - WACA Ground, Perth, Australia, December 14, 2017. England's Dawid Malan reacts as Australia's Nathan Lyon dives but fails to take a catch during the first day of the third Ashes cricket test match. REUTERS/David Gray TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Dec 10, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) is introduced before the game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Dec 10, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) and center Enes Kanter (00) defend against Atlanta Hawks forward Ersan Ilyasova (7) during first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Soccer Football - Premier League - Liverpool vs Everton - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - December 10, 2017 Liverpool's Dejan Lovren in action REUTERS/Phil Noble EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Dec 9, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Army Black Knights defensive back Elijah Riley (23) celebrates in the snow after a victory against the Navy Midshipmen in the the 118th Army Navy game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Football once again dominated the sports cycle this week as the push for the playoffs continued. The Miami Dolphins took down the New England Patriots, while the Philadelphia Eagles lost star quarterback Carson Wentz to injury and the Pittsburgh Steelers punched their ticket to the postseason. 

In Buffalo, a severe snowstorm created a stunning wintry scene as the Buffalo Bills took on the Indianapolis Colts. 

Elsewhere, NBA and NHL action raged on in the U.S. while skiers and snowboarders took to the slopes around the world. 

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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