The best photos from the week in sports: Jan. 12 - Jan. 19

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Sports photos of the week: Jan. 12 - Jan. 19
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Sports photos of the week: Jan. 12 - Jan. 19
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19: Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia serves in her third round match against Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine on day five of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
EXETER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 13: Henry Slade of Exeter Chiefs high fives young supporters following during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Exeter Chiefs and Montpellier at Sandy Park on January 13, 2018 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 19: Matthew Fitzpatrick of England warms up on the range prior to round two of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 19, 2018 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 18: Gael Monfils of France plays a forehand in his second round match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day four of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 14: Stefon Diggs #14 of the Minnesota Vikings scores a touchdown as time expires against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of the NFC Divisional Playoff game at U.S. Bank Stadium on January 14, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
HEREFORD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Shane Quinlan riding Minella Style is unseated at Hereford racecourse on January 16, 2018 in Hereford, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - JANUARY 14: (R-L) Jeremy Stephens punches Dooho Choi of South Korea in their featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside the Scottrade Center on January 14, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 14: Melbourne Victory celebrate a goal to Melina Ayres of Melbourne Victory during the round 11 W-League match between the Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City at Epping Stadium on January 14, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)
Jan 13, 2018; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) makes a touchdown catch against Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard (31) during the fourth quarter in the AFC Divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Figure Skating - ISU European Championships 2018 - Ice Dance Short Dance - Moscow, Russia - January 19, 2018 - Darya Popova and Volodymyr Byelikov of Ukraine compete. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
WENGEN, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 12: Vincent Kriechmayr of Austria in action during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Combined on January 12, 2018 in Wengen, Switzerland. (Photo by Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 14: Joe Haden #21 of the Pittsburgh Steelers tips a pass intended for Marqise Lee #11 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field on January 14, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
SHARJAH, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 12: A rider competes during the Sharjah Sports Desert Festival at Al Badayer on January 12, 2018 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)
SNOWMASS, CO - JANUARY 13: Shaun White #2 competes in his final run during the Men's Snowboard Halfpipe final during the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix on January 13, 2018 in Snowmass, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Tennis - Australian Open - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 17, 2018. Elina Svitolina of Ukraine prepares to serve against Katerina Siniakova of Czech Republic. REUTERS/Issei Kato TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 13: Scott Gregory of Northland loses the high ball during the Bayleys National Sevens match between Auckland and Bay of Plenty at Rotorua International Stadium on January 13, 2018 in Rotorua, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 14: Leonard Fournette #27 of the Jacksonville Jaguars dives into the end zone for a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field on January 14, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 17: Willy Caballero of Chelsea saves a penalty from Nelson Oliveira of Norwich City during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay between Chelsea and Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on January 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
NAZARE, PORTUGAL - JANUARY 18: Australian big wave surfer Ross Clarke-Jones, drops a wave during a surf session at Praia do Norte on January 18, 2018 in Nazare, Portugal. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)
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It was an exciting week in the sports world, no matter which game is your cup of tea. 

The NFL playoffs raged on with several shocking moments, including Stefon Diggs' miracle touchdown to give the Minnesota Vikings an impressive win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The Vikings will go on to play the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend while the New England Patriots, who handily beat the Tennessee Titans on Saturday, will take on the surprising Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Down under, the Australian Open continued amid scorching temperatures that have caused outbursts from several players over the past few days. 

Elsewhere around the world, soccer, rugby, surfing and figure skating all captivated fans as we inch ever closer to the worldwide spectacle of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. 

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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