MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Kyle Edmund of Great Britain plays a forehand in his semi-final match against Marin Cilic of Croatia on day 11 of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Jack Duncan of the Jets jumps to save the ball during the round 18 A-League match between Melbourne City FC and the Newcastle Jets at AAMI Park on January 25, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)
Jan 21, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett (96) causes Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) to fumble during the second quarter in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 23: Alexander Radulov #47 of the Dallas Stars fights with Mike Matheson #19 of the Florida Panthers in the first period at American Airlines Center on January 23, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
CHAMPAIGN, IL - JANUARY 22: Miles Bridges #22 of the Michigan State Spartans dunks the ball against the Illinois Fighting Illini at State Farm Center on January 22, 2018 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - JANUARY 24: Riku Miura and Shoya Ichihashi of Japan compete in the pairs short program during the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships at Taipei Arena on January 24, 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura - ISU/ISU via Getty Images)
LAKE PLACID, NY - JANUARY 19: Ayana Zholdas of Kazakhstan jumps in the Ladies' Qualifying round during the Putnam Freestyle World Cup at the Lake Placid Olympic Ski Jumping Complex on January 19, 2018 in Lake Placid, New York. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 22: Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic serves in his fourth round match against Fabio Fognini of Italy on day eight of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
BLOOMINGTON, IN - JANUARY 22: Justin Smith #3 of the Indiana Hoosiers dunks against Kevin Huerter #4 of the Maryland Terrapins in the first half of a game at Assembly Hall on January 22, 2018 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana won 71-68. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
SWANSEA, WALES - JANUARY 22: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Sadio Mane of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on January 22, 2018 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 21: Stephon Gilmore #24 of the New England Patriots deflects a pass intended for Dede Westbrook #12 of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fouorth quarter during the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 20: (R-L) Rob Font punches Thomas Almeida of Brazil in their bantamweight bout during the UFC 220 event at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Forrester Osei competes in the Men's 94 KG class English Weightlifting Championships on January 21, 2018 in Milton Keynes, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria celebrates winning in his fourth round match against Nick Kyrgios of Australia on day seven of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
Tennis - Australian Open - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 22, 2018. Angelique Kerber of Germany in action against Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan. REUTERS/Edgar Su TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 21: Danny Amendola #80 of the New England Patriots catches a touchdown pass as he is defended by Tashaun Gipson #39 of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth quarter during the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Jan 25, 2018; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) fouls Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Soccer Football - Carabao Cup Semi Final Second Leg - Arsenal vs Chelsea - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - January 24, 2018 Chelsea's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/David Klein 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
OBERSTDORF, GERMANY - JANUARY 21: Denis Kornilov of Russia soars through the air during his practice jump before the Flying Hill Team competition of the Ski Flying World Championships on January 21, 2018 in Oberstdorf, Germany. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Tennis - Australian Open - Men's singles semifinals - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 26, 2018. Chung Hyeon of South Korea serves against Roger Federer of Switzerland. REUTERS/Thomas Peter TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
LAWRENCE, KS - JANUARY 20: Devonte' Graham #4 of the Kansas Jayhawks shoots during the game against the Baylor Bears at Allen Fieldhouse on January 20, 2018 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Handball - Men's EHF European Handball Championship - placement match 5/6 - Croatia v Czech Republic - Arena Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia - January 26, 2018. Igor Karacic of Croatia in action. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MANHATTAN, KS - JANUARY 20: Kenrich Williams #34 of the TCU Horned Frogs comes over the top of Makol Mawien #14 of the Kansas State Wildcats for a foul during the second half on January 20, 2018 at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
Jan 20, 2018; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler (26) scores against Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith (41) during a shootout at Scotiabank Saddledome. The Jets won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
KOENIGSSEE, GERMANY - JANUARY 19: Janine Flock of Austria competes at Deutsche Post Eisarena Koenigssee during the BMW IBSF World Cup Skeleton on January 19, 2018 in Koenigssee, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images For IBSF)
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Championship games, the Australian Open, Olympics prep -- oh, my!
Plenty is going on in the world of sports as fans eagerly await the Super Bowl on February 4 and the start of the 2018 Winter Games on February 9.
To the chagrin of many, last Sunday's AFC and NFC title games determined that the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles would be competing for the Lombardi Trophy. As it turns out, nearly the entire country will be rooting for the Eagles.
Down under, the Australian Open continued under the blazing sun, setting up this weekend's final matches.
Elsewhere, college basketball, professional hockey and several winter sports captivated fans who would prefer not to think about another Patriots Super Bowl.
Click through the slideshow above to see photos from all of these events and more, and be sure to check back next week for our selection of the best shots from the coming week's action.