The best photos from the week in sports: March 23 - March 30

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Sports photos of the week: March 23 - March 30
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Sports photos of the week: March 23 - March 30
MELBOURNE, VICTORIA - MARCH 29: James Westphal of the Calder Cannons and Jas Corless of the Eastern Ranges compete for the ball during the round two TAC Cup match between Calder and Eastern Ranges at RAMS Arena on March 29, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/AFL Media/Getty Images)
RANCHO MIRAGE, CA - MARCH 29: Jessica Korda of the United States plays her tee shot on the par 3, eighth hole during the first round of the 2018 ANA Inspiration on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club on March 29, 2018 in Rancho Mirage, California. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
KEY BISCAYNE, FL - MARCH 26: Victoria Azarenka of Belarus serves against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in their fourth round match during the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 26, 2018 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 26: Olivia Nelson-Ododa of Winder-Barrow High School attempts a dunk during the 2018 McDonald's All American Game POWERADE Jam Fest at Forbes Arena on March 26, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 26: Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros tags out Domingo Santana #16 of the Milwaukee Brewers trying to steal second in the fourth inning during a spring training game at Minute Maid Park on March 26, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 25: Donte DiVincenzo #10 of the Villanova Wildcats dunks the ball during the second half against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament East Regional at TD Garden on March 25, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel celebrates winning the Formula One Australian Grand Prix beside second-placed Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton (L) in Melbourne on March 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 24: Maro Itoje of Saracens is held by Chris Robshaw in the maul during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Harlequins at London Stadium on March 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 30: Jocelyn Davis of the Rebels runs with the ball during the round four Super W match between the Rebels and the Brumbies at AAMI Park on March 30, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 24: Lewis Ritson (striped trunks) knocks down Scott Cardle (black trunks) during their British Lightweight Championship contest at The O2 Arena on March 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24: Josh Hoffman of the Eels appeals for a high tackle during the round three NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Cronulla Sharks at ANZ Stadium on March 24, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
Mar 28, 2018; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Hornets forward center Dwight Howard (12) reacts to a foul call during the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Mar 29, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (42) shoots defended by Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) during the first half of an NBA game at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Mar 29, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Teammates of Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) dunk him with gatorade after hitting the walk off RBI for the win against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Mar 24, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Loyola Ramblers guard Clayton Custer (13) and Kansas State Wildcats guard Amaad Wainright (23) go after a loose ball during the second half in the championship game of the South regional of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Mar 24, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Bulls forward David Nwaba (11) commits a foul against Detroit Pistons forward Anthony Tolliver (43) during the third quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Mar 24, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles guard CJ Walker (2) blocks Michigan Wolverines forward Moritz Wagner (13) in the first half in the championship game of the West regional of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at STAPLES Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Soccer Football - International Friendly - England vs Italy - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - March 27, 2018 England's Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring their first goal Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SAN DIEGO, CA - MARCH 30: Matt Szczur #23 of the San Diego Padres tries to avoid the tag of Manny Pina #9 of the Milwaukee Brewers after missing the plate during the eighth inning of a baseball game at PETCO Park on March 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. Szczur was out on the play. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 29: Eduardo Nunez #36 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates an inside the park home run in the second inning during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Opening Day at Tropicana Field on March 29, 2018 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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While March Madness nears its end, excitement around the rest of the sports world is just beginning. 

America's Pasttime returned to our hearts and homes this week as the MLB observed its earliest-ever Opening Day. For the first time in history, all 30 teams were scheduled to play -- but rain caused the postponement of several games. 

Elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada, NBA continued the push for the playoffs, which will begin in April. 

Tennis, golf and rugby also captivated fans around the globe. 

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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