The best photos from the week in sports: April 20 - 27

As the weather heats up around the United States, so do the sports.

Teams from both the NHL and NBA are in the midst of dramatic playoff action, competing for the chance to take home the Stanley Cup or the Larry O'Brien Trophy, respectively.

On the other hand, the 2018 MLB season is just one month old, but the elite teams are already separating themselves from the pack.

Elsewhere in the world, soccer, tennis and even billiards events captivated the attention of fans.

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.