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

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Sports photos of the week: April 20 - 27
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Sports photos of the week: April 20 - 27
MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 25: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid watches the ball during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final First Leg match between Bayern Muenchen and Real Madrid at the Allianz Arena on April 25, 2018 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Sassa (L) of Brazil's Cruzeiro and goalkeeper Johnny Herrera (R) of Chile's Universidad de Chile jump in the air for the ball during their Copa Libertadores football match at the Mineirao stadium, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on April 26, 2018. (Photo by DOUGLAS MAGNO / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOUGLAS MAGNO/AFP/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 25: Eduardo Rodriguez #57 of the Boston Red Sox waits on the mound to be relieved as he is congratulated by Hanley Ramirez #13 in the seventh inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on April 25, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 25: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers is showered with water while being interviewed after a 98-95 win over the Indiana Pacers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on April 25, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Tennis - Fed Cup - World Group Semi Final - France vs United States - Arena Du Pays D'Aix, Aix-en-Provence, France - April 21, 2018 Sloane Stephens of the U.S. in action during her match against France's Pauline Parmentier REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Bordeaux v Paris St Germain - Matmut Atlantique, Bordeaux, France - April 22, 2018 Paris Saint-Germain's Giovani Lo Celso in action with Bordeaux's Maxime Poundje REUTERS/Regis Duvignau TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 24: Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics competes for a loose ball against Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks and Thon Maker #7 during the fourth quarter in Game Five in Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on April 24, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Bucks 92-87. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: Agnatius Paasi of the Warriors is tackled during the round eight NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and New Zealand Warriors at AAMI Park on April 25, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO,TX - APRIL 22 : Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs drives on Quinn Cook #4 of the Golden State Warriors during the first half of Game Four of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on April 22 , 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that , by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 22: Jurickson Profar #19 of the Texas Rangers catches a fly ball by Dee Gordon of the Seattle Mariners for the final out of the 7-4 win at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 22, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Boxing - Carl Frampton v Nonito Donaire - WBO Interim Featherweight World Title - SSE Arena, Belfast, Britain - April 21, 2018 Nonito Donaire in action Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: Thepchaiya Un-Nooh of Thailand reacts during his first round match against John Higgins of Scotland during day five of the World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre on April 25, 2018 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 25: Anett Kontaveit of Estonia plays a forehand to Kristina Mladenovic of France during day 3 of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix at Porsche-Arena on April 25, 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 22: Jake Guentzel #59 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates a first period goal by Sidney Crosby #87 against Michal Neuvirth #30 of the Philadelphia Flyers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center on April 22, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the Flyers 8-5 to win the series 4-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 22: Starting pitcher Nick Pivetta #43 of the Philadelphia Phillies slides safely into home plate as catcher Elias Diaz #32 of the Pittsburgh Pirates fields the throw in the fifth inning during a game at Citizens Bank Park on April 22, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 3-2 in 11 innings. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
COLOGNE, GERMANY - APRIL 22: Marco Hoeger of Koeln lies dejected on the pitch after the Bundesliga match between 1. FC Koeln and FC Schalke 04 at RheinEnergieStadion on April 22, 2018 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Soccer Football - Europa League Semi Final First Leg - Arsenal vs Atletico Madrid - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - April 26, 2018 Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette and Aaron Ramsey in action Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 25: Torey Krug #47 of the Boston Bruins, David Backes #42 and Brad Marchand #63 celebrate with Patrice Bergeron #37 after he scored a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period of Game Seven of the Eastern Conference First Round in the 2018 Stanley Cup play-offs at TD Garden on April 25, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - APRIL 21: Zolani Tete celebrates after defeating Omar Andres Narvaez following their WBO Bantamweight Championship of the World title fight at SSE Arena Belfast on April 21, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 26: Pierre-Edouard Bellemare #41 of the Vegas Golden Knights attempts to play the puck ahead of Timo Meier #28 and goaltender Martin Jones #31 of the San Jose Sharks in the first period Game One of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at T-Mobile Arena on April 26, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 26: Jonathan Villar #5 of the Milwaukee Brewers tries to make a play on an infield single hit by Addison Russell #27 of the Chicago Cubs during the second inning on April 26, 2018 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
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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.

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