The best photos from the week in sports: May 4 - 11

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Sports photos of the week: May 4 - 11
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Sports photos of the week: May 4 - 11
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: Eduardo Rodriguez #57 of the Boston Red Sox gets set to pitch as the rain falls in the fourth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on May 10, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA - MAY 10: (EDITORS NOTE: THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO BLACK & WHITE) Tiger Woods of the United States plays a shot on the 18th hole during the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 10, 2018 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 10: Paul Stastny #25 of the Winnipeg Jets reacts after a Jets goal against goalie Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators during the first period in Game Seven of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena on May 10, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: Aaron Judge #99 leaps at the wall but can't come up with the ball off the bat of J.D. Martinez of the Boston Red Sox for the go-ahead run in the eighth inning of a game on May 10, 2018 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
HERNING, DENMARK - MAY 10: Chris Kreider #20 of United States scores the opening goal during the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Group B game between United States and Latvia at Jyske Bank Boxen on May 10, 2018 in Herning, Denmark. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 10: Maria Sharapova of Russia serves against Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands in their quarter final match during day six of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at the Caja Magica on May 10, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
CHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 10: Runners hooves at Chester Racecourse on May 10, 2018 in Chester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - MAY 9: Jean Segura #2 of the Seattle Mariners is tagged out by Luke Maile #21 of the Toronto Blue Jays as he is caught in a run-down during MLB game action at Rogers Centre on May 9, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur scores his sides first goal past Martin Dubravka of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Wembley Stadium on May 9, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 09: Orlando Arcia #3 of the Milwaukee Brewers attempts to turn a double play over Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians in the first inning at Miller Park on May 9, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 09: Tiger Woods of the United States plays a shot from a bunker during practice rounds prior to THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 9, 2018 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 07: The Washington Capitals celebrate moving on to the Eastern Conference Finals after a 2-1 overtime win behind Kris Letang #58 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at PPG Paints Arena on May 7, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 06: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Vegas Golden Knights is congratulated by teammates after he shut out the San Jose Sharks to win Game Six of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on May 6, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MAY 06: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz goes to the basket under the defense of James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets in the second half during Game Four of Round Two of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Vivint Smart Home Arena on May 6, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Rockets beat the Jazz 100-87. 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 Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 6: Eduardo Nunez #36 of the Boston Red Sox dives safely back to first base avoiding the tag by Ronald Guzman of the Texas Rangers during the sixth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 6, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. The Red Sox won 6-1. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 05: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates after hitting the game winning shot to beat the Toronto Raptors 105-103 in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 5, 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)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 06: Martin Taupau of the Sea Eagles appeals to the referee in a tackle during the round nine NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at Allianz Stadium on May 6, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 05: Jakub Vrana #13 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Capital One Arena on May 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05: Justify #7, ridden by jockey Mike Smith, crosses the finish line to win the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
TURIN, ITALY - MAY 05: Juan Cuadrado of Juventus competes for the ball with Cheick Keita of Bologna FC during the serie A match between Juventus and Bologna FC at Allianz Stadium on May 5, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Bradley Zimmer #4 of the Cleveland Indians can't come up with a ball hit by Austin Romine of the New York Yankees for a double in the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium on May 5, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MAY 4: Cedric Paquette #13 of the Tampa Bay Lightning checks Ryan Donato #17 of the Boston Bruins into the boards during the third period of Game Four of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 4, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 04: Jorge Soler #12 of the Kansas City Royals gets water dumped on him by teammate Salvador Perez #13 after defeating the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Brian Davidson/Getty Images)
Ice Hockey - 2018 IIHF World Championships - Group A - Czech Republic v Russia - Royal Arena - Copenhagen, Denmark - May 10, 2018 - Nikita Tryamkin of Russia warms up. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
May 9, 2018; San Diego, CA, USA; Washington Nationals first baseman Matt Adams (15) breaks his bat lining out in the seventh inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
May 7, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) and Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) drive for a loose ball during the second quarter in game four of the second round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
May 8, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (17) slides safely into home plate against Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) during the eighth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Tennis - WTA Mandatory - Madrid Open - Madrid, Spain - May 6, 2018 Spain's Garbine Muguruza in action against China's Shuai Peng during their round of 64 match REUTERS/Susana Vera TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
May 5, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) slides safely into home plate during the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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If you missed any of this week's excitement in the world of sports, fear not -- we have it all rounded up for you here. 

Both the NBA and NHL playoffs were whittled down to four teams this week, with conference finals starting in both leagues this weekend. While the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets hope to topple the Cavaliers and Warriors, respectively, hockey's surprising Vegas Golden Knights lead a group of hockey teams that haven't seen conference finals action in years -- that is, except for the No. 1 Tampa Bay Lightning. 

In baseball, the league's two best teams faced off in the Bronx as the Boston Red Sox visited the New York Yankees. 

Elsewhere, Tiger Woods and other notable names returned to the green this week, and horse Justify ran his way to winning the 144th Kentucky Derby. 

Take a look back at all of these events and more in the gallery above, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photos from the coming week's action. 

 

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