The best photos from the week in sports: May 11 - 18

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Sports photos of the week: May 11 - 18
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Sports photos of the week: May 11 - 18
ROME, ITALY - MAY 17: Maria Sharapova of Russia serves during the ladies singles match against Daria Gavrilova of Australia during day five of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia 2018 tennis at Foro Italico on May 17, 2018 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 16: Jonathan Marchessault #81 of the Vegas Golden Knights scores a first-period goal against Connor Hellebuyck #37 of the Winnipeg Jets in Game Three of the Western Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at T-Mobile Arena on May 16, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LYON, FRANCE - MAY 16: Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid scores his team's second goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League Final between Olympique de Marseille and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stade de Lyon on May 16, 2018 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
LYON, FRANCE - MAY 16: Gabi of Athletico Madrid celebrates scoring his sides third goalduring the UEFA Europa League Final between Olympique de Marseille and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stade de Lyon on May 16, 2018 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
ANTWERPEN, BELGIUM - MAY 17: Sebastien Gros of France plays his shot out of the trees on the first hole during the first round of the Belgian Knockout at the Rinkven International Golf Club on May 17, 2018 in Antwerpen, Belgium. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MAY 16: Ronald Acuna Jr. #13 of the Atlanta Braves slides safely into third base against Carl Edwards Jr. #6 of the Chicago Cubs on a single hit by Freddie Freeman #5 in the eighth inning at SunTrust Park on May 16, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
LYON, FRANCE - MAY 16: Jordan Amavi of Marseille holds off pressure from Angel Correa of Atletico Madrid during the UEFA Europa League Final between Olympique de Marseille and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stade de Lyon on May 16, 2018 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - MAY 16: Dominic Thiem of Austria smashes his racket in frustration in his match against Fabio Fognini of Italy during day four of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia 2018 tennis at Foro Italico on May 16, 2018 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MAY 15: Marcus Semien #10 of the Oakland Athletics breaks his bat on a ground ball to third base in the fifth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on May 15, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
CHESTERFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 14: Max Murphy of Ireland and his team mates react after losing on penalties against the Netherlands during the UEFA European Under-17 Championship match between Netherlands and Ireland at Proact Stadium on May 14, 2018 in Chesterfield, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - MAY 13: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Andrei Vasilevskiy #88 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 13, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 13: Tiger Woods of the United States tosses his wedge in frustration after his second shot on the par 4, 14th hole spun back off the green during the final round of the THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 13, 2018 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - MAY 13: Jose Urena #62 of the Miami Marlins sprays water before heading to the mound to pitch in the third inning against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on May 13, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, KS - MAY 12: Clint Bowyer, driver of the #14 Haas 30 Years of the VF1 Ford, leads Paul Menard, driver of the #21 Menards/Atlas Ford, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 12, 2018 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 11: Andrew Stevenson #45 of the Washington Nationals makes a diving catch in the fifth inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on May 11, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - MAY 11: Jurickson Profar #19 of the Texas Rangers slides safely into second base ahead of Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros as second base umpire Jordan Baker makes the call at Minute Maid Park on May 11, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Football Soccer - Mexican First Division Final First Leg - Santos Laguna v Toluca - TSM Corona stadium, Torreon, Mexico May 17, 2018. Jesus Angulo (R) of Santos Laguna and Fernando Uribe of Toluca in action. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Tennis - WTA Premier 5 - Italian Open - Foro Italico, Rome, Italy - May 17, 2018 Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki during her third round match against Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova REUTERS/Tony Gentile TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Tennis - ATP World Tour Masters 1000 - Italian Open - Foro Italico, Rome, Italy - May 16, 2018 Bosnia and Herzegovina?s Damir Dzumhur in action during his second round match against Spain?s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Tony Gentile TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
May 15, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Chicago White Sox center fielder Leury Garcia (28) attempts a catch on a ball hit for a triple by Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Sean Rodriguez (not pictured) during the second inning of an inter-league game at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Ice Hockey - 2018 IIHF World Championships - Group B - Finland v USA - Jyske Bank Boxen - Herning, Denmark - May 15, 2018 - Brian Gibbons of the U.S. lies on the ice. REUTERS/David W Cerny TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Ultimate Fighting Championship - UFC 224 - Alberto Mina v Ramazan Emeev - Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - May 12, 2018 Alberto Mina of Brazil and Ramazan Emeev of Russia in action. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Ice Hockey - 2018 IIHF World Championships - Group B - Germany v Latvia - Jyske Bank Boxen - Herning, Denmark - May 12, 2018 - Andris Dzerins of Latvia in action. REUTERS/David W Cerny TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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A packed season in sports continued this week with plenty of action across multiple leagues. 

The NBA playoffs raged on as the Boston Celtics continued to surprise against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, while the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors duked it out on the West Coast. 

In hockey, the Washington Capitals took on the top-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning while the Vegas Golden Knights, 2017's NHL expansion team, continued to surpass expectations against the Winnipeg Jets. 

Elsewhere in the world, major names in tennis took to the courts in Australia and hockey's IIHF Wold Championships took place in Denmark. 

Click through the slideshow above to see the photos from 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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