NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 30: Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina returns a shot to Diego Schwartzman of Argentina during his first round Men's Singles match on Day Two of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, MI - AUGUST 28: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 28, 2016 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 26: J.B. Shuck #20 of the Chicago White Sox is tagged out by Mike Zunino #3 of the Seattle Mariners after a run down following a pickoff attempt during the third inning at U.S. Cellular Field on August 26, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 28: Eduardo Rodriguez #52 of the Boston Red Sox delivers in the first inning during a game against the Kansas City Royals on August 28, 2016 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 27: Tavarres King #15 of the New York Giants celebrates a touchdown against the New York Jets during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium on August 27, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Jets 21-20. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 31: Carlos Gomez #14 of the Texas Rangers is soaked with a Powerade cooler after the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 14-1 at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 31, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 31: Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches a ball sail by during an at bat during the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 31, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
PERISHER, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 30: Tom Matsumoto of Australia competes during the Subaru Australian Mogul Championships on August 30, 2016 in Perisher, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
FARMINGDALE, NY - AUGUST 28: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits a bunker shot on the fourth hole during the final round of The Barclays in the PGA Tour FedExCup Play-Offs on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park on August 28, 2016 in Farmingdale, New York. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 28: Linval Joseph #98 of the Minnesota Vikings hits quarterback Kellen Clemens #10 of the San Diego Chargers as he attempts to throw the ball during the second quarter of the game on August 28, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 26: Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman puts a medal on David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before a game against the Kansas City Royals on August 26, 2016 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - AUGUST 27: Horses exercise on the Oklahoma Training Track at sunrise on Travers Stakes Day at Saratoga Race Course on August 27, 2016 in Saratoga Springs, New York. (Photo by Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images)
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Even without the Olympics, there certainly was no shortage of action in the world of sports this week.
Preseason football games continued, giving us a glimpse at what this NFL season may have in store. The US Open began in the Queens borough of New York City this week, and the race to the playoffs rolled on in the MLB, with one team getting a special visit from a notable Olympic gymnast.
Check out the gallery above to see photos from all of these stories and more, and be sure to check back next weekend to see our selection of the best shots from the coming week's action.