The sports world makes for a beautiful palette but individual images can get lost in the constant shuffle. Here are the best Getty Images sports photos from this week.
Fernando Tatis Jr. and Trent Grisham of the San Diego Padres celebrate an 8-7 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in 11th innings at Dodger Stadium on April 25, 2021, in Los Angeles, California.
The San Diego Padres at last have a very good team this season and have something to prove to the Los Angeles Dodgers who have won the National League West Division the last eight years and are the current World Series Champions. Although it’s very early on in the season, the intensity between these two teams was obvious. This photo was taken during the third game of a very entertaining series where star player Fernando Tatis Jr. of the Padres had hit two home runs in both games prior and hit one in this game earlier on. I was hoping he would hit another as it would have been a historic achievement, but he didn’t end up doing this. Nevertheless, when the game was over, Tatis Jr. and teammate Trent Grisham celebrated a win over the Dodgers in centerfield like it was a playoff game.
— Harry How
Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics holds his son Deuce Tatum on the court after the Celtics defeat the Charlotte Hornets 120-111 at TD Garden on April 28, 2021, in Boston, Massachusetts.
Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics is a dedicated father to his three-year-old son Deuce. Tatum writes his name on his shoes every game and has his face tattooed on his calf. After the Celtics defeated the Charlotte Hornets, I noticed Tatum turn towards the fans sitting courtside and Deuce run out to meet him. He picked him up and twirled him around over his head near the free-throw line before teammate Tristan Thompson came out to say hello to Deuce as well. Because of the pandemic and limited fans in arenas, candid moments with family are harder to come by, so it was nice to see Deuce back in the building!
— Maddie Meyer
Josh Bailey of the New York Islanders watches a second-period shot by Anthony Beauvillier get past Igor Shesterkin of the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on April 29, 2021, in New York City. The Islanders shut out the Rangers 4-0.
The image was taken from the hockey netcam mounted at the back of the net during a New York Islanders vs New York Rangers game. These types of images are hugely popular as they provide fans a view from inside the net, which is especially exciting during game-winning moments. The remote camera, which is inside a protective enclosure, is equipped with a fisheye lens that enables each image to be ‘framed’ by the red bars (although they were cropped out in this photo). It is triggered via a radio remote from my shooting location at the other end of the ice 200-feet away. Although this wasn’t a game-winning moment, it was cool to capture this moment with the view of the puck coming right at you as it gets past Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin.
— Bruce Bennett
Teddy Blueger of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Jeremy Lauzon of the Boston Bruins fight in the third period during their game at PPG PAINTS Arena on April 27, 2021, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Boston Bruins won 3-1.
This particular game had high tensions because the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins were both fighting for a spot in the playoffs. Their previous game was low scoring and the Penguins ended up winning with one single goal in the third period, so going into this game I had a good feeling that the Bruins would come out onto the ice with full energy to try to win this game. I imagine the Penguins knew that would happen too, so it was a fairly physical game. What stuck out to me about this image is the calmness in Jeremy Lauzon’s face even though he’s in the middle of a fight with Teddy Blueger of the Penguins.
— Emilee Chinn
Clint Frazier of the New York Yankees catches a hit by Guillermo Heredia of the Atlanta Braves in the third inning at Yankee Stadium on April 21, 2021, in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Albert Almora Jr. of the New York Mets makes a diving catch against Kyle Schwarber of the Washington Nationals in the sixth inning during their game at Citi Field on April 25, 2021, in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Jordan Luplow of the Cleveland Indians celebrates with his teammates after hitting a walk-off two-run home run during the tenth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on April 26, 2021, in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Twins 5-3. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Rafael Devers of the Boston Red Sox makes contact with the ball in the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park on April 25, 2021, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
Carmelo Anthony of the Portland Trail Blazers is held back by teammates CJ McCollum and Enes Kanter after Anthony made a 3-point basket against the Memphis Grizzlies during the fourth quarter at Moda Center on April 25, 2021, in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz blocks a shot by Richaun Holmes of the Sacramento Kings during the game at Golden 1 Center on April 28, 2021, in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
Riley Stillman of the Chicago Blackhawks tries to keep his balance as he battles for the puck with Mathieu Joseph of the Tampa Bay Lightning at the United Center on April 27, 2021, in Chicago, Illinois. The Lightning defeated the Blackhawks 7-4. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces the Jacksonville Jaguars selection of Trevor Lawrence with the first pick of the 2021 NFL Draft at the Great Lakes Science Center on April 29, 2021, in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Bijan Robinson of the Texas Longhorns rushes for a touchdown in the first half during the Texas Football Orange-White Spring Game at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on April 24, 2021, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Marc Leishman of Australia plays his shot from the 15th tee during the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana on April 25, 2021, in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
In Gee Chun of South Korea plays her second shot on the 10th fairway during the first round of the HSBC Women’s World Championship at Sentosa Golf Club on April 29, 2021, in Singapore. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)
Essential Quality runs on the track during the training for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 29, 2021, in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after winning match point during his Men’s Singles final match against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece on day seven of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell 2021 at Real Club De Tenis Barcelona on April 25, 2021, in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
Poppy Cleall of England is tackled by Rose Bernadou of France during the Women’s Six Nations match between England and France at The Stoop on April 24, 2021, in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
Tyler Adams of RB Leipzig is challenged by Gregor Kobel of VfB Stuttgart during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and VfB Stuttgart at Red Bull Arena on April 25, 2021, in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Odd Andersen – Pool/Getty Images)
John Guidetti of Deportivo Alaves celebrates after scoring their side’s first goal during the La Liga Santander match between Valencia CF and Deportivo Alaves at Estadio Mestalla on April 24, 2021, in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)
Players form a huddle during Brazil’s Rugby Sevens Women’s Team training session at NAR sports campus on April 23, 2021, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The “Yaras”, as they are known, qualified of Tokyo 2020 after winning the South American Championship in 2019. This will be their second appearance in Olympic Games. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
Gil Alcalá of Querétaro celebrates the first scored goal of his team during the 16th round match between Queretaro and FC Juarez as part of the Torneo Guard1anes 2021 Liga MX at La Corregidora Stadium on April 25, 2021, in Queretaro, Mexico. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images)
Adelle Tracey of Great Britain wins the 800-meter final during the USATF Grand Prix at Hayward Field on April 24, 2021, in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
Gabriel Medina of Brazil competes in the final of the Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic against Conner Coffin of the United States at Narrabeen Beach on April 20, 2021, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Jessica Gadirova of Great Britain competes on Vault during the Apparatus Finals of the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships at St. Jakobshalle on April 24, 2021, in Basel, Switzerland. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)