This week’s top sports shots

This week’s top sports shots

SUPER BOWL CHAMPS: The Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl championship banner is unveiled before an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers, Thursday, Sept. 4, in Seattle. Photo: Associated Press/Stephen Brashear

Iowa wide receiver Matt Vandeberg, right, is upended by Northern Iowa defensive back Tate Omli on a kickoff return during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 30, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)
Ohio State defensive lineman Steve Miller, from left, linebacker Curtis Grant and defensive lineman Joey Bosa sack Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Baltimore, Saturday, Aug. 30. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Former Missouri player Michael Sam watches pregame festivities before the start of the South Dakota State-Missouri NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 30, in Columbia, Mo. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, was released by St. Louis Rams Saturday. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)
Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts after a shot against Varvara Lepchenko, of the United States, during the third round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 30, in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Diego Ferreira, right, punches Ramsey Nijem, left, during the second round of a lightweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 177 in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 30. Ferreira won in the second round. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
San Diego Padres’ Alexi Amarista is doused after his game-winning single in the 10th inning gave the Padres a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 30, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
USA team cox Katelin Snyder is thrown into the water as USA team members celebrate winning, with Victoria Opitz, Meghan Musnicki, Amanda Polk, Lauren Schmetterling, Grace Luczak, Caroline Lind, Elanor Logan, Heidi Robins and Katelin Snyder of the USA, Women’s Eight celebrate after winning the Final event of the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday Aug. 31. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)
Argentine soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona hugs Pope Francis in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Monday, Sept. 1, ahead of an inter-religious match for peace. The friendly soccer match, supported by Pope Francis to promote the dialogue and peace among different religions, was scheduled at Rome’s Olympic stadium later Monday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Tony Stewart climbs into his car to start a NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Sunday, Aug. 31, in Hampton, Ga. In his first event since his sprint car struck and killed a fellow driver, Stewart slammed the wall twice and settled for a dismal 41st-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, leaving him in a must-win situation next weekend at Richmond to make NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. (AP Photo/Dale Davis)
James Harden of the U.S dunks against New Zealand during the Group C Basketball World Cup match, in Bilbao northern Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 2. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition take place in various cities in Spain from last Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson reacts as his wife Gayle Benson holds his hand at the unveiling of a statue of him outside the Mecedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Tuesday, Sept. 2. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Members of the Cincinnati Reds watch from the dugout as heavy rain falls during a rain delay in the first inning of an interleague baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Tuesday, Sept. 2, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez acknowledges fans after teammate Adam Jones hit him with a pie in the face after an interleague baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Wednesday, Sept. 3, in Baltimore. Gonzalez threw a four-hitter as Baltimore won 6-0. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, reacts after defeating Andy Murray, of Britain, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (1), 6-2, 6-4 during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, early Thursday, Sept. 4, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
New York Yankees’ Chase Headley celebrates his walk-off home run off Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara in the ninth inning of baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Thursday, Sept. 4. The Yankees defeated the Red Sox 5-4. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett forces Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to fumble in the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 4, in Seattle. A Packers player recovered the ball in the end zone, but was tackled for a safety on the play. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

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