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30 most iconic sports photos from Getty Images this week


The sports world makes for a beautiful palette but individual images can get lost in the constant shuffle. Here are the most iconic sports photos from Getty Images this week.

Photo by Patrick Smith/USFL/Getty Images

Bo Scarbrough of the Birmingham Stallions celebrates with the USFL Championship trophy after defeating the Philadelphia Stars 33-30 to win the USFL Championship game at Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium on July 3, 2022, in Canton, Ohio.

The USFL concluded its inaugural season in dramatic fashion as the Birmingham Stallions defeated the Philadelphia Stars, 33-30. As with any championship, the history and iconic imagery comes from the raising of the trophy. But what made for compelling imagery was the access granted. Media were allowed to be within inches of the players which allowed viewers to feel as if they were right there with the Stallions. Photographs like this hold historical value and also allow viewers to be there even if they weren’t.

— Patrick Smith

Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium kisses the court, upon their final match, after announcing their retirement from Singles, following their Women’s Singles Second Round match against Simona Halep of Romania on day four of The Championships Wimbledon 2022 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 30, 2022, in London, England.

I didn’t realize at match point that this would be Kirsten Flipkens’ last ladies’ singles match at Wimbledon. Simona Halep applauded her and I think that’s when the other photographers, the crowd and myself realized the significance. She removed her headband teary eyed and placed it on the service box lines then kissed the court

— Shaun Botterill

Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Beth Mead of England scores the first goal past Manuela Zinsberger of Austria during the UEFA Women’s Euro England 2022 group A match between England and Austria at Old Trafford on July 6, 2022, in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Serena Williams of the United States serves against Harmony Tan of France during their Women’s Singles First Round Match on day two of The Championships Wimbledon 2022 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2022, in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images

Alejandro Kirk of the Toronto Blue Jays warms up in front of Canada Day decorations before playing the Tampa Bay Rays in their MLB game at the Rogers Centre on July 1, 2022, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)

Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Pauline Alexandra Pfeif of Team Germany competes in the Women’s 10m Platform Preliminaries on day one of the Budapest 2022 FINA World Championships at Duna Arena on June 26, 2022, in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Laura Wienroither of Austria battles for possession with Beth Mead of England during the UEFA Women’s Euro England 2022 group A match between England and Austria at Old Trafford on July 6, 2022, in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Brad Tavares takes a punch from Dricus Du Plessis of South Africa in their middleweight bout during UFC 276 at T-Mobile Arena on July 2, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Filipe Toledo of Brazil surfs during the semifinals of the Oi Rio Pro 2022 at Itauna Beach on June 28, 2022, in Saquarema, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Akos Kalmar of Team Hungary competes in the Open Water Swimming Men’s 25km on day four of the Budapest 2022 FINA World Championships at Lake Lupa on June 30, 2022, in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Photo by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images

Anna Josendal of Norway fights for the ball with Abbie Magee of Northern Ireland (R) during the UEFA Women’s Euro England 2022 group A match between Norway and Northern Ireland at St Mary’s Stadium on July 7, 2022, in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)

Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Rinky Hijikata of Australia serves during his match against Geoffrey Blancaneaux of France during Day 1 of Wimbledon Championships Qualifying on June 20, 2022, in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series Kwik Trip 250 at Road America on July 3, 2022, in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm dribbles against the Las Vegas Aces during the first quarter at Climate Pledge Arena on June 29, 2022, in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images

Santiago Espinal of the Toronto Blue Jays shakes off water after being doused by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. during his post-game interview following their victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in their MLB game at Rogers Centre on June 30, 2022, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images)

Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images

Carson Pickett of the United States crosses the ball during a game between Colombia and the United States at Rio Tinto Stadium on June 28, 2022, in Sandy, Utah. (Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Fans celebrate as confetti falls during the Colorado Avalanche Victory Parade and Rally at Civic Center Park on June 30, 2022, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Tiger Woods of the United States plays his second shot to the 9th hole during Day One of the JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor on July 4, 2022, in Limerick, Ireland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Photo by Azael Rodriguez/Getty Images

Desiree Scott of Canada fights for the ball with -trif9 during the match between Canada and Trinidad & Tobago as part of the 2022 Concacaf W Championship at BBVA Stadium on July 5, 2022, in Monterrey, Mexico. (Photo by Azael Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Jeremy Pena crashes into Yordan Alvarez of the Houston Astros while making a catch on a hit by Dominic Smith of the New York Mets in the eighth inning as Jake Meyers of the Houston Astros looks on during their game at Citi Field on June 29, 2022, in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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A general view is seen as Team Captain Dustin Johnson of 4 Aces GC putts on the third green during day one of the LIV Golf Invitational – Portland at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club on June 30, 2022, in North Plains, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/LIV Golf via Getty Images)

Photo by James Chance/Getty Images

Joe Joyce celebrates after defeating Christian Hammer during the WBC Silver Silver and WBO International Heavyweight Title fight between Joe Joyce and Christian Hammer at OVO Arena Wembley on July 2, 2022, in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Monica Niculescu of Romania plays a volley alongside her partner Elena Gabriela Ruse of Romania during their Women’s Doubles First Round match against Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium and Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain during day three of The Championships Wimbledon 2022 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29, 2022, in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Photo by Patrick Smith/USFL/Getty Images

Christian McFarland of the Birmingham Stallions attempts to tackle Devin Gray of the Philadelphia Stars during the first half in the USFL Championship game at Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium on July 3, 2022, in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Patrick Smith/USFL/Getty Images)

Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Domonic Bedggood and Melissa Wu of Team Australia compete in the Mixed Synchronized 10m Platform Final on day six of the Budapest 2022 FINA World Championships at Duna Arena on July 1, 2022, in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

Matt Gage of the Toronto Blue Jays throws a pitch during the fourth inning in the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field on June 26, 2022, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images

A crowd cheers the peloton passing through Vejle City during the 109th Tour de France 2022, Stage 3 a 182km stage from Vejle to Sønderborg / #TDF2022 / #WorldTour / on July 3, 2022, in Sonderborg, Denmark. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Zhou Guanyu of China driving the (24) Alfa Romeo F1 C42 Ferrari crashes at the start during the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 3, 2022, in Northampton, England. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images

Aaron Schoupp of the Bulldogs is tackled during the round 16 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Cronulla Sharks at CommBank Stadium on July 2, 2022, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images

Ty Gibbs, driver of the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Henry 180 at Road America on July 2, 2022, in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)



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