By Joe Sparacio
As part of an ongoing series, Sports on Earth is partnering with Getty Images to bring you the best snapshots from around the sports world each week, from No. 13 to No. 1. Our methodolgy isn't scientific. Do you disagree with the order? Do you have an image of your own to share? Tweet at us @SportsonEarth and let us know your thoughts.
This past week, we saw amazing photographs from all over the globe -- from two explosive Champions League matchups to a touching tribute for a fallen teammate.
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Kansas City players observe a moment of silence for the late pitcher Yordano Ventura prior to the Royals' home opener against the Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium. Ventura passed away in January after a car crash in his native country of the Dominican Republic. Ventura was just 25 years old.
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Capitals winger Tom Wilson and Maple Leafs center Leo Komarov fall on to the ice as they battle for a puck in Game 1 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The series between Washington and Toronto has been chippy, and each of the first three games has gone to overtime, with the Maple Leafs notching two victories.
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Real Madrid left back Marcelo and Bayern Munich forward Arjen Robben fight for a ball during a Champions League quarterfinals match in Germany. The two superstar players clashed in a highly anticipated matchup, which Real Madrid won, 2-1, on the road. The two teams are facing off once more in the second game of the quarterfinal, but this time in Spain.
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Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval goes up top to high five an airborne Xander Bogaerts after Panda hit a game-tying, two-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays. After a lost two years in Boston, Sandoval is hoping to turn his career trajectory around and regain the form he had while securing three World Series rings with the San Francisco Giants.
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Rising Juventus star Paulo Dybala celebrates with teammate Mario Mandzukic after scoring his team's second goal against Barcelona in their first Champions League quarterfinal matchup. The Bianconeri secured a huge 3-0 win over Barcelona, setting up for a momentous second matchup against a team considered by many to be the best in the world, and on their home turf no less.
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Speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton of the Cincinnati Reds slams into the wall to haul in a ball hit by Milwaukee's Domingo Santana. While Hamilton's ability at the plate ebbs and flows, his lightning-fast legs have allowed him to become an impressive defender in center field.
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Tudor City and jockey Davy Russell race ahead of Runforbob and jockey Sean Flanagan, who fell over the last obstacle and did not finish, on their way to winning the Cusack Hotel Group Maiden Hurdle during the Fairyhouse Easter Festival. The three-day event is an important occurrence on the Irish Racing calendar and has hosted some memorable moments, including jockey AP McCoy's last ever ride on Irish soil.
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Richmond captain Trent Cotchin gets dragged to the ground by Brisbane's Darcy Gardiner during an AFL match between the Lions and Tigers in Australia. The Richmond Tigers moved to 4-0 after a dominant 52-point win over their counterparts, and are off to their best start since 1995.
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Royals catcher Salvador Perez gives center fielder Lorenzo Cain a postgame shower after Kansas City defeated the Oakland A's, 3-1. The A's are sitting at the bottom of the AL West while the scrappy Royals work to recapture the magic of their championship run, as they currently sit at .500.
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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel talks to the media after qualifying for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit. The German driver is a four-time Formula One world champion -- he won four straight titles from 2010-13 with Red Bull Racing -- and his qualification has led to Mercedes reconsidering its team order in an effort to combat Ferrari.
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Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun gives his best diving effort but can't come up with the ball, allowing Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy to reach base during a tilt between the division rivals. Despite the presence of superstar Mike Trout, the Angels still have a record below .500 as they struggle to keep up with the red-hot Houston Astros in the AL West.
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Amidst a beautiful South Carolina backdrop, Steve Marino hits a tee shot on the 13th hole during the first round of the 2017 RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links. Rookie Wesley Bryan took home the purse after shooting a 13-under par, notching his first-ever PGA Tour victory in his home state, no less!
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Here, Australia's Clyde Lewis competes in the Men's 200m Individual Medley during the 2017 Australian Swimming Championships in Brisbane.