By SoE Staff
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. 14 to No. 1.
This past week, we saw amazing pics from all over, from Opening Week action on the gridiron to a coronation of sorts at the U.S. Open.
Here are the top 14 photos from Sept. 5-11.
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Longhorns players Malik Jefferson and DeShon Elliot tackle Spartans running back Tyler Nevens in Saturday's game at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin. Texas dominated San Jose State, shutting the team out 56-0.
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Sloane Stephens can't hide her excitement after seeing the $3.7 million check she'd receive for winning the U.S. Open. Her mouth dropped upon seeing the large sum, and that's understandable -- Stephens is the second-lowest ranked player to win a title match at a grand slam competition.
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Mets second baseman Gavin Cecchini fields a throw to tag out Phillies speedster Freddy Galvis attempting to swipe a bag on Sept. 5 at Citi Field. Despite the caught stealing, the Phillies won the game 9-1 as Ben Lively hurled seven innings of one-run ball.
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Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt is able to eke out a four-yard touchdown past New England defenders in the fourth quarter of the first football game of the season. Kansas City stunned the Pats with a 42-27 victory, and Hunt was the star of the show, finishing with 246 total yards from scrimmage, the most ever in an NFL debut.
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A triathlon athlete whizzes by during the cycling portion of the Ironman 70.3 Women's World Championship in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Sept. 9. Swiss triathlete Daniela Ryf picked up her third consecutive gold medal, and the ninth overall for Switzerland in the competition, putting the country in second place for the most medals all-time.
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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton hurdles 49ers safety Eric Reid during Sunday afternoon's game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Carolina ran away with bragging rights, as they defeated San Francisco, 23-3. Newton is looking to rebound after a lost 2016 season.
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Cloaked in shadow, a group of athletes dive into the waters of Lake Monona to kick off the one-loop swim portion of the Ironman Wisconsin on Sept. 10. Australia's Luke McKenzie won the men's section while former Wisconsin Badger Dani Fischer took home the women's title.
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Stephens poses with her first championship trophy after defeating fellow American Madison Keys in straight sets (6-3, 6-0).
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Trojans wide receiver Deontay Burnett lays out in the end zone to haul in a touchdown in the second quarter of a game against the rival Cardinal. Burnett ended the night with 121 yards on nine receptions to go with a pair of TDs as USC downed Stanford, 42-24.
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In a wave of green and pink, a group of athletes enters the water to compete in the Ironman Men's World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Spain's triathlon superstar Javier Gomez earned his second gold medal, finishing with a total time of 03:49:44, with USA's Ben Kanute picking up the silver and Great Britain's Tim Don earning the bronze.
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Raiders safety Karl Joseph is just able to deflect a pass aimed for Titans wide receiver Eric Decker during the first half of a Oakland-Tennessee matchup, as Week 1 of NFL action kicked off on Sunday. In the battle between two dark horse playoff contenders, the Raiders won the opener, 26-16.
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Wallabies star Israel Folau enters the field beneath a rainbow during The Rugby Championship matchup against the South Africa Springboks in Perth, Australia. The contest ended in a 23-23 draw, and both clubs moved on to Round 4. This was the first draw between the two competitiors since 2001.
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Representing Great Britain and Ireland, amateur golfer Rob MacIntyre lands a tee shot on his first hole of the Walker Cup in Los Angeles. He and Matthew Jordan were eventually upended in a big way by Doug Ghim and Maverick McNealy, as the U.S. team surged to a 19-7 overall victory at the tournament.
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Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez celebrates his bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning that gave Colorado a 4-3 walk-off victory over the Giants at Coors Field.