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 pictures from all over the globe, from the first round of the baseball playoffs to a hectic Week 5 on the football field.
Here are the top 14 photos from Oct. 3-9.
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British driver Lewis Hamilton takes a selfie with a group of his young fans prior to the Formula One Grand Prix of Japan in Suzuka, Japan on Oct. 5. Hamilton, who broke a record with his time in the qualifying stage, came in first place in the race with a total of 25 points.
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Sri Lankan cricket players celebrate Mohammad Abbasto's final game-winning wicket in the First Test between their country and Pakistan on Friday. Sri Lanka won both games in the series, and became only the second team (after Australia) to beat Pakistan in the Test series.
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Kings goalie Jonathan Quick enters the rink in LA's season-opener against Philadelphia on Oct. 5 at the Staples Center. Quick earned his 45th career shutout as the Kings blanked the Flyers, 2-0, in large part due to his 35 saves.
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Canadian driver Lance Stroll takes a practice run prior to his race in the Japanese Grand Prix on Oct. 6 in Suzuka, Japan. Despite coming in seventh place in the Italian Grand Prix, Stroll did not place this time around, due to a collision on the tracks that prevented him from finishing.
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David Robertson can only gasp as he watches his battery-mate, Gary Sanchez, take a fouled off pitch to his cup area during the AL Wild Card Game against the Twins at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 3. Sanchez shook off a blow that made even fans in the stands wince, and the Yanks were able to seal an 8-4 win to advance to the ALDS.
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Packers linebacker Clay Matthews stays hydrated (and channels his inner Triple-H) during Green Bay's game against Dallas on Oct. 8. Thanks to a miraculous comeback by Aaron Rodgers with under 2:00 minutes left to play, the Packers handed the Cowboys their third defeat while cruising to first place in the NFC North.
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Youngster Rafael Devers celebrates his two-run homer off Houston starter Francisco Liriano in the third inning of Game 3 of the ALDS. The 20 year old has been a bright spot for the Red Sox, and though the team was eliminated after a Game 4 loss at home, Boston undoubtedly has a bright future ahead.
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Redskins wide receiver Terrelle Pryor shows off his acrobatic skills after scoring a touchdown against the Chiefs on Oct. 2. But Kansas City pulled out a 29-20 victory on their home turf to remain the only undefeated team in the NFL. Pryor dazzled with three catches, 70 yards, a touchdown and an entertaining celebration.
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Motion denied! Yankees superstar rookie Aaron Judge shows that he can do it with his glove as well as at the plate, taking away a potential go-ahead home run off the bat of Francisco Lindor in Game 3 of the ALDS. The key catch preserved what eventually became a 1-0 Yankees win.
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Competitors strut their stuff at the Victorian Bodybuilding Championship on Oct. 8 in Melbourne, Australia. The winners of several different categories move on to the Arnold Classic in March 2018 to tout their muscles against some of the best in the country.
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Going, going, Gold! Arizona Diamondbacks star Paul Goldschmidt cranks a home run in Arizona's wild 11-8 victory in the NL Wild Card Game on Oct. 6. Goldschmidt's homer came in his first postseason action since 2011.
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The sunlight may have been bright at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, but Aaron Rodgers shined brighter, especially in the fourth quarter. He threw the game-winning touchdown to Davante Adams in the final minute to give Green Bay a 35-31 win on the road. The former MVP already has 13 touchdown passes in 2017, the most in the NFL.
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Lando Vannata and Bobby Green battle through the pain during UFC 216 in Las Vegas on Oct. 7. As evident by the damage done to both fighters' faces, the lightweight bout ended in a draw.
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Yasiel Puig, never lacking emotion, lets loose after whacking a triple in Game 1 of the Dodgers' NLDS matchup against the D-backs on Oct. 6. Los Angeles swept Arizona and moved on to the NLCS, where Puig can continue to provide a unique spark for a team motivated to end a title drought.