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 photos from all over, from the snow-covered slopes in Beaver Creek, Colorado, to the return of Tiger Woods on the greens in the Bahamas.
Here are the top 14 photos from Nov. 28-Dec. 4.
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Byron Jones gives all he can, but his physics-defying leap can't stop Redskins receiver Josh Doctson from hauling in a fourth-quarter touchdown on Thursday night. The Cowboys struck back for three touchdowns in the final quarter to claim a 38-14 victory over their division rivals.
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The weather outside is frightful, but SV Darmstadt 98 and SSV Jahn Regensburg braved the conditions on the pitch during a Dec. 3 matchup in Germany. Regensburg took a 1-0 victory thanks to Marco Gruttner's 51st-minute tally.
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It looks like LeBron James isn't quite ready to hand over the keys to the NBA to young stars, like Philadelphia's Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Here he throws down a dunk, notching two of his game-high 30 points in the Cavaliers' 113-91 victory on Nov. 27. Embiid was unfazed, though, and also finished with 30 points.
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Running back Dion Lewis was arguably the star of the show in New England's 23-3 victory over Buffalo this weekend. Here he pushes aside Jordan Poyer during one of his 15 carries finishing the day with 92 yards against Buffalo's soft run defense. Bigger than the game, though, was Rob Gronkowski receiving a one-game suspension for a clearly illegal hit and Tyrod Taylor getting carted off the field in the fourth quarter.
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Stefan Lutz of Germany shreds through the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup Men's Giant Slalom on Dec. 3. The race was the culmination of a three-day event in Beaver Creek, Colo., one of the most respected skiing ventures in the world.
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The Islanders' Anders Lee leans into the crease to tap in a power-play goal against the Senators, though the score was in vain. The Senators' third-period tally gave them a 6-5 victory after a goalie switch to begin the final period held the Islanders scoreless.
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David Silva twists to score his side's second goal in a 2-1 Manchester City victory over West Ham United on Dec. 3. This 83rd-minute strike was the decisive blow and helped Man City stay atop the Premier League table, eight points ahead of rival club Manchester United, who they play on Sunday.
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Jared Goldberg flies through the air during the downhill portion of the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup on Dec. 2. The American is a former downhill champion and participated in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
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Australia and England weren't chasing rainbows, but rather knocking down wickets, during the 2017/18 Ashes Series. The storied cricket tournament is over 130 years old, and both sides have won 32 matches to date.
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Jose Aldo connects to the face of Max Holloway during UFC 218 in Detroit on Dec. 2. Holloway pounced in the third round, though, pummeling Aldo, winning via technical knockout and defending his featherweight title. Some are saying that this fight signals the end of Aldo's dominance in the Octagon.
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Soccer legend Pele is surrounded by Vladimir Putin, Diego Maradona and others during the celebratory final draw for the FIFA 2018 World Cup to be held in Russia. The draw outlined the groups in which each of the 32 national teams would play in at the start of the tournament.
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Try as he may, Baltimore's Nick Boyle can't quite leap over Quandre Diggs and Nevin Lawson during a matchup with Detroit on Dec. 3. Boyle's only catch went for 11 yards and ended with this big-time tackle, but he got the last laugh, as the Ravens notched a lopsided 44-20 win over the Lions at home.
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Draped in shadow, Brice Roger's poles fittingly look like serpents as he snakes around the downhill course during the Birds of Prey World Cup. Roger is looking to make it back onto the French Olympic team for the 2018 Games after missing out on the 2014 event due to a torn ACL.
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Tiger is back! Tiger Woods tees off at the 12th hole during the second round of the Hero World Challenge on Dec. 1. It was a triumphant return for Woods, who finished tied for ninth after a nine-month break from golf. He finished 10 strokes behind Rickie Fowler, who won the competition at 18 under par, but he led the tournament early and showed the old strength and accuracy that he has had in the past.