The Week in Sports Pictures: Jan. 23 - Jan. 29
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain in the men's singles final at the Australian Open on Monday, Jan. 30. It was the longest grand slam final ever, lasting nearly six hours.
A competitor emerges from muddy water during the Tough Guy Challenge endurance race on Sunday, Jan. 29 in Telford, England. Every year thousands of people run the 8-mile assault course which involves freezing temperatures, fire and ice.
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus plays a forehand in her quarterfinal match against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland at the Australian Open on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Azarenka went on to win the tournament, taking her first Grand Slam title.
Follow your nose
Home Sweet Aspen, with jockey Joel Rosario, right, defeat Sugarinthemorning and Rafael Bejarno to win the Santa Monica Stakes at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia.
Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi of Germany perform their ice dance short dance routine at the European Figure Skating Championships in Sheffield, England on Wednesday, Jan. 25.
Dust in the swing
Luke Donald of England plays a shot during the first round of Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday, Jan. 26.
Colorado State guard Kaipo Sabas is elevated above a crowd of students who rushed the court after a 77-60 college basketball victory over No. 13 San Diego State on Saturday, Jan. 28 in Fort Collins, Colo.
Coming down the mountain
Christian Mithassel (yellow shirt) of Norway leads the pack to win the semifinal heat during the Winter X Games on Sunday, Jan. 29 in Aspen, Colo.
Along for the ride
A boy wearing an FC Barcelona shirt is helped to get on top of a bus as fans leave after watching the Catalans knock Real Madrid out of Spain's Copa del Rey on a giant video screen in Managua, Nicaragua, on Wednesday, Jan. 25.
Moment of grief
Sue Paterno, widow of Joe Paterno, consoles her grandson following a public memorial for former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno on Thursday, Jan. 26 in State College, Pa. Paterno, who was 85, died due to complications from lung cancer on Jan. 22.