The Week in Sports Pictures: Jan. 16 - Jan. 22
Just for kicks
New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes (9) celebrates with holder Steve Weatherford after kicking the game-winning field goal during overtime of the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Jan. 22. The Giants won 20-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVI.
Manuela Moelgg of Italy misses a gate during the World Cup women's slalom race in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, on Sunday, Jan. 22.
No ordinary Joe
Candles on the steps of Old Main on the Penn State University campus spell out "Joe" in remembrance of former football coach Joe Paterno who died early Sunday at the age of 85 after battling lung cancer.
Angler Jim Rielly casts during the opening of the salmon fishing season on the River Tay on Monday, Jan. 16 in Kenmore, Scotland. A procession with a pipe band and anglers made its way through Kenmore at the east end of Loch Tay to mark the start of the 2012 salmon season.
Snowboarders (from left) Zoe Gillings, Callan Chythlook-Sifsof, Maelle Ricker, Alexandra Jekova, Lindsey Jacobellis, and Dominique Maltais compete during the final at the women's Snowboard Cross World Cup race in Veysonnaz, Switzerland on Sunday, Jan. 22. Jacobellis won the race.
Catch a star
Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki collides with official Eric Lewis after being fouled by the Los Angeles Lakers during their NBA game in Los Angeles on Monday, Jan. 16. The Lakers won 73-70.
On the trail
A musher and his dogs compete on a track near the Mont-Cenis Path during the ninth stage of La Grande Odyssee sled dogs race on Tuesday, Jan. 17. The race crosses the Alps in France covering more than 621 miles.
Baltimore Ravens tight end Kris Wilson (87) is defended by New England Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty during the AFC Championship game on Sunday, Jan. 22, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 23-20.
Pack on the move
Riders compete on the road between Templers and Freeling in Australia during stage one of the Tour Down Under on Tuesday, Jan. 17 in Adelaide, Australia.
On the loose
Kansas State guard Martavious Irving, and Texas guards J'Covan Brown, right, and Myck Kabongo chase a loose ball during the second half of a college basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 18 in Manhattan, Kansas. Kansas State won 84-80.
View from above
A woman watches a race car during the Monte Carlo rally between Burzet and Saint Martial, France on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton laughs after receiving a Los Angeles Lakers basketball jersey as a gift from global cultural ambassador and former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the State Department in Washington. Abdul-Jabbar will travel the world to engage a generation of young people to help promote diplomacy.
On the ball
Gymnasts from the Ukrainian team perform with the ball during the team final of the Rhythmic Gymnastics London Olympic qualifier on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
In this photo made with a fisheye lens, Pittsburgh's Eric Tangradi, right, collides with Montreal's Scott Gomez in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh on Friday, Jan. 20.
Head over heels
Andy Murray of Great Britain takes a tumble during his match against Michael Llodra of France on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Australian Open.
A day at the beach?
A cricket fan sunbathes as he watches England play Pakistan during the third day of the first cricket test match in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday, Jan. 19.