Notable sports images of 2014
Uruguay's Luis Suarez holds his teeth after running into Italy's Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014.
New York Yankee Derek Jeter jumps after hitting the game-winning single against the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in New York. The Yankees won 6-5. It was Jeter's last home game of his career at Yankee Stadium.
Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce (34) fouls Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) as he drives through the lane to score in the first period during Game 3 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA playoff basketball game on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in New York. Pierce was called for a flagrant foul and James scored on the play.
Honda rider Paulo Goncalves of Portugal, right, reacts as he sees his motorcycle on fire during the fifth stage of the Dakar Rally between the cities of Chilecito and Tucuman in San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in an ice hockey match between Russian amateur players and ice hockey stars at a festival of Russia's amateur hockey organized by the Night Hockey League in the Bolshoy arena in the Olympic Park in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Saturday, May 10, 2014.
From left, Europe's players Jamie Donaldson, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Justin Rose pour champagne over captain Paul McGinley as they celebrate winning the 2014 Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.
The body of boxer Christopher Rivera, who was shot to death on Sunday, is propped up in a fake boxing ring during his wake at the community recreation center within the public housing project where he lived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Elsie Rodriguez, vice president of the Marin funeral home, explained that Rivera had asked his family that if he died, he wanted his funeral to make reference to his boxing career.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, of Portugal, top, tries to score in between opposition players during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Granada at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.
Real goalkeeper Iker Casillas, center, lifts the Champion League trophy, as he and teammates, celebrate winning the Champion League title, against Atletico Madrid, in Lisbon, Portugal, Saturday, May 24, 2014.
Seattle Seahawks' Doug Baldwin (89) runs from Denver Broncos' Champ Bailey (24) after making a reception during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.
Brazil's Fernandinho reacts after Germany's Toni Kroosduring scored his side's third goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, left, and Buster Posey celebrate after winning 3-2 to win the series over Kansas City Royals after Game 7 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.
Zoe Mahan, center, pushes the trophy as her mother Kandi Mahan, left, grabs her while they pose with Hunter Mahan, husband, father and winner of The Barclays golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Paramus, N.J.
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, duels for the ball against Espanyol's Diego Colotto during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Espanyol at Cornella-El Prat stadium in Cornella Llobregat, Spain, Saturday, March 29, 2014.
Usain Bolt of Jamaica takes a photo on a smart phone with a member of the crowd as he walks round Hampden Park Stadium after he competed in the men's 4x100 meter relay race during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday Aug. 2, 2014.
Xavier Simeon, of Belgium, crashes during Indianapolis Moto 2 motorcycle race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.
Real's coach Carlo Ancelotti, is lifted in the air, after his team won the Champions League final soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in Lisbon, Portugal, Saturday, May 24, 2014.
Caterham driver Kamui Kobayashi of Japan runs off the track after he crashed with Williams driver Felipe Massa of Brazil on the first lap of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, March 16, 2014. Both Massa and Kobayashi walked away from the accident.
New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) leaps after New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider scored to tie the game with less than a minute remaining during the third period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Thursday, May 22, 2014, in New York.
The car driven by Parker Kligerman (30) goes over cars driven by Paul Menard (27) and Ryan Truex (83) as Trevor Bayne (21) drives past during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.
A supporter runs onto the pitch and kicks the ball set up for a Tottenham Hotspur's free kick against West Ham United during their English Premier League soccer match at Upton Park, London, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's second goal in the Champions League final soccer match against Atletico Madrid at the Luz Stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Saturday, May 24, 2014. Real Madrid won 4-1 in extra time.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car before wining the Spain Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, May 11, 2014.
Spain's Alberto Contador crosses the finish line with a delay of more than two minutes on his main rivals during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 155 kilometers (96.3 miles) with start in Ypres, Belgium, and finish in Arenberg, France, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
Spain's Fernando Verdasco puts his fingers in his eyes as he plays Britain's Andy Murray during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Monday, June 2, 2014.
A fan falls out of the stands as Los Angeles Angels third baseman David Freese (6) tries for a pop foul by Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana in the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Cleveland. The Angels won 9-3.
Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts after defeating Romania's Simona Halep during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Saturday, June 7, 2014. Sharapova won 6-4, 6-7, 6-4.
A cow jumps over revelers on the bull ring at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Revelers from around the world in Pamplona take part in an eight-day event of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises."
Canada forward Sidney Crosby scores a goal on Sweden goaltender Henrik Lundqvist during the second period of the men's gold medal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, passes the Arc de Triomphe during the twenty-first and last stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 137.5 kilometers (85.4 miles) with start in Evry and finish in Paris, France, Sunday, July 27, 2014.
Fireworks are seen over the Olympic Park during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.
Shaun White, of the United States, hits the edge of the half pipe during the men's snowboard halfpipe final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.