World sport: 10 photos we liked this week

A selection of some of the most striking sports photographs taken around the world this week:

Houston, United States, 13 May: In the United States, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. To commemorate this, Major League Baseball went pink, everything from bats to gloves, footwear and even compression tops, all in the name of breast-cancer awareness.
Houston, United States, 13 May: In the United States, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. To commemorate this, Major League Baseball went pink, everything from bats to gloves, footwear and even compression tops, all in the name of breast-cancer awareness. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Chester, England, 9 May: Horses compete in the first race, on day one of Chester's first meeting of the year, won by Jockey PJ McDonald on No Lippy.
Chester, England, 9 May: Horses compete in the first race on day one of Chester's first meeting of the year, won by Jockey PJ McDonald on No Lippy. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)
Mannheim, Germany, 10 May: Hendrik Pekeler produces an acrobatic finish for Rhein-Neckar Loewen against SC Magdeburg in their DKB handball match at SAP Arena, helping his side to a 34-29 win.
Mannheim, Germany, 10 May: Hendrik Pekeler produces an acrobatic finish for Rhein-Neckar Lowen against SC Magdeburg in their DKB handball match at SAP Arena, helping his side to a 34-29 win. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)
La Boca, Argentina, May 9: Fans of Boca Juniors cheer their team during the celebration event after winning the Argentina Superliga 2017/18 at Estadio Alberto J. Armando on May 9, 2018 in La Boca, Argentina. Boca Juniors fans could not attend the game against Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata as no away fans are allowed in Argentina.
La Boca, Argentina, 9 May: Fans of Boca Juniors cheer their team during the celebration event at their home stadium, after winning the Argentina Superliga. Boca won their 33rd league title after drawing 2-2 against Gimnasia, but as fans are not allowed to attend away games, Boca players attended a celebration event at their home ground. (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)
Berlin, Germany, 13 May: Cyclists compete in Velothon Berlin, a single-day road cycle race held annually in May. The race is part of a series of races around the world which includes Wales, Sweden and Austria. Each race has a mass-participation race followed by an elite race along a lengthened route.
Berlin, Germany, 13 May: Cyclists compete in Velothon Berlin, a single-day road cycle race held annually in May. The race is part of a series of races around the world in countries including Wales, Sweden and Austria. Each race has a mass-participation race followed by an elite race along a lengthened route. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images for Velothon)
Tokyo, Japan. 13 May: Yuzuki Kamide of Japan competes during the Japan Skateboarding Championships at Murasaki Park in Tokyo.
Tokyo, Japan. 13 May: Yuzuki Kamide of Japan competes during the Japan Skateboarding Championships at Murasaki Park in Tokyo. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)
SCIACCA, ITALY - MAY 12: Jeff Winther of Denmark plays a shot during the third round of the The Rocco Forte Open at the Verdura Gol Resort on May 12, 2018 in Sciacca, Italy.
Sciacca, Italy, 12 May: Jeff Winther of Denmark plays a tee shot during the third round of the the Rocco Forte Open in Sicily. The Verdura Gol Resort is located on the south-western coast of Italy. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
HERNING, DENMARK - MAY 13: Lars Haugen #30, goaltender of Norway tends net against of United States during the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Group B game between Norway and United States at Jyske Bank Boxen on May 13, 2018 in Herning, Denmark. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
Herning, Denmark, 13 May: Norway players battle to stop the United States scoring during the Ice Hockey World Championship in Denmark. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14: Legend Essendon Bombers former coach Kevin Sheedy with Tom Hawkins of the Cats and Zach Merrett of the Bombers (R) during the Powercor Country Festival Launch at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 14, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The Essendon Bombers play the Geelong Cats on the weekend to promote the Festival.
Melbourne, Australia, 14 May: Players from the Australian Football League help to feed animals on a farm to promote the Powercor Country Festival, which provides an opportunity to recognise and thank regional communities for the contribution they make to the game of the Australian Football League. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
Mozambique: A boy holds a football he has made from tree bark held together with rope. The photo from 'Women Behind the Football Lens,' is part of 'The Game', an exhibition at the National Football Museum, showcasing football cultures around the world.
Mozambique: A boy holds a football he has made from tree bark held together with rope. The photo from 'Women Behind the Football Lens,' is part of 'The Game', an exhibition at the National Football Museum, showcasing football cultures around the world. (Photo by Jessica Hilltout)

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