Best Sports Photos Of The Week (August 15-21)

08/22/2011 05:00 pm 17:00:06 | Updated Oct 22, 2011

Even at its most brutal and contentious, sports is pure physical poetry. Each sweeping movement and explosive contortion, provided that they're not directed at knocking you on your behind, is a beauty to behold.

Here is a collection of memorable images from the past week in sports, a stretch that included NFL action, intensifying division races in baseball, passionate soccer matches and countless other athletic events.

Best Sports Photos Of Week (Aug. 15–21)
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