Major League Baseball swings into action with the opening of the 2017 season, with teams across the country playing their first games. The regular season runs until October 1. Here's a look at some moments from some of the first games of the season.
It took 17 tries but Kurt Busch finally claimed his first Daytona 500 on Sunday, taking the lead from Kyle Larson on the final lap of the 2017 season-opener for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Daytona International Speedway.
The Atlanta Falcons beat the Green Bay Packers, and the New England Patriots beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL Divisional Championships on January 22, 2017. The Patriots and the Falcons will face off in Super Bowl LI on February 5.
Riders from across the country made their way to the Big Apple to compete at the Professional Bull Riders Monster Energy Buck Off at Madison Square Garden on January 8, 2017, in New York City. Jess Lockwood won the Monster Energy Buck Off with a total of 860 event points.
Members of the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers speak to reporters and take selfies with fans on media day prior to the NCAA Football National Championship, in Tampa, Florida, on January 7, 2017. Alabama will take on the Clemson Tigers in the College Football National Championship on Monday.
No. 5 Penn State and No. 9 USC are the "comeback kids" of college football -- the Trojans (9-3) have won eight in a row, including a victory at playoff-bound Washington; while Big Ten champion Penn State (11-2) has won nine straight, including a home victory over playoff-bound Ohio State.
Clemson set up a second straight College Football Playoff national championship game meeting with Alabama with a dominating 31-0 victory over Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday, December 31, 2016.
Unbeaten Alabama is one victory away from a second straight national championship after the No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide beat No. 4 Washington 24-7 in the Peach Bowl in a College Football Playoff semifinal on Saturday at the Georgia Dome.
Highlights from Week 15 action across the NFL including the Seattle Seahawks taking on the Los Angeles Rams, the Miami Dolphins traveling to the New York Jets, the New York Giants hosting the Detroit Lions, and more.
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