2017 sports champions revel in victory (29 images)

From baseball and tennis to track and horse-racing, UPI photographers captured some memorable victories in the world of sports in 2017.
Updated: Dec. 27, 2017 at 7:36 AM
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady lifts the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston on Feb. 5. The Patriots came from behind to defeat the Falcons 34-28 in overtime. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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New England Patriots players celebrate with family on the field. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Kurt Busch celebrates after winning the 59th Daytona 500 on Feb. 26 in Daytona, Fla. File Photo by Mike Gentry/UPI
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Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby kisses the Stanley Cup during the parade celebrating the team's back-to-back championships in Pittsburgh on June 14. File Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI
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American Justin Gatlin collapses in laughter after winning the men's 100 meters at the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London on August 5. Gatlin won in a time of 9.92 seconds, beating Usain Bolt, who finished third. File Photo by Hugo Philpott/UPI
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Team USA's Marcus Stroman hoists the MVP trophy defeating Puerto Rico 8-0 to win the 2017 World Baseball Classic in March in Los Angeles. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Sergio Garcia wins the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., on April 9. Garcia beat out Justin Rose in a one-hole playoff. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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