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AP weekly sports photo gallery

Fireworks go off as the Belem, the three-masted sailing ship bringing the Olympic flame from Greece, enters the Old Port in Marseille, southern France, Wednesday, May 8, 2024. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Fireworks go off as the Belem, the three-masted sailing ship bringing the Olympic flame from Greece, enters the Old Port in Marseille, southern France, Wednesday, May 8, 2024. After leaving Marseille, a vast relay route is undertaken before the torch odyssey ends on July 27 in Paris. The Paris 2024 Olympic Games will run from July 26 to Aug.11, 2024. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

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Associated Press photographers show off the art of shooting sports events, in a gallery of images from around the world.

Some capture the large picture, like the photograph by Laurent Cipriani of a three-masted sailing ship arriving in Marseille, France, with the Olympic flame from Greece. The Olympics begin in Paris on July 24.

A worker crosses the track as preparations continue at the Stade de France ahead of the Paris Olympics, Tuesday, May 7, 2024, in Paris. The Paris Olympic games are set to begin in late July. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A worker crosses the track as preparations continue at the Stade de France ahead of the Paris Olympics, Tuesday, May 7, 2024, in Paris. The Paris Olympic games are set to begin in late July. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Others focus on a tiny image, like a lone worker on the track at the Stade de France. Photographer David J. Phillip uses the large stadium and the seemingly small worker to immediately grab your attention.

Images don’t have to be crystal clear. That was the case with Frank Augstein’s photo that used a blurred image of fans waving flags before a Champions League semifinal.

Paris Saint-Germain fans wave flags prior to the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 7, 2024. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Paris Saint-Germain fans wave flags prior to the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 7, 2024. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

A different technique produced an eye-catching baseball photo. The photo by Morry Gash was taken from an unusual angle just above the batter. This image was ultra-sharp and shows the moment the bat of St. Louis Cardinals player Matt Carpernter splintered into pieces.

St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter breaks his bat as he fouls a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, May 12, 2024, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

St. Louis Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter breaks his bat as he fouls a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, May 12, 2024, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Finally, photographer Matilde Campodonico caught a simple moment that was dramatic as Luis Guilherme of Brazilian club Palmerias missed a scoring chance and pulled his yellow soccer jersey over his face to hide his disappointment.

Luis Guilherme of Brazil's Palmeiras covers his face after missing an opportunity against Uruguay's Liverpool during a Copa Libertadores Group F soccer match at Centenario Stadium in Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, May 9, 2024. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

Luis Guilherme of Brazil’s Palmeiras covers his face after missing an opportunity against Uruguay’s Liverpool during a Copa Libertadores Group F soccer match at Centenario Stadium in Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, May 9, 2024. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

The gallery was curated by Associated Press photographer Charlie Arbogast.

Maria Vysotchanska of Ukraine, accompanied by 27 EU athletes and para-athletes, participates in the Olympic torch relay in Marseille, southern France, Thursday, May 9, 2024. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Maria Vysotchanska of Ukraine, accompanied by 27 EU athletes and para-athletes, participates in the Olympic torch relay in Marseille, southern France, Thursday, May 9, 2024. Torchbearers are carrying the Olympic flame through the streets of France’ s southern port city of Marseille, one day after it arrived on a majestic three-mast ship for the welcoming ceremony. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

San Diego Padres' José Azocar gets caught between first and second bases and is tagged out at first by Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Amaya during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 7, 2024, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)

San Diego Padres’ José Azocar gets caught between first and second bases and is tagged out at first by Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Amaya during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 7, 2024, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)

Bayern's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer makes a save in front of Real Madrid's Rodrygo, left, during the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, May 8, 2024. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Bayern’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer makes a save in front of Real Madrid’s Rodrygo, left, during the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, May 8, 2024. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Cleveland Guardians catcher David Fry makes a catch to get out Detroit Tigers' Spencer Torkelson during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 8, 2024, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Cleveland Guardians catcher David Fry makes a catch to get out Detroit Tigers’ Spencer Torkelson during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 8, 2024, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum dunks between Cleveland Cavaliers guard Max Strus, left, and guard Caris LeVert during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum dunks between Cleveland Cavaliers guard Max Strus, left, and guard Caris LeVert during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Florida Panthers center Steven Lorentz (18) slams Boston Bruins right wing Justin Brazeau (55) into the boards during the third period of Game 1 of the second-round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Monday, May 6, 2024, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Florida Panthers center Steven Lorentz (18) slams Boston Bruins right wing Justin Brazeau (55) into the boards during the third period of Game 1 of the second-round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Monday, May 6, 2024, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Indiana Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle, right, argues with a referee during the second half of Game 2 of the team's NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, May 8, 2024, in New York. The Knicks won 130-121. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Indiana Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle, right, argues with a referee during the second half of Game 2 of the team’s NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, May 8, 2024, in New York. The Knicks won 130-121. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

A Boston Red Sox fan sits in a seat beyond the outfield waiting for the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Mark Stockwell)

A Boston Red Sox fan sits in a seat beyond the outfield waiting for the team’s baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Mark Stockwell)

Czech Republic players celebrate after the preliminary round match between Czech Republic and Finland at the Ice Hockey ϰϲ Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, May 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Czech Republic players celebrate after the preliminary round match between Czech Republic and Finland at the Ice Hockey ϰϲ Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, May 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Los Angeles Dodgers' James Outman celebrates after hitting a home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Los Angeles, Monday, May 6, 2024. Gavin Lux also scored. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Dodgers’ James Outman celebrates after hitting a home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Los Angeles, Monday, May 6, 2024. Gavin Lux also scored. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Indiana Pacers guard Andrew Nembhard, left, is fouled by New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson during the first half of Game 3 in an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Friday, May 10, 2024, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Indiana Pacers guard Andrew Nembhard, left, is fouled by New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson during the first half of Game 3 in an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Friday, May 10, 2024, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Chet Holmgren reacts during the second half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks, Tuesday, May 7, 2024, in Oklahoma City. The Thunder won 117-95. (AP Photo/Nate Billings)

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Chet Holmgren reacts during the second half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks, Tuesday, May 7, 2024, in Oklahoma City. The Thunder won 117-95. (AP Photo/Nate Billings)

Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuña Jr. (13) is safe at first base with a single as the ball gets past Boston Red Sox first base Garrett Cooper (28) in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 7, 2024, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Atlanta Braves’ Ronald Acuña Jr. (13) is safe at first base with a single as the ball gets past Boston Red Sox first base Garrett Cooper (28) in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 7, 2024, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Dallas Mavericks forward Derrick Jones Jr., foreground, and teammate Dereck Lively II, top, challenge Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, for a rebound during the second half in Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Thursday, May 9, 2024, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)

Dallas Mavericks forward Derrick Jones Jr., foreground, and teammate Dereck Lively II, top, challenge Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, for a rebound during the second half in Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Thursday, May 9, 2024, in Oklahoma City. The Mavericks won 119-110. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)

Dortmund's Mats Hummels celebrates with fans after the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 7, 2024. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Dortmund’s Mats Hummels celebrates with fans after the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 7, 2024. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Fans light up flares during the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 7, 2024. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Fans light up flares during the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 7, 2024. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

NBA basketball draft prospect Kyle Filipowski, right, is interviewed by a reporter in front of the draft lottery order before the draft in Chicago, Sunday, May 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

NBA basketball draft prospect Kyle Filipowski, right, is interviewed by a reporter in front of the draft lottery order before the draft in Chicago, Sunday, May 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Beatrice Chebet, of Kenya, reacts after winning the women's 5000 meters during the Diamond League athletics meet at the Qatar Sports Club stadium in Doha, Friday, May 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Hussein Sayed)

Beatrice Chebet, of Kenya, reacts after winning the women’s 5000 meters during the Diamond League athletics meet at the Qatar Sports Club stadium in Doha, Friday, May 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Hussein Sayed)

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Luis Castillo delivers during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Monday, May 6, 2024, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Luis Castillo delivers during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Monday, May 6, 2024, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)