Ezra Shaw/Getty2016 was a wild year for sports.
There were comebacks, like the Cleveland Cavaliers coming back from a 3-1 deficit and then winning the NBA championship in a dramatic Game 7, giving Cleveland its first NBA title.
There was the Chicago Cubs’ breaking a century-old curse and winning the World Series in a gripping seven-game series over, coincidentally, the Cleveland Indians.
Elsewhere, Peyton Manning concluded one of the greatest careers in NFL history with a Super Bowl title, Leicester City overcame 5,000-to-1 odds to win the Premier League, and Kris Jenkins sealed an NCAA championship for Villanova with a miracle of a shot.
And this is all without mentioning the Rio Olympics, which saw Michael Phelps cement his legacy while young American athletes like Katie Ledecky just began to shape their own.
These amazing moments and more were captured in stunning photography from outlets like Getty and the Associated Press.
While we couldn’t compile every great photo that captured the biggest moments in sports this year, here are some of our favorites.