- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Here’s a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.

Among this week’s images are a shot of U.S. swimmer Missy Franklin gliding beneath the water at a meet in California; a crash at the German Formula One Grand Prix race; and a horse and rider backlit by the setting sun in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

This gallery contains photos published July 16-21.

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This gallery was curated by photo editor Alyssa Goodman in New York.