Sports give us some of the most defining moments of each year.
Looking back through photos not only serves as a reminder of events forgotten, but of the range of emotions that come with it.
From happiness to anger, sadness and celebration, to simply incredible highlights, these are our favorite photos of the year, courtesy of The Associated Press and Getty Images.
Markus Eisenbichler of Germany soars through the air.Matthias Schrader/AP
Serena Williams serves at the Australian Open. It was later revealed she won the tournament while pregnant.Kin Cheung/AP
The Ballon d'Or.Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty
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