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BEST Sports Photos of the Week!

March 27, 2017 16:45 IST

There is never a dull moment on the sports field and it was no different when Croatia did well in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Sebastian Vettel, driving his improved Ferrari car raced past Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton to win the opening race of the Formula One season at the Australian Open.

Among other happenings, golfing great Tiger Woods launched his new book, while the Aussies paid a visit to the Dalai Lama before the crucial fourth and final Test in Dharamsala. 

Rediff.com brings you some pictures that summarise the happenings in the sporting world in the week that was.

Members of the Washington Wizards girls dance during a timeout of the Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks game at Verizon Center in Washington, DC on Wednesday, March 22

IMAGE: Members of the Washington Wizards girls dance during a timeout of the Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks game at Verizon Center in Washington, DC on Wednesday, March 22.. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama meets Australian cricket team captain Steve Smith in Dharamsala on Friday

IMAGE: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama meets Australian cricket team captain Steve Smith in Dharamsala on Friday, March 24. Photograph: PTI

 Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning his match against Germany’s Philip Kohlschreiber on day six of the 2017 Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Miami, Key Biscayne, Florida, on Sunday, March 26.

IMAGE: Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning his match against Germany’s Philip Kohlschreiber on day six of the 2017 Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Miami, Key Biscayne, Florida, on Sunday, March 26. Photograph: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Croatia's players celebrate after Nikola Kalinic scored a goal against Ukraine on Friday, March 23

IMAGE: Croatia's players celebrate after Nikola Kalinic scored a goal against Ukraine during their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Friday, March 23. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton takes a selfie during the driver portrait session at the first race of the year at the Australian F1 GP in Melbourne, on Thursday, March 23

IMAGE: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton takes a selfie during the driver portrait session at the first race of the year at the Australian F1 GP in Melbourne, on Thursday, March 23. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Golfer Tiger Woods signs copies of his new book The 1997 Masters: My Story’ at a book signing event at a Barnes & Noble store in New York City, New York, US, on Monday, March 20

IMAGE: Golfer Tiger Woods signs copies of his new book The 1997 Masters: My Story’ at a book signing event at a Barnes & Noble store in New York City, New York, US, on Monday, March 20. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

 Sky Racing Team VR46’s Italian rider Andrea Migno rounds the bend and returns in box during the MotoGp of Qatar, Free Practice at Losail Circuit in Doha, Qatar, on March 23

IMAGE: Sky Racing Team VR46’s Italian rider Andrea Migno rounds the bend and returns in box during the MotoGp of Qatar, Free Practice at Losail Circuit in Doha, Qatar, on March 23. Photograph: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images

Dipa Karmakar and Sakshi Malik get chatty during the TOISA Awards in Mumbai on Monday, March 20

IMAGE: Dipa Karmakar and Sakshi Malik get chatty during the TOISA Awards in Mumbai on Monday, March 20. Photograph: Mitesh Bhuvad/PTI
Rediff Sports Desk