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10 Best Sports Photos of the Week!

August 17, 2015 18:10 IST

This past week has seen phenomenal action from the world of sport.

Sri Lanka scripted a turn of epic proportions to record a stunning victory over India in the first cricket Test at Galle on Saturday.

There was also some exciting news from the soccer fields with Barcelona claiming their first title of the season, defeating Sevilla to win the Super Cup. The Premier League saw a great result for Manchester City, who began their campaign with an easy 3-0 win at West Bromwich Albion on Monday.

Rediff.com brings you this and a lot more gripping sporting action from the week gone by...

Bailie Key competes in the on floor exercise during senior P&G gymnastics championships at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Bailie Key competes in the on floor exercise during senior P&G gymnastics championships at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, in Indianapolis USA, on Saturday, August 15. Photograph: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Honda MotoGP's Spainish rider Dani Pedrosa competes during the third free practice of the Czech Grand Prix in Brno, Czech Republic on Saturday, August 15

Honda MotoGP's Spainish rider Dani Pedrosa competes during the third free practice of the Czech Grand Prix in Brno, Czech Republic on Saturday, August 15. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Argentina's Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (centre) is tackled by South Africa's Willem Alberts (left) and Victor Matfield during their rugby union Test match in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Saturday, August 15

Argentina's Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (centre) is tackled by South Africa's Willem Alberts (left) and Victor Matfield during their rugby union Test match in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Saturday, August 15. Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

Costa Rica coach Paulo Wanchope (right) fights with a security guard during the Olympic qualifying match between Costa Rica amd Panama at the Maracana stadium in Panama City on Tuesday, August 11

Costa Rica coach Paulo Wanchope (right) fights with a security guard during the Olympic qualifying match between Costa Rica and Panama at the Maracana stadium in Panama City on Tuesday, August 11. Photograph: Roberto Cisneros-La Prensa Panama/Reuters

Everton cruise past listless Southampton

Everton's Romelu Lukaku heads to score the first goal against Southampton at St Mary's Stadium on Saturday, August 15

Everton's Romelu Lukaku heads to score the first goal against Southampton at St Mary's Stadium on Saturday, August 15. Photograph: Dylan Martinez Livepic/Reuters

Herath spins Sri Lanka to comeback win as India's batting flops

Sri Lanka's Tharindu Kaushal (second from left) celebrates with his teammates after taking the wicket of India's Virat Kohli (left) during Day 4 of the first Test match in Galle on Saturday, August 15

Sri Lanka's Tharindu Kaushal (second from left) celebrates with his teammates after taking the wicket of India's Virat Kohli (left) during Day 4 of the first Test match in Galle on Saturday, August 15. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

EPL: Toure dazzles for slick City at powerless West Brom

Manchester City's Vincent Kompany (right) is ecstatic as he celebrates their third goal of the night against West Bromwich Albion on Monday, August 10

Manchester City's Vincent Kompany (right) is ecstatic as he celebrates their third goal of the night against West Bromwich Albion on Monday, August 10. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

In a nine-goal feast, Messi brace, Pedro winner hand Barca Super Cup!

Barcelona's Luis Suarez (centre front) is fouled by Sevilla's Vitolo during their UEFA Super Cup match at Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Barcelona's Luis Suarez (centre front) is fouled by Sevilla's Vitolo during their UEFA Super Cup match at Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Photograph: Grigory Dukor/Reuters

USA's Serena Williams plays a shot against Andrea Petkovic in their Rogers Cup match on Thursday, August 13

USA's Serena Williams plays a shot against Andrea Petkovic in their Rogers Cup match on Thursday, August 13. Serena won 6-3, 6-2. Photograph: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Southampton's Shane Long celebrates scoring their second goal against Newcastle during their English Premier League at St James's Park on Thursday, August 13

Southampton's Shane Long celebrates scoring their second goal against Newcastle during their English Premier League at St James's Park on Thursday, August 13. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters
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