December 9, 2013 9:43 am
Updated: December 20, 2013 11:49 am

Top sports photos of the year

Garrett McNamara (L) and US Mark Healey compete during a free session of surf tow-in, in the southern Pacific ocean island of Tahiti, French Polynesia, on June 1, 2013. (Gregory Boissy/AFP/Getty Images)

(Gregory Boissy/AFP/Getty Images)

TORONTO –  From Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans and surfing in Tahiti to the Masters in Augusta and the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco, here’s a look at the top sports photos of the year from Canada and around the world.


Canadian sailor Mylene Paquette celebrates as she arrives at the Lorient Harbour, western France, on November 12, 2013. Mylene Paquette, a 35-year-old from Quebec, is the first North American to have crossed the Atlantic Ocean, a 2,700 nautical mile (4,300-km) long journey, on a rowboat in 129 days. (Jean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP/Getty Images)


Cyclists are seen during the 17th day of the 68th edition of “La Vuelta” Tour of Spain on September 11, 2013. (Jaime Reina/AFP/Getty Images)


Tiger Woods hits a golf ball during an event to promote Turkish Airlines Open golf tournament in Istanbul on November 5, 2013. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)


Sebastian Vettel cools off at a pit stop during a practice session for the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on November 16, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)


Los Angeles Lakers’ Steve Blake falls over empty courtside chairs as he tries to save a ball from going out of bounds against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

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Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook, centre, celebrates with his teammates after scoring during overtime in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semi-finals against the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)


Adam Scott celebrates after making a birdie putt on the second playoff hole to win the Masters golf tournament on Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


Sabine Lisicki celebrates on the floor after beating Serena Williams during the fourth round women’s singles match on Day 7 of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon on July 1, 2013. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)


Ivan Garcia and German Sanchez compete in the men’s 10-metre synchro platform preliminary diving event in the FINA World Championships in Barcelona on July 21, 2013(Francois Xavier Marit/AFP/Getty Images)

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Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara, rear, and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia celebrate the Red Sox 5-2 win over the Detroit Tigers in Game 6 of the American League baseball championship series on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)


Brazilian big wave surfer Carlos Burle rides a wave in Nazare, central Portugal, on October 28, 2013. (Francisco Leong/AFP/Getty Images)


Riders reach the crest of a dune during the opening lap of the 2013 RHL Weston beach race in Weston-Super-Mare, southwest England, on October 13, 2013. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)


Dani Pedrosa (L) falls behind Jorge Lorenzo during the Aragon Grand Prix at the Motorland racetrack in Alcaniz on September 29, 2013. (Jose Jordan/AFP/Getty Images)


Emirates Team New Zealand (L) competes against Oracle Team USA during the 34th America’s Cup on September 14, 2013 in San Francisco. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

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Malte Mohr competes in the men’s pole vault final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow on August 12, 2013. (Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)


Garrett McNamara (L) and US Mark Healey compete during a free session of surf tow-in, in the southern Pacific ocean island of Tahiti, French Polynesia, on June 1, 2013. (Gregory Boissy/AFP/Getty Images)

(Gregory Boissy/AFP/Getty Images)


Rafael Nadal is pictured during his match against Nishikori Kei during the French Open round at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, on June 3, 2013. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)


Roman Martinez (L) punches Diego Magdaleno during the WBO world super featherweight title bout at the ‘Fists of Gold’ boxing event in Macau on April 6, 2013. (Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images)


Anders Bardal jumps during a training session at the FIS Ski Flying World Cup in Vikersund, Norway on January 25, 2013. (Daniel Sannum Lauten/AFP/Getty Images


Fans and members of the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers wait for power to return in the Superdome during an outage in the second half of Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)


: Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker Mike McCullough, defensive back Dwight Anderson and Dwight Anderson celebrate after the 101st CFL Grey Cup 2013 in Regina on November 24, 2013. (Matt Smith / The Canadian Press)

Matt Smith / The Canadian Press


Kaillie Humphries, right, and Heather Moyes hug after winning the women’s World Cup bobsled race in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, November 30, 2013. (Larry MacDougal / The Canadian Press)

Larry MacDougal / The Canadian Press


Patrick Chan does a victory lap after winning the men’s competition at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ontario on Friday March 15, 2013. (Frank Gunn / The Canadian Press)


Vancouver Whitecaps’ Gershon Koffie, left , and Colorado Rapids’ Drew Moor vie for the ball during first half of MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday October 27, 2013. Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press)


Milos Raonic, hits a return to Andreas Seppi during the fourth set of a Davis Cup tennis quarter-final singles match in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday April 7, 2013. Raonic became the first Canadian men’s singles player to make the ATP top 10. Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press

Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press

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