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We present our favorite photos of the past sports week. Football is finally started and it couldn't have happened soon enough.

This week’s offerings include NFL preseason (where we get to see more candid shots of the players), U.S. Open tennis, the introduction of NHL rookies, major league lacrosse, rugby celebrations and an Aussie Rules football player in the surf.

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Photo 1: John Isner (USA) celebrates after recording match point against Xavier Malisse (BEL) at the 2012 US Open at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. (Photo by: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports)

Photo 2: New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (81) prior to the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. (Photo by: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE)

Photo 3: Tomas Berdych (CZE) reacts after winning the first set in his match against David Goffin (BEL) at the US Open. (Photo by: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

Photo 4: Chesapeake Bayhawks midfielder Steven Brooks (44) holds the major league lacrosse championship trophy after defeating Denver Outlaws 16-6 at Harvard Stadium. (Photo by: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE)

Photo 5: Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Kelvin Beachum (68) watches from the bench during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Photo by: Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE)

Photo 6: Buffalo Bills wide receiver David Nelson (86) on the sideline during the second half of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Photo by: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE)

Photo 7: Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (12) during the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at FedEX Field. (Photo by: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE)

Photo 8: Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) during the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at FedEX Field. (Photo by: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE)

Photo 9: New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) on the sidelines during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. (Photo by: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE)

Photo 10: Tennessee Titans linebacker Colin McCarthy (52) watches his team play against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half at LP Field. (Photo by: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE)

Photo 11: (L-R) Ryan Spooner, Dougie Hamilton and Jared Knight of the Boston Bruins meet with the media at the 2012 NHLPA rookie showcase at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Photo 12: Anthony Minichiello (L) of the Roosters celebrates with Martin Kennedy (R) after scoring a try during the round 25 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Wests Tigers at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Photo 13: Jason Woodward of Wellington looks on after scoring a try during the round two ITM Cup match between Wellington and Hawke's Bay at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Photo 14: Ben McEvoy of the Saints leaves the water during a St Kilda Saints AFL recovery session in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)