There were Spurs, Giants, Germans and bites galore in 2014, and luckily everything was caught with some incredible photography. Some of the year’s championship highlights include the Sochi Winter Olympics, a spectacular World Cup in Brazil that culminated in Germany claiming the fourth title in the country’s history, the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs sewing up their fifth title in 15 years, and Spain’s grand clay master Rafael Nadal locking in his ninth career French Open title.

There was of course controversy and moments that caused us all to gasp. Uruguay’s Luis Suarez bit an opponent during the World Cup and was banned for four months by FIFA as a result, and Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius's murder trial began and ended in 2014. 

Months later New York Giants rookie wide out Odell Beckham Jr. came up with a fantastic, one-handed leaping touchdown catch that was played on highlight reels for weeks.

All those moments and more are included in our list of 2014’s top sports photos.