The Rundown

Sporting photos of the week: Super Bowl special

The Rundown

It’s time for our weekly look at the greatest images from around the world of sport.

From an extensive peak at Seattle Seahawks’ crushing Super Bowl victory to Cristiano Ronaldo’s red card via Great Britain’s historic Davis Cup victory, we have pulled together a cracking collection of snaps.

What’s your favourite? Let us know in the comments section below.

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1. SPLASH - Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll gets Gatorade dumped on him in celebration near the end of the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos during the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII.

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2. PYROMANIA - Fireworks erupt during the half-time show of the NFL Super Bowl.

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3. PILE IN, LADS - Seattle Seahawks Marshawn Lynch (C) scores a touchdown between Denver Broncos Wesley Woodyard (L) and Mike Adams (R) in the second quarter.

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4. EMBRACE YOUR INNER CHILD - Seattle Seahawks' Malcom Smith makes an angel in the confetti after his team defeated the Denver Broncos.

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5. RIDE 'EM COWGIRL - Anne Justice Wegener rides the Denver Broncos mascot, Thunder, onto the field before the start of the NFL Super Bowl.

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6. PAUSE FOR THOUGHT - Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) kneels in prayer with his team-mates after Super Bowl XLVIII.

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7. REMEMBER - Barcelona and Valencia players stand during a minute's silence for former Spain coach Luis Aragones, who died on Saturday aged 75.

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8. QUESTIONABLE NOSES - Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton sits inside his W05 as team members push his car into the garage during pre-season testing at the Jerez racetrack.

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9. STUNNED - France's Gael Fickou scores a dramatic try to snatch victory against England during their Six Nations clash at the Stade de France.

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10. THINK YOU MISSED IT, JOE - Tottenham's Michael Dawson (L) scores a goal later ruled offside during their Premier League match against Manchester City at White Hart Lane.

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11. ITALY, WE'RE COMING FOR YOU - Colin Fleming, Dominic Inglot, James Ward, Andy Murray, Captain Leon Smith and the GBR support team pose with the British flag after defeating the USA in their Davis Cup tie, to set up a last-eight meeting with Italy.

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12. ADIOS - Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (L) laughs as he receives a red card during their La Liga match against Athletic Bilbao at San Mames stadium.

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