AP Photos: In 2022, sports brought every imaginable emotion

Dec 19, 2022, 4:48 PM | Updated: Dec 20, 2022, 7:34 am
Tina Sutej, of Slovenia, competes during the women's pole vault final at the World Athletics Champi...

Tina Sutej, of Slovenia, competes during the women's pole vault final at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

              Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates with the trophy in front of fans after winning the World Cup final soccer match between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Dec. 18, 2022. Argentina won 4-2 in a penalty shootout after the match ended tied 3-3. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
            
              Japan's Kaoru Mitoma appears to have the ball over the line before crossing it for a goal during the World Cup group E soccer match between Japan and Spain, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Argentina players celebrate at the end of the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Dec. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
            
              Oscar Mendez of Colombia's Independiente Medellin celebrates with his teammate Adrian Arregui after Arregui scored his side's 2nd goal against Paraguay's Guairena FC during a Copa Sudamericana soccer match at Defensores del Chaco stadium in Asuncion, Paraguay, Thursday, April 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
            
              England's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is beaten by a shot from France's Aurelien Tchouameni for the opening goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between England and France, at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            
              Australia's David Micheluzzi plays out of the rough on the 18th hole during the Australian Open golf championship at Victoria golf course in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Men try to control a horse at a rodeo exhibition during Tradition Day, aimed to preserve gaucho traditions, in San Antonio de Areco, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. Tradition Day is celebrated to honor the birth of Argentine writer Jose Hernandez, author of the country's national poem "The Gaucho Martin Fierro". (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
            
              Michigan State forward Joey Hauser (10) shoots during the second half of the Carrier Classic NCAA college basketball game against Gonzaga aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln in Coronado, Calif. Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Kansas State forward Nae'Qwan Tomlin (35) celebrates after making a basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas-Rio Grande Valley Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
            
              Houston Astros relief pitcher Hector Neris celebrates the last out in the top of the seventh inning in Game 6 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              Shilese Jones of the U.S. competes on the uneven bars during the Women's All-Around Final at the Men's Team Final during the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
            
              Philadelphia Flyers' Carter Hart waits to step out onto the ice before an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              San Diego Padres' Jake Cronenworth reacts after hitting a two-run single during the seventh inning in Game 4 of a baseball NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Cleveland Guardians Jose Ramirez dives safely into third base ahead of the throw to New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson after hitting a double and advancing on a throwing error by the New York Yankees during the tenth inning of Game 2 of an American League Division baseball series, Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              Players of Gimnasia de La Plata and Boca Juniors run after the ball as tear gas invades the field in La Plata, Argentina, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. The match was suspended after tear gas thrown by the police outside the stadium wafted inside affecting the players as well as fans who fled to the field to avoid its effects. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
            
              UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson (1) leaps over Washington linebacker Kamren Fabiculanan during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
            
              San Diego Padres' Brandon Drury is hit in the helmet by a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
            
              Oakland Athletics second baseman Tony Kemp (5) dives to catch a fly ball hit by Los Angeles Angels' Livan Soto during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              An emotional Roger Federer, left, of Team Europe sits alongside his playing partner Rafael Nadal after their Laver Cup doubles match against Team World's Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe at the O2 arena in London, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Federer's losing doubles match with Nadal marked the end of an illustrious career that included 20 Grand Slam titles and a role as a statesman for tennis. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
            
              San Diego Padres relief pitcher Nick Martinez throws during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
            
              Alberto Devora Ramos of Spain competes during Men's 27m high diving rounds, at the European swimming championships, in Rome, Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
            
              Asier Martinez, of Spain, is hugged by his supporters after winning the gold medal in the Men's 110 meters hurdles during the athletics competition in the Olympic Stadium at the European Championships in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
            
              Athletes start in the men's Triathlon during the European Championships in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
            
              People prepare to start on their stand-up paddle (SUP) boards at Moyka River during annual costumed 'Fontanka' SUP-boards festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
            
              Louise Christie of Scotland performs with the ball in the Individual All-Around Rhythmic Gymnastics competition at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
            
              Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Kuhl works against a San Diego Padres batter as fans turn on lights on their phones during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
            
              Giarnni Regini-Moran of Team England competes in the Men's Parallel Bars finals at the Commonwealth Games, in Birmingham, England, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
            
              England's Chloe Kelly, right, celebrates after scoring her side's second goal during the Women's Euro 2022 final soccer match between England and Germany at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, July 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              A diver jumps from the Old Bridge during the 456th traditional annual high diving competition in Mostar, Bosnia, Sunday, July 31, 2022. A total of 31 divers from Bosnia and region leapt from the 23-meter-high bridge into the Neretva River. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Georgia Godwin of Australia performs on Uneven Bars during the women's all-around finals at the Commonwealth Games, in Birmingham, England, Sunday, July 31, 2022. Godwin won the Gold medal. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
            
              =Riders crash on the final lap in the men's 15km scratch race qualifying during the Commonwealth Games track cycling at Lee Valley VeloPark in London, Sunday, July 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)
            
              Malaika Mihambo, of Germany, competes in the women's long jump final at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              Kevin Mayer, of France, competes in the decathlon javelin throw at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              Nia Ali, of the United States, falls while competing in a heat in the women's 100-meter hurdles at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Anna Hall, of the United States, wins a heat in the women's heptathlon 200-meter run at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Athletes compete in the women's 10000-meter run final at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 16, 2022, in Eugene, Ore.(AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Partially suntanned rowers enjoy the sunny weather on the river Thames near Hammersmith in London, Friday, July 15, 2022. British weather forecaster the Met Office has said temperatures are like to peak at the beginning of next week and has extended its Amber weather warning from Sunday to Tuesday.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
            
              People run through the streets ahead of fighting bulls and steers during the first day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, Thursday, July 7, 2022. Revelers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year for nine days of uninterrupted partying in Pamplona's famed running of the bulls festival which was suspended for the past two years because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
            
              Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after making a passing shot to Italy's Jannik Sinner in a men's singles quarterfinal match on day nine of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
            
              Alfa Romeo driver Guanyu Zhou of China crashes at the start of the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit, in Silverstone, England, Sunday, July 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
            
              Alfa Romeo driver Guanyu Zhou of China crashes at the start of the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit, in Silverstone, England, Sunday, July 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
            
              Spectators watch from a classic Citroen 2CV car as the pack passes during the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 202.5 kilometers (125.8 miles) with start in Roskilde and finish in Nyborg, Denmark, Saturday, July 2, 2022. (AP Photo)
            
              A rainbow arches in the sky as seen from the courts on day four of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Thursday, June 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
            
              Malaysia's Pandelela Pamg and Nur Dhabitah Sabri compete during the women's synchronised 10m platform at the 19th FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, June 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Anna Szilagyi)
            
              A member of Team Ukraine competes during the final of highlights of the artistic swimming at the 19th FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, June 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Anna Szilagyi)
            
              Serena Williams, of the United States, competes against Anett Kontaveit, of Estonia, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Aug. 31, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
            
              Matthew Fitzpatrick, of England, lines up a putt on the sixth hole during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at The Country Club, Sunday, June 19, 2022, in Brookline, Mass. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Australia's Marnus Labuschagne dives to catch the ball during the second one-day international cricket match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, Thursday, June 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
            
              Spectators wait in line at a concession stand before the 154th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The goal post is covered with papers thrown by Albanian fans prior the start of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Albania and Israel at Air Albania stadium in Tirana, Albanian, on Friday, June 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Franc Zhurda)
            
              Seattle Mariners' Kyle Lewis is hit by a pitch thrown by Houston Astros starting pitcher Jose Urquidy during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Seattle. Lewis remained in the game. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
            
              Switzerland's Martin Fuchs on Leone Jesi crashes as he competes in the Six Bars horse jumping competition at Rome's horse show, Saturday, May 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
            
              The supporters of the German Bundesliga soccer team of Eintracht Frankfurt light fireworks as they celebrate the arrival of the team for a welcome event in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, May 19, 2022 the day after Eintracht Frankfurt won the Europa League final match against Scottish team Glasgow Rangers FC in Seville.(AP Photo/Michael Probst)
            
              Luis Vazquez of Argentina's Boca Juniors, left, and Fabio Santos of Brazil's Corinthians go for a header during a Copa Libertadores soccer match at the Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
            
              Liverpool fans celebrate after their team won the English FA Cup final soccer match between Chelsea and Liverpool, at Wembley stadium, in London, Saturday, May 14, 2022. Liverpool won 6-5 on penalties after the game ended in a goalless draw. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)
            
              A race fan walks to the grandstand before the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Horses work out in the rain at Churchill Downs Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Louisville, Ky. The 148th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 7. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
            
              Smoke from flares lingers in the air during the French League One soccer match between Marseille and Lyon in Marseille, France, Sunday, May 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
            
              Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd lifts NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being chosen by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 27th pick of the NFL football draft Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
            
              Errol Spence Jr., right, lands a punch on Yordenis Ugas, from Cuba, during a world welterweight championship boxing match Saturday, April 16, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Adrian Houser rolls on his back after catching a ball hit by Baltimore Orioles' Austin Hays during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Monday, April 11, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Dustin Johnson reacts after a putt on the 17th green during the first round at the Masters golf tournament on Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski watches play against North Carolina during the first half of a college basketball game in the semifinal round of the Men's Final Four NCAA tournament, Saturday, April 2, 2022, in New Orleans. Krzyzewski retired after this game. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (39) warms up before an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
            
              Taylor Fritz serves to Jaume Munar of Spain, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Tuesday, March 15, 2022, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
            
              Jack Wallace of the United States celebrates after his team defeated Canada in their para ice hockey gold medal match at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Sunday, March 13, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
            
              Kentucky's Dre'una Edwards (44) celebrates after making the winning shot to beat South Carolina in the NCAA women's college basketball Southeastern Conference tournament championship game Sunday, March 6, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. Kentucky won 64-62. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
            
              Members of "Forcados Amadores de Mexico" are toppled by a bull during a bullfight at The Plaza de toros Mexico in Mexico City, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. This season's bullfights in Mexico City may be the last, as legislators in the city assembly seek to revive a bill banning the activity. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
            
              Vanessa James and Eric Radford, of Canada, compete in the pairs short program during the figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
            
              Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, reacts after competing in the women's free skate program during the figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
            
              New Zealand's Ben Harrington crashes into the edge of the course during the men's halfpipe qualification at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
            
              Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, trains at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
            
              Jan Zabystran, of Czech Republic crashes out during the first run of the men's slalom at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
            
              Japan's Satsuki Fujisawa runs her fingers through her hair and a message to herself written on her hand "I'm a good curler. I have confidence. Let's have fun!" during a women's curling match against China at the Beijing Winter Olympics Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
            
              Latvia's Martins Dzierkals, bottom, winds up under Sweden goalkeeper Lars Johansson (31) after they collided during a preliminary round men's hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              Jessie Diggins celebrates during a venue ceremony after winning the bronze medal in the women's sprint free cross-country skiing competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan attends a figure skating training session at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
            
              Laura Wallner of Austria competes during the women's freestyle skiing Big Air qualification round of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
            
              Frost covers a face shield of a volunteer before the start of the women's 7.5km + 7.5km skiathlon cross-country skiing competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              The Chinese national flag is raised during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
            
              A worker prepares to administer a COVID-19 test at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
            
              Venezuelan player Cade Gotta wears a spider shape in his haircut during a Caribbean Series baseball game against Panama in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
            
              Switzerland's Priska Nufer speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill training, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
            
              Mali's Falaye Sacko stands on the pitch during the African Cup of Nations 2022 group F soccer match between Mali and Mauritania at the Japoma Stadium in Douala, Cameroon, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
            
              Sweat drops from the face of Rafael Nadal of Spain during a break in his second round match against Yannick Hanfmann of Germany at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
            
              Andy Murray of Britain serves to Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
            
              A Georgia fan waits for the start of the College Football Playoff championship football game against Alabama Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
            
              Germany's Stephan Leyhe soars through the air during the third stage of the 70th Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Bischofshofen, Austria, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
            
              Participants recover at the finish line during the Women's Mass Start Free 10km event at the Tour de Ski in Val di Fiemme, Trento, Italy, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
            
              Philadelphia Eagles safety Rodney McLeod (23) celebrates with fans after making an interception against Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke (4) in the final minute the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Landover, Md. Philadelphia won 20-16. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              USA's Timothy Lam competes against China's Li Shi Feng during their men's badminton singles match at the BWF World Championships in Huelva, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
            
              Tina Sutej, of Slovenia, competes during the women's pole vault final at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Emotion.

Sport is the forum where it cannot be hidden, where the feelings that are pulsing through someone’s core at a particular moment — be it good or bad, joy or pain, exhilaration or anguish, relief or regret — can be captured in a single image.

It was there with Lionel Messi, maybe the greatest soccer player of all time, finally hoisting the World Cup trophy for Argentina. The euphoria, unmistakable.

It was there with Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S., maybe the greatest women’s skier of all time, sitting on the side of the course at the Beijing Olympics after skiing out in the first run of the slalom race, hiding her face from the world. The disappointment, unmistakable.

Everyone knew what they felt in those moments.

Sometimes, it works the other way. The image makes the viewer feel something as well. Like a shot of someone from Team Ukraine competing in artistic swimming at the world championships in Hungary, droplets of water splaying every which way off her body while she competes for a war-torn country. You could feel the pride. Or a shot of two men on the ground, trying to protect themselves from a rampaging bull in Mexico City. You could feel the fear.

Capturing the moment takes no more than a sliver of a second, though the image lives forever. And many from 2022 were simply iconic. Serena Williams in the spotlight at the U.S. Open, presumably for the final time. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic all holding back emotion in the same image at the Laver Cup, Federer’s final event before retirement, the enormity of that moment not lost on any of them as they realized that the greatest three-headed rivalry the sport had ever seen is now over.

The picture, as the cliché says, tells 1,000 words. Sometimes, the picture is of the words as well.

“I’m a good curler. I have confidence. Let’s have fun,” Japan’s Satsuki Fujisawa wrote on her right hand, in English, during the Beijing Olympics.

The affirmation must have helped; she won silver at the Beijing Olympics, improving one spot from her bronze-medal finish at Pyeongchang four years earlier.

And many needed no additional explanation. Scottie Scheffler, hoisting his putter skyward as the warm Georgia sun shone down when he won the Masters. Mike Krzyzewski, college basketball’s all-time winningest coach, sitting on a courtside stool as he led Duke at the Final Four for the final time. Anna Hall, throwing her arms skyward on her way to winning bronze in the heptathlon at the world track and field championships. Hector Neris of the Houston Astros, leaping to celebrate his team being two innings away from closing out the Philadelphia Phillies and winning the World Series.

The moments were just that, moments. This year is gone. Next year awaits. But these images from 2022 will live on, a forever reminder of what this year made us feel.

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