AP PHOTOS: The buzz is back on the field of play in 2021

              Youths play soccer next to businesses that are closed due to a general strike in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oct. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
              An Atlanta Braves catcher waits to workout during spring training baseball practice on Feb. 23, 2021, in North Port, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
              Yuka Kobayashi of Team Japan waits to compete in the track cycling women's sprint race at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Aug. 6, 2021, in Izu, Japan. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
              Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands' Formula 1 car is airborne over Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain's car during the Italian Formula One Grand Prix, at Monza racetrack, in Monza, Italy, Sept.12, 2021. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
              Afghans play cricket at the Chaman-e-Hozari Park in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
              Anna-Maria Alexandri and Eirini Alexandri of Austria compete in the Duet Free Routine Preliminary at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Aug. 2, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
              Mohamed Hamza of Egypt, left, and Enzo Lefort of France compete in the men's Foil team quarterfinal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Aug. 1, 2021, in Chiba, Japan. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
              Brazil's Gabriel Medina crashes on a wave during the bronze medal heat of the men's surfing competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, July 27, 2021, at Tsurigasaki beach in Ichinomiya, Japan. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
              Germany's Alexander Zverev dives in an attempt to return the ball to Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime during the men's singles fourth round match on day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
              Italy's Kristian Sbaragli, left, and France's Bryan Coquard, right, lie on the ground after crashing during the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 197.8 kilometers (122.9 miles) with start in Brest and finish in Landerneau, France, June 26, 2021. (Anne-Christine Poujoulat, Pool Photo via AP)
              Tyson Fury, of England, lands a left to Deontay Wilder in a heavyweight championship boxing match, Oct. 9, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)
              Simone Biles, of the United States, stand on the mat during the warm up prior to the artistic gymnastics balance beam final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
              A member of an honor guard supports the Japanese flag as it is raised during the medal ceremony for Yui Ohashi, of Japan, who won the gold medal in the women's 400-meter Individual medley at the 2020 Summer Olympics, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
              Reece Whitley competes in the men's 200-meter breaststroke final at the TYR Pro Swim Series swim meet April 10, 2021, in Mission Viejo, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
AP PHOTOS: The buzz is back on the field of play in 2021