During the first week of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, fans from all over the world gathered in Rio de Janeiro to cheer on their countries, favorite sports and top athletes.
Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.
Major League Baseball’s spring training is underway, attracting crowds of devoted fans to the warm climates of Arizona and Florida. Spring training begins in mid-February and ends just before Opening Day of the regular season.
Throughout the year, AP photojournalists capture critical events across the U.S. – from the massive drought that hit California, to the legalization of marijuana across the nation, to the the Fort Hood shooting.
A giant, indeed. Madison Bumgarner punctuated a World Series performance for the ages by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third championship in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.