10ThingstoSeeSports - Austria's Markus Saurugg riding his horse What Ever hits the wall that has a height of 2.20 meters during the Christmas Puissance at the Horse of the Year show in London, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool, File)

10ThingstoSeeSports – Austria’s Markus Saurugg riding his horse What Ever hits the wall that has a height of 2.20 meters during the Christmas Puissance at the Horse of the Year show in London, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool, File)

Here’s a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.

Images this week include a horse and rider breaking through a wall at an equestrian event in London, fight for the ball during an English Premier League soccer match in Newcastle, England, and a leap into the end zone at a college football game in San Diego.

This gallery contains photos published Dec. 18-23.

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This gallery was curated by photo editor Alyssa Goodman in New York.