2016 BPPA Pictures of the Year

04 – Sports Action

1st Matthew Healey / Freelance

2016 BPPA PICTURES OF THE YEAR CONTEST IPTC CAPTION TEMPLATE Brazil's Hugo Parisi takes practice at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center at 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 13, 2016.
2016 BPPA PICTURES OF THE YEAR CONTEST IPTC CAPTION TEMPLATE
Brazil’s Hugo Parisi takes practice at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center at 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 13, 2016.

2nd: Rich Gagnon / Freelance

Landon Smith #16 of the Quinnipiac University Bobcats scores a goal against Thatcher Demko #30 of the Boston College Eagles as his teammates Tim Clifton #11 and Travis St. Denis #26 celebrate during the Bobcats 3-2 victory in the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Frozen Four Championship Semifinal at the Amaile Arena on April 7, 2016 in Tampa, Florida.
Landon Smith #16 of the Quinnipiac University Bobcats scores a goal against Thatcher Demko #30 of the Boston College Eagles as his teammates Tim Clifton #11 and Travis St. Denis #26 celebrate during the Bobcats 3-2 victory in the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Frozen Four Championship Semifinal at the Amaile Arena on April 7, 2016 in Tampa, Florida.

3rd: Matthew J. Lee / The Boston Globe

Boston MA 11/25/16 Boston Celtics Avery Bradley battles for a loose ball with San Antonio Spurs Davis Bertans (top) and Danny Green during fourth quarter action at the TD Garden.
Boston MA 11/25/16 Boston Celtics Avery Bradley battles for a loose ball with San Antonio Spurs Davis Bertans (top) and Danny Green during fourth quarter action at the TD Garden.

Honorable Mention 1: Elise Amendola – The Associated Press

Pairs silver medalists Sui Wenjing and Han Cong skate during the exhibition program at the World Figure Skating Championships in Boston.
Pairs silver medalists Sui Wenjing and Han Cong skate during the exhibition program at the World Figure Skating Championships in Boston.

Honorable Mention 2: Barry Chin / The Boston Globe

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz snaps his bat over his head in anger after grounding out stranding base runners at second and third during the sixth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park in Boston.
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz snaps his bat over his head in anger after grounding out stranding base runners at second and third during the sixth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park in Boston.