2017 BPPA Pictures of the Year

04 Sports Action

1. Matt Stone / The Boston Herald

Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Boston Bruins center Dominic Moore keep an eye on the puck during the first period of the NHL game at the TD Garden
Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Boston Bruins center Dominic Moore keep an eye on the puck during the first period of the NHL game at the TD Garden

2. CJ Gunther / European Pressphoto Agency

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (T) and Boston Celtics forward Marcus Smart (B) dive for a loose ball during the second half of their NBA Eastern Conference Semifinal game seven at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 15 May 2017. The best of seven series is tied 3-3 and the winner of the game will go on to face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (T) and Boston Celtics forward Marcus Smart (B) dive for a loose ball during the second half of their NBA Eastern Conference Semifinal game seven at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 15 May 2017. The best of seven series is tied 3-3 and the winner of the game will go on to face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.

3. Adam Glanzman / Freelance

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 22: Mohamed Sanu #12 of the Atlanta Falcons catches a pass as he is defended by Patrick Chung #23 of the New England Patriots during the fourth quarter of a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Gillette Stadium on October 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The fog rolled into the stadium around halftime and caused visibility issues for those on the field and in the stands.
FOXBORO, MA – OCTOBER 22: Mohamed Sanu #12 of the Atlanta Falcons catches a pass as he is defended by Patrick Chung #23 of the New England Patriots during the fourth quarter of a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Gillette Stadium on October 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The fog rolled into the stadium around halftime and caused visibility issues for those on the field and in the stands.

HM 1. Matt Lee / The Boston Globe

West Roxbury   Ma     9/16/17  Stoughton High runningback Justin Ly is facemasked by Catholic Memorial High Khari Johnson during second half action at Catholic Memorial.
West Roxbury Ma 9/16/17 Stoughton High runningback Justin Ly is facemasked by Catholic Memorial High Khari Johnson during second half action at Catholic Memorial.

HM 2. Matt Stone / The Boston Herald

New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan keeps his eyes on the ball as Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Jacoby Glenn keeps him from receiving the catch during the second quarter of the NFL game at Gillette Stadium
New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan keeps his eyes on the ball as Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Jacoby Glenn keeps him from receiving the catch during the second quarter of the NFL game at Gillette Stadium

HM 3. John Cetrino / Freelance

Just three weeks after defending his WBC USNBC welterweight crown, Jimmy ÒQuiet StormÓ Williams of West Haven will be back in the ring for another bout. Williams will make his second title defense against Juan Rodriguez Jr. on Sept. 16 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Williams, 30, a former Southern Connecticut State football player, who is a truancy officer in West Haven, will take a 14-0-1 record with six knockouts into the fight. We will profile Williams, tracking his prep for the fight, the fight itself and the comedown after, and delve into his personal story, including the unsolved murder of his mother when he was in college.
Just three weeks after defending his WBC USNBC welterweight crown, Jimmy ÒQuiet StormÓ Williams of West Haven will be back in the ring for another bout. Williams will make his second title defense against Juan Rodriguez Jr. on Sept. 16 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Williams, 30, a former Southern Connecticut State football player, who is a truancy officer in West Haven, will take a 14-0-1 record with six knockouts into the fight. We will profile Williams, tracking his prep for the fight, the fight itself and the comedown after, and delve into his personal story, including the unsolved murder of his mother when he was in college.

HM 4. Maddie Meyer / Getty Images

Julia Taubitz of Germany crashes during her first run in the Women's competition of the Viessmann FIL Luge World Cup at Lake Placid Olympic Center on December 16, 2017 in Lake Placid, New York.
Julia Taubitz of Germany crashes during her first run in the Women’s competition of the Viessmann FIL Luge World Cup at Lake Placid Olympic Center on December 16, 2017 in Lake Placid, New York.

HM 5. Jim Davis / The Boston Globe

New Orleans, LA:  September 17, 2017: Patriots WR Chris Hogan is upended, but not before a third quarter catch of a Tom Brady pass. The New England Patriots visited the New Orleans Saints in a regular season NFL football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
New Orleans, LA: September 17, 2017: Patriots WR Chris Hogan is upended, but not before a third quarter catch of a Tom Brady pass. The New England Patriots visited the New Orleans Saints in a regular season NFL football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.