In pictures: Today in sports

From whistleblowers and destroyed aspirations to swan songs and new frontiers in sport, here are the top 10 sports photos of the day: April 17 2019

Terence Crawford
Onus | Are you as tough as Terence Crawford? The boxing champion looks as menacing as ever, even if this is just for a work-out shoot. (Reuters) Photo: Reuters
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Esmee Hawkey
New frontier | The inaugural season of the women-only racing 'W Series' in Germany is all set to take motorsport by storm. 20-year-old British racer Esmee Hawkey hopes that the series will open Formula One doors for female racers. (Reuters) Photo: Reuters
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Cristiano Ronaldo
Desperation | No prayer could help Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo get his side past Aajx in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Ajax at the Juventus stadium in Turin. (AFP) Photo: AFP
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Juventus Ajax Champions League
Staring at defeat | Emotions ran high as Juventus fans realised just how devastating this loss is for the team. The team was knocked out of the Champions League by Ajax in a thrilling match. Cristiano Ronaldo's sixth bid for a Champions League victory was foiled. Juventus also saw shares plunge as a result of their loss to the young side. (Reuters) Photo: Reuters
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Nadal
Icarus | It was a battle of the Spaniards today as Rafael Nadal took on Roberto Bautista Agut during their tennis match on the day 5 of the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series tournament in Monaco. Will Nadal claim this title for himself too? Only time will tell. (AFP) Photo: AFP
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Marco Trungelliti
Throwing caution to the wind | Remember Marco Trungelliti? The Argentine tennis player exposed match-fixing crooks in the sport after an experience himself and helped fight against criminal gambling groups. He testified about dishonest contemporaries who were consequently banned from the sport. He is seen with his wife Nadir, walking their dog in Andorra. (AP) Photo: AP
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Katelyn Ohashi
Darling of the masses | UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi trains on the floor with the University of California Bruins gymnastics team in Los Angeles. Ohashi is well-known on social media thanks to three viral floor routines. She is gearing up for her final collegiate meet after which she is hopeful about exciting prospects in the future. (AP) Photo: AP
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Damian Lillard
Caught in the act | Doesn't Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers look like someone caught red-handed doing something he isn't supposed to be doing? On the contrary, he scored for his team in the second half of a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2019 NBA Playoffs. (AFP) Photo: AFP
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Lorenzo Cain
Choreographer | Lorenzo Cain of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrates his brilliant home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the third inning of a game at Miller Park. It takes moments like this to choreograph a perfect victory. (Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images
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Pittsburgh Penguins
Jack Johnson #73 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates out onto the ice for the start of the first period in Game Four of the Eastern Conference First Round against the New York Islanders at PPG PAINTS Arena on April 16, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Justin Berl/Getty Images/AFP Photo: Getty Images
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