This week's installment of the best sports photos is all about the frame — how the photo is cropped. These shots have great frames — not just great action.


Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips juggles a ball during baseball practice, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 in San Francisco. The Reds play the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the National League division series on Saturday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Japan Open tennis championships

Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland returns the ball against Andy Murray of Britain during their quarter-final match of Japan Open tennis championships in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)


Oakland Athletics' Coco Crisp is tagged out by Detroit Tigers catcher Gerald Laird (9) trying to score from second on teammate Brandon Moss' single to right during the third inning of Game 2 of the American League division baseball series, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Oakland Athletics

Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Grant Balfour, top, and catcher Derek Norris celebrate after their 12-5 win over the Texas Rangers in a baseball game, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 in Oakland, Calif. The A's clinch the AL West title with the win. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


Baltimore Orioles fans Tim Blaise, left, and his son Tim watch the Orioles take batting practice before Game 1 of the American League division baseball series against the New York Yankees on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NCAA college football

North Caroliona's Quinshad Davis (14) leads the Tar Heels into Kenan Stadium for their NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in Chapel Hill, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Robert Willett)

WNBA Western Conference Finals

Los Angeles Sparks' Candace Parker walks off the court after losing to the Minnesota Lynx in Game 2 of the WNBA basketball Western Conference Finals in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. The Lynx won the Western Conference title. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Japanese Formula One Grand Prix

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain spins off the track at the start of the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Tony Stewart (14) flips over as Clint Bowyer (15), Regan Smith (78), Jeff Burton (31), Jimmie Johnson (48), Casey Mears (13), Aric Almirola (43), Dale Earnhardt Jr., (88) and Sam Hornish Jr. (22) crash around him during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Greg McWilliams)

Cricket World Cup

West Indies's fielder Dwayne Bravo, left celebrates as he holds a catch to dismiss the last Sri Lankan wicket during the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup final match between Sri Lanka and West Indies in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Spanish La Liga

FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi from Argentina, number 10 behind centre, celebrates his goal in between Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, second left, Marcelo from Brazil, left, Karim Benzema from France, second right, and Sergio Ramos, right, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Cricket World Cup

Australia's Ellyse Perry, left, celebrates the dismissal of West Indies's Deandra Dottin, center, during their ICC Women's Twenty20 Cricket World Cup semifinal match in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

China Open tennis tournament

Serbia's Novak Djokovic, center, performs South Korean rapper PSY's " Gangnam Style" dance with volunteers on a court after a prize presentation for the men's singles final match of the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Djokovic won the China Open tennis tournament, defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6, 6-2. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

NCAA college football

Fresno State receiver Isaiah Burse catches a pass in the end zone against Colorado State defender Austin Gray during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in Fort Collins, Colo. Burse was called for offensive pass interference on the play. (AP Photo/The Fort Collins Coloradoan, Rich Abrahamson)

NCAA college football

Florida offensive linesman D.J. Humphries (70) celebrates in the stands with fans after defeating LSU 14-6 in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in Gainesville, Fla.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

NCAA college football

Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins dives between Georgia Tech defenders Daniel Drummond, left, and Louis Young to the 1-yard line during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)

NFL football

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) dives into the end zone for a 4-yard touchdown reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. The Colts won 30-27. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

NFL football

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) is tackled by Miami Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith (24) after a short gain in the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Cincinnati. Miami won 17-13. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

NFL football

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (18) dives for the end zone past Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis (23) after making a catch in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. The Eagles did not score on the play. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

NFL football

New Orleans Saints defensive end Martez Wilson (95) celebrates following their 31-24 win over the San Diego Chargers in an NFL football game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Wilson sacked Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and recovered the subsequent fumble late in the fourth quarter to preserve the win. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)