2016 Eyes of History: Still Contest: Sports Action

First Place

Toni L. Sandys, The Washington Post
121st Penn Relays: A Navy runner falls as he misses the baton hand-oiff to his teammate during a really race as part of the 121st running of the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on Friday, April 24, 2015.

Second Place

Jim Watson, Agence France-Presse
Record Breaking: Gold medalist Yarisley Silva of Cuba screams to celebrate clearing 4.85M, becoming the new women's pole vault world leader, as she competes in Women's Pole Vault at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, July 23, 2015.

Third Place

Pete Marovich, UPI
Sacked: New Orleans Saints' quarterback Drew Brees' helmet is ripped off as he is sacked during the second quarter against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on November 15, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. The Redskins won the game 47-14.

Award of Excellence

Katherine Frey, The Washington Post
Terps: Maryland Terrapins guard/forward Dez Wells (44) is fouled late in the game by Rutgers Scarlet Knights forward/center Greg Lewis (35) at Xfinity Center January, 14, 2015 in College Park, MD. Maryland Terrapins beat Rutgers Scarlet Knights 73-65.

Award of Excellence

Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP
Goal Line Score: U.S. goalkeeper Brad Guzan falls to the ground after failing to stop a goal made by Peru forward Daniel Chavez during the first half of an international friendly soccer match, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 at RFK Stadium in Washington. U.S. went on to win 2-1.

Award of Excellence

Patrick Smith, Getty Images
The Big One: Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, is involved in an on-track incident following the checkered flag during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 6, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida.