Sweet victories, bitter defeats, fond farewells captured in top SPIN.ph images of 2017
The year in sports as seen from the lens of SPIN.ph photographers.

AN eventful year in Philippine sports naturally brings some unforgettable images etched in the memories of fans.

SPIN.ph lensmen Jerome Ascano, Jaime Campos, Marlo Cueto and Dante Peralta had the privilege of being on the sidelines of the biggest sports events all year long, and some of their shots of the action stood out above the rest.

To pay tribute to the best sports moments in 2017, here are the top SPIN.ph images of the past year.

Marcio Lassiter getting 'Sol-ty'

Chef Allein Maliksi

Football is the only thing in his head

Safe to say San Beda clutch gunner Robert Bolick choked this time

The state of Philippine football in 2017 in one photo 

That feeling when you deliver the country's first gold medal in the 2017 SEA Games

June Mar Fajardo with a different kind of facial on Justin Brownlee

The golden blow

When you did your best, but it just wasn't good enough

Pinay gymnast Kaitlin de Guzman shows her world-class form

Let's play the 'Protect Bill Walker from the ball at all costs' game

How to describe the Philippines' performance in the 2017 SEA Games in a photo

Former ONE lightweight champ Eduard Folayang rose and fell with his signature spinning strikes

Ranidel de Ocampo with his best LeBron James impersonation

First UAAP cheerdance crown high for Adamson Pep Squad

Waiting for the King

Seventh heaven for Adamson Lady Falcons in UAAP softball

The face of a man who saw a perfect season crumble to a nightmare ending

The bike race moves forward, and life goes on

Ricci Rivero turns tears to cheers in leading an epic La Salle comeback

Dawn Macandili always goes all out

Isaac Go, Ateneo's gentle giant hero

Aldin Ayo in green, one last time?

The last kiss goodbye for Ginebra's Fast and Furious tandem

PBA turns focus on finding a new commissioner to replace Chito Narvasa

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