The best photos from the week in sports: 9/22 - 9/29

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BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 27: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays slides past Christian Vazquez #7 of the Boston Red Sox to score a run during the third inning at Fenway Park on September 27, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
ZAGREB, CROATIA - SEPTEMBER 28: Sarah Feng and Tommy Jo Nyman of United States performs in the Junior Pairs Short Program during day two of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating at Dom Sportova Arena on September 28, 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia. (Photo by Oliver Hardt - ISU/ISU via Getty Images)
Sep 24, 2017; Foxborough, MA, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Bruce Ellington (12) makes the catch under pressure from the New England Patriots defense in the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Soccer Football - Champions League - Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - September 26, 2017 Manchester City's Leroy Sane reacts REUTERS/Phil Noble TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Bruce Maxwell #13 of the Oakland Athletics kneels in protest next to teammate Mark Canha #20 duing the singing of the National Anthem prior to the start of the game against the Seattle Mariners at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on September 26, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Corey Grant of the Jacksonville Jaguars is tackled Tony Jefferson of the Baltimore Ravens during the NFL International Series match between Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on September 24, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
Sep 24, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants second baseman Kelby Tomlinson (37) cannot get to a single by Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Curtis Granderson (not pictured) during the second inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
NEWMARKET, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: A general view of shetland pony racing at Newmarket racecourse on September 29, 2017 in Newmarket, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 23: Goalkeeper Douglas of Avai tries to defend the kick during a match between Flamengo and Avai as part of Brasileirao Series A 2017 at Ilha do Urubu Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 28: Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Vegas Golden Knights reaches to block the puck that scored during a preseason game against the Colorado Avalanche at T-Mobile Arena on September 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Colorado won 4-2. (Photo by David Becker/NHLI via Getty Images)
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 24: Lucas Nicolas Alario of Bayer Leverkusen scores his teams second goal against Christian Mathenia of Hamburg during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Hamburger SV at BayArena on September 24, 2017 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 27: Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox (R) and Rymer Liriano #48 (L) dunks Nicky Delmonico #30 after he hit a walkoff two run home run against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the tenth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on September 27, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago White Sox won 6-4. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 28: Davante Adams #17 of the Green Bay Packers is attended to after being injured in the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on September 28, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 24: Washington Redskins players during the the national anthem before the game against the Oakland Raiders at FedExField on September 24, 2017 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 28: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox breaks his bat on a ground out against the Houston Astros in the sixth inning at Fenway Park on September 28, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: Fraser Forster of Southampton gives instruction during the Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
Sep 24, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton scores on a throwing error after being picked off trying to steal against the Boston Red Sox during the seventh inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MINSK, BELARUS - SEPTEMBER 22: Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov of Russia compete in the Junior Pairs Short Program during day two of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating at Minsk Arena on September 22, 2017 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo by Joosep Martinson - ISU/ISU via Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 24: Chris Herrmann #10 of the Arizona Diamondbacks is forced out at home plate by catcher J.T. Realmuto #11 of the Miami Marlins during the ninth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on September 24, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Marlins 3-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
BERKELEY, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Wide receiver Vic Wharton III #17 of the California Golden Bears reaches for but is unable to catch a pass in the end zone in front of cornerback Jack Jones #25 of the USC Trojans during the first quarter at California Memorial Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Aaron Hicks #31 of the New York Yankees makes a catch robbing Wilson Ramos of the Tampa Bay Rays of a grand slam home run during the first inning at Yankee Stadium on September 26, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 26: Jake Lamb #22 of the Arizona Diamondbacks safely slides to score against Nick Hundley #5 of the San Francisco Giants in the second inning at Chase Field on September 26, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 27: Rajai Davis #25 of the Boston Red Sox, Andrew Benintendi #16, Joe Kelly #56, and Jackie Bradley Jr. #19 celebrate after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays 10-7 at Fenway Park on September 27, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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The world of sports got a visit from the world of politics this week after President Donald Trump spent his Saturday tweeting about the NFL and NBA. The president called out NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, saying they should be fired, which spurred an increase in the movement across that league and several others. 

Pre-game ceremonies weren't the only aspects of football matchups garnering attention, as several notable moments -- including a Jacksonville blowout of Baltimore and a serious injury to Davante Adams -- created the wildest week so far this season. 

In baseball, the playoff chase is going down to the wire, with the American League and National League Wild Card teams still undecided as of Friday afternoon. 

Click through the slideshow above to see photos from all of this action and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photos from the coming week's games. 

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