KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 02: Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor #11 of the Washington Redskins catches a pass in the end zone for a touchdown as cornerback Marcus Peters #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs defends during the game at Arrowhead Stadium on October 2, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 02: Hristos Marinov of Bulgaria competes on the rings during day one of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships on October 2, 2017 at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: David Robertson #30 of the New York Yankees reacts after hitting catcher Gary Sanchez #24 with a wild pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the sixth inning in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 2: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics scores against the Charlotte Hornets during the first half at TD Garden on October 2, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: (Re-transmission of image #856247554) Jay Cutler #6 of the Miami Dolphins is tackled by Rafael Bush #25 of the New Orleans Saints in the first half during the NFL game between the Miami Dolphins and the New Orleans Saints at Wembley Stadium on October 1, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01: Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys dives into the end zone to score a touchdown against Mark Barron #26 of the Los Angeles Rams in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 01: General view inside the stadium during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Las Palmas at Camp Nou on October 1, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)
AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 30: Wide receiver Ryan Davis #23 of the Auburn Tigers leaps into the endzone for a touchdown in front of defensive back Johnathan Abram #38 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 30: Fans of Palmeiras cheer during the match between Palmeiras and Santos for the Brasileirao Series A 2017 at Allianz Parque Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)
MANHATTAN, KS - SEPTEMBER 30: Running back Alex Barnes #34 of the Kansas State Wildcats rushes up field against free safety Davion Hall #12 of the Baylor Bears during the second half on September 30, 2017 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 30: Asher Wojciechowski #65 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the fifth inning at Wrigley Field on September 30, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 30: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after hitting a single homer in the bottom of the seventh inning during the game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park on September 30, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)
MADISON, WI - SEPTEMBER 30: Alec James #57 of the Wisconsin Badgers reacts to a sack during the third quarter of a game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Camp Randall Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
DOVER, DE - SEPTEMBER 30: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, looks on during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil at Dover International Speedway on September 30, 2017 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)
OBERSTDORF, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 29: Aleksandr Selevko of Estonia competes in the Men's Free Skating during the Nebelhorn Trophy 2017 at Eissportzentrum on September 29, 2017 in Oberstdorf, Germany. (Photo by Joosep Martinson - ISU/ISU via Getty Images)
New York Jets players Steve McLendon, Leonard Williams try to block a goal against Jacksonville Jaguars during their NFL football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S., October 1, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Sep 29, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras (40) breaks his bat on a pitch by Cincinnati Reds pitcher Robert Stephenson (55) during the third inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Young-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Sep 30, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi (16) , center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (19) and right fielder Mookie Betts (50) react after clinching the American League East against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Byron Buxton #25 of the Minnesota Twins hits the wall as he catches a pop up fly against the New York Yankees during the second inning in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 04: Calista Boyd of the Wanderers takes part in the 20m sprint during the AFLW Draft Combine at Etihad Stadium on October 4, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 6: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox leaps as he attempts to catch a solo home run hit by George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros during the third inning of game two of the American League Division Series on October 6, 2017 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
SHENZHEN, CHINA - OCTOBER 05: Jeff Teague #0 of the Minnesota Timberwolves in action while Stephen Curry #30 and Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors during the game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Golden State Warriors as part of 2017 NBA Global Games China at Universidade Center on October 5, 2017 in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 05: Francisco Lindor #12 and Jay Bruce #32 of the Cleveland Indians celebrate their teams victory over the New York Yankees after game one of the American League Division Series at Progressive Field on October 5, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cleveland Indians defeated the New York Yankees 4-0. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 06: Caroline Garcia of France serves against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during their Women's singles Quarterfinal match on day seven of 2017 China Open at the China National Tennis Centre on October 6, 2017 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Etienne Oliveau/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 05: Gustav Forsling #42 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates out to the ice prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the United Center on October 5, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 10-1. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images)
Action sports performer Travis Pastrana somersaults on his motorbike as he jumps between two barges on the River Thames with the O2 Arena sports venue seen behind, in London, Britain, October 5, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Oct 4, 2017; Ontario, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Briante Weber (12) comes face to face with Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay (0) under the basket in the second half of the game at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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It was another wild week in the world of sports -- especially in the NFL, as top teams continue to struggle and players continue their protests against social injustices despite comments from President Trump.
The MLB playoffs also began this week, with the Yankees taking on the Twins in the American League Wild Card game and the Diamondbacks hosting the Rockies in the National League.
Elsewhere in the world, FC Barcelona played a game before an empty stadium after electing not to allow fans inside as a form of political protest.
Click through the slideshow above to see shots from all of these stories and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photography from the coming week's action.