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NFL star DeSean Jackson wears police-tape shoes to protest 'senseless killings'

NFL: Washington Redskins at New York Giants

The silent protest Colin Kaepernick started over a month ago has grown into a full movement. On Sunday, Washington’s star wide receiver DeSean Jackson became the latest athlete to make a statement about police killings. He risks a fine from the NFL and perhaps more signifiant punishment by wearing special shoes painted with yellow caution tape for the team’s home game against Cleveland.

Wembley win finally gives Jacksonville Jaguars something to write home about

Jacksonville Jaguars' Allen Robinson and Indianapolis Colts' Vontae Davis in action

Pitchside pyrotechnics, pillars of popcorn and a mascot descending from the roof on a zip line. The National Football League celebrated a decade of regular-season games at Wembley as only it knows how. There was even a first win of this season for London’s ‘home’ team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, who survived a wild fourth-quarter rally to beat the Indianapolis Colts 30-27.

USA sweep to victory in Ryder Cup as Rory McIlroy and Europe taste defeat

PGA: Ryder Cup

Had the United States not been harshly subjected to an earlier, harrowing run which led to public denouncement of captains and the formation of a task force, they might ponder how straightforward this all was. The Ryder Cup that had everything produced a result of wider benefit with Hazeltine the venue for the reinvigoration of the US in context of this event.

Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy deliver exquisite theatre in heavyweight clash

PGA: Ryder Cup

The spectators tightly packed in the temporary grandstands along the 1st hole had been there for hours by the time Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed walked to the opening tee for the top singles match at 11.04am local time on Sunday, waving American flags that volunteers had distributed from brown cardboard boxes, sucking down Budweiser tallboys and gyrating to the Guns N’ Roses and John Cougar Mellancamp and Tom Petty that blared at ear-splitting volumes from the loudspeakers overhead as the sun climbed slowly over Lake Hazeltine.

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Usain Bolt circus rumbles into Rio but sprinter shows his serious side too

To the Cicada des Arts, a sprawling cultural complex in Barra, to join the sweaty throng for Usain Bolt’s pre-Olympic press conference. Or, more accurately, 20 minutes of softballing questions from the hundreds of the world’s media, in which the Jamaican sprinter was told “Your way of dealing with the pressure makes Brazilian people want to marry you a little more,” and rapped to by a Norwegian journalist, who also told Bolt he was in love with him.

Artistic Gymnastics - Men's Team Final

Louis Smith pommel fall leaves Team GB gymnasts out of medals in all-around

It was job done for Kohei Uchimura as the all-around genius of gymnastics finally filled in his Olympic gold collection with Japan’s first team gold since 2004. But there was mission failure for Great Britain, who had high expectations after finishing second to Japan in last year’s world championships, and ended up just out of the medals.