In the NFL, many teams have openly protested the racially motivated social injustices in the US by taking a knee during the National Anthem. On Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans both remained in the locker rooms before their game, and on Monday, the Dallas Cowboys’ players, coaches and staff chose to show their solidarity before their game against the Arizona Cardinals. Many other teams (as a whole and in part) have chosen to peacefully protest, including the Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills to name a few. President Trump inflamed much of the tension around these actions by targeting NFL players and other professional athletes on Twitter.
The New York Yankees clinched a wild card berth in the playoffs after a 5-1 victory against the Toronto Blue Jays. They will face the Minnesota Twins with a home field advantage on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Odds are in their favor as the Twins have lost all four previous playoff meetings against the Yankees, and four of six games this season.
NBA forward Carmelo Anthony was officially traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The former New York Knicks player was on-board for trades between the Knicks and the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Houston Rockets, but both deals fell through. Anthony will be joining reigning MVP Russel Westbrook as well as Paul George.