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Steelers stay in locker room for US national anthem after Trump comments

All of the Pittsburgh Steelers players stayed in their locker room as the national anthem was played ahead of their game with the Chicago Bears as NFL teams responded to criticism from United States President Donald Trump.

Ashley Johnson scores for Exeter (Simon Galloway/PA)

Storming first half sinks Wasps and sends Exeter top

Champions Exeter reclaimed top spot in the Aviva Premiership by stinging Wasps 31-17 at Sandy Park and recording a third successive bonus-point victory.

Moeen Ali (David Davies/PA)

Moeen hits the gas as England rack up the runs against West Indies

Moeen Ali crashed England’s second-fastest one-day international hundred in the third Royal London Series match against West Indies in Bristol.

Roger Federer lifts the Laver Cup in Prague (Petr David Josek/AP)

Roger Federer holds nerve to lead Team Europe to victory in inaugural Laver Cup

Team Europe have defeated Team World 15-9 to win the inaugural Laver Cup.

Moeen Ali lit up Bristiol with a brutal innings (David Davies/PA)

Moeen Ali lights up Bristol

Moeen Ali won the Bristol six-fest with England’s second-fastest one-day international century as they prevailed by 124 runs to go 2-0 up in the Royal London Series against West Indies.

Fernandinho insists goal difference can be a big advantage for free-scoring Manchester City (Martin Rickett/PA)

Fernandinho enjoying Manchester City’s goal rush

Midfielder Fernandinho claimed goal difference was on his mind as free-scoring Manchester City hit five against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Kevin Volland, right,scored twice for Leverkusen (Michael Sohn/AP)

Kevin Volland at the double as Bayer Leverkusen stroll past Hamburg

Kevin Volland scored a brace as Bayer Leverkusen returned to winning ways with a comfortable 3-0 Bundesliga victory over Hamburg at BayArena.

Moeen Ali took centre stage at Bristol (David Davies/PA)

Moeen Ali hits second fastest England ODI ton in win against West Indies

Moeen Ali won the Bristol six-fest with England’s second-fastest one-day international century as they prevailed by 124 runs to go 2-0 up in the Royal London Series against the West Indies.

Tomer Hemed nets the winner (John Walton/PA)

Tomer Hemed scores the only goal as Brighton beat Newcastle

Tomer Hemed’s hooked strike denied Newcastle the chance to move fourth in the Premier League as Brighton prevailed 1-0 at the Amex Stadium.

Philippe Coutinho missed out on a move to Barcelona in the summer (Mike Egerton/PA)

5 things we learned from the Premier League this weekend

Manchester duo City and United cemented their status as early-season pace-setters at the top of the Premier League table with very different victories over the weekend.

Billy Vunipola is a Six Nations injury doubt (Mark Kerton/PA)

Billy Vunipola set for four months out putting Six Nations chances under threat

England number eight Billy Vunipola faces a race against time to be fit for the start of the Six Nations after undergoing knee surgery.

Antonio Conte is happy to see Chelsea go into the Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid on the back of a positive result (Nigel French/PA)

Chelsea ‘in good shape’ for Atletico clash, says Conte

Antonio Conte thinks his Chelsea side head into their Champions League game against Atletico Madrid in good shape following a comfortable victory over Stoke.

Christian Eriksen is now the top-scoring Dane in Premier League history (Tim Ireland/AP)

Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen enjoyed a record-breaking moment against West Ham

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen was able to celebrate a notable national milestone on Saturday.

Joseph Parker (Nick Potts/PA)

Hughie Fury falls short as Joseph Parker retains WBO heavyweight title on points

Hughie Fury came up short in his brave bid to wrest the WBO heavyweight title from champion Joseph Parker in Manchester on Saturday night.

Hughie Fury will fight in September (Adam Davy/PA)

Hughie Fury to face Joseph Parker for WBO heavyweight belt

Hughie Fury’s WBO heavyweight title fight with defending champion Joseph Parker has been confirmed for September 23 at the Manchester Arena.

Jose Mourinho in animated mood on the St Mary's touchline (John Walton/EMPICS)

Jose Mourinho likes what he sees from Manchester United’s defensive show

Jose Mourinho praised the influence of his central defensive pairing of Eric Bailly and Phil Jones as Manchester United resisted Southampton’s pressure throughout Saturday’s 1-0 victory at St Mary’s.

Gareth Barry is poised to break the Premier League appearance record (Nick Potts/PA)

Barry set to break appearance record – and still has no plans for retirement

Gareth Barry admits he could play until he is 40, with the West Brom midfielder set to break the Premier League appearance record.

Jordan Henderson has hailed the character Liverpool showed at Leicester (Mike Egerton/PA)

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson impressed by spirit shown at Leicester

Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson praised the Reds’ character after their thrilling 3-2 Premier League win at Leicester.

Tim Goode/PA

No Arc bid for Cracksman

Cracksman will not run in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly next Sunday, owner Anthony Oppenheimer told Press Association Sport.

Aaron Finch struck a fine century (Rajanish Kakade/AP)

Finch century in vain as India wrap up series against Australia

India withstood an early assault by Australia to wrap up the series with a five-wicket victory in the third one-day international in Indore.

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