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A MotoGP rider avoiding serious injury after jumping off his bike. Major US athletes and sports organizations taking a stand followiing the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake. Lionel Messi saying he wants to leave Barcelona. A four-year-old hitting a hole-in-one. Here are the must-see videos of the week from the world of sport.

MotoGP drama

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Maverick Viñales dodges disaster after bailing out at 228 kph
00:56 - Source: CNN

A week after miraculously avoiding a flying motorcycle that almost hit him at high speed, Yamaha MotoGP rider Maverick Viñales was counting his lucky stars for a second time after a terrifying incident during Sunday’s Styrian MotoGP in Austria.

Messi on the move?

Lionel Messi and Barcelona say adios
02:09 - Source: CNN

He’s one of the world’s greatest ever players, who appeared destined to be a one-club man. But now Lionel Messi’s relationship with Barcelona looks to be irreparably fractured.

‘Bubble life’

HAMBURG, GERMANY - JULY 24: Alexander Zverev and Mischa Zverev are seen during the Hamburg Open 2019 at Rothenbaum on July 24, 2019 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images for Hamburg Open)
'I feel safe' at US Open, says Alexander Zverev
04:07 - Source: CNN

Germany’s Alexander Zverev is among those tennis stars living inside tbe US Open “bubble” right now – he’s seeing it as a “once in a lifetime experience.”

Taking a stand

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - AUGUST 26: Referees stand on an empty court before the start of a scheduled game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic for Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 26, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. 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 Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Professional athletes take stand for Kenosha protests
04:26 - Source: CNN

Across the sports world in the US, athletes held an unprecedented wildcat strike, refusing to play their regularly scheduled games. The decision started with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks and stemmed from the police shooting of Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Sunday.


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Kenny Smith walks off set in solidarity with NBA players
03:21 - Source: CNN

“Inside the NBA” analyst Kenny Smith walked off his show in solidarity with NBA players boycotting the police shooting of Blake.

And finally …

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See four-year-old hit a hole-in-one
01:03 - Source: CNN

The odds of the average golfer making a hole-in-one are 12,000 to 1, according to the National Hole-in-One Registry. One four-year-old has just defied the odds.