The security breach at the US Capitol by Donald Trump supporters led to four deaths, as sport stars stated dismay at events in Washington.
Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Sergio Ramos and Kevin De Bruyne were four of 11 players nominated for The Best FIFA men's player award.
The Ballon d'Or has been cancelled for 2020, but FIFA considers it important to honour "achievements in this extraordinary year".
Footballer Megan Rapinoe and basketball great Sue Bird have announced their engagement, four years after meeting at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Lionel Messi will not win a seventh Ballon d'Or for his 2020 efforts after France Football announced it will not be awarded this year.
In confirming its players will no longer be required to stand for the anthem, United States Soccer apologised for banning kneeling.
Manchester City and England star Raheem Sterling explained why he spoke out against media coverage during a YouTube chat with Megan Rapinoe.
Raheem Sterling has warned the Premier League that players will require at least a month of training before returning to match action.
While Common Goal has come a long way, it is not resting on its laurels as it tackles the "greatest social challenges of our time".
Joe Biden is expected to be the Democratic Party's presidential candidate for the next election and Megan Rapinoe offered her support.