Footballers dominated this week's search for the top athletes, as the NFL began its regular season and European soccer clubs settled into their long grind.

Tottenham forward Harry Kane is drawing comparisons to French legend Thierry Henry after scoring his 100th and 101st goals for the club in a 3-0 win over Everton on Saturday. Kane hit the century mark in 169 games -- 12 fewer than Henry, the three-time Football Writers' Association Player of the Year.

On this side of the pond, Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer earned American League Player of the Week honors after hitting .538 with a 1.470 OPS as Kansas City tries to stay within striking distance of a Wild Card spot.

And now on to our top five …

5. Lamar Jackson

The reigning Heisman Trophy winner showed the football world that he's not using 2017 as a victory lap. Jackson was responsible for six total touchdowns, three passing and three rushing, in Louisville's 47-35 victory over North Carolina. He threw for 393 yards and ran for 132 more.

4. Kareem Hunt

While Jackson tore up collegiate competition, Hunt, a third-round pick in this April's draft, posted pretty gaudy numbers in his NFL debut. After fumbling on his first career carry, the newest Chiefs running back totaled 148 yards and a score on the ground and caught five passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns as Kansas City nailed down a 42-27 upset win over New England on Thursday night.

3. Rafael Nadal

After a two-plus-year Grand Slam title drought, the 31-year-old legend is officially back on track. Nadal dismissed Kevin Anderson in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4, to claim his third U.S. Open championship and his 16th Grand Slam title, second most all time among men behind Roger Federer. Nadal also won his record 10th French Open back in June.

2. Carlos Carrasco

When a team wins 20 games in a row, it's bound to have a player or two appear on this list. In this case, "Cookie" and his two stellar starts in the last seven days hit the bill. He threw a complete-game against the White Sox on Sept. 6, allowing just one run and striking out nine. He followed up that performance with six shutout innings against Detroit on Monday. Carrasco has posted a 2.02 ERA with 49 K's over his past six starts, which bodes well for the Indians, who may never lose again.

1. Sloane Stephens

Stephens breezed to a 6-3, 6-0 victory over fellow American Madison Keys to win her first Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open. Her victory came on the heels of a foot surgery in January that left her nearly unable to walk until March, and as recently as the beginning of August, she was ranked outside the top 900 in the world, finally reaching the mountaintop after plenty of ups and downs on and off the court.