Aug 27, 2020 - Sports

In photos: Sports grind to a halt as players protest Jacob Blake shooting

The Washington Mystics each wear white T-shirts with seven bullets on the back protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake by Kenosha, Wisconsin police at Feld Entertainment Center on August 26
After the WNBA announcement of the postponed games for the evening, the Washington Mystics in Palmetto, Florida, each wear white T-shirts with seven bullets on the back protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake. Photo: by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

The Milwaukee Bucks' boycott of their playoff game over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, prompted the NBA to postpone all games scheduled for Wednesday night and triggered a wave action in other sports.

The big picture: Quick to follow suit were the Women's National Basketball Association and Major League Soccer matches. In baseball, the Milwaukee Brewers called off their game against the Cincinnati Reds, the Seattle Mariners voted against playing the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers-San Francisco Giants game was also postponed.

Milwaukee Bucks' stadium is empty after the boycott.
An empty court and bench following the scheduled start time of the Milwaukee Bucks-Orlando Magic game at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo: Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images
The words "Justice Equality Now" on the jumbotron at Milwaukee's Miller Park.
The words "Justice Equality Now" on the jumbotron at the Milwaukee Brewers' Miller Park. Photo: Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
Members of the Los Angeles FC pose for a photograph on the field after their game against Real Salt Lake was postponed at Rio Tinto Stadium on August 26
Los Angeles F.C. players pose after their game against Real Salt Lake was postponed at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, on Wednesday. Photo: Chris Gardner/Getty Images

Go deeper: Read more about the day the sports stopped in Thursday's Axios Sports newsletter.

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