Aug 28, 2020 - Sports

More sports leagues join Black Lives Matter protests

An empty Oracle Park in San Francisco.
An empty Oracle Park in San Francisco. Photo: Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

The sports walk-out first started by NBA players after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis., continued through Thursday, with even more leagues joining the historic strike.

  • NBA: All three playoff games were postponed for the second straight day, but players met and voted to resume the season by this weekend, likely on Saturday.
  • WNBA: The league postponed its full slate of games again, but also plan to resume the season.
  • NFL: The Titans and eight other teams (Bears, Broncos, Cardinals, Chargers, Colts, Jets, Packers, Washington) canceled practice, and the Giants are considering sitting out a game.
  • MLB: Seven games were postponed as players opted again to sit out: Nationals vs. Phillies, Rangers vs. A's, Tigers vs. Twins, Red Sox vs. Blue Jays, Diamondbacks vs. Rockies, Orioles vs. Rays and Mets vs. Marlins.
  • NHL: After playing on Wednesday, the NHL postponed Thursday and Friday's playoff games, but plans to resume Saturday.
  • Tennis: The Western & Southern Open paused all matches following Naomi Osaka's decision to sit out her semifinal match. Play resumes Friday, with Osaka facing off against Elise Mertens.
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