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Games Canceled As Athletes Step Up To Protest Jacob Blake Shooting

Three Major League Baseball games were postponed on Wednesday as players across the sports landscape reacted in the wake of police shooting Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Wisconsin over the weekend.

The postponements came after the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks didn’t come out on the floor for Game 5 of their first-round playoff series with the Orlando Magic. NBA officials later announced that all three of the day’s scheduled playoff games had been postponed.

We talk with Kelley Carter, who writes for The Undefeated.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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