Milwaukee Bucks release statement as WNBA, MLB, MLS also postpone games

The Milwaukee Bucks say they were inspired by the shooting of Jacob Blake and other recent tragedies involving Black people and police as the sports world reacts to the boycott

The sports world made history today as the Milwaukee Bucks took a united stand against racism and police brutality today, boycotting their potential closeout game 5 playoff game against the Orlando Magic.

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The team said they decided to do so after the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake. Blake was shot in front of his children when attempting to get into his car after reportedly breaking up a fight between two women. The shooting took place in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a city just 45 minutes from where the Bucks play in Milwaukee.

Afterwards, the players met with media in the NBA bubble in

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Despite asterisk, that’s ‘my greatest chip shot’

DUBLIN, Ohio – It was a highlight moment, and Jon Rahm knew it.

“Dun-un-nun,” Rahm said as he walked off the 16th green Sunday, knowing his chip-in birdie at the Memorial was about to be a top play on the evening SportsCenter.

But that video would soon be replayed over and over for another reason. Slow-motion, high-definition replays showed that Rahm’s ball slightly moved when he placed his wedge behind the ball. Per Rule 9.4, that’s a two-shot penalty, turning his improbable birdie into a bogey – and also turning what looked like a four-shot lead into a two-shot cushion.

Rahm didn’t learn of his rules breach until after the round. PGA Tour rules official Slugger White said they didn’t notify Rahm of the potential infraction while he was on the course because they didn’t learn of it until the final group was on the 18th tee. By

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A noose was found in the stall of a Black NASCAR driver — just hours after Confederate flags flew over the track at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama

Bubba Wallace said in a statement that Sunday's act of hatred "serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society."
Bubba Wallace said in a statement that Sunday’s act of hatred “serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society.”

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  • NASCAR announced Sunday that it had found a noose in the garage stall of one of its drivers competing at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega County, Alabama.

  • The stall belonged to Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver currently competing in NASCAR’s Cup Series.

  • NASCAR condemned the “heinous act” in a statement on Sunday and resolved “to make the sport open and welcoming to all.”

  • In his own statement, Wallace said Sunday’s act of hatred “serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society.” 

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NASCAR announced Sunday that a noose had been found in the garage stall of the 43 team at the Talladega Superspeedway.

The

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Blazers’ Damian Lillard exits Game 2 with dislocated finger

Los Angeles Lakers might have got even worse for the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday, as star Damian Lillard headed to the locker room with a finger injury.” data-reactid=”16″A blowout loss to the Los Angeles Lakers might have got even worse for the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday, as star Damian Lillard headed to the locker room with a finger injury.

Lillard appeared to suffer the injury when his hand banged against the shoe of Anthony Davis while reaching for the ball late in the third quarter. He eventually returned to the bench with his fingers taped up.

later announced that Lillard had dislocated his left index finger and would not return, with X-rays coming back negative. He finished the game with 18 points on 6-of-14 shooting in a miserable game for the Blazers.” data-reactid=”24″The Blazers later announced that Lillard had dislocated his left index finger and would

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