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ORLANDO, Fla. — In a massive call for awareness in the fight against racial injustice, teams and players across the professional sports world boycotted their games to protest the recent shooting of a black man by police in Wisconsin.

The Bucks sparked the movement when they refused to take the court for Game 5 of their opening-round series against the Magic. That led to all three NBA games on the day being called off in a call for racial justice, as well as three MLB games, all three WNBA games on the schedule, and five of six MLS matches.

The boycott is in response to Sunday’s police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, located around 40 miles from the Bucks’ home city.

Milwaukee’s other professional sports team, the Brewers, also called off their game against the Reds. Black MLB players, including the Cubs’ Jason Heyward, the Cardinals’ Dexter Fowler, and the Rockies’ Matt Kemp, decided not to play in their games.

“Given the pain in the communities of Wisconsin and beyond following the shooting of Jacob Blake, we respect the decisions of a number of players not to play tonight,” a league statement says. “Major League Baseball remains united for change in our society and we will be allies in the fight to end racism and injustice.”

In tennis, fourth-seeded Naomi Osaka withdrew a few hours after reaching the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open, and hours after her decision, the entire tournament decided it would be put on hold for a day.

NBA players met Wednesday evening to discuss plans moving forward, and the Lakers and Clippers both reportedly voted to end the playoffs immediately. More discussions on the fate of today’s games will take place in the morning.