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From Axios Sports:

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

In the NBA, "All three playoff games were postponed for the second straight day, but players met and voted to resume the season by this weekend."

In the NFL, "Nine teams canceled practice, and the Giants are considering sitting out a game."

in Major League Baseball, "Seven games were postponed as players opted again to sit out."

And, in the NHL, "After playing on Wednesday, the NHL postponed Thursday and Friday's playoff games, but plan to resume Saturday."

KC's View:
  Ironically, today is being observed in baseball as Jackie Robinson Day, which celebrates Robinson's breaking of the sport's color barrier when he took the field in 1947 for the Brooklyn Dodgers.  The day usually is observed on the anniversary of Robinson's first game as a Dodger, April 15, but no baseball was played on that date this year because of the pandemic.

I've said it before and I'll say it again:  Jackie Robinson was not just one of the most important athletes of the 20th century, but one of the most important people of the 20th century.

And I am reminded today of what he once said:

"Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life."