Factbox: Sporting events affected by player protests after Jacob Blake shooting

(Reuters) - Following is a list of boycotts, withdrawals or postponements in sporting events in the U.S. following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

A sign is displayed near a bottle of alcohol and flowers left in tribute to the victims of a shooting during Tuesday night's protests, at the site of the incident, during a protest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S. August 26, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid


The National Basketball Association (NBA) postponed three playoff games on Wednesday after the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted Game 5 of their series against the Orlando Magic.

The Houston Rockets v Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers v Portland Trail Blazers games were also called off.

The women’s NBA postponed three games scheduled for Wednesday, which included Washington Mystics v Atlanta Dream, Los Angeles Sparks v Minnesota Lynx and Connecticut Sun v Phoenix Mercury.


Wednesday’s Major League Baseball games -- Los Angeles Angels v Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds v Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners v San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants -- were postponed.


Five games in Major League Soccer on Wednesday were postponed: Inter Miami v Atlanta United, FC Dallas v Colorado Rapids, Real Salt Lake v Los Angeles FC, San Jose Earthquakes v Portland Timbers and Los Angeles Galaxy v Seattle Sounders.


Japan’s twice Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka withdrew from the Western & Southern Open in New York on Wednesday, hours after she had booked her spot in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open tune-up event.

Compiled by Manasi Pathak in Chennai; Editing by Ken Ferris