NBA players and coaches lock arms and kneel before an NBA basketball game.

Professional Sports More Open About Social Justice Messaging

The NBA, WNBA, MLB and NFL are among some of the professional leagues highlighting social issues and encouraging players to take part.

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2:21St. Louis Cardinals on the mound
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Positive COVID-19 Tests Postpones Another MLB Game

1:01Philadelphia Phillies helmet and bat
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2 Philadelphia Phillies Staffers Test Positive For The Coronavirus

2:07A security guard wearing a face mask stands near a basketball arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Wednesday, July 29.
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NBA Restarts Season While Other Leagues Ponder COVID-19 Plans

1:02Miami Marlins' manager Don Mattingly
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Miami Marlins' Season Paused After More Positive COVID-19 Tests

1:09Patrick Mahomes
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Patrick Mahomes Joins Kansas City Royals Ownership Group

1:31A foul ball sits in the empty stands of a Marlins and Phillies baseball game in Philadelphia.
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Two MLB Games Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

1:48Washington Football Team player
Washington Football Team

NFL Washington Redskins Temporarily Renamed 'Washington Football Team'

1:03NFL football
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NFL Requiring Fans To Wear Face Coverings At Games

1:08NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell leaves an owners meeting.
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Reports: NFL Cancels 2020 Preseason

1:26Toronto Blue Jays players
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Toronto Blue Jays Still Don't Have A Site For 2020 Season Home Games

1:10File image of a football
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California High School Fall Sports Delayed Over COVID-19

0:56Members of the Tampa Bay Rays await the start of a team baseball scrimmage in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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Major League Baseball Exhibition Games Provide Look At Season Ahead

1:38Washington Redskins NFL football team logo
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D.C. NFL Team Faces Sexual Harassment, Verbal Abuse Allegations

0:41The Washington Redskins logo is shown on the field.
Nick Wass / AP

Washington Redskins Will Change Team Name

1:20Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James dribbles during an NBA basketball game.
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LeBron James To Forgo Social Justice Message On Jersey

1:00This Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, shows the Pac-12 logo during the second half of an NCAA college football game
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Pac-12 And Big Ten Announce Conference-Only Fall Season

1:02Coco Gauff
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Wimbledon To Pay All Competitors In Canceled 2020 Tournament

0:52Harvard wide receiver Jack Cook (83) raises the ball after crossing the goal line for a touchdown against Yale.
Charles Krupa / AP

Ivy League Cancels Fall Sports

1:03WNBA player Natasha Cloud
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WNBA Dedicates 2020 Season To Social Justice Issues

1:15People take pictures of the Olympic rings in Tokyo
Jae C. Hong / AP

Tokyo Gov. To Work With Japanese PM On Coronavirus Response

2:50Washington Redskins logo on field before 2014 preseason game.
Alex Brandon / AP

Washington Redskins May Drop Team Name Under Pressure From Sponsors

2:38Maya Moore and Jonathan Irons
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Missouri Man's Conviction Overturned After 22 Years Behind Bars

21:12Breaking Waves
 

Breaking Waves

1:12Silhouette of baseball player
Charlie Riedel / AP

Multiple MLB Players Choose Not To Play 2020 Season

2:47Brehanna Daniels
NASCAR

One Of NASCAR's Newest Faces Welcomes Push For Inclusivity

1:05Geoffrey Kamworor runs the New York City Marathon
Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / AP

New York City Marathon Canceled Amid Coronavirus Fears

1:16NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace
John Bazemore / AP

FBI Determines NASCAR Noose Incident Did Not Target Bubba Wallace

1:56The St. Louis Cardinals' Dexter Fowler scores against the Boston Red Sox
Jeff Roberson/AP

Shortened MLB Season Slated To Begin Around July 24

0:57Tennis player Novak Djokovic returns a shot.
Adam Hunger / AP

Tennis Player Novak Djokovic Tests Positive For COVID-19

0:56Citi Field in New York
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MLB Announces Plans For 60-Game Season