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Sports go on strike: Freedom Kicks for 27 August 2020

Only one main story by the end of yesterday

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SOCCER: AUG 25 MLS New England Revolution at DC United Photo by Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

In a day that was full of news from dawn until dusk, the only story that really matters happened in the evening. The NBA, the WNBA, (almost all) MLS teams, and some MLB teams went on strike and refused to play their games last night in response to ongoing police brutality. First organized by the Milwaukee Bucks, players across the country responded to the shooting of Jacob Blake by refusing to play, using their power to make a statement.

The Milwaukee Bucks are sitting out Game 5 against the Magic to protest police brutality

What you need to know about MLS players choosing not to play on Wednesday

The Athletic goes deep on the MLS strike, which was led by Black Players for Change. He also describes the communications strategy and why Orlando and Nashville still played their game.

Like I said, by the end of the day that was the story of the day, the week, and the month. Here’s a brief round-up of the other things that happened, though. There was a lot of it.

DC United still searching for equation to match sum of their parts after latest defeat | Charles Boehm

Minnesota United takes a big leap of faith with their own academy design

This last one is so gross and infuriating, and it happened live on TV carried across the world.

That’s all I’ve got today. Be well, friends.