"We are hopeful to resume games either Friday or Saturday", the division's executive vice president Mike Bass said.
Obama also shared a video of Los Angeles Clippers' Head Coach Doc Rivers condemning the Republican Party for focusing on "law and order" and stoking fear during the unrest.
The tennis tours had already decided they would pause play Thursday at the Western & Southern Open in Flushing Meadows, New York; a number of National Football League teams canceled practices; and pressure was being put on the NHL by members of the Hockey Diversity Alliance to postpone its two second-round playoff games. After the games were postponed, the Bucks released a statement demanding accountability from Kenosha police and Wisconsin lawmakers. Alex Lasry, a senior vice president with the Bucks says, "Some things are bigger than basketball".
"When we take the court and represent Milwaukee and Wisconsin, we are expected to play at a high level, give maximum effort and hold each other accountable", Hill said. "It happens with action and needs to happen NOW!"
"It's incredible to me why we keep loving this country and this country does not love us back". Lasry wrote that on his personal Twitter account.
MLS and WNBA games were also postponed.
The NBA postponed three playoff games Wednesday after the Milwaukee Bucks refused to take the court after the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha. The WNBA quickly followed suit, as did Major League Soccer and select MLB teams and players.
And thus the players, as one solid unit, took the decision of boycotting games, so as to garner the attention of people at large.
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"I don't think that's a good thing for sports or for the country", Trump said.
"Ending police brutality is more important than sports", tweeted Pirates infielder Cole Tucker.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice on Wednesday identified the police officer who shot Jacob Blake over the weekend, providing its first update about the incident that has prompted widespread outrage and ongoing protests. Blake has been paralyzed from the waist down, but it's unclear if the condition is permanent.
Before Kaul's revelation, it was widely reported Blake was in the neighborhood breaking up a fight between two female neighbors.
The video was Rivers' emotional interview about the shooting and being Black in America from earlier this week.
Two people were killed and one wounded in the gun violence, police said. "Everybody vote" but I'm here to speak for those that are always marginalised, those that live in these neighbourhoods where we preach and tell them to vote and walk away", he said. We've been hung. We've been shot. "I keep hearing about next steps, next steps".
The Rangers decided they would play, but would not object if Oakland chose to not play.