1. All NBA playoff games and several MLB and MLS games were canceled Wednesday due to the players response to the police shooting of a black man, Jacob Blake, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
2. The Dodgers swept a doubleheader from the Giants 7-0 and 2-0 Thursday after Wednesday night’s game was postponed.
3. The Lakers and the Clippers reportedly voted to boycott the rest of the season Wednesday night but the NBA players voted in favor of resuming the playoffs Thursday sources said. The season is expected to resume Saturday.
4. Michael Jordan, now the owner of the Charlotte Hornets, was instrumental in talking to the players and owners and helping in the decision to resume the playoffs. Jordan is the only black majority owner in the NBA.
5. Lute Olson, who was the head basketball coach at Arizona for 24 years, and won over 700 NCAA games in his career, passed away Thursday at the age of 85.
6. Kenny Smith walked off the “Inside the NBA” set Wednesday in a show of solidarity with the NBA players boycotting games in response to the shooting.
7. The 2020 NFL season is set to kick off Thursday September 10 with the Houston Texans at the Kansas City Chiefs.
8. The Dodgers have the best record in baseball at 24-9.
9. Former New York Yankee lefthander Ron Guidry turns 70 today.
10. Fernando Tatis Jr. of the San Diego Padres is batting .302 with 13 HR and 30 RBI in 32 games.