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Sports world takes part in Blackout Tuesday to bring attention to injustices

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With the United States facing one of its biggest crises in more than 50 years, sports leagues and stars took to social media Tuesday with black screens - under the hashtag #BlackoutTuesday.

LeBron James and Steph Curry were front and center among NBA stars.

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In addition to the league itself, several NBA teams tweeted out the item, as did teams in leagues across the sports spectrum and around the world.

In the NFL, New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell and Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz were among the star players making their voices heard, and New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton did the same.

MLB stars Giancarlo Stanton of the New York Yankees and Mookie Betts of the Los Angeles Dodgers joined in, among many other players.

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In the NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby took part through his foundation.

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Toronto Maple Leafs star forward Mitch Marner also made his feelings known.

Protests in response to the police killing of Minnesota resident George Floyd have also spread to Europe. From across the Atlantic, Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero voiced his support.

Others from the soccer world included Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe, and Jozy Altidore of Toronto FC and the U.S. men's national team.

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