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Police shooting pauses sports in Minn.

(AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Timberwolves postponed games scheduled for Monday because of safety concerns following the fatal police shooting of a Black man and the potential for unrest in the area.

Major League Baseball's Twins and Boston Red Sox were scheduled to begin a four-game series Monday afternoon at Target Field. The Twins said their decision was made in consultation with Major League Baseball and state and local officials "out of respect for the tragic events that occurred yesterday." There was no word yet about rescheduling or the status of games set for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The NHL'S Wild were supposed to host the St. Louis Blues on Monday night, a game the team said was postponed "out of respect for the community." That game was rescheduled for May 12.

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