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Remembering 9/11 in sports on 15th anniversary of tragedy

Teams across sports took time to acknowledge the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy on Sunday.

A giant flag is spread over the field
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A giant flag is spread over the field at Arrowhead Stadium to commemorate Sept. 11, before an NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016.

First responders carry flags prior to the Buffalo
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First responders carry flags prior to the Buffalo Bills vs. the Baltimore Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium on Sept. 11, 2016 in Baltimore.

The NYPD Pipes and Drums Corps marches onto
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

The NYPD Pipes and Drums Corps marches onto the field in honor of 9/11 before an MLB baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016.

Former U.S. President George W. Bush and Laura
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Former U.S. President George W. Bush and Laura Bush attend the game between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on Sept. 11, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.

Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants
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Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants wears patriotic themed shoes during pregame warmups before taking on the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on Sept. 11, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.

Members of the military watch as players warm
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Members of the military watch as players warm up before an NFL football game between the Tennessee Titans and the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn.

Matt Wisler #37 of the Atlanta Braves signs
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Matt Wisler #37 of the Atlanta Braves signs autographs for soldiers before the game against the New York Mets at Turner Field on Sept. 11, 2016 in Atlanta.

Former President George W. Bush delivers a message
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Former President George W. Bush delivers a message to fans at AT&T Stadium as first responders unfurl a flag over the field before an NFL football game between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Sept. 11, 2016, in Arlington, Texas.

Brian Cushing #56 of the Houston Texans warms
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Brian Cushing #56 of the Houston Texans warms up before playing against the Chicago Bears at NRG Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Cushing wears a special pair of shoes in honor of the 9/11 anniversary.

A detailed photo of one of the bases
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A detailed photo of one of the bases commemorating the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks during the game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets at Turner Field on Sept. 11, 2016 in Atlanta.

Vice President Joe Biden, second from left, and
Photo Credit: AP / Matt Rourke

Vice President Joe Biden, second from left, and Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, third from left, help to hold an American flag before an NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Philadelphia. The U.S. marked the 15th anniversary of 9/11 on Sunday.

A general view of fans before a game
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A general view of fans before a game between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on Sept. 11, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez warms up
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez warms up in the outfield as Midshipmen from the U.S. Navy Academy, from nearby Annapolis, Md., line up in formation before the start of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 in Washington. Member of the military and first responders took part in ceremonies honoring those who died in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Fans hold American flags before the Houston Texans
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Fans hold American flags before the Houston Texans play the Chicago Bears at NRG Stadium on Sept. 11, 2016 in Houston.

New York Jets fans wave American flags before
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New York Jets fans wave American flags before a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 11, 2016.

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) helps
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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) helps hold a United States flag with police officers and other first responders before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Houston.

A general view of EverBank Field during a
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A general view of EverBank Field during a game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 11, 2016 in Jacksonville.

Wide receiver Steve Smith #89 of the Baltimore
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Wide receiver Steve Smith #89 of the Baltimore Ravens holds his helmet during the national anthem at M&T Bank Stadium on Sept. 11, 2016 in Baltimore.

The Port Authority of New York & New
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The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey police honor guard present the colors to remember 9/11 before an MLB baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016.

A member of the military holds a giant
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A member of the military holds a giant American flat during the national anthem before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Atlanta.

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) and
Photo Credit: AP / David J. Phillip

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) and teammates take part in a moment of silence as part of a 9/11 commemoration before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Houston.

FDNY firefighters present a giant flag with the
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

FDNY firefighters present a giant flag with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey police honor guard presentation of colors to remember 9/11 before an MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016.

A woman wears a 9/11 memorial ribbon during
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A woman wears a 9/11 memorial ribbon during the game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Green Bay Packers at EverBank Field on Sept. 11, 2016 in Jacksonville.

An American flag is held on the field
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An American flag is held on the field during the National Anthem before the NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Philadelphia.

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