Sports world remembers Nelson Mandela

Sports teams around the world held a moment of silence for Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman and anti-apartheid leader who died Thursday at 95.

A moment of silence for Nelson Mandela is observed prior to the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins NHL hockey game in Montreal on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)
A moment of silence for Nelson Mandela is observed prior to the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins NHL hockey game in Montreal on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
A moment of silence for Nelson Mandela is observed prior to the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins NHL hockey game in Montreal on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)
A tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela is displayed over the court during a moment of silence in his honor before the start of the Chicago Bulls NBA game against the Miami Heat at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 05 December 2013. Mandela died earlier in the day at the age of 95. EPA/TANNEN MAURY
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A tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela is displayed over the court during a moment of silence in his honor before the start of the Chicago Bulls NBA game against the Miami Heat at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 05 December 2013. Mandela died earlier in the day at the age of 95. EPA/TANNEN MAURY
A picture of former South African President Nelson Mandela (top) is seen on the jumbo screen before the start of New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets NBA game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 05 December 2013. Mandela passed away on 05 December at the age of 95. EPA/JASON SZENES
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A picture of former South African President Nelson Mandela (top) is seen on the jumbo screen before the start of New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets NBA game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 05 December 2013. Mandela passed away on 05 December at the age of 95. EPA/JASON SZENES
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 06: A minutes silence is observed by the Australian squad at the Adelaide Oval as a mark of respect for Nelson Mandela during day two of the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 6, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)
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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 06: A minutes silence is observed by the Australian squad at the Adelaide Oval as a mark of respect for Nelson Mandela during day two of the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 6, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)
England's captain Alastair Cook (R) and vice-captain Matt Prior stand with the team as they observe a minute of silence to commemorate former South African President Nelson Mandela's death before starting the second day's play in their second Ashes cricket test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval December 6, 2013. South African anti-apartheid hero Mandela died aged 95 at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection, plunging his nation and the world into mourning for a man hailed by global leaders as a moral giant. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET OBITUARY)
England's captain Cook and vice-captain Prior observe a minute of silence to commemorate former South African President Mandela's death before starting second day's play in second Ashes cricket test against Australia at Adelaide Oval
England's captain Alastair Cook (R) and vice-captain Matt Prior stand with the team as they observe a minute of silence to commemorate former South African President Nelson Mandela's death before starting the second day's play in their second Ashes cricket test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval December 6, 2013. South African anti-apartheid hero Mandela died aged 95 at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection, plunging his nation and the world into mourning for a man hailed by global leaders as a moral giant. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET OBITUARY)
The Australian cricket team observe a minute of silence in remembrance of former South African president Nelson Mandela during day two of the second Ashes test match between Australia and England at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia, 06 December 2013. Mandela died on 05 December at the age of 95. EPA/DAVE HUNT
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The Australian cricket team observe a minute of silence in remembrance of former South African president Nelson Mandela during day two of the second Ashes test match between Australia and England at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia, 06 December 2013. Mandela died on 05 December at the age of 95. EPA/DAVE HUNT
England cricket players from right, Kevin Pietersen, Graeme Swann, James Anderson and Joe Root take a moment of silence for former South African President Nelson Mandela before the start of the second Ashes cricket test match against Australia in Adelaide, Australia, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/James Elsby)
England cricket players from right, Kevin Pietersen, Graeme Swann, James Anderson and Joe Root take a moment of silence for former South African President Nelson Mandela before the start of the second Ashes cricket test match against Australia in Adelaide, Australia, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013
England cricket players from right, Kevin Pietersen, Graeme Swann, James Anderson and Joe Root take a moment of silence for former South African President Nelson Mandela before the start of the second Ashes cricket test match against Australia in Adelaide, Australia, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/James Elsby)

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