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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is one of many NBA figures who's recent comments have veered into current politics. Nick Wass/AP hide caption

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With Politics, NBA Speaks Its Mind

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Megan Rapinoe kneels during the national anthem before the match between the United States and the Netherlands at the Georgia Dome on Sept. 18. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images hide caption

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Player Protests: When Athletes Stand Up (Or Kneel) For Social Justice Issues

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sits on the bench during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Kansas City, Mo., on Sept. 29, 2014. Brady will be forced to sit for the first four games of 2016 serving his "Deflategate" suspension. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Sports Need A Better Playbook For Suspensions

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This statue of tennis great Arthur Ashe by sculptor Paul Di Pasquale was unveiled on Monument Ave. in Richmond, Va., almost 20 years ago, on July 10, 1996. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Statues Of Sports Stars Help Us Remember Them As Larger Than Life

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Britain's Andy Murray in four sets 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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Joanie Laurer, who wrestled under the name Chyna, died Wednesday. She's seen here in 2003, arriving at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Kevork Djansezian/AP hide caption

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Muhammad Ali, world heavyweight boxing champion, stands with Malcolm X (left) outside the Trans-Lux Newsreel Theater in New York in 1964. AP hide caption

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Muhammad Ali And Malcolm X: A Broken Friendship, An Enduring Legacy

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning meets with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton after an NFL game in Indianapolis in 2011. Manning and Newton will square off in the 50th Super Bowl, in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday. The two quarterbacks were No. 1 overall draft picks 13 years apart. AJ Mast/AP hide caption

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Super Bowl 50's Quarterbacks: So Talented And So Different

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Fans cheer for the future Los Angeles Rams NFL team, during a news conference at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., last Friday. The Rams are returning from St. Louis in 2016 to play in the Los Angeles area. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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Sometimes, You Have To Pass The Ball

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Futbol Club Barcelona's Neymar da Silva Santos pours champagne over Adriano as their team won the final match against River Plate at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, on Dec. 20. Shuji Kajiyama/AP hide caption

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Soccer, The Normal-Sized Player's Game

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Bribes paid by runner Liliya Shobukhova are at the center of an ethics inquiry, according to the IAAF, track and field's governing body. Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dear NBA: Why So Many Games?

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More College Football Bowl Games Than Winning Teams?

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Fans of the Memphis Grizzlies, seen here celebrating with Jeff Green, made only 2.47 grammar mistakes for every 100 words according to a new study. Frederick Breedon/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Cincinnati Reds player and manager Pete Rose has been banned from the game since 1989. But he could be reinstated. Gary Landers/AP hide caption

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MLB Commissioner To Decide Whether To Reinstate Pete Rose

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Olympic team members stand on the field as the Olympic flag flies at half-staff during a memorial service in the Munich Olympic Stadium in Germany on Sept. 6, 1972. Eleven Israeli team members were killed by Arab guerrillas at the Summer Olympic Games. A crowd of 80,000 filled the stadium to capacity. AP hide caption

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Monument Underway For Slain 1972 Israeli Olympians

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