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Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the national anthem prior to a game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on Oct. 1. Matt Kartozian/USA Today Sports/Reuters hide caption

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Your Questions About Activism In Sports, Answered

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Then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneels during the national anthem in a game against the Dallas Cowboys last year. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images hide caption

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We Want Your Questions On Activism In Sports

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Frank Deford is shown here in 1984, four years into his gig as sports commentator on Morning Edition. Bob Child/AP hide caption

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Frank Deford: A Career Spent Bringing 'Something New' To Sports

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President Barack Obama laughs with Frank Deford as he awards him the 2012 National Humanities Medal for transforming how we think about sports, during a ceremony in the East Room of White House on July 10, 2013. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Deford Says Thanks For A Good Game, Drops Mic

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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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