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An al-Shabab fighter poses during military exercises in Mogadishu, Somalia, in late October. Somalia has been mired in civil war since 1991, and there is no end in sight, as foreigners provide Somali Islamists with cash and skills to wage their insurgency. (Associated Press)

An al-Shabab fighter poses during military exercises in Mogadishu, Somalia, in late October. Somalia has been mired in civil war since 1991, and there is no end in sight, as foreigners provide Somali Islamists with cash and skills to wage their insurgency. (Associated Press)

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Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James on Monday night during pregame warmups wore an “I can’t breathe” T-shirt, referring to Eric Garner, who died after a New York police officer placed him in a chokehold during an arrest for selling loose cigarettes. The shirt, one of several featuring the slogan that have been seen around the league in recent days after a grand jury declined to indict the officer last week, is just one in a long history of political statements made by athletes on the playing field. Here are some others.