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Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich campaigns at the Plymouth Senior Center on Thursday in Plymouth, N.H. With the New Hampshire GOP primary just days away on Jan. 10, the former House speaker is contrasting the front-runner's record with his own. (Associated Press)

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich campaigns at the Plymouth Senior Center on Thursday in Plymouth, N.H. With the New Hampshire GOP primary just days away on Jan. 10, the former House speaker is contrasting the front-runner's record with his own. (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.