Skip to content

Electing Sen. George McGovern as president in 1972 seemed possible to those whose hopes were dashed by the assassination four years earlier of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy during his presidential run. Mr. McGovern, who died Sunday at 90, lost the election to Richard Nixon. (Associated Press)

Electing Sen. George McGovern as president in 1972 seemed possible to those whose hopes were dashed by the assassination four years earlier of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy during his presidential run. Mr. McGovern, who died Sunday at 90, lost the election to Richard Nixon. (Associated Press)

Featured Photo Galleries

1903-Springfield

Best combat rifles of all time

A combat rifle is a military service rifle that fires a full-power rifle cartridge, a mainstay of every modern army in the world. See the best combat rifles ever made.

Cavaliers Nets Basketball.JPEG-02e31.jpg

LeBron James' 'I can't breathe' T-shirt the latest display of politics on the playing field

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.