Skip to content

FILE- In this Feb. 16, 2013 file photo, Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart (33) blocks a three-point shot attempt by Oklahoma guard Steven Pledger (2) with 18 seconds to go in overtime of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla. Smart is the only unanimous selection to The Associated Press' preseason All-America team, released Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
Photo by: Sue Ogrocki
FILE- In this Feb. 16, 2013 file photo, Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart (33) blocks a three-point shot attempt by Oklahoma guard Steven Pledger (2) with 18 seconds to go in overtime of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla. Smart is the only unanimous selection to The Associated Press' preseason All-America team, released Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

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.