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FILE - In this Saturday July 6, 2013 file photo, British and Irish Lions' team players celebrate their win over Australia in the final match of their 3-game rugby union test match series in Sydney, Australia. British Sky Broadcasting PLC sought Thursday Jan. 30, 2014 to secure its base against its insurgent rival BT PLC by securing some sports rights and a long-term deal with U.S. pay-TV network Home Box Office. The London-headquartered satellite broadcaster, said it had secured six long-term rights deals in six sports, including the 2017 rugby tour to New Zealand by the British and Irish Lions and Scottish cup football. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

FILE - In this Saturday July 6, 2013 file photo, British and Irish Lions' team players celebrate their win over Australia in the final match of their 3-game rugby union test match series in Sydney, Australia. British Sky Broadcasting PLC sought Thursday Jan. 30, 2014 to secure its base against its insurgent rival BT PLC by securing some sports rights and a long-term deal with U.S. pay-TV network Home Box Office. The London-headquartered satellite broadcaster, said it had secured six long-term rights deals in six sports, including the 2017 rugby tour to New Zealand by the British and Irish Lions and Scottish cup football. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

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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.

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A Christmas tree comes to the Capitol

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