Skip to content

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang made his first start in more than two years, after undergoing surgery on his shoulder to repair a torn capsule, against the New York Mets on July 29, 2011. The Nats and Wang agreed to a new one-year contract Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Photo by: Evan Vucci
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang made his first start in more than two years, after undergoing surgery on his shoulder to repair a torn capsule, against the New York Mets on July 29, 2011. The Nats and Wang agreed to a new one-year contract Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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.