Skip to content

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2010 file photo, Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel looks on during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith has returned to campus and a news conference has been called for Tuesday night, March 8, 2011, signs that coach Tressel's job might be in jeopardy after a report that he did not tell his superiors that he was aware of potential NCAA violations involving star quarterback Terrelle Pryor and others.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Photo by: Charlie Neibergall
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2010 file photo, Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel looks on during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith has returned to campus and a news conference has been called for Tuesday night, March 8, 2011, signs that coach Tressel's job might be in jeopardy after a report that he did not tell his superiors that he was aware of potential NCAA violations involving star quarterback Terrelle Pryor and others. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, 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.