Skip to content

Penn State's new football coach Bill O'Brien addresses the media after he was introduced during a news conference, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, in State College, Pa. O'Brien, who is currently the offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots, replaces Hall of Famer Joe Paterno, fired Nov. 9 in the aftermath of child sex abuse charges against retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. (AP Photo/Andy Colwell)
Photo by: Andy Colwell
Penn State's new football coach Bill O'Brien addresses the media after he was introduced during a news conference, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, in State College, Pa. O'Brien, who is currently the offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots, replaces Hall of Famer Joe Paterno, fired Nov. 9 in the aftermath of child sex abuse charges against retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. (AP Photo/Andy Colwell)

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.