Skip to content

FILE - In tis April 5, 2011 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Manny Ramirez reacts after striking out in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in St. Petersburg, Fla. Ramirez has notified Major League Baseball that he is retiring after being notified of an issue under MLB's drug policy.  The commissioner's office issued a statement Friday, APril 8, 2011, that said Ramirez decided to retire rather than go through MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson, File)
Photo by: Mike Carlson
FILE - In tis April 5, 2011 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Manny Ramirez reacts after striking out in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in St. Petersburg, Fla. Ramirez has notified Major League Baseball that he is retiring after being notified of an issue under MLB's drug policy. The commissioner's office issued a statement Friday, APril 8, 2011, that said Ramirez decided to retire rather than go through MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson, 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.