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Presidents and Sports

Presidents and Sports

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    President Barack Obama says nothing is more relaxing than a game of pickup hoops. Here he is in action during an April 2008 game in Chapel Hill, N.C.
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    President Obama greets Tiger Woods during the "We Are One" Inaugural celebration in Washington, D.C.
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    Obama throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 2 of the ALCS between the White Sox and Angels at U.S. Cellular Field.
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    Former President George W. Bush is presented with an autographed jersey by Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek during a ceremony honoring the 2007 World Series champions.
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    Bush, celebrating the Fourth of July holiday in Philadelphia, poses with the Phanatic in 2001.
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    Bush cheers for Will Clark and the Texas Rangers at The Ballpark in Arlington. Bush was the managing general partner for the Rangers before his 1994 gubernatorial win.
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    Former President William Jefferson Clinton holds the Stanley Cup trophy with the Detroit Red Wings during a White House East Room ceremony in 1998.
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    Clinton gets a hug from Shaquille O'Neal on Sept. 22, 1995, after his speech to the Santa Ana Boys and Girls Club.
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    One hundred thousand cards showing Clinton at the White House in a University of Arkansas basketball jacket were distributed by the city of Hot Springs, Ark. to promote Clinton's hometown.
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    Former Presidents Clinton and George H. W. Bush greet fans as they arrive for Super Bowl XXXIX between the Patriots and Eagles at Alltel Stadium.
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    George H. W. Bush poses in his baseball uniform as a student at Yale University. Bush was the first baseman on the Yale team that lost to California in the first College World Series in Kalamazoo, Mich. in 1947.
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    John McEnroe talks with George H. W. Bush, in the Royal Box on the Center Court at Wimbledon, July 2, 1997.
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    George H. W. Bush prepares to tee off during a game at Cape Arundel golf course in Kennebunkport, Me., Aug. 10, 1997.
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    Former President Jimmy Carter jokes with Cal Ripken Jr. and Chipper Jones before a 2004 Braves game in Atlanta.
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    Carter throws out the first ball to start the Braves first home game of the 1983 season against the Padres.
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    Former President Ronald Reagan displays a "Reagan 84" jersey during a rally in Dallas. With him are Cowboys' head coach Tom Landry, left, and quarterback Roger Staubach.
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    Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray is joined in the booth by Reagan during a surprise visit to Wrigley Field in Chicago.
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    Indiana coach Bobby Knight and his players bow their heads in silence on March 30, 1981 for a wounded President Reagan.
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    A photo provided by the University of Michigan shows President Gerald Ford with Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler.
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    Former President Richard Nixon throws out the ceremonial first pitch April 7, 1969, as Commissioner Bowie Kuhn and Washington Senators manager Ted Williams look on.