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Pro sports figures more invested in this presidential campaign

Updated: September 4, 2008, 3:22 PM ET
By Paula Lavigne | ESPN

In the presidential playoffs, pro sports figures have thrown down more cash on Republican John McCain, a former Navy boxer, than on Democrat Barack Obama, a younger pickup hoops player.

But it's a narrow spread compared to past elections in which Democratic candidates had few fans among sports pros.

Professional athletes and executives have given $445,334 to the two nominees -- 55.8 percent to McCain and 44.2 percent to Obama, according to ESPN analysis of figures ...

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