Change is coming to sports, too, under Obama
It will take some time, maybe 1,000 days, to measure the full impact that President-elect Barack Obama will have on the world of sports, but we can already circle a couple of upcoming dates and make some educated guesses about his role in the games we play and watch.
On the afternoon of the 76th day of his presidency (Monday, April 6), Obama will be back on Chicago's South Side to join fellow White Sox fans at U.S. Cellular Field for Opening Day against the Kansas City Royals.
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COVERING THE 2008 ELECTION
The 2008 presidential election yielded the nation's first black president in Barack Obama (who relaxed by playing pickup basketball on the day of his election). But a number of sports-related stories were sprinkled throughout the country.
• Kreidler: Kevin Johnson a confident new mayor
• Katz on playing basketball with Obama
• McNabb, other NFL players savor Obama's win
• LeBron: Obama's election 'uplifting'
• Oregon State's Robinson sees brother-in-law become president
• Sports winners: Kevin Johnson, Shuler, Wyche
• Obama could boost Chicago's 2016 bid
• ABCNews.com: Complete coverage
Obama, McCain with BermanPresidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama spoke with ESPN's Chris Berman during halftime of Monday Night Football the night before the election.
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• "OTL:" Pro sports donors
• "OTL:" Candidates Q&A
• "OTL:" Sports figures shy on politics
• "SportsCenter": Obama talks with Stuart Scott
• McCain and Bob Ley
• "E:60": Cindy McCain takes the wheel
• "E:60": Love starting for Obama
• Reilly: Can Obama pick a fantasy team?
• Watch: Ditka for president