Answers: Politicians and Their Love of Sports

Test your knowledge of the intertwined worlds of politics and sports.

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1. Which of these senators has owned an NBA team since 1985?

C. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.)

2. Former Sen. George Mitchell, the namesake of the Mitchell Report on steroid use in baseball, represented what state?

B. Maine

3. Which president invited several college heads to the White House for meetings that led to the creation of the National Collegiate Athletic Association?

B. Teddy Roosevelt

4. As a district judge, Sonia Sotomayor ended a strike to save what sport?

A. Baseball

5. Who is the only president since William Taft to not throw a ceremonial first pitch during his presidency?

D. Jimmy Carter

6. When the Washington Redskins visited the White House in 1988, who did Ronald Reagan ask for and throw a football to?

C. Ricky Sanders

7. Rep. Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul owns a team in what professional sports league?

B. United Football League

8. Which president pardoned George Steinbrenner, for making illegal campaign contributions in the '70s?

D. Ronald Reagan