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Tracking political donations of wealthy sports owners

American professional sports owners have contributed nearly $47 million in federal elections since 2015.

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Sports owners donate millions to politicians every year, and here's why

For people who run professional sports franchises, these contributions aren't always what they appear to be.

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Basketball: A Love Story

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    Director Dan Klores creates a vibrant mosaic of basketball by exploring the complex nature of love as it relates to the game. Stream 62 short stories on the NBA, ABA, college hoops, the women's game, international basketball, and socio-cultural issues told by 165 legends.