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WASHINGTON -- Relatives of Jesse Owens and Americas 17 other black athletes from the 1936 Olympics were welcomed to the White House on Thursday by President Barack Obama for the acknowledgement they didnt receive along with their white counterparts 80 years ago. Matt Moulson Jersey .Along with the relatives of the 1936 African-American Olympians, gloved-fist protesters Tommie Smith and John Carlos and members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams met the president and first lady Michelle Obama. Obama congratulated the Rio athletes, thanked Smith and Carlos for waking up Americans in 1968 and praised 1936 Olympians who made a statement in front of Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany.After running down a list of accomplishments of U.S. athletes in Rio, Obama singled out some people who paved the way for the current diverse Olympic team, including Owens, Smith and Carlos.Owens winning four gold medals and being snubbed by Hitler is a piece of American history, but Obama made sure to note that the accomplishments at the 1936 Berlin Olympics werent just about him.It was other African-American athletes in the middle of Nazi Germany under the gaze of Adolf Hitler than put a lie to notions of racial superiority -- whooped em and taught them a thing or two about democracy and taught them a thing or two about the American character, Obama said. Were honored to have many of their families here today.Eighteen family members were in attendance, representing nine 1936 Olympians. Owens, Ralph Metcalfe, Jack Wilson, John Brooks, Tidye Pickett, Louise Stokes, James LuValle, Fritz Pollard Jr., John Woodruff, Mack Robinson, Dave Albritton, Archie Williams, Cornelius Johnson, James Clark, Howell King, Art Oliver, Willis Johnson and John Terry combined for 14 of Americas 56 medals in Berlin.Sprinter Allyson Felix, who won gold in Rio in the 400 and 1,600-meter relays and silver in the 400 and has nine Olympic medals, said afterward she was glad to meet some of the relatives of 1936 Olympians and hear their stories.Its been just so moving, so inspiring, Felix said. Were just honored to be able to share this moment with them.They also shared it with Smith and Carlos, who made their own American history 48 years ago when they raised their gloved fists on the medals stand at the Mexico City Olympics after the 200 in what they called a human rights salute.Were proud of them, Obama said. Their powerful silent protest in the 1968 Games was controversial, but it woke folks up and created greater opportunity for those that followed.United States Olympic CEO Scott Blackmun said Wednesday night that the historic White House visits were meant in part to pay tribute to all the progress that has come since. That progress was on full display as part of the presidents remarks.Obama pointed out that the diversity of the 2016 U.S. Olympic team was part of what made it successful. He singled out swimmers Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky and others, but the first four medalists he mentioned were gymnast Simone Biles, shot putter Michelle Carter, swimmer Simone Manuel and boxer Claressa Shields, all of whom are black.He also recognized Ibtihaj Muhammad, the fencer who became the first U.S. female athlete to compete in the Olympics in a hijab.Imagine what it means for a young girl or a young boy who sees somebody who looks like them doing something and being the best at what they do, Obama said. Theres no kid in American who cant look at our Olympic team and see themselves somewhere.Owens said in interviews over the years that in 1936 President Franklin Roosevelt never sent him any words of congratulations or an invitation to the White House.Marlene Owens Rankin and Beverly Owens Prather represented their father Thursday. Granddaughter Marlene Dortch said Tuesday night that her family members and others going to the White House to see Obama would have made her grandfather so happy.Obama was happy that the final U.S. Olympic team hell host at the White House not only dominated the medal count but did so with so many different kinds of athletes.One of the wonderful things we love when we see our Olympians is everybodys from all kinds of different backgrounds and shapes and sizes, Obama said. Theres something special about that. Jordan Nolan Jersey . Toronto has dropped games to Indiana and Miami since a five-game winning streak and closed out a three-game road trip at 1-2. Zach Bogosian Jersey . Despite the cost, effort and an improved steroid test, its possible that very few -- if any -- positives will be detected, Dr. Richard Budgett told The Associated Press in an interview. "We just dont know what the results from Torino will be," Budgett said. . The veteran safety was a starter for the Bengals from 2008-2012. He totaled 41 tackles and three interceptions while starting all but four of the 13 games he played last season. LOS ANGELES -- After striking out in his first two at-bats, Anthony Rizzo needed something to bust his slump. He found it in teammate Matt Szczurs bat.Using the borrowed lumber, Rizzo homered and ended a postseason skid with three RBI. The rest of the Chicago Cubs hitters broke out equally as big in routing the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-2 on Wednesday to even the NL Championship Series at 2-all.I know Szczurs bat has a lot of hits in it, Rizzo said. Ive done it a few times this year, just switching up the bat, switching up the mindset.Addison Russells two-run homer highlighted a four-run fourth that stopped Chicagos 21-inning scoreless streak and ensured the NLCS will return to Wrigley Field for Game 6 on Saturday.Its definitely a sigh of relief to have a big night, Russell said.Kenta Maeda is set to pitch for the Dodgers in Game 5 on Thursday against Jon Lester. Manager Dave Roberts said he will not start Clayton Kershaw on short rest after the Los Angeles ace threw a bullpen session Wednesday.Its not an elimination game, Roberts said.Following consecutive shutout losses, the Cubs rapped out 13 hits on an 80-degree night with the warm Santa Ana winds fluttering the flags in center field.Rizzo used Szczurs bat on Tuesday night and got a broken-bat single. Szczur, left off the NLCS roster, didnt mind. He wrapped another one for Game 4, figuring Rizzo might want to use the bat that is the same weight and size but a different model than his.I just saw him walking up with my bat, and I started laughing, Szczur said. And then he hits a homer with it.Rizzo and Russell had three hits each. Chicagos 3-4-5 hitters -- a combined 2 for 32 in the first three games -- busted out. Every Cubs starter got at least one hit except Kris Bryant, who walked twice and was hit by a pitch.Its contagious, just like the lack of it is contagious, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. When you start hitting, its contagious, defense, this whole game really follows itself.Los Angeles was limited to six hits and made four errors in a game that dragged on for 3 hours, 58 minutes.It happens, but we havent had a game like that in a long time, Roberts said . Youve got to brush off and get ready for tomorrow.Mike Montgomery won in relief of John Lackey, removed after consecutive walks opening the fifth. Four days shy of his 38th birthday, Lackey allowed two runs, three hits and three walks.I thought we put ourselves in a position to get to Lackey, but he escaped, Roberts said.At 20 years, 68 days the youngest postseason starting pitcher in major league history, loser Julio Urias gave up four runs and four hits in 3 2/3 innings. He was the third consecutive left-hander to start for Los Angeles.I wish I had taken advantage of this outing, he said through a translator.Chicago rattled off three straight hits to open the fourth, sparked by Ben Zobrists leadoff bunt single to third.With the way that our bats were swinging it at the beginning of the game, we just had to do anything we could. That was my thought process, Zobrist said. I felt like if he threw a strike, I could gget one down in a good spot and was able to do it. Matt Tennyson Jersey. He took second on Javier Baezs single to left, and Willson Contreras followed with a single to nearly the same spot in shallow left, scoring Zobrist.Baez moved to third and Contreras took second on left fielder Andrew Toles errant throw to the plate that skidded all the way to the backstop.Jason Heyward hit a run-scoring groundout , and Russell followed with his first extra-base hit since Sept. 30 and his first homer since Sept. 19. He jubilantly pumped an arm as he rounded the bases on his two-run drive, which put the Cubs ahead 4-0.Rizzo homered off Pedro Baez leading off the fifth, snapping his 0-for-11 skid in the series. Rizzo had entered 2 for 26 in the postseason.Los Angeles closed to 5-2 in the fifth. With the bases loaded and one out, Justin Turners likely double-play grounder caromed off Montgomerys glove and Russell, who scrambled on all fours at shortstop as the ball went into left-center field for a two-run single.If he just gets his glove out of the way, he gets out of the inning, Maddon said.Chicago tacked on five runs in the sixth off relievers Ross Stripling and Luis Avilan. Dexter Fowler singled in the first run, Rizzo added two more on a bases-loaded single and Javier Baez hit a sacrifice fly , with a second run scoring on an error by center fielder Joc Pederson.By then, attention started turning to Thursday.Its about confidence, Maddon said, and I want to believe theyre going to show up tomorrow with a lot more confidence than they showed up with today.YOURE OUT ON REPLAYDodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez was tagged out at home to end the second. A sliding Gonzalez stretched his left hand toward the tip of the plate as catcher Contreras applied the tag with his left hand near Gonzalezs upper left arm.Weve got plenty of still frames that prove I was safe, Gonzalez said. Usually they say the play stands, but they said there wasnt enough evidence, which means they know I was safe.The Dodgers challenged Angel Hernandezs decision, and the video review let the call stand. That drew online scorn from Washington star Bryce Harper.He was safe! Replay system still broke..Same thing all year long! (hashtag)DontMessItUp, Harper tweeted.SCULLY RETURNSHall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will attend Thursdays game, his first time back at Dodger Stadium since calling his last home game on Sept. 25. The 88-year-old ended his 67-year career this month with the regular-season finale at San Francisco.FACES IN THE CROWDAshton Kutcher and wife Mila Kunis announced the Dodgers starting lineup . 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