Found March 26, 2013 on Fox Sports:
President Barack Obama welcomed Landon Donovan as the U.S. national team soccer star returned from a four-month sabbatical Tuesday, reuniting with the Los Angeles Galaxy in a ceremony at the White House. The Galaxy of MLS and the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL had simultaneous celebrations of their titles in the East Room. Donovan, a veteran of three World Cups with the United States, spent the winter considering whether he wanted to continue playing. He is rejoining the Galaxy in training this week ahead of their game Saturday at Toronto. Donovan presented Obama with a soccer ball that the president bounced on his head. Obama was also presented with a jersey emblazoned with his name. The Galaxy have won the last two MLS titles. Obama said both Los Angeles teams have remarkable comeback stories, but he said he wished his hometown of Chicago were winning championships instead. The teams also hosted an exercise clinic for children on the South Lawn supporting first lady Michelle Ob...

Dustin Penner mocks Tim Thomas prior to White House visit

We've laughed with and at Dustin Penner plenty of times over the past few years. We couldn't help but laugh at his back injury which occurred when he was reaching for a bite of "delicious pancakes". We laughed with him when he interned for Conan O'Brien during the lockout.  Now we're laughing with Penner as he comments on his visit to the White House...

L.A. Kings Visit White House; Dustin Penner Takes Jab At Tim Thomas

As the 2012 Stanley Cup Champions, the L.A. Kings made their visit to the White House today along with the MLS Champs, the L.A. Galaxy.  President Obama was naturally a little bitter about the Kings 5-4 victory over his hometown Chicago Blackhawks last night, but he congratulated the Kings regardless on their incredible Cup run, and posed for photographs with his personalized #...

Kings F Dustin Penner takes shot at athletes who skip White House visit

The Los Angeles Kings visited the White House on Tuesday to be recognized for their 2011-2012 Stanley Cup title, and by all accounts it appears all members of the team were able to attend. As you know, there is a growing list of athletes — most notably former Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas — who have refused to travel to the White House with their team to meet the president...

Brown lifts Kings with late goal

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Darryl Sutter Plans to Lobby President Obama Over Keystone Pipeline When Kings Visit White House

For years a team trip to the White House was considered an honor, and certainly not a time to make waves. However, with the increased polarization of politics, sports has become more politicized, too, and more and more athletes and others from the world of athletics feel compelled to speak out. Tim Thomas certainly made those types of waves a year ago when he declined to join the...

Obama welcomes LA Galaxy, Donovan

President Barack Obama welcomed Landon Donovan and his Los Angeles Galaxy teammates to the White House on Tuesday honoring the MLS Cup champions' second consecutive league championship. Obama honored the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League, whose Stanley Cup was on display in the East Room. He also welcomed the LA Galaxy, the championship Major League Soccer team...

What Goal Drought? by   Jack Weber

With the Kings having not scored a goal in their last 126:14, Darryl Sutter changed up the lineup a bit today. For starters, Tyler Toffoli replaced Dustin Penner in the lineup. Toffoli took the spot of Jeff Carter as right wing on the second line with Mike Richards, Carter moved up Justin Williams’ spot as [...]

Live Stream- LA Kings Visit The White House

The Los Angeles Kings along with MLS Champions LA Galaxy visit the White House today. You can watch a live stream below, fesitivities scheduled to begin around 1:35pm ET. Continue reading "Live Stream- LA Kings Visit The White House"

How a Twitter joke about Landon Donovan and Barack Obama somehow became a real story

Ever get into a dispute with someone basely purely on an exchange of text messages and then, at some point, you both realize that your messages were received in a tone that differed from what was intended? The world of broadcast media has an advantage over the world of text-based media in the same way face-to-face conversations trump those that take place between smartphones...

Darryl Sutter Heads To The White House With Agenda In Hand

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, The President of the United States is about to get an earful on the Keystone XL pipeline from an unexpected source: the head coach of the Los Angeles Kings. Darryl Sutter – who is also the owner of a 3,000-acre ranch near Viking, Alta. – plans to weigh in on the pipeline debate when Barack Obama plays host to the reigning Stanley...
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