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The Biden’s Attend NCAA Women’s Women’s Final Four National Championship Game in San Antonio

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Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden pose with the Connecticut Huskies and the national championship trophy as they celebrate after a 53-47 win over the Stanford Cardinal during the NCAA Women's Final Four Championship game at the Alamodome on April 6, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images North America)

Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden attended the women’s basketball championship game between Connecticut and Stanford on Tuesday night. He sat two rows from the Alamodome floor at center court with his two young granddaughters.

“I tell my daughter and my granddaughters they can do anything a boy can do,” Biden said during an interview with ESPN.

“I have two basketball players here. I’m looking for scholarships.”

It wasn’t clear whether Biden, a Delaware graduate, had a rooting interest, but he was impressed with Stanford’s early play against the unbeaten Huskies.

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President Obama Plays HORSE with CBS’ Clark Kellogg

White House/Jason Djang~It’s been a big day of sports and games around the White House today. The President kicked off the annual White House Easter Egg Roll this morning where thousands of visiting children pushed eggs down the South Lawn. He then headed across town to Nationals Park where he threw out the ceremonial first pitch on the Nats’ Opening Day. That pitch marked the 100th anniversary of Presidential first pitches on Opening Day of baseball season, a tradition inaugurated by William Howard Taft on April 14, 1910.

And you better believe that the President will be watching tonight’s NCAA men’s basketball championship. In the run-up to the Final Four, he took on former NBA player and CBS Sports college basketball commentator Clark Kellogg in a game of HORSE — rather, POTUS — at the White House. Watch how he fared against the pro:

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President Obama Calls Limbaugh & Beck Rhetoric: ‘Troublesome

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Photo of the Day: NCAA Basketball Tournament – First Round – Oklahoma City

A member of the North Texas Mean Green wears a mask with the likeness of President Barack Obama as they perform against the Kansas State Wildcats during the first round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Ford Center on March 18, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America)

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Wounded Warriors at the White House

The President hosted a remarkable group of wounded veterans a few weeks ago on the White House basketball court. These “Wounded Warriors” from Walter Reed Army Medical Center showed President Obama a thing or two about wheelchair basketball. Check out the impressive moves that can be performed on four wheels.

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About the Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior ProjectThe Wounded Warrior Project began when several individuals took small, inspired actions to help others in need.

One night while watching the evening news, a group of veterans and brothers were moved by the difficult stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq. They realized then and there that something needed to be done for these brave individuals beyond the brass bands and ticker tape parades.

The resulting objective was to provide tangible support for the severely wounded and help them on the road to healing, both physically and mentally. What had been initially viewed as a small contribution (compared with what the warriors had sacrificed while serving our country) has become WWP’s signature program: “WWP backpacks delivered bedside to wounded warriors.” Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit organization.

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Darfur: 3 Points – Watch the full feature film featuring Tracy McGrady

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Tracy McGrady & Kids

Tracy McGrady & Kids

Last night Rachel Maddow interviewed NBA Houston Rockets star Tracy (T-Mac) McGrady and John Prendergast on her show. When McGrady heard about the massive challenges children from Darfur were facing in the refugee camps, he decided to travel there. Prendergast escorted McGrady to the Darfur region where they filmed ‘3 Points‘.

McGrady created the ‘Darfur Dream Team‘ and continues to donate his time and money to help educate Darfuri refugees.

To learn more about the Dafur Dream Team, click their logo below.

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Thanks to the HULU, we are able to show you the feature film in its entirety.

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