Golfing great Tiger Woods is often seen with his mother, Kultida.
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Washington Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin poses with his mother, Tatiana Ovechkina, a two-time Olympic gold-medalist basketball player for the Soviet Union during the 1976 and 1980 Games.
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Major League Soccer's biggest addition, David Beckham, watches the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Real Zaragoza with his mother, Sandra.
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Glen "Big Baby" Davis had reason to celebrate with his mother, Tonya Davis, as he helped lead LSU to their first Final Four appearance in 2006. He now plays for the Boston Celtics.
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The No. 5 pick, overall, in this year's NFL Draft, Glen Dorsey, shares the spotlight with his mother, Sandra, while appearing on NBC's <i>Today Show</i>. Fellow NFL rookies-to-be Jake Long (behind Dorsey, far left) and Matt Ryan are also seen with their mothers during their pre-Draft airing.
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Super Bowl XL MVP Hines Ward poses with his mother, Kim Young-hee, as they wear traditional dress at the Korean Folk Village in Yongin, south of Seoul.
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James Blake celebrates with his mother, Betty Blake, after he beat Mikhail Youzhny at the Davis Cup Final last year.
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Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star Landon Donovan embraces his mother, Donna Kenney-Cash, after he was named the "Honda Player of the Year" last year.
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LeBron James and his mother, Gloria James, attend a playground dedication given in part by his "LeBron James Family Foundation" earlier this year.
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Golfing phenom Lorena Ochoa and her mother, Marcela Reyes, hug after the star won the 2007 ADT Championship.
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Colorado Rockies pitcher Manny Corpas and his mother, Florenica Gil de Corpas, pose in his childhood neighborhood of Chilibre, Panama.
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American swimmer and six-time Olympic gold-medalist Michael Phelps and his mother, Debbie, at USA Swimming Foundation's Golden Goggle Awards.
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After an interception and return for a touchdown, New Orleans Saints cornerback Mike McKenzie hands the football to his mother, Frances.
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Currently tied for the most World Championship medals of any American gymnast in history, Nastia Liukin has gymnastics genes from parents. Her father is an Olympic champion and her current coach, while her mother, Anna Kotchneva, is the 1987 World Champion in rhythmic gymnastics.
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Tennesse women's basketball coach Pat Summitt plants a big one on her mother, Hazel Head.
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Olivia Williams Manning has many reasons to be proud of her sons Peyton and Eli, both of whom are Super Bowl MVPs.
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After leading Rutgers to a 52-30 victory over Ball State in the NCAA International Bowl in Toronto, running back Ray Rice gave his mother, Janet, a big hug.
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Serena Williams and her mom, Oracene, watch Venus compete at Wimbledon in 2007.
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Connie Carpenter-Phinney watches her son, Taylor, sign autographs as he follows in her footsteps to becoming another cycling champion.
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Ted Ligety receives a kiss from his mother, Cindy, after winning the giant slalom at the World Cup finals in Italy.
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Tom Glavine gives his mother, Mildred, a big squeeze after earning his 300th win.
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As Chris Long made his 2008 NFL Draft tour through New York City, he stopped with his mother, Diane, on NBC's <i>Today Show</i>.
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Roger Huerta, a lightweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, visits with his mother, Jo Ramirez, who legally adopted him in 2002.
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