Raised by his single father, who is also his best friend, Yankees young ace Justin (Joba) Chamberlain accredits much of his baseball tenacity to his dad, Harlan.
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Mets pitching stud Johan Santana was introduced in New York with his father, J'esus, by his side.
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Currently the top female golfer in the world, Lorena Ochoa continues to break records left and right. After winning the Kraft Nabisco Championship to become the first golfer to win consecutive LPGA majors since 2005, she celebrated with her father, Javier.
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Four-time Sprint Cup Series winner Jeff Gordon, introduced his daughter, Ella Sofia, to the racing scene at an early age.
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Kobe Bryant and father, Joe, share a moment as they play in a pickup basketball game.
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As the top-earning athlete in all of professional sports and the No. 1 golfer in the world, Tiger Woods reached a new milestone when he and Elin welcomed their first child, daughter Sam Alexis.
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With the Belmont Stakes looming, Big Brown's jockey Kent Desormeaux shows his son Jacob his sporting skills off the track.
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The first female Indy car race winner, Danica Patrick gives her father, T.J., a quick embrace before the Indianapolis 500.
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Chris Long (far left), defensive end for the St. Louis Rams and the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, couldn't have had a better teacher growing up: his father, Howie, a Hall of Fame defensive end.
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Like grandfather, like grandson. Golfing legend Arnold Palmer's grandson Sam Saunders is one of the top golfers at Clemson.
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It's a family affair in the Yankees' front office. The team's principal owner, George Steinbrenner, handed over team operations to his sons, Hank (pictured) and Hal, this year.
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Two-time Masters winner Phil Mickelson poses with his daughters, Sophia (left) and Amanda, who have both caddied for him at the tournament's Par-3 contest.
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Arguably the best golfer to date, Jack Nicklaus poses with his son Jack, who followed in his father's footsteps as a PGA player and now golf-course designer.
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Having spent more than 200 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Rankings, Curtis Strange spent some time with his son Thomas on the course as they teamed up for the Del Webb Father Son Challenge.
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Growing up with a father who had a fondness of the sport, Hall of Fame golfer Vijay Singh tries to show his son Qaas the finer things of the sport as they compete together in a father-son challenge.
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While Alexander Ovechkin is a star in the NHL and on the Russian National hockey team, his father, Mikhail, was a professional soccer player.
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After qualifying for the 92nd Indianapolis 500, driver Sarah Fisher gets a congratulations hug from father, James.
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Driver Helio Castroneves lives out his father's dream as a champion on the track. When he was 18, Helio began his career driving for Helio Castroneves Sr.'s stock car team.
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