Remembering Robin Williams and his love for sports

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When news of the death of actor-comedian Robin Williams broke, the world reacted with an outpouring of grief and love. Williams was an avid sports fan and was beloved among athletes. We remember Robin Williams by taking a look back at his love for sports.

Robin Williams, third from right, dressed as a cheerleader with the Broncos' Pony Express cheerleaders during the filming of an episode of "Mork & Mindy," in Denver. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia. (AP Photo/File)
Remembering Robin Williams
Robin Williams, third from right, dressed as a cheerleader with the Broncos' Pony Express cheerleaders during the filming of an episode of "Mork & Mindy," in Denver. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia. (AP Photo/File)
<p class="regdt">Actor and comedian Robin Williams sits in the stands with his daughter Zelda before the Yankees spring baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Legends Field in Tampa, Fla.,Thursday, March 13, 2008. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)</p>
Remembering Robin Williams

Actor and comedian Robin Williams sits in the stands with his daughter Zelda before the Yankees spring baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Legends Field in Tampa, Fla.,Thursday, March 13, 2008. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Actor Robin Williams takes some hacks at the ball in the batting practice cage at Shea Stadium before the start of a game between the Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates. Williams was there shooting scenes for a movie. (Photo by Howard Earl Simmons/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Remembering Robin Williams
Actor Robin Williams takes some hacks at the ball in the batting practice cage at Shea Stadium before the start of a game between the Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates. Williams was there shooting scenes for a movie. (Photo by Howard Earl Simmons/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Andre Agassi of the USA hugs actor Robin Williams after Williams took part in 'An Evening at the Net' during the Mercedes Benz Cup at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles, California. Mandatory Credit: Vincent L
Remembering Robin Williams
Andre Agassi of the USA hugs actor Robin Williams after Williams took part in 'An Evening at the Net' during the Mercedes Benz Cup at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles, California. Mandatory Credit: Vincent L
Actor Robin Williams celebrates with his partner Pete Sampras during the Mercedes - Benz Cup Celebrity Match against Andre Agassi and Actor Billy Crystal at the UCLA Tennis Court in Westwood, California. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Laforet /Allsport
Remembering Robin Williams
Actor Robin Williams celebrates with his partner Pete Sampras during the Mercedes - Benz Cup Celebrity Match against Andre Agassi and Actor Billy Crystal at the UCLA Tennis Court in Westwood, California. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Laforet /Allsport
Actor Robin Williams (center) joins the crowd in a wave as Andre Agassi of the United States takes on Roger Federer of Switzerland during U.S. Open men's singles final at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Top-ranked Federer defeated Agassi, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-1, for his second straight Open title. (Photo by Howard Earl Simmons/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
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Actor Robin Williams (center) joins the crowd in a wave as Andre Agassi of the United States takes on Roger Federer of Switzerland during U.S. Open men's singles final at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Top-ranked Federer defeated Agassi, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-1, for his second straight Open title. (Photo by Howard Earl Simmons/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Comedian Robin Williams faces the cold as he watches game three of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Anaheim Angels on October 22, 2002 at Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco, California. The Angels won 10-4. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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Comedian Robin Williams faces the cold as he watches game three of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Anaheim Angels on October 22, 2002 at Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco, California. The Angels won 10-4. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Muhammad Ali and Robin Williams during Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XII - Inside at JW Marriott Ridge Desert Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage for PMK/HBH)
Remembering Robin Williams
Muhammad Ali and Robin Williams during Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XII - Inside at JW Marriott Ridge Desert Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage for PMK/HBH)
Robin Williams and Shaquille O'Neal during The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation's 7th 'Grand Slam for Children' Fundraiser - Auction at The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
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Robin Williams and Shaquille O'Neal during The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation's 7th 'Grand Slam for Children' Fundraiser - Auction at The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
Robin Williams during 2003 Celebrity Sports Invitational Ski Event in Squaw Valley at Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, California, United States. (Photo by A. Nevader/WireImage for InStyle Magazine)
Remembering Robin Williams
Robin Williams during 2003 Celebrity Sports Invitational Ski Event in Squaw Valley at Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, California, United States. (Photo by A. Nevader/WireImage for InStyle Magazine)
Andre Agassi and Robin Williams during The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation's 8th 'Grand Slam for Children' Fundraiser - After Party at Emeril's at The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
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Andre Agassi and Robin Williams during The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation's 8th 'Grand Slam for Children' Fundraiser - After Party at Emeril's at The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Actors Robin Williams (left) and Billy Crystal (right) pose for a photo with Giants shortstop Omar Vizquel (center) before the San Francisco Giants 13-inning 6-5 defeat of the New York Yankees at AT&amp;T Park June 23, 2007 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by John Medina/WireImage)
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Actors Robin Williams (left) and Billy Crystal (right) pose for a photo with Giants shortstop Omar Vizquel (center) before the San Francisco Giants 13-inning 6-5 defeat of the New York Yankees at AT&T Park June 23, 2007 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by John Medina/WireImage)
Actor Robin Williams (C) and his wife Marsha Garces Williams (R) attend the U.S. Open Men's Singles Final between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Novak Djokovic of Serbia during day fourteen of the 2007 U.S. Open in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2007 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Actor Robin Williams (C) and his wife Marsha Garces Williams (R) attend the U.S. Open Men's Singles Final between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Novak Djokovic of Serbia during day fourteen of the 2007 U.S. Open in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2007 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Comedian Robin Williams attends a game between the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates during the Grapefruit League Spring Training game on March 13, 2008 at Legends Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
Remembering Robin Williams
Comedian Robin Williams attends a game between the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates during the Grapefruit League Spring Training game on March 13, 2008 at Legends Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
(L-R) Jim Birrell, Race Director, Robin Williams, Comedian, and Jim Ochowicz, Liason for BMC Racing pose for a photo at the start of Stage Three of the 2010 Tour of California from San Francisco to Santa Cruz on May 18, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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(L-R) Jim Birrell, Race Director, Robin Williams, Comedian, and Jim Ochowicz, Liason for BMC Racing pose for a photo at the start of Stage Three of the 2010 Tour of California from San Francisco to Santa Cruz on May 18, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Actor Robin Williams cheers before the Giants before the Atlanta Braves game against the San Francisco Giants in game 1 of the NLDS at AT&amp;T Park on October 7, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Remembering Robin Williams
Actor Robin Williams cheers before the Giants before the Atlanta Braves game against the San Francisco Giants in game 1 of the NLDS at AT&T Park on October 7, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
<p class="regdt">Actor Robin Williams, left, and U.S. Postal Service team director Johan Bruyneel, of Belgium, right, talk as his team prepares to leave for a training ride from their hotel in Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux, southern France, on a rest day of the Tour de France cycling race, Monday July 22, 2002. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)</p>
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Actor Robin Williams, left, and U.S. Postal Service team director Johan Bruyneel, of Belgium, right, talk as his team prepares to leave for a training ride from their hotel in Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux, southern France, on a rest day of the Tour de France cycling race, Monday July 22, 2002. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

<p class="regdt">U.S. actor Robin Williams, foreground, jokes with US Postal Service team leader and five-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, of Austin, Texas, during his visit into the team bus prior to the 15th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Valreas, southern France, and Villard-de-Lans, French Alps, Tuesday, July 20, 2004. Armstrong won the stage, becoming new overall leader. (AP Photo/Bruno Bade/Pool)</p>
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U.S. actor Robin Williams, foreground, jokes with US Postal Service team leader and five-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, of Austin, Texas, during his visit into the team bus prior to the 15th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Valreas, southern France, and Villard-de-Lans, French Alps, Tuesday, July 20, 2004. Armstrong won the stage, becoming new overall leader. (AP Photo/Bruno Bade/Pool)

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