Imran Khan was one of cricket's best ever all-rounders, captaining Pakistan to victory in the 1992 World Cup. He
founded the political party Movement for Justice and was a member of the National Assembly from November 2002 to October 2007, when he resigned and was put under house arrest by then-President Pervez Musharraf. Athar Hussain/Reuters/File
American basketball great Bill Bradley (l.) played for the New York Nicks. He served three terms as a Democratic senator from New Jersey. He ran unsuccessfully for President in the 2000 election. He is pictured with then-presidential hopeful and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean in Manchester, N.H., in 2004. Charles Krupa/AP/File
Canadian Howie Meeker (second r.) and Anne Klisanich drop the ceremonial puck at a game between the Boston Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on March 19. Mr. Meeker, a former right winger in the National Hockey League, was a Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament. Nick Turchario/Icon SMI/Newscom/File
An Australian champion Olympic swimmer, Dawn Fraser was elected an independent Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for the seat of Balmain in 1988 and served until the seat was abolished in 1991. Here she receives an award at the first World Sports Awards in Vienna in 1999. TelePress/UPI/Newscom/File
A former middle distance runner from England, Sebastian Coe won four Olympic medals. He served as a Member of Parliament for the Conservative Party from 1992 to 1997, was the head of the London bid to host the 2012 Summer Olympics, and became the chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. Luke MacGregor/Reuters
Ben Nighthorse Campbell (l.) competed in judo at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. He served the US as a congressman and then a senator, and is one of 44 members of the Council of Chiefs of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Tribe. Originally a Democrat, he became a Republican in 1995. Martin H. Simon/KRT/Newscom/File
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was a professional wrestler who shocked the state as a Reform Party candidate by winning the governors' race. He served as governor from 1999 to 2003. Jim Mone/AP/File
Roberto Dinamite of Brazil was the top scorer for the Vasco soccer club, and played in the 1978 and 1982 World Cups and the 1972 Olympic Games. In 1992, after joining the PSDB party, he ran for the State Assembly of Rio de Janeiro and was reelected twice. He is the president of Vasco da Gama. Ivo Gonzalez/Agencia O Globo/Newscom/File
Ukrainian Oleg Blokhin was an important striker for Dynamo Kyiv and the Soviet national soccer team. In 1975 he was named European Footballer of the Year. Mr. Blokhin served as a member of Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, for two terms. In October 2002, he joined the United Social Democratic Party of Ukraine. Sergei Supinksy/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom/File
Then-Rep. J.C. Watts (R) of Okahoma (l.) walks with then-vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney (r.) in Washington in 2000. Mr. Watts was a college football quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners and professionally in the Canadian Football League. He represented the 4th congressional district in south-central Oklahoma from 1995 to 2003. Andy Nelson/Staff/File
On Thursday, the UN reported that militants in northern Iraq were ordering mutilation of women and girls. Analysts quickly challenged the report, and the UN is continuing to investigate.
ByStephanie Nebehay, Reuters
Shortly after the United Nations reported Thursday that militant group Islamic State had ordered girls and women to undergo female genital mutilation, doubts emerged on social media about the basis for the report. One document posted on Twitter suggested the order may be a year old and have been issued by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS) the group's previous name.