Monday was a rather grim day in the world of sports. Suspensions were handed down to Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun and Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde, while reports surfaced which indicated that Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is under investigation by the NFL.

All these developments might have overshadowed what should be the biggest news of the day in the sporting world. A star was born in London.

As you may have heard, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy Monday, ending weeks of speculation and setting off years of anticipation.

Could the baby, dare we say, be a future Olympian? He wouldn't be the first in the royal family. Here's a look at the newborn prince's athletic relatives.

The Royal Baby's Athletic Genes: Why The Newborn Prince Could Have Sports In His Future Slideshow


Wills And Kate: A Sporting Story

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have put their athletic prowess on display both in public and private. As athletes and fans, the couple has shown a serious passion for sports.


On His High Horse

The 31-year-old William has always loved sports, and perhaps none more than polo. William has followed in his father's footsteps in this regard, validating polo's nickname as "The Sport of Kings."


Multi-Sport Star

Kate, also 31, grew up playing field hockey, tennis and rowing.


Down And Dirty

Although soccer was never his main sport, William has tried his hand on the pitch.


Hockey Heritage

Kate, who is in the middle of the first row in this photo, played field hockey growing up.


Pace And Grace

Kate has shown her sporting dexterity several times, and here she even played field hockey in high heels.


Not Too Shabby

Field hockey may not be his first sport, but give Wills credit for playing in a full suit.


Brotherly Love

Harry has joined his brother and his father during many of their charity polo matches.


First Fans

Kate and Wills have shown their support for lots of British athletes, and were spotted in the stands at last year's Olympic and Paralymic Games.


A Hug To Remember

And how can we forget this moment, when Kate jumped into her husband's arms as they celebrated a gold medal for Britain in cycling?


Snow Time

As is tradition for the royal family, Wills and Kate have regularly vacationed to Klosters, Switzerland for some skiing.


Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Kate's athletic prowess extends beyond land. Here's the Duchess of Cambridge in 2007, in a training session with the Sisterhood cross Channel rowing team.


Champion Cousin

Perhaps the most accomplished relative of the royal baby is Zara Phillips, a first cousin of William and Harry. Phillips won a silver medal in team eventing at the 2012 London Olympics.


Father's Play

William and Harry have their father, Charles, to thank for their love of polo. Queen Elizbaeth's son was a competitive player until 1992.

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