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Jessica McDonald, only mom on US soccer team, hopes her son remembers this

Maja Hitij/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Amid the rowdy celebrations on the pitch in France after the U.S. won the World Cup, a player kneeled so her young son could sprinkle a handful of confetti over her head. As the confetti swirled around her, Jessica McDonald closed her eyes and smiled. “I know all the girls, …

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Scoreboard roundup — 7/16/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL INTERLEAGUEWashington 8, Baltimore 1Arizona 9, Texas 2NY Mets 3, Minnesota 2 AMERICAN LEAGUENY Yankees 8, Tampa Bay 3Cleveland 8, Detroit 0Toronto 10, Boston 4Kansas City 11, Chi White Sox 0Oakland 9, Seattle 2LA Angels 7, Houston 2 NATIONAL LEAGUEPhiladelphia 9, LA …

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As US women’s soccer team rallies for equal pay, what to know about the gender wage gap

iStock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Women’s National Team claimed its fourth Women’s World Cup championship title last week. Procter & Gamble — through a full-page ad in The New York Times for its deodorant brand Secret — made headlines by offering a donation of the team of $529,000, or $23,000 for each player, in an …

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Tiger Woods prepping for Open, says winning Masters took a toll

Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland) — He’s coming off a remarkable win at The Masters, but Tiger Woods is unsure if he will be fully prepared for this week’s British Open. “It’s not quite as sharp as I’d like to have it right now,” Woods told reporters on Tuesday about his …

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Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban fined for leaking information during league meeting

Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — The NBA has fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban for leaking information from a Board of Governor’s meeting to the media. Sources tell ESPN that Cuban shared information about a vote to allow coaches’ challenges for the upcoming NBA season. Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive reportedly …

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Scoreboard roundup — 7/15/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUETampa Bay 5, NY Yankees 4Boston 10, Toronto 8Cleveland 8, Detroit 6Kansas City 5, Chi White Sox 2LA Angels 9, Houston 6 NATIONAL LEAGUESan Francisco 19, Colorado 2LA Dodgers 16, Philadelphia 2Cincinnati 6, Chi Cubs 3Atlanta 4, Milwaukee 2St. Louis …

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Former boxing champ Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker fatally struck by car

Scott Heavey/Getty Images(VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.) — Former welterweight boxing champion Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker died after he was hit by a car in Virginia Beach Sunday night, police said. Emergency dispatchers received a call just after 10 p.m. that Whitaker, 55, was struck at the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and Baker Road, according to a …

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Former Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan to end NFL career at age 30

Frederick Breedon/Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Derrick Morgan says he is retiring from the NFL at the age of 30, hoping to achieve a greater impact outside of football, ESPN reports. The former Tennessee Titans linebacker spent nine seasons with the team after being chosen with he 16th overall pick in the 2010 draft. Now a …

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Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees rack up the runs in first MLB game played in Europe

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images(LONDON) — The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox put on a fireworks display in the first Major League Baseball regular season game played in Europe Saturday, scoring a combined 30 runs. New York won the game 17-13, which was full of offense from the start. Each …

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Former football player Nate Boyer discusses mental health in sports

Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — In late May, the NFL and the league’s players’ association announced an unprecedented mental health initiative. In the joint-announcement, they required all 32 teams to keep a mental health professional on staff. They also established two committees: a comprehensive mental health and wellness committee and a joint pain management committee. …

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