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United States' Jessica Mcdonald, left, runs after the ball next to Chile's Carla Guerrero during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between United States and Chile at Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 23, 2019 - 12:46 pm
PARIS (AP) — Jessica McDonald quickly was put in her place by Jeremiah, her 7-year-old son. "I tried to explain to him: 'Buddy, we're going to the World Cup,'" the American forward remembered. "And he's just like: 'OK, can I have a toy now?'" A 31-year-old forward, McDonald made her World Cup debut...
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Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney claps after unveiling the he Arthur Ashe Blvd. signs during a renaming the boulevard ceremony at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond, Va., Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Alexa Welch Edlund/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
June 22, 2019 - 10:20 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Groundbreaking black tennis player Arthur Ashe Jr.'s hometown of Richmond, Virginia has renamed a major thoroughfare after him, after years of effort. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that thousands of people attended Saturday's ceremony to celebrate the formal renaming of...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2019 file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya competes in the women's 800-meter final during the Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. Court documents released publicly for the first time this week reveal previously hidden details of Caster Semenya's 10-year battle with the international track body. In them, the two-time Olympic 800-meter champion said the IAAF accused her of intentionally running slowly at times to mask the alleged advantage she has from her elevated natural testosterone. She angrily denied the accusation. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
June 22, 2019 - 12:27 pm
Caster Semenya was accused by the IAAF of intentionally running slowly at times to mask her alleged advantage from elevated natural testosterone, according to recently released court documents. Semenya angrily denied the accusation. The exchange was included in 163 pages of court records from the...
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United States players embrace following their team's 2-0 win over Sweden in the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match at Stade Océane, in Le Havre, France, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 22, 2019 - 7:47 am
REIMS, France (AP) — U.S. Soccer and players for the women's national team have tentatively agreed to mediate a lawsuit that accuses the federation of gender discrimination and seeks equitable pay. The federation and representatives for the players confirmed the agreement, first reported in the...
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Cincinnati Reds' Derek Dietrich congratulates Yasiel Puig after his two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, June 21, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
June 22, 2019 - 2:03 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Derek Dietrich turned a hitless night into a decisive contribution. Dietrich was hit by a pitch three times and walked, scoring each time, and the Reds withstood another homer from major league leader Christian Yelich, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 11-7 on Friday night and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Larry Nassar, 54, appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University is authorizing what it says will be an independent investigation of the school's handling of sexual assault complaints against the now-imprisoned former sports doctor. The board of trustees unanimously approved the probe Friday, June 21, 2019. It intends to hire Chicago-based law firm McDermott Will & Emery to investigate and release a public report. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
June 21, 2019 - 2:00 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University on Friday authorized what officials said would be an independent investigation into the handling of sexual assault complaints against now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar, the school's latest attempt to rebuild trust with his victims...
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June 20, 2019 - 9:22 pm
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on an adult brawl at a youth baseball game in suburban Denver (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A 13-year-old umpire says his warning against both sides for using foul language prompted a fist fight between adults at a youth baseball game in suburban Denver. Josh...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2013, file photo, United States Olympic Winter Games Hockey players Jocelyne Lamoureux, left, and Monique Lamoureux pose for a portrait at the Team USA Media Summit in Park City, Utah. A judge has thrown out a discrimination lawsuit by 11 former University of North Dakota women's hockey players seeking to have the program reinstated. School administrators cited budget woes when the program was dropped in the spring of 2017. The team reached the NCAA quarterfinals two straight years when twin sisters and U.S. Olympic stars Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux were on the roster. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File)
June 20, 2019 - 5:56 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A judge has thrown out a discrimination lawsuit by 11 former University of North Dakota women's hockey players seeking to reinstate a program that at one time included U.S. Olympic stars Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux. The complaint filed last summer against the North Dakota...
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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, speaks after receiving Genesis Prize in Jerusalem, Thursday, June 20, 2019. Israel honored Kraft with the 2019 Genesis Prize for his philanthropy and commitment to combatting anti-Semitism. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
June 20, 2019 - 4:48 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, accepted Israel's prestigious Genesis Prize at a lavish ceremony on Thursday, where he pledged $20 million to establish a foundation dedicated to combating anti-Semitism and the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel. In...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2018, file photo, Eastern Division's Tim Tebow walks up to the plate during the second inning of the Eastern League All-Star minor league baseball game in Trenton, N.J. A survivor of a campus shooting in North Carolina has gotten to meet Tebow, an athlete he has looked up to since the fourth grade. News outlets report that the Syracuse Mets minor league outfielder visited with Drew Pescaro before a game Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte. Pescaro was wounded April 30 in a deadly shooting at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
June 20, 2019 - 3:58 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A survivor of a campus shooting in North Carolina has gotten to meet Tim Tebow, an athlete he has looked up to since the fourth grade. News outlets report that the Syracuse Mets minor league outfielder visited with 19-year-old Drew Pescaro before a game Wednesday at BB&T...
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