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Shortened MLB season kicks off Thursday with no fans

33ft/iStockBy JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The 2020 MLB season officially kicks off Thursday night after being put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.America’s national pastime, however, will look and sound much different than what we’re used to. For one, the regular season will be reduced from 162 games to 60. There will…read more »

Serena Williams’ husband shares why they invested in women’s soccer team

pepifoto/iStockBy GOOD MORNING AMERICA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A professional women’s soccer team may be coming to Los Angeles in spring 2022, the National Women’s Soccer League announced Tuesday.The exclusive rights to bring a team to the city were secured by a mostly female group led by Academy Award winner Natalie Portman, venture capitalist Kara…read more »

NFL, players agree to coronavirus testing protocols

EricVega/iStockBy ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — NFL players and the players’ union have been at odds about how to safely bring athletes into training camps amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now the league and its players have agreed to coronavirus testing protocols, following a social media blitz by some of football’s biggest names blasting the league’s plan…read more »

NFL responds to allegations against league’s Washington DC organization

Diamond Images/Getty ImagesBY: KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — The NFL addressed sexual harassment and verbal abuse allegations against the league’s Washington D.C. team in a tweet Friday morning. The response from the league came less than 24 hours after a new report by The Washington Post that claimed fifteen women, who previously worked…read more »

NBA star Jrue Holiday donates remaining 2020 salary to social justice causes

Matthew Stockman/Getty ImagesBY: HALEY YAMADA, ABC NEWS (ORLANDO) — New Orleans Pelicans star Jrue Holiday said he’ll donate the rest of his paychecks for the NBA’s 2019-2020 season to help launch a social justice fund. “Today we announced that I have pledged the remainder of my 2020 NBA salary as a progressive step toward combating…read more »

Former female employees of NFL’s Washington, DC team allege sexual harassment

artisteer/iStock By ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — More than a dozen former female employees for the NFL’s Washington, D.C. franchise claim they were sexually harassed and verbally abused while working for the team, The Washington Post reports. The former staffers say the toxic work environment and sexual harassment went on from 2006 through 2019.No allegations have…read more »

How US women’s national soccer team players are helping fellow female entrepreneurs

Michael Janosz/ISI Photos/Getty ImagesBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The athletes on the U.S. women’s national soccer team have spent their whole careers disrupting the status quo and fighting for women. Now, some of the players are turning their efforts off the pitch to help mentor fellow female entrepreneurs as they navigate the unprecedented…read more »