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Scoreboard roundup — 2/19/19

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Scoreboard roundup — 2/19/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEFlorida 4, Buffalo 2Tampa Bay 5, Philadelphia 2Pittsburgh 4, New Jersey 3NY Rangers 2, Carolina 1Montreal 3, Columbus 2OT St. Louis 3, Toronto 2Anaheim 4, …

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Antonio Brown, Steelers president, agree it is ‘time to move on’

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Antonio Brown, Steelers president, agree it is ‘time to move on’

iStock/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, who has had nine wildly successful seasons with the organization, says he and the team have decided to “move on.”Brown posted a picture with his arm around the shoulder o…

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Manny Machado reaches deal to join San Diego Padres

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Manny Machado reaches deal to join San Diego Padres

Willard/iStock(NEW YORK) — ESPN reports Manny Machado, regarded as one of the top free agents in all of baseball this offseason, has reached a record deal to join the San Diego Padres. The contract is the biggest in American sports history, worth $300…

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Scoreboard roundup — 2/18/19

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Scoreboard roundup — 2/18/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUECalgary 5, Arizona 2Tampa Bay 5, Columbus 1Chicago 8, Ottawa 7Colorado 3, Vegas 0OT Boston 6, San Jose 5Washington 3, L.A. Kings 2TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(…

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Serena Williams back in top 10

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Serena Williams back in top 10

Recep Sakar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(NEW YORK ) — Serena Williams is back in the top ten of the World Tennis Association rankings for the first time since giving birth in September 2017. Williams dropped as low as 491st when she returned played in …

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Female track star Caster Semenya in court to challenge gender ruling in landmark case on testosterone levels

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Female track star Caster Semenya in court to challenge gender ruling in landmark case on testosterone levels

FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — South African athlete Caster Semenya was in court on Monday for a landmark hearing that is expected to have major implications for gender in sports.Semenya, 28, an Olympic gold medalist, went to the Court of…

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Daytona 500’s first female tire changers make history

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Daytona 500’s first female tire changers make history

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) —  This year’s Daytona 500 featured two history-making women working behind the scenes.

Brehanna Daniels and Breanna O’Leary became the first women to change tires as part of a pit crew at the legendary race.

Daniels also became the first African-American woman to change tires in a pit crew in a NASCAR national series.

Daniels and O’Leary are both graduates of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Development Program, according to NASCAR.com.

They changed tires for the No. 52 Rick Ware Racing team at Sunday’s race, which was won by Denny Hamlin.

It’s RACE DAY!! Super excited to be pitting my very first #Daytona500 race today @DISupdates! Catch me on the 52 car for @RickWareRacing changing the fronts @ 2:30pm ET on @FS1!🤟🏾🏁 #MakingHistory

— Brehanna Daniels (@Mindless_BMD) February 17, 2019

The two women are both former college athletes who were recruited to the diversity program in 2016. In addition to making history together, Daniels and O’Leary are also roommates.

The pair share an apartment in Concord, N.C., according to NASCAR.

O’Leary told ESPNW that being roommates has led to their success.

“It’s an unspoken support,” O’Leary said. “We’ve been through it together; we want the best for each other.”

Daniels called her history-making moment with O’Leary a “dream come true.”

“All the women out there, we can really do anything we put our minds to no matter what anybody else has to say,” she told ESPNW. “As long as you believe in yourself, you can do anything.”

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Denny Hamlin wins fiery Daytona 500; women make history in pit crew

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Denny Hamlin wins fiery Daytona 500; women make history in pit crew

wellesenterprises/iStock(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) — The Daytona 500 ended in a wild finish Sunday, and some history was even made in the process.The so-called “Super Bowl of NASCAR” saw a total of five wrecks in the final 20 laps, including one involving …

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Report: Free agent Mike Moustakas returning to Brewers

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Report: Free agent Mike Moustakas returning to Brewers

Willard/iStock(NEW YORK) — It appears Mike Moustakas will be staying in Milwaukee for at least another year.Citing a league source, ESPN reports the third baseman has agreed on a one-year, $10 million deal with the Milwaukee Brewers. The contract is s…

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Report: Free agent Mike Moustakas returning to Brewers

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Report: Free agent Mike Moustakas returning to Brewers

Willard/iStock(NEW YORK) — It appears Mike Moustakas will be staying in Milwaukee for at least another year.Citing a league source, ESPN reports the third baseman has agreed on a one-year, $10 million deal with the Milwaukee Brewers. The contract is s…

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