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Fans cheer the players during the final game of the national cup of working-class neighborhoods betwwen a team representing players with Malian heritage against one with Congolese roots, in Creteil, outside Paris, France, Saturday, July 2, 2022. This amateur tournament aims to celebrate the diversity of youth from low-income communities with high immigrant populations, areas long stigmatized by some observers and politicians as a breeding ground for crime, riots, and Islamic extremism. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena)

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Young fans attend the final game of the national cup of working-class neighborhoods betwwen a team representing players with Malian heritage against one with Congolese roots, in Creteil, outside Paris, France, Saturday, July 2, 2022. This amateur tournament aims to celebrate the diversity of youth from low-income communities with high immigrant populations, areas long stigmatized by some observers and politicians as a breeding ground for crime, riots, and Islamic extremism. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena)

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Substitutes and fans from Mali watch the final game of the national cup of working-class neighborhoods betwwen a team representing players with Malian heritage in yellow against one with Congolese roots, in Creteil, outside Paris, France, Saturday, July 2, 2022. This amateur tournament aims to celebrate the diversity of youth from low-income communities with high immigrant populations, areas long stigmatized by some observers and politicians as a breeding ground for crime, riots, and Islamic extremism. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena)

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Congolese fans enter the pitch after Congo defeated Mali during the final game of the national cup of working-class neighborhoods betwwen a team representing players with Malian heritage against one with Congolese roots, in Creteil, outside Paris, France, Saturday, July 2, 2022. This amateur tournament aims to celebrate the diversity of youth from low-income communities with high immigrant populations, areas long stigmatized by some observers and politicians as a breeding ground for crime, riots, and Islamic extremism. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena)

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Congolese fans enter the pitch after Congo defeated Mali during the final game of the national cup of working-class neighborhoods betwwen a team representing players with Malian heritage against one with Congolese roots in blue, in Creteil, outside Paris, France, Saturday, July 2, 2022. This amateur tournament aims to celebrate the diversity of youth from low-income communities with high immigrant populations, areas long stigmatized by some observers and politicians as a breeding ground for crime, riots, and Islamic extremism. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena)

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The White House says President Joe Biden will present the nation's highest civilian honor to 17 people, including gymnast Simone Biles, actor Denzel Washington and the late Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, with whom Biden served in the Senate. Biden will also recognize Sandra Lindsay, the New York nurse who rolled up her sleeve on live television in December 2020 to receive the first COVID-19 vaccination that was administered in the U.S. Other recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom are gun safety advocate Gabrielle Giffords, late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and U.S. women's national soccer team player Megan Rapinoe.

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Cristiano Ronaldo wants a U.S. judge to order a woman’s lawyer to pay the international soccer star more than $626,000 after claiming in a failed lawsuit in 2018 that Ronaldo raped the woman in Las Vegas nearly a decade earlier. The woman’s attorney, Leslie Mark Stovall, didn't immediately respond Wednesday to messages about the request. The judge on June 10 kicked the case out of court to punish Stovall for “bad-faith conduct” and the improper use of leaked and stolen documents to press the woman's case. The bid for court costs and fees dwarfs a $375,000 hush-money payment the woman received in 2010 to drop her claim she was sexually assaulted.

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FILE- Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo stands on the pitch during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Norwich City at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, on April 16, 2022. Ronaldo is asking a U.S. judge to order a woman's lawyer to pay more than $626,000 for losing a lawsuit to get the international soccer star to pay millions of dollars after claiming in 2018 that Ronaldo raped the woman in Las Vegas nearly a decade earlier. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

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U.S. national soccer team star Megan Rapinoe is among a group of leading sports figures who have expressed anger over the Supreme Court’s decision to strip the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion, decrying an erosion of rights that women have had for a generation. Billie Jean King, who just celebrated the 50th anniversary of Title IX, is also dismayed by the decision. Women playing for teams, including NWSL's Racing Louisville and the WNBA's Dallas Wings, will be directly impacted by the decision.

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Briana Scurry's soccer jersey from the 1999 Women's World Cup is at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. It's part of a permanent display that recognizes Title IX and its contributions to leveling the playing field. The law paved the way for the Black goalkeeper to knock down barriers with her talent, determination and grit, amassing a long list of honors in what was a predominantly white sport. Scurry discusses the triumphs and challenges during her groundbreaking, Hall of Fame career.