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Feb 10, 2016; Frisco, TX, USA; United States midfielder Carli Lloyd (10) pokes the ball into the Costa Rica zone during the second half at Toyota Stadium. United States defeats Costa Rica 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports - RTX26F49

U.S. women’s soccer players demand equal pay for equal play

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Following last summer’s Women’s World Cup win, five top U.S. women’s soccer players say it’s time for them to be paid the same as their male counterparts. Continue reading

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Defying Gender Stereotypes – Lesson Plan

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With news of the National Football League hiring their first full-time female coach in history, classes will explore gender identity and stereotypes using four student-produced videos from PBS Student Reporting Lab’s new series, “Outside the Box.” Continue reading

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Jan 2, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback James Whitaker (9) is tackled by Arizona State Sun Devils long snapper Mitchell Fraboni (63) during the first half at Chase Field during the Cactus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports - RTX20U89

College football player with concussion transfers to play on

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In both professional and college-level football, concern about concussions has led to increased scrutiny of the sport and how teams handle injuries. Continue reading

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Youth football deaths highlight athletes’ tough choices

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The recent deaths of three high school football players have shined a spotlight on the potential dangers of sports injuries. Continue reading

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New NFL rules aim to make football safer

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The NFL kicked off its new season last night with new safety measures that may lessen the chance of injury for players. Continue reading

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