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First-Ever Girls' Baseball Team to Compete in 2016 MLB All-Star Classic

Making strides toward gender inclusion in sports, Major League Baseball (MLB) is set to announce the Pawtucket Slaterettes as the first-ever all-girls baseball team to compete in the 2016 MLB All-Star Youth Classic. Read More »

Serena Williams Can Score a Tennis Shot, Even If It's a Trick

Serena Williams never ceases to amaze with her strength both on and off the tennis court. Read More »

Is This Abby Wambach's New Opponent?

Soccer phenom Abby Wambach may have taken to the field for the last time in December, but she hasn't quit the sport entirely.  Read More »

11-Year-Old Girl Takes Hockey World By Storm

Nevermind the Stanley Cup playoffs — leave it to a vivacious 11-year-old girl to have the hockey world buzzing. Read More »

Baseball Hall of Fame Enshrines Jessica Mendoza's Trailblazing Baseball Moment

Jessica Mendoza is ESPN's first female MLB analyst. She recently made history when she became the first woman ever to call a postseason baseball game on national television.  Read More »

FIFA Women's World Cup Breaks TV Record

It's been quite the week for women in sports. First, Carli Lloyd nails a history-making flawless hat trick in the FIFA Women's World Cup final. Then, the U.S. sweeps Japan for the gold.  And what's more? The game shattered TV-rating records as well. Read More »

USA Sweeps Japan in the Women's World Cup

The United States won 5-2 against Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship on Sunday. Midfielder Carli Lloyd made history after scoring two of the fastest goals in the tournament’s history, and becoming the first player to score three goals in one game. Read More »

Firsts In Women's Sports History

There's no doubt that there have always been athletic, strong, and talented women, but they haven't always had the opportunity to compete. MAKERS takes a look back through photos at firsts in women's sports history. Read More »

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