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Former Miami Heat lawyer claims she was fired for going on maternity leave

iStock(MIAMI) — A former attorney for the Miami Heat NBA team is suing the basketball organization in federal court, claiming she was fired in retaliation for taking maternity leave.Vered Yakovee, who was a vice president and associate general counsel for The Heat Group, had been approved to become an adoptive parent in the fall of…read more »

Ticket information released for Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant memorial

iStock(LOS ANGELES) — Ticket information for the public memorial service of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant has been released.Tickets for the Feb. 24 memorial start at $24.02 or can be purchased for $224 each or two for $224, according to the NBA.Similar to the date of the service, the prices have significance.…read more »

California track defends safety record after horse is euthanized

winhorse/iStock(ARCADIA, Calif.) — Santa Anita Park is touting a high rate of safety for the horses that train and race at the facility in the wake of the latest death on its main track.A 3-year-old horse named Miss Romania was euthanized Wednesday after she suffered a suspected fracture on her left humerus, according to the…read more »

Soccer star Alex Morgan shares hopes for her unborn daughter

Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Soccer star Alex Morgan has won big both on and off the field.Morgan, a member of the World Cup-winning U.S. Women’s National Team, is expecting her first child — a daughter — this year, and said that while she’s enjoyed her pregnancy, “I am ready for her to…read more »

Scoreboard roundup — 2/13/20

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thurday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONBoston 141, L.A. Clippers 133 — OTOklahoma 123, New Orleans 118NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEDallas 3, Toronto 2New Jersey 4, Detroit 1Philadelphia 6, Florida 2Tampa Bay 3, Edmonton 1Buffalo 4, Columbus 3 — OTOttawa 3, Arizona 2Nashville 5, NY Islanders 0NY Rangers 4, Minnesota 3…read more »

US men’s soccer union sounds off on ‘false narrative’ about equal pay for women

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Soccer fans the world over are known for their loud and unwavering support — just as America’s men’s team now backs the women’s.Members of the U.S. men’s national soccer team again are voicing support for their female counterparts, ahead of the women’s national team’s gender discrimination trial in May that…read more »

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