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Former UFC fighter Abel 'Killa' Trujillo arrested for alleged sexual exploitation of a child
Alex Trautwig/Getty Images (DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo.) -- A former UFC fighter has been arrested and charged with sexual exploitation of a child, according to authorities.Abel "Killa" Trujillo, 35, was arrested in Broward County, Fla., in May and extradited last month to Douglas County, Colo., where the alleged crime is said to have occurred, Douglas County Sheriff's Office public information officer Cocha Hayden told ABC News. He is a Florida resident, she added.He is also charged with obscenity, Hayden said, but could not elaborate on the nature of the crime.Trujillo was previously convicted of domestic abuse in 2007 and domestic abuse...
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Jessica McDonald, only mom on US soccer team, hopes her son remembers this
Maja Hitij/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Amid the rowdy celebrations on the pitch in France after the U.S. won the World Cup, a player kneeled so her young son could sprinkle a handful of confetti over her head.As the confetti swirled around her, Jessica McDonald closed her eyes and smiled."I know all the girls, we all have something to play for, we all have this goal and we're all on the same page as to what we want at the end of the day," McDonald told ABC News. "But as for me, I have something a little bit more to...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 7/16/19
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Tuesday's sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEWashington 8, Baltimore 1Arizona 9, Texas 2NY Mets 3, Minnesota 2AMERICAN LEAGUENY Yankees 8, Tampa Bay 3Cleveland 8, Detroit 0Toronto 10, Boston 4Kansas City 11, Chi White Sox 0Oakland 9, Seattle 2LA Angels 7, Houston 2NATIONAL LEAGUEPhiladelphia 9, LA Dodgers 8Miami 12, San Diego 7Chi Cubs 4, Cincinnati 3, 10 inningsMilwaukee 13, Atlanta 1Pittsburgh 3, St. Louis 1San Francisco 8, Colorado 4, 10 inningsCopyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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As US women's soccer team rallies for equal pay, what to know about the gender wage gap
iStock (NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Women's National Team claimed its fourth Women's World Cup championship title last week.Procter & Gamble -- through a full-page ad in The New York Times for its deodorant brand Secret -- made headlines by offering a donation of the team of $529,000, or $23,000 for each player, in an effort to close the gender pay gap between players on the women's team and U.S. Men's National Team.But it's not just in the world of sports where we see a discrepancy in pay between the sexes or its effects. Here's what you need to know...
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Tiger Woods prepping for Open, says winning Masters took a toll
Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images (PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland) -- He's coming off a remarkable win at The Masters, but Tiger Woods is unsure if he will be fully prepared for this week's British Open."It's not quite as sharp as I'd like to have it right now," Woods told reporters on Tuesday about his game. "I still need to get the shape of the golf ball a little bit better than I am right now, especially with the weather coming in and the winds are going to be changing."Woods has played just ten competitive rounds since winning April's Masters....
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Big 12: 'Horns Down' signal could be okay, depending on context
artisteer/iStock (NEW YORK) -- The Big 12 has decided that using the "Horns Down" hand signal will be acceptable in certain instances this college football season.The conference's coordinator of football officials Greg Burks said that if a player flashes the sign quickly after scoring a touchdown, they would not likely be flagged for a penalty. Prolonged displays, however, would likely draw a penalty. Especially, Burks says, if they're directed towards an opposing player or the opposing bench.The hand signal has been used for decades to mock the Texas Longhorns by reversing their "Hook 'Em Horns" signal. "Like any play, there...
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Dallas Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban fined for leaking information during league meeting
Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images (NEW YORK) -- The NBA has fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban for leaking information from a Board of Governor's meeting to the media.Sources tell ESPN that Cuban shared information about a vote to allow coaches' challenges for the upcoming NBA season. Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive reportedly expressed concern about that information being leaked while the meeting was still in session.ESPN says Cuban immediately admittedly to leaking the information.Cuban told ESPN that he appreciates "the irony of your reporting on a fine that someone should -- but won't -- get fined for...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 7/15/19
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Monday's sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUETampa Bay 5, NY Yankees 4Boston 10, Toronto 8Cleveland 8, Detroit 6Kansas City 5, Chi White Sox 2LA Angels 9, Houston 6NATIONAL LEAGUESan Francisco 19, Colorado 2LA Dodgers 16, Philadelphia 2Cincinnati 6, Chi Cubs 3Atlanta 4, Milwaukee 2St. Louis 7, Pittsburgh 0Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Former boxing champ Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker fatally struck by car
Scott Heavey/Getty Images (VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.) -- Former welterweight boxing champion Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker died after he was hit by a car in Virginia Beach Sunday night, police said. Emergency dispatchers received a call just after 10 p.m. that Whitaker, 55, was struck at the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and Baker Road, according to a press release from the Virginia Beach Police department.Whitaker died from his injuries at the scene, police said.The investigation is still ongoing, according to police.The former millionaire made headlines in 2014 after he won a court case to evict his mother from a home in...
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Former Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan to end NFL career at age 30
Frederick Breedon/Getty Images (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Derrick Morgan says he is retiring from the NFL at the age of 30, hoping to achieve a greater impact outside of football, ESPN reports. The former Tennessee Titans linebacker spent nine seasons with the team after being chosen with he 16th overall pick in the 2010 draft.Now a free agent, Morgan came to the end of a four-year $27 million deal with the completion of the 2018 season. It was during that season that Morgan missed three games to recover from knee and shoulder injuries, according to ESPN. Morgan, who has been involved...
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