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iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Wednesday's sports events:



NY Mets 14, Minnesota 4
Baltimore 9, Washington 2
Arizona 19, Texas 4

Oakland 10, Seattle 2
Boston 5, Toronto 4
Cleveland 7, Detroit 2
Kansas City 7, Chi White Sox 5
Houston 11, LA Angels 2
Tampa Bay at NY Yankees -- postponed


St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 5
Milwaukee 5, Atlanta 4
Chi Cubs 5, Cincinnati 2
San Francisco 11, Colorado 8
San Diego 3, Miami 2
LA Dodgers 7, Philadelphia 2

Chicago 77, Atlanta 76
Phoenix 69, Dallas 64
Seattle 90, Minnesota 79


Atlanta 5, Houston 0

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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 assault in 2009, The Sports Network reported, citing Iowa court records.

Trujillo was released from jail on $10,000 bond on Tuesday, Hayden said. He is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing Thursday morning and has not yet entered a plea.

It is unclear whether Trujillo has retained an attorney.

The lightweight's last fight was in December 2017, which he lost to John "The Bull" Makdessi, according to mixed martial arts website

Fight week👊🏾🏆 #KillaSeason 💯

— Abel Trujillo (@KillaTrujillo) December 12, 2017

Trujillo was scheduled to fight in the main event of Battlefield FC 2 in Macau on July 27, The Sports Network reported.

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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 play for, and that's my kid."

McDonald is the only mother on the cup-winning U.S. women's national team, and one of seven mothers in the National Women's Soccer League, where she plays for the North Carolina Courage.

Celebrating the World Cup win with her son Jeremiah, 7, almost didn't happen.

"About four or five years ago, I thought about retirement, because getting paid on the salary from the NWSL and being a parent is probably -- no, I shouldn't say 'probably' -- is one of the most difficult things to do," she told ABC News.

During the offseason, McDonald worked 9-to-5 jobs, coached and ran camps, and sometimes packed boxes at Amazon 11 hours a day "just to make ends meet."

"Situations like that can be very draining, especially when I can barely even afford child care," she said.

McDonald sat down with an uncle, who told her, "You have this purpose that God has given you, and your purpose right now is soccer. If you can physically, and you're still able to go and play, you need to do that. Don't just give up just because it's hard financially. You're gonna be fine. You know that."

Now a World Cup winner, McDonald seems more than fine, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement. While she was not part of the 2015 World Cup team, which filed a gender discrimination suit against U.S. Soccer, she and other moms in the NWSL are "trying to get together to see the changes that we can help make for the future of moms in this league, because it's a very, very difficult road."

The NWSL did not respond to ABC News' request for comment.

As a mother and professional athlete, McDonald has set up a system for her family: "Drop him off at school, I go to training, go on about my day, he's got his after-school program, then I go to pick him up, we do dinner, story time, sleep."

But it's on days when the system gets disrupted -- if, say, practice gets moved because of weather -- that it gets "tough," especially without child care support.

The World Cup started while Jeremiah was finishing up first grade. McDonald's "North Carolina family," whom she met and got close to after coaching their daughter, took care of her son back home. They then took Jeremiah to France for the end of the tournament.

"To be honest, if I didn't have them in my life, I have no idea what I would have done," she said.

Jeremiah joined her on the field after the win, at the ticker tape parade for the team in New York City and at the ESPY Awards, where the women won the award for Best Team.

"I hope that he remembers at least just holding that trophy, watching that game, and meeting this incredible group of women, because we're in the middle of something powerful right now and something historical as well," McDonald said. "I just want that to inspire him to want to be great at whatever it is he's going to do in the future and just kind of stay in a positive mindset as well, because it's a very difficult thing to do."

Being around this group of women -- and hearing Megan Rapinoe's speech at the ticker tape parade -- will impact him, she said. Witnessing it at a pivotal age means "it will hit him one day. Because he doesn't understand right now. But one day, he will."

In her ticker tape parade speech, Rapinoe said, "We have pink hair and purple hair. We have tattoos and dreadlocks. We got white girls and black girls and everything in between, straight girls and gay girls."

An African American woman with dreadlocks (which she wears, she told Into The Gloss, because of their ease of care as a mom and pro athlete), McDonald's image has inspired more children than just her son.

"We want kids who look like us to be inspired," she told ABC News. "I've had so many parents DM me on social media thanking me because I simply have dreadlocks, because their daughters wear dreadlocks and play with dreadlocks, and I'm like, 'Well why not? Let's do it.' It's really cool to be able to inspire the younger generation of kids of color that look like us."

Now back home in North Carolina, the McDonalds are settling back into their routine, as Jeremiah enjoys a summer program run by his regular after-school program on a farm. But his remarkable summer break may have an unplanned ending, thanks to shaking Dwyane Wade's hand at the ESPYs.

"I think he was kind of inspired by sports this summer," McDonald said. "So I think I'll be putting him in summer basketball pretty soon."

And maybe 15 years from now, Jeremiah will get to take McDonald as his date to collect his own ESPY Award. McDonald, of course, would be overjoyed.

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iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Tuesday's sports events:



Washington 8, Baltimore 1
Arizona 9, Texas 2
NY Mets 3, Minnesota 2

NY Yankees 8, Tampa Bay 3
Cleveland 8, Detroit 0
Toronto 10, Boston 4
Kansas City 11, Chi White Sox 0
Oakland 9, Seattle 2
LA Angels 7, Houston 2

Philadelphia 9, LA Dodgers 8
Miami 12, San Diego 7
Chi Cubs 4, Cincinnati 3, 10 innings
Milwaukee 13, Atlanta 1
Pittsburgh 3, St. Louis 1
San Francisco 8, Colorado 4, 10 innings

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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 about the gender pay gap and what you can do about it.

First, let's define the wage gap:

We've been recording the wage gap since 1963, when the Equal Pay Act was enacted. It's calculated by dividing the national median income of all full-time, year-round working women by the national median income of all full-time, year-round working men.

This is significant when you consider that women are employed at the same rate, educated to the same level and often responsible for the same earnings in their families as men.
Is the wage gap that big of a deal?

Women earn 80 cents less than men. It can be broken down further by specific factors, such as location, education, industry, marital status and race. For example, black women make 61 cents to the dollar and Hispanic women make only 53 cents to the dollar, according to research from the American Association of University Women.

Is it going to close anytime soon?

Nope. The World Economic Forum estimates that it will take 202 years to close the wage gap.
Why do people say it doesn't exist?

Let's go through each of the most frequently cited arguments on why the wage gap doesn't exist. (Spoiler alert: it does.)

'Women choose to work in lower paying jobs'

Actually the opposite is true: a report from the Institute for the Study of Labor shows that when women become more educated and experienced and enter traditionally male-heavy jobs, the pay declines for the job overall.

The reverse, too, is true. For example, computer programming used to be an unglamorous, predominantly female job. Now, it's one of the most lucrative career paths and is pretty much exclusively male.

'Women don't negotiate'

According to a study by the University of Wisconsin, the University of Warwick and the Cass Business School, women do negotiate as much as men. They're just less likely to receive pay bumps.

We think this is due to what is called "the double bind." Essentially it's when women are perceived to be acting outside of the norm of how we expect a women to be ("the good girl"), and then we get penalized. So, basically, when we are assertive and ask for a raise, we're perceived as aggressive and increase the chances of not getting it.

'Women leave the workforce to have children'

It's estimated that for every child a woman has, she suffers a 5% wage penalty at work, according to a study from Third Way. I want you to compare that to the fact that fathers earn 11% more than non-fathers.

Research has shown that employers are less likely to hire women with children compared to childless women, and if they do choose to hire a mother, employers offer a lower salary than they do to other women.

'Men have more education and experience'

OK, two things to note here:

One, women are 60% of today's college graduates, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

Two, when both genders have more schooling, the wage gap actually widens for women. PayScale found a 4.6% wage gap between male and female M.D.s and a 4.7% gap between MBA holders.
Why should we care about it?

Closing the wage gap benefits everyone, not just women. If women were paid equally by 2025, we could add $12 trillion to the U.S. GDP, according to the McKinsey Global Institute. So that's cool.

The poverty rate for working women would be cut in half, says a report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research. This is significant because women currently make up 70% of Medicaid recipients and 80% of welfare recipients, so if we get them out of poverty, it will cost less for taxpayers.
So what can you do?

Despite the fact that the wage gap isn't going to close for a long time, there are four things you can do right now to create change:

1. Get a raise.

2. Talk to your company about pay transparency as well as family leave since without that, it makes it even harder for women to close the wage and leadership gap. There are statistics out there that will help you make a strong case for why these things help the bottom line.

3. Get involved in local and state politics. Familiarize yourself with what legislation is on the docket and where you can lend your support. Things like the salary history ban, increasing the minimum wage, paid family leave and affordable child care are all things that help close the wage gap and improve life for all.

4. Join Ladies Get Paid!

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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. His unfamiliarity with the course for The Open will likely also played a role. Royal Portrush is hosting the tournament for the first time since 1951.

Woods says he had never stepped foot on the course until this week.

After the Masters, Woods missed the cut at the PGA Championship, and finished 9th and 21st, respectively, at the Memorial Tournament and the U.S. Open. He then took a two-week vacation where he played "zero" golf.

"Getting myself into position to win the took a lot out of me," Woods admitted Tuesday. "It was a very emotional week and one that I keep reliving. It's hard to believe that I pulled it off and I ended up winning the tournament.

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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 is a degree," Burks said at Tuesday's Big 12 media days.

There was some controversy last season when West Virginia wide receiver David Sills V made the signal following a first quarter touchdown play. Sills was penalized, but West Virginia went on to win the game. WVU quarterback Will Grier was also penalized for flashing the sign while celebrating the game-winning 2-point conversion in the final seconds.  

Burks did say that Grier's display would likely still draw a flag. "My advice is if you want to do that, do it back in your bench area. Do it back with teammates. Get away from where you are an individual drawing attention to yourself."

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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 leaking to you."

According to ESPN, it is against league rules to discuss Board of Governors business with outsiders, which is why Cuban was fined. ESPN reports the fine was for $50,000.

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iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Monday's sports events:



Tampa Bay 5, NY Yankees 4
Boston 10, Toronto 8
Cleveland 8, Detroit 6
Kansas City 5, Chi White Sox 2
LA Angels 9, Houston 6

San Francisco 19, Colorado 2
LA Dodgers 16, Philadelphia 2
Cincinnati 6, Chi Cubs 3
Atlanta 4, Milwaukee 2
St. Louis 7, Pittsburgh 0

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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 Norfolk he gave to her in the 1980s in order to pay his bills.

Whitaker won a gold medal in the lightweight division at the 1982 World Championships and the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2007.

Whitaker was a native of Norfolk, Virginia, and worked as a trainer after he retired from boxing.

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