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Sabrina Ionescu of the New York Liberty walks across the court during halftime of a game against the Phoenix Mercury on Aug. 2.

Column | WNBA players lead renewed push for empowered athletes

By Hope Matyas, Staff Writer October 28, 2020
July 2020 marked two months since the killing of George Floyd, four months since the killing of Breonna Taylor and the start of one of the most controversial professional sports seasons in recent history.
Sophomore forward Amanda West (9) celebrates with her teammates after scoring a goal on Syracuse during Pitt’s 2-0 victory over the Orange on Sept. 17.

Pitt soccer’s reinvention is ready for the spotlight

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer October 5, 2020
Soccer in the United States has typically taken a back seat to other sports, but Pitt fans should take notice of the high-level soccer being played in Oakland.
The Houston Astros Jose Altuve hits a solo home run in the fifth inning against the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Oct. 21, 2017. The Astros won, 4-0, to advance to the World Series.

Houston’s cheating hurts league’s legacy

By Joe Melillo, For the Pitt News January 21, 2020
The 2017 Houston Astros will forever be stained by their sign-stealing and should receive the same treatment that baseball has given steroid users.
U.S. Womens Soccer captain and Delran, New Jersey, native Carli Lloyd waves to the fans at the end of a game.

Debunking all the reasons Carli Lloyd can’t break the NFL’s oldest barrier

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor August 29, 2019
U.S. women’s soccer midfielder Carli Lloyd generated buzz on Aug. 20 when a video of her making a 55-yard field goal at a joint NFL practice between the Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles started to circulate around the Internet.
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