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Abby Wambach first stepped on the pitch for for the U.S. Women's National Team in 2001. 14 years later, she will step off of it for the last time following Wednesday night's friendly match against China. The 35-year-old star forward leaves the game with two Olympic gold medals, the record for most goals scored in international play and, of course, a World Cup victory in 2015.
- "Tonight marks the end of an era for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team. The World Cup champions play their final Victory Tour match against China in New Orleans. It's also the final game for one of their longtime stars: Abby Wambach."
- "The first team goal for the Patriots is always winning the division, something they clinched when Miami lost Monday night’s game to the Giants. Even though the Patriots are three games up on the Jets (and still have to play them on the road), the tiebreakers that would result from both teams finishing the season 11-5 favored the Patriots. So they’ve won the AFC East, for the seventh straight season."
- "Boston had two days to prepare, to stew over the damage to their pride from their four-game sweep last spring. And still, it hardly mattered in the second half. The Celtics were handcuffed by Cleveland’s defense, which held Boston to 31 points, 26.2 percent shooting and blocked four shots."
- "Kennedy's announcement comes in the wake of the NBA's suspension of Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo, who game officials, including Kennedy, heard unleash a disturbing torrent of anti-gay slurs following his ejection from a game on Dec. 3 in Mexico City."
- "In a report that accompanied Manfred’s decision to uphold the ban, he said Rose informed him at their September meeting that he had continued to bet on baseball, which he can legally do in Las Vegas, where he lives. That disclosure clearly concerned Manfred. So did what Manfred described as Rose’s inability, at the meeting, to admit that he not only bet on games as a manager but also as a player. Manfred said that recently obtained evidence in that regard — a notebook containing records of bets Rose placed on games in 1986 — contradicted statements Rose made about betting during their meeting. He also said that Rose, at the meeting, could not seem to remember other facts concerning his betting habits as a player."
This segment aired on December 16, 2015.
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