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

Carolina 20, Detroit 0
Cleveland 22, Philadelphia 17
Houston 27, New England 20
New Orleans 24, Atlanta 9
Pittsburgh 27, Jacksonville 3
Tennessee 30, Baltimore 24 (OT)
Washington 20, Cincinnati 9
Denver 20, Miami 13
LA Chargers 34, NY Jets 28
Dallas 31, Minnesota 28
Indianapolis 34, Green Bay 31 (OT)
Kansas City 35, Las Vegas 31

Sporting Kansas City 3, San Jose 3 (Sporting Kansas City advances 3-0 on penalty kicks)
Minnesota 3, Colorado 0
FC Dallas 1, Portland 1 (Tie)

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

Seattle 28, Arizona 21

Tulsa 30, Tulane 24 (2OT)

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(NEW YORK) -- When Billie Jean King stepped onto the tennis court at the Houston Racquet Club with eight other women tennis professionals to sign contracts for $1, the moment was bigger than equal rights in tennis, it was an ace for female leadership for years to come.

The tennis trailblazer joined Good Morning America Tuesday to discuss her new Audible documentary, The Dollar Rebellion, with longtime friend Robin Roberts, who received King's namesake leadership award in 2018.

"When a woman does something, [people] always think, 'oh, thank you for what you did for women.' They never say that to a male," King explained harkening back to her fight for gender equality in tennis. "So I hope people will start thinking of women as leaders for everyone, not just for women."

King said it's important to consider that "You never know how someone is going to touch your life or how you're going to touch their life."

"Muhammad Ali and I used to talk about this a lot. That everyone is an influencer," she said. "You never know where it may come from and how you may influence yourself as well as others."

In her new Audible audio documentary, King reflects back on the groundbreaking show of leadership from the '70s.

"I get too much credit," King said, and hailed all eight women -- Rosie Casals, Nancy Richey, Julie Heldman, Valerie Ziegenfuss, Judy Dalton, Kerry Melville Reid, Peaches Bartkowicz, and Kristy Pigeon -- who signed that $1 contract with World Tennis Magazine publisher, Gladys Hellman, for what went on to become the Virginia Slims Circuit.

The group known as the "original nine," share a piece of history in their famed black-and-white photograph raising a single dollar over their heads, which King said holds great importance because every single player was in allignment.

"We fought for equality," she said. "Women's tennis is the leader in women's sports on and off the court. And players today have to realize it came from that moment when we were willing to give up our careers."

"We knew it was worth going for it, but didn't know it would happen. It was a scary, scary time for us but what's wonderful is we're celebrating this year," she added.

The group planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic moment this year, but couldn't due to the COVID-19 pandemic. King said they will make up for lost time when it's safe to reconvene: "Hopefully we'll get together next year at Wimbledon."

"I just want people to understand how and why this has been possible for all these young tennis players to make a great living," she said, adding examples like Venus and Serena Williams, Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka.

"The great thing they've used tennis as a platform -- for equality for everyone and we continue to fight that," the 39-time Grand Slam winner said. "Every generation tries to make it better for the next -- but what people don't understand with women is that we lead for everyone."

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(NEW YORK) -- The countdown to the NBA season and the league's draft is on. The 2020 NBA draft is set to take place Wednesday night, with several changes planned. ABC News’ TJ Holmes shares the latest details of how the draft will work this year.

Watch the full report from ABC's Good Morning America:

The 2020 NBA draft will air Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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

Chicago 19, Minnesota 13

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(CLEVELAND) -- The Cleveland Browns' practice facility is shut down for the second consecutive week due to COVID-19.

A statement on the Browns website said, "the individual has immediately self-isolated and the Browns facility is closed while contact tracing is being conducted."

On Friday, the team closed its training complex in Berea, Ohio, and placed reserve offensive lineman Chris Hubbard on the reserve/COVID-19 list after he tested positive for the coronavirus, ESPN reports.

During the week prior, the Browns closed the facility after Baker Mayfield came into contact with a team staffer who had contracted the virus. Mayfield later received a negative COVID-19 test and returned to practice Wednesday.

The Browns are scheduled to host the Philadelphia Eagles next weekend. It's unclear whether the recent shutdown will impact that game.

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(NEW YORK) -- The Miami Marlins made a historic change to the lineup in their front office.

Kim Ng joined ABC News' Good Morning America Monday after being named general manager of the Marlins on Friday, becoming the first female and first Asian American general manager in the sport's history.

"It really was just so unbelievable. It actually took a couple seconds for it to soak in," Ng recalled of the moment she got the job. "Generally, I play things fairly close to the vest and Derek Jeter, who told me, basically said, 'You're not even going to smile?' So it was quite a moment. And -- honestly it was a relief and it felt like a 10,000[-pound] weight had been lifted off my shoulder."

Ng said she had a socially distanced gathering with her mom and four sisters the day after she got the exciting news.

"I said to them, 'Well, I'm moving to Miami.' And they looked at me just completely befuddled and said, 'Why? What's going on?' And I said, 'Well, there's a former shortstop I used to know who's hired me to be the next general manager.' And they started screaming, of course," Ng said of the big moment.

"It was hard because my mom, I couldn't hug her at this time but she, of course, got very emotional and all of us did. It was great," she added.

Ng has a winning record with the Marlins CEO and former Yankees great who played for the team when she was with the New York organization.

"On behalf of principal owner Bruce Sherman and our entire ownership group, we look forward to Kim bringing a wealth of knowledge and championship-level experience to the Miami Marlins," Jeter said in a statement. "Her leadership of our baseball operations team will play a major role on our path toward sustained success. Additionally, her extensive work in expanding youth baseball and softball initiatives will enhance our efforts to grow the game among our local youth as we continue to make a positive impact on the South Florida community."

In their time together with the New York Yankees, Ng and Jeter notched three World Series wins, in 1998, 1999 and 2000.

With more than 30 years of experience in the sport, Ng has previously been with the Chicago White Sox, Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, and most recently spent the last nine years in the MLB commissioner's office. Ng was long rumored to be a prime candidate to become the first female GM in the sport.

"I've interviewed numerous times for this position. I think after, you know, maybe a handful, you start thinking, well, maybe this isn't going to happen," she said. "That belief persisted for quite some time until, you know, obviously a week ago or several days ago when this happened."

"It was a difficult time. You know, you question your ability. You question everything you've worked hard for. But in the end, you know, you got a great ending," Ng said. "It's about hard work and perseverance and still remaining confident in yourself."

She continued, "one of the biggest things [is] that you can't just quit on yourself."

Ng also said that it's up to leaders of organizations to promote these big changes, offering Jeter as an example "in terms of what he did and his groundbreaking move and they should try to be fearless."

When the news was first announced Friday, the longtime baseball executive said in a statement, "I entered Major League Baseball as an intern and, after decades of determination, it is the honor of my career to lead the Miami Marlins as their next General Manager."

"We are building for the long term in South Florida, developing a forward-thinking, collaborative, creative baseball operation made up of incredibly talented and dedicated staff who have, over the last few years, laid a great foundation for success," she continued. "This challenge is one I don’t take lightly. When I got into this business, it seemed unlikely a woman would lead a Major League team, but I am dogged in the pursuit of my goals."

She is also believed to be the first woman hired to the general manager position by any of the professional men's sports teams in the North American Major Leagues, the organization said in a press release.

"My goal is now to bring championship baseball to Miami. I am both humbled and eager to continue building the winning culture our fans respect and deserve," Ng said.

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

Cleveland 10, Houston 7
Detroit 30, Washington 27
Green Bay 24, Jacksonville 20
NY Giants 27, Philadelphia 17
Tampa Bay 46, Carolina 23
Arizona 32, Buffalo 30
Las Vegas 37, Denver 12
Miami 29, LA Chargers 21
LA Rams 23, Seattle 16
Pittsburgh 36, Cincinnati 10
New Orleans 27, San Francisco 13
New England 23, Baltimore 17

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