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Former college and NFL star Reggie Bush's 2005 Heisman Trophy reinstated

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(NEW YORK) -- Former standout college football player and NFL running back Reggie Bush will have his 2005 Heisman Trophy reinstated, according to Bush's attorneys and a statement posted on the Heisman website Wednesday.

Bush posted a photo on Instagram with the trophy captioned, "No one can take from you what God has for you."

Bush forfeited the trophy in 2010 amid NCAA sanctions against his former school, the University of Southern California.

"I am grateful to once again be recognized as the recipient of the Heisman Trophy," said Bush in a statement via his attorneys, "This reinstatement is not only a personal victory but also a validation of the tireless efforts of my supporters and advocates who have stood by me throughout this arduous journey."

Bush, who was accused of receiving improper benefits while playing at USC, maintained his innocence in the statement.

"I want to make it abundantly clear that I have always acted with integrity and in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the NCAA," Bush stated. "The allegations brought against me were unfounded and unsupported by evidence, and I am grateful that the truth is finally prevailing."

In a statement confirming the decision, Michael Comerford, president of the Heisman Trophy Trust, said the choice was made considering "enormous changes in college athletics over the last several years."

"We are thrilled to welcome Reggie Bush back to the Heisman family in recognition of his collegiate accomplishments," said Comerford. "We considered the enormous changes in college athletics over the last several years in deciding that now is the right time to reinstate the Trophy for Reggie. We are so happy to welcome him back."

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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Scoreboard roundup -- 4/23/24


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


Chi Cubs 7, Houston 2

Cleveland 4, Boston 1
Detroit 4, Tampa Bay 2
NY Yankees 4, Oakland 3
Kansas City 3, Toronto 2
Minnesota 6, Chi White Sox 5
Seattle 4, Texas 0
LA Angels 7, Baltimore 4

Pittsburgh 2, Milwaukee 1
Atlanta 5, Miami 0
Cincinnati 8, Philadelphia 1
LA Dodgers 4, Washington 1
Arizona 14, St. Louis 1
Colorado 7, San Diego 4
San Francisco 5, NY Mets 1

Dallas 96, LA Clippers 93 (Series tied 1-1)
Minnesota 105, Phoenix 93 (Minnesota leads series 2-0)
Indiana 125, Milwaukee 108 (Series tied 1-1)

Nashville 4, Vancouver 1 (Series tied 1-1)
NY Rangers 4, Washington 3 (New York leads series 2-0)
Florida 3, Tampa Bay 2 (OT) (Florida leads 2-0)
Colorado 5, Winnipeg 2 (Series tied 1-1)

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WNBA star Brittney Griner opens up about harrowing Russian detention in exclusive "20/20" special

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(NEW YORK) -- WNBA star Brittney Griner, who was released from Russian detention in a prisoner swap in December 2022, shared her story for the first time and reflected on the hopelessness she experienced during her monthslong confinement in an exclusive interview that will air May 1 on a special edition of ABC News' 20/20. ABC's Good Morning America will have a first look earlier that day.

“I was just so scared for everything because there's so much unknown,” Griner told GMA co-anchor Robin Roberts.

Griner, 33, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a nine-time WNBA All-Star who plays for the Phoenix Mercury, was detained on Feb. 17, 2022, at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Khimki after she was accused of having vape cartridges containing hashish oil, which is illegal in the country. Griner was returning to Russia to play during the WNBA's off-season.

“My life is over right here,” Griner said when asked by Roberts what she was thinking when she realized that she had left the cartridges in her luggage.

Griner pleaded guilty to drug charges on July 7, 2022, saying that the vape cartridges containing hashish oil were in her luggage unintentionally. She testified that she had "no intention" of breaking Russian law and packed the cartridges by accident.

The U.S. classified Griner’s case as "wrongfully detained" in May 2022 and worked for months to secure her freedom. Throughout the Houston native’s detention, top athletes in the WNBA and NBA rallied for Griner on and off the court, raising awareness about her case through public statements, putting pressure on the Biden White House to secure her release.

Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison. Her attorneys filed an appeal but a judge rejected it on Oct. 25, 2022.

After her sentencing, Griner was transferred to a penal colony in the Russian region of Mordovia.

“The mattress had a huge blood stain on it. I had no soap, no toilet paper. That was the moment where I just felt less than a human,” Griner told Roberts as she reflected on her time in prison.

Griner said in her interview with Roberts that there were times when she thought about ending her life.

“I just didn't think I could get through what I needed to get through,” she said.

Griner was released on Dec. 8, 2022, in a prisoner exchange. The U.S. agreed to swap Griner for convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.

Since her release, Griner has become an outspoken advocate for other Americans wrongfully detained overseas, including Paul Whelan and Evan Gershkovich who are imprisoned in Russia.

Griner broke her silence following her release in a heartfelt Instagram post on Dec. 16, 2022, where she thanked those who advocated for her release, including her wife Cherelle Griner and her WNBA family.

Griner announced exclusively to GMA on Feb. 6 that she is set to release a new memoir on May 7 titled, Coming Home -- a book that will detail her harrowing incarceration in Russia and subsequent release.

"Coming Home begins in a land where my roots developed and is the diary of my heartaches and regrets," Griner said in a statement. "But, ultimately, the book is also a story of how my family, my faith, and the support of millions who rallied for my rescue helped me endure a nightmare.”

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Scoreboard roundup -- 4/22/24


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


Oakland 2, NY Yankees 0
Detroit 7, Tampa Bay 1
Minnesota 7, Chi White Sox 0
Toronto 5, Kansas City 3
Baltimore 4, LA Angels 2

Philadelphia 7, Cincinnati 0
Pittsburgh 4, Milwaukee 2
Atlanta 3, Miami 0
St. Louis 5, Arizona 3
San Diego 3, Colorado 1
San Francisco 5, NY Mets 2

Denver 101, LA Lakers 99 (Denver leads series 2-0)
Cleveland 96, Orlando 86 (Cleveland leads series 2-0)
New York 104, Philadelphia 101 (New York leads series 2-0)

Vegas 4, Dallas 3 (Vegas leads series 1-0)
Edmonton 7, Los Angeles 4 (Edmonton leads series 1-0)
Toronto 3, Boston 2 (Series tied 1-1)
Carolina 5, NY Islanders 3 (Carolina leads series 2-0)

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Scoreboard roundup -- 4/21/24


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


Washington 6, Houston 0
Philadelphia 8, Chi White Sox 2
Cincinnati 3, LA Angels 0
Boston 6, Pittsburgh 1
Colorado 2, Seattle 1
San Diego 6, Toronto 3
Texas 6, Atlanta 4
Seattle 10, Colorado 2

NY Yankees 5, Tampa Bay 4
Cleveland 6, Oakland 2
Detroit 6, Minnesota 1
Baltimore 5, Kansas City 0

Milwaukee 2, St. Louis 0
Miami 6, Chi Cubs 3
LA Dodgers 10, NY Mets 0
Arizona 5, San Francisco 3

Boston 114, Miami 94 (Boston leads series 1-0)
LA Clippers, 109, Dallas 97 (Los Angeles leads series 1-0)
Milwaukee 109, Indiana 94 (Milwaukee leads series 1-0)
Oklahoma City 94, New Orleans 92 (Oklahoma leads series 1-0)

Vancouver 4, Nashville 2 (Vancouver leads series 1-0))
Florida 3, Tampa Bay 2 (Florida leads series 1-0)
NY Rangers 4, Washington 1 (New York leads series 1-0)
Winnipeg 7, Colorado 6 (Winnipeg leads series 1-0)

Minnesota 3, Charlotte FC 0
LA Galaxy 4, San Jose 3

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Scoreboard roundup -- 4/18/24


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


Tampa Bay 2, LA Angels 1
Cleveland 5, Boston 4
Texas 9, Detroit 7

Miami at Chi Cubs (Postponed)
San Francisco 5, Arizona 0

Los Angeles 5, Chicago 4 (OT)
Seattle 4, Minnesota 3
Winnipeg 4, Vancouver 2
Calgary 5, San Jose 1
Colorado 5, Edmonton 1
Anaheim 4, Vegas 1

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University of Oregon defensive back Daylen Austin arrested over hit-and-run that left man dead

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(NEW YORK) -- A college football player from the University of Oregon has been arrested in connection to a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed a 46-year-old man, police say.

The Eugene Police Department is investigating 19-year-old University of Oregon defensive back Daylen Amir Austin after a fatal hit-and-run crash took place a W. 4th Avenue and Polk Street in Eugene, Oregon, on Monday night at approximately 9:10 p.m just three miles from the college campus.

“Daylen Amir Austin, age 19, was arrested at 11:45 p.m. on April 15 and has initially been charged with felony Hit and Run,” said the Eugene Police Department in a statement released on Wednesday. “This is a complex investigation and EPD is still gathering information to be submitted to the Lane County District Attorney’s Office for a final charging decision.”

The person struck by the car, confirmed to be a 46-year-old man by police, has not yet been identified and no other details on him have been released.

A hit-and-run with a vehicle is a Class C felony in Oregon and is punishable by up to five years in prison.

Austin appeared in three games as a freshman in 2023, after coming to the University of Oregon from Long Beach Poly High in Southern California where he was ESPN's No. 142-ranked player in the class of 2023 and the No. 11 player in California, according to ESPN.

The investigation into the circumstances that led up to and caused the accident is currently ongoing.

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Morgan Price on making history as first HBCU gymnast to win national title: 'It felt really amazing'

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(NEW YORK) -- Morgan Price is speaking out after she made history by becoming the first gymnast from a historically Black college or university to win a collegiate national title.

"It felt really amazing," Price told ABC News' Good Morning America of her historic win. "I'm very honored to be on such an amazing team, being part of the first ever HBCU gymnastics team and being the first HBCU gymnast to win [an] all-around national title. It really means everything to me."

Price clinched the 2024 USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate National Championships all-around title on April 12. The Fisk University sophomore competed on the floor exercise, uneven bars, balance beam and vault and came out on top with an overall score of 39.225.

Fisk gymnastics head coach Corrinne Tarver said Price's achievement is especially notable because of the difficulty in competing in four disciplines.

"If you look throughout the country, as far as the number of athletes compared to those that do all around, it's a small number and a small percentage because it's hard to do four events week in, week out, and to put your body through that," Tarver told GMA. "To have four and to be that strong is something that is a testament to the dedication but really her talent."

Price competed against athletes from other schools including Talladega College, another HBCU which started their gymnastics team just last year, following Fisk's lead.

Price said she committed to working harder this season after not achieving her goals at nationals last year.

"I just knew that all my preseason work and offseason work really paid off," Price said of her pursuit this time around.

Price knows what it's like to put in the hard work. She comes from a family of athletes -- her father, the late Christopher Price, was a professional baseball player for the Kansas City Royals, while her mother was a college cheerleader at Vanderbilt University. Her sister Frankie Price is also currently a college gymnast at the University of Arkansas.

At first, Price was also going to attend the University of Arkansas but switched to Fisk University after hearing the HBCU was going to start a collegiate gymnastics program.

"Growing up, I learned the importance of HBCUs and just being able to go to an HBCU, it's an honor. So I really wanted to bring my talents to an HBCU," Price explained of her decision.

Today, in addition to striving to be the best gymnast, the 18-year-old said she has her sights set on following in Tarver's footsteps and being a head gymnastics coach at an HBCU.

Fisk University launched the first gymnastics team at an HBCU in 2022 and head coach Tarver, who was the first Black gymnast to win an NCAA all-around title in 1989, has been leading the team since then.

HBCUs were established prior to the end of segregation in 1964 and sought to offer higher education to Black Americans who were shut out of schools. There are 99 HBCUs in 19 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to 2022 data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

Price said she's aware young girls, especially young Black girls, look up to her as a role model and she encourages them to follow their dreams.

"Never give up, especially when it gets hard," Price said. "Nothing is just easy or given to you so you have to work for everything that you want. So keep working hard, don't give up and ask for help if you need it."

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Caitlin Clark's $76,000 WNBA salary puts a spotlight on pay disparity

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(NEW YORK) -- The pandemonium behind the new stars of women's college basketball this year carried to the WNBA, with the WNBA draft bringing in a whopping 2.5 million viewers, its highest viewership to date, according to ESPN.

With an influx of new fans, many are now outraged and exposing the decades-long gender pay gap issue in professional basketball.

Caitlin Clark was selected No. 1 overall in the 2024 WNBA draft. Clark, along with other top rookies including Cameron Brink, Kamilla Cardoso, and Rickea Jackson, is tied for the highest female rookie salary, estimated to make $76,535 in her first season -- approximately $338,000 over four years, per the WNBA's collective bargaining agreement -- according to Sport Trac.

Compared to their male counterparts, most NBA players make over 100 times what the new women's players will make, including rookie Victor Wembanyama, the No. 1 NBA draft pick last year, whose 2023-24 season salary was more than $12 million.

The pay disparity has been a longstanding challenge in the women's league for years.

"It's because of fans' lack of interest. Not watching, not buying products, not buying tickets. That's why we are where we are right now," Christine Brennan, USA Today columnist and an ABC News contributor, told ABC's Good Morning America.

Chicago Sky's Brianna Turner said her 2019 rookie salary was just $44,207.

"Appreciative that rookies this year are making significantly more than I did," she wrote in a post on X, formerly Twitter. "I'm hopeful that rookies 5 years from now are making significantly more than rookies today. It's all about the growth, even if it's more beneficial for others."

The WNBA players have been fighting for pay equity for decades. Many players are even forced to play internationally in their offseason to supplement their WNBA incomes, as international salaries are often higher than those in the U.S.

"We saw it obviously become a major international headline with the Brittney Griner situation," Brennan said. "Why was Brittney Griner in Russia? Because of the low pay in the WNBA. That's it."

In a 2022 interview, Las Vegas Aces star Kelsey Plum publicly called on the WNBA to improve its pay structure, advocating for a higher revenue share from the NBA.

"We're not asking to get paid what the men get paid," Plum told "The Residency Podcast" at the time. "We're asking to get paid the same percentage of revenue shared."

In addition to the WNBA rookies' base salaries, college name, image, and likeness deals like the ones Clark signed with Nike, Brink signed with New Balance and Reese signed with Reebok have been considered game changers for them, especially as many of their NIL deals will follow them into the pros.

As the WNBA enters its 28th season, experts believe this new draft class may help propel it and add momentum following record-breaking viewership numbers during the 2023 WNBA finals.

"The one thing I know about sports, you need household names, rivalries and games of consequence," WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a press conference ahead of the 2024 WNBA draft.

She added, "Those are the three things we've had over the past couple weeks, and hopefully will continue into the WNBA season."

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Scoreboard roundup -- 4/17/24


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


Atlanta 5, Houston 4
Oakland 6, St. Louis 3
Seattle 5, Cincinnati 1

Baltimore 4, Minnesota 2
Texas 5, Detroit 4
Kansas City 4, Chi White Sox 2
NY Yankees 6, Toronto 4
Chi White Sox 2, Kansas City 1
Boston 2, Cleveland 0
LA Angels 5, Tampa Bay 4

San Francisco 3, Miami 1
Milwaukee 1, San Diego 0
NY Mets 9, Pittsburgh 1
Washington 2, LA Dodgers 0
Chi Cubs 5, Arizona 3
Philadelphia 7, Colorado 6

Philadelphia 105, Miami 104
Chicago 131, Atlanta 116

Tampa Bay 6, Toronto 4
NY Islanders 5, Pittsburgh 4
Dallas 2 St. Louis 1 (SO)
Arizona 5, Edmonton 2

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Trans sports ban overturned in West Virginia

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(NEW YORK) -- A federal appeals court has voted to overturn West Virginia's law that bans transgender athletes from playing on teams consistent with their gender identity.

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling argues that the law violates Title IX, which protects against sex-based discrimination in schools.

The judges argued that the restrictions cannot be lawfully applied to prevent a 13-year-old girl taking puberty-blockers and who has openly identified as a girl for years from participating in sports.

"Offering B.P.J. a 'choice' between not participating in sports and participating only on boys teams is no real choice at all," the opinion stated.

It continued, "The defendants cannot expect that B.P.J. will countermand her social transition, her medical treatment, and all the work she has done with her schools, teachers, and coaches for nearly half her life by introducing herself to teammates, coaches, and even opponents as a boy."

The defendants in the case -- including the West Virginia State Board Of Education and the State Of West Virginia -- argued that sports are separated based on the physiological differences of people assigned male or female at birth.

They added that it would not be "strange" for the trans teen to play on a boys team: "Many women and girls throughout West Virginia and the country have long sought to compete on boys' teams because they desire a higher level of competition," one court filing from the state read.

It continued: "A girl competing on the boys' team need not be strange or uncomfortable because it is far from a unique occurrence."

LGBTQ rights and civil rights advocates applauded the decision from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

"This is a tremendous victory for our client, transgender West Virginians, and the freedom of all youth to play as who they are," said Joshua Block, senior staff attorney for the ACLU's LGBTQ & HIV Project. "It also continues a string of federal courts ruling against bans on the participation of transgender athletes and in favor of their equal participation as the gender they know themselves to be. This case is fundamentally about the equality of transgender youth in our schools and our communities and we're thankful the Fourth Circuit agreed."

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed the trans sport ban into law in 2021. It is one of 25 states that restrict transgender participation in sports, according to the Movement Advancement Project.

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Scoreboard roundup -- 4/16/24


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


Seattle 3, Cincinnati 1
Atlanta 6, Houston 2
St. Louis 3, Oakland 2

Kansas City at Chi White Sox (Postponed)
Detroit 4, Texas 2
Baltimore 11, Minnesota 3
Toronto 5, NY. Yankees 4
Tampa Bay 7, LA Angels 6
Cleveland 10, Boston 7

Arizona 12, Chi Cubs 11
LA Dodgers 6, Washington 2
Philadelphia 5, Colorado 0
Miami 6, San Francisco 3
NY Mets 3, Pittsburgh 1
San Diego 6, Milwaukee 3

Sacramento 118, Golden State 94
LA Lakers 110, New Orleans 106

Vancouver 4, Calgary 1
Vegas 3, Chicago 1
Columbus 6, Carolina 3
Ottawa 3, Boston 1
Washington 2, Philadelphia 1
Detroit 5, Montreal 4 (SO)
Florida 5, Toronto 2
Winnipeg 4, Seattle 3

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WNBA draft 2024: Caitlin Clark goes No. 1, Cameron Brink second

Caitlin Clark poses with WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert after being selected first overall pick by the Indiana Fever during the 2024 WNBA Draft at Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 15, 2024 in New York City. (Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

(NEW YORK) -- Caitlin Clark, the University of Iowa star, was selected as the first overall pick for the 2024 WNBA draft Monday night by the Indiana Fever in New York that was broadcast on ESPN.

Known for her jaw-dropping 3-pointers and record-breaking scoring, Clark was projected to be the No. 1 overall pick by the Indiana Fever prior to the announcement, according to ESPN.

This season alone, Clark, a 22-year-old Iowa native, broke the NCAA all-time scoring record which was untouched for more than 50 years, and became the NCAA women's basketball career scoring leader.

The Fever has also reported an increase in ticket sales and the league will broadcast 36 of their 40 games this season.

Earlier this year, Clark announced that she planned to forego her last season of college hoops to enter the WNBA draft.

"I'm just kind of ready for the next chapter and a new challenge in my life," Clark told ABC News' Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts in March. "And what I've been able to do here has been very, very special. But I think the reason I decided to announce it when I did was just to have that closure."

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Sparks selected Cameron Brink as the No. 2 pick in the 2024 WNBA draft. Hailing from Beaverton, Oregon, the 22-year-old became the first women's basketball player to sign an NIL deal with New Balance in 2023.

Brink broke the program record for career blocks as a junior and won an NCAA championship with Stanford in 2021 under Tara VanDerveer, the winningest coach of all time who also announced her retirement after this season.

Kamilla Cardoso, hailing from Brazil, was the No. 3 overall draft, selected by Chicago Sky.

The 6-foot-7 star began her basketball career at Syracuse and later transferred to South Carolina, where she won two NCAA national championships. After a masterful performance in the NCAA Tournament, the 22-year-old was awarded the most outstanding player in this year's championship game.

Rickea Jackson, 23, was selected by Los Angeles Spark at No. 4. Hailing from Detroit, Jackson was a finalist for the Cheryl Miller Award as Division I’s best small forward while playing for Tennessee, according to the WNBA, and is the fourth-leading scorer in Lady Vol’s program history.

Dallas Wings has selected Ohio State guard Jacy Sheldon at No. 5.

Aaliyah Edwards of UConn was the overall 6th pick drafted by the Washington Mystics. The 6-foot-4 forward from Kingston, Ontario, helped UConn to three NCAA Final Four appearances. Edwards was the youngest member of the Canadian women’s national team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, according to the WNBA.

Angel Reese, the celebrated Baltimore native turned "Bayou Barbie,” was selected at No. 7 by the Chicago Sky. Reese, 21, became a sensation following Louisiana State University’s victory over Iowa in the 2023 NCAA women’s basketball championship.

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Nike's Olympic track women's uniforms criticized by athletes over sexism concerns


(NEW YORK) -- Nike unveiled its 2024 Paris Summer Olympics track uniforms for women and the designs received criticism online from athletes and fans amid claims of sexism.

Concerns were brought up after the image of the designs was posted last week by Citius Magazine on its social platforms, which shows a women's unitard featuring a high-cut bikini line.

The post led to thousands of comments including some from former U.S. athletes.

Former U.S. track and field athlete Lauren Fleshman posted the image of the men's and women's outfit which were dressed on mannequins on her Instagram account, calling out the brand over sexism concerns in her lengthy caption.

"I'm sorry, but show me one WNBA or NWSL team who would enthusiastically support this kit," she wrote. "This is for Olympic Track and Field. Professional athletes should be able to compete without dedicating brain space to constant pube vigilance or the mental gymnastics of having every vulnerable piece of your body on display."

She continued, "Women's kits should be in service to performance, mentally and physically. If this outfit was truly beneficial to physical performance, men would wear it."

Noting that the design "is not an elite athletic kit," Fleshman added, "This is a costume born of patriarchal forces that are no longer welcome or needed to get eyes on women's sports."

Olympic champion pole vaulter Katie Moon also took the issue to her Instagram account, citing the image of the outfit "shown on the mannequin was concerning, and warranted the response it received."

In the post, Moon, however, shared that female athletes have "at least 20 different combinations of a uniform to compete in" including men's options available to them.

"And if you honestly think that on the most important days of our careers we're choosing what we wear to appease the men watching over what we're most comfortable and confident in, to execute to the best of our abilities, that's pretty offensive," she added.

In a statement to ABC News, Nike said the outfit is one of the "range of styles" that it offers for athletes to choose from. The brand said it "will also have tailoring options available for Olympic and Paralympic athletes at the games."

Meanwhile, Nike Chief Innovation Officer, John Hoke, said in a press release last week that the brand "designed the Paris 2024 track and field kits to offer athletes a range of silhouettes tailored for various sport disciplines, body types and sizes, prioritizing performance and maximum breathability."

The USA Track & Field team also issued its own statement to ABC News regarding the Nike uniform reveal, saying the outfits "are only two of many options, including 50 unique pieces, that athletes will be able to choose from for the upcoming Olympic Games."

"Athlete options and choices were the driving force for USATF in the planning process with Nike," the statement continued. "USATF is also aware that Nike consulted with athletes throughout the design process to ensure that all athletes are comfortable and that the uniforms are well-suited for their respective events."

The criticism over Nike's design for the women's track uniforms comes less than two months after the brand received a backlash over its league-wide uniform overhaul for Major League Baseball players which some fans and players called the jersey and pants too transparent.

The MLB said in a statement in February that it would work with Nike to have adjustments made to the uniforms and that the league was in "close contact with our Clubs and uniform partners to ensure Clubs have what they need for Opening Day."

Nike also said in a statement that they would work closely with the MLB and its players.

"The quality and the performance of our product is of the utmost importance to us. We will continue to work with MLB, the players and our manufacturing partner to address player uniforms," Nike said in a statement at the time.

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Scoreboard roundup -- 4/15/24


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


Atlanta 6, Houston 1
St. Louis 3, Oakland 1
Seattle 9 Cincinnati 3

Cleveland 6, Boston 0
Texas 1, Detroit 0
Baltimore 7, Minnesota 4
LA Angels 7, Tampa Bay 3
Toronto 3, NY Yankees 1
Kansas City 2, Chi White Sox 0

Chi Cubs 3, Arizona 2 (11)
Washington 6, LA Dodgers 4
San Francisco 4, Miami 3
Philadelphia 2, Colorado 1
NY Mets 6, Pittsburgh 3
San Diego 7, Milwaukee 3

NY Islanders 4, New Jersey 1
Buffalo 4, Tampa Bay 2
Washington 2, Boston 0
Pittsburgh 4, Nashville 2
Detroit 5, Montreal 4 (OT)
NY Rangers 4, Ottawa 0
Edmonton 9, San Jose 2
Minnesota 3, Los Angeles 1

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