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BC-Sports Showcase Digest

May 6, 2019

A look ahead to top enterprise and feature stories planned globally by AP Sports. New digests will go out each Thursday and Monday and will be repeated on other weekdays. Please note that story plans may change depending on news and other issues.

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For women in many parts of the world, a level playing field in soccer can simply mean any playing field. Players in Latin America face clear economic and cultural challenges when it comes to soccer and sports overall. Their struggle is entirely different from that faced by the U.S. women’s national team and its fight for equitable pay. With the Women’s World Cup in France less than a month away, Latin American women are increasingly calling attention to the game’s gender disparities _ and they’re starting to see some results. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 1,100 words, photos by 3 a.m. Monday.



Success for a college football coach is best determined over an extended period of time.UCLA and Florida State fans might not want to hear that these days. Florida State’s Willie Taggart and UCLA’s Chip Kelly topped the 2018 list of newly hired coaches Most Likely to Succeed, and then flopped in their debut seasons. There is still plenty of time for them to live up to the lofty expectations. Keep that in mind as we rank this season’s new FBS coaches by Most Likely to Succeed. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 1000 words, photos by 3 a.m. Tuesday.


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