“Meet the Mets!” New York City baseball fans pick a side

If you ask a baseball fan, they’ll tell you there are two kinds of New Yorkers: Yankees fans and Mets fans. And according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University, Yankees fans are winning the numbers game—by a lot. Only 34 percent of New York City baseball fans prefer the Mets. And the Mets aren’t known for winning baseball games either. So reporter Sarah Wyman set out in search of what else is keeping them on the hook.

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Women’s soccer team earning less than men’s despite World Cup Win

The U.S. Women’s soccer team has gone from World Cup win…to wage discrimination. The women’s team has won the world cup no less than three times and the olympics four. The men’s national team hasn’t even made it to the finals of the world cup in the past 50 years. But the female players are getting paid less. And earlier this week, five of them, filed a federal complaint.

Katie Ferguson spoke to Grant Wahl, a senior writer at Sports Illustrator and asked him what this lawsuit is about.

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Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Hope New Bill Will Legalize Sport in New York State

New York is the only state in the country to ban professional mixed martial arts events. New York fighters have to travel out of state to compete and gain national recognition in the increasingly popular sport. Charlotte Gibson reports that momentum is growing in Albany to legalize the violent fight club events in New York.

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New York City Schools to Add More Girls’ Sports

Last week the U.S. Department of Education announced that the New York City Public Schools District has agreed to take steps to create more opportunities for girls to participate in sports. The agreement comes after a complaint filed in 2010 that alleged the school district was in violation of Title Nine, the civil rights legislation that aims to create equal opportunity for girls and boys in education. As Theresa Avila reports, a host of issues make that difficult in the city.

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