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Jan 2, 2018

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Top Sports Stories of 2017 (Not in order)

  1. Nigerian women become first african bobsled team (Driver Seun Adigun and Brakemen Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga) to qualify for the 2018 Olympics.
  2. Tennis Player Sloane Stephens wins her first 2017 U.S. Open.
  3. Tennis Player Serena Williams wins the Australian Open while pregnant.
  4. Minnesota Lynx wins its fourth WNBA Championship
  5. Mississippi State upsets UConn in overtime to advance to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship Game
  6. Maame Biney becomes first black woman to qualify for Olympic Speedskating team
  7. Skateboarder Samarria Brevard becomes First Black Woman to Medal in the X Games. Etnies announces a Samarria Brevard signature shoe, first for an African-American woman.
  8. Shalane Flanagan wins the New York City Marathon, the first American woman to win the race in 40 years
  9. United States Women’s National Hockey team wins the Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship
  10. NFL players take a knee during the national anthem to bring attention to police brutalities against blacks.
  11. New England Patriots beat Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, 34-28
  12. Los Angeles Lakers retires Kobe Bryant’s jerseys
  13. Cleveland Cavaliers Point Guard Kyrie Irving gets traded to the Boston Celtics
  14. Los Angeles Lakers Lonzo Ball comes out with his own shoe under the Big Baller Brand.

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