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U.S. Women's Soccer Team May Boycott The Summer Olympics If No 'Real Progress Has Been Made' In Gender Pay Equality!

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When it comes to fighting for equal pay, the U.S. women's soccer team isn't playing around!

Last month, five players from the Women's National Team filed a wage-discrimination complaint against U.S. Soccer because they are paid less than half as much as players on the men's team!

On behalf of the entire women's team, co-captain Becky Sauerbrunn, Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, and Megan Rapinoe filed paperwork in hopes of achieving wage equality.

Related: Former US Women's Soccer Star Abby Wambach Arrested For DUI

And it looks like the athletes are sticking to their guns. If nothing changes in the federation, the team might use their most powerful bargaining tool in protest of wage discrimination — and not show up to August's Olympics!

In an interview with ESPNW, Sauerbrunn revealed a boycott would "still be on the table" if no progress was made by July, explaining:

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Mark Wahlberg & The Rock Are Being Sued For Stealing The Idea Of Ballers!

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Will the creator of Ballers please stand up?!

Recently, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and HBO are being sued for allegedly stealing the idea of the cable series!

Related: Mark Wahlberg & His Wife Pucker Up!

According to legal docs, writers Everette Silas and Sherri Littleton claim they had the idea for the sports comedy way back in 2007.

The two say they were about to cut a deal with Wahlberg, Johnson, and their manager in 2009 until they asked for "Created By" credits.

Silas and Littleton believe there are way too many similarities between the two projects. Both are about the lives of football players on and off the field, both are set in Miami, and both center around African American athletes.

Furthermore, they claim the title Ballers was taken from one of their episode titles.

The plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages.

According to a rep from HBO:

"We are confident the case has no merit."

The show has been renewed for a second season.

[Image via WENN.]

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YUMMY! The St. Louis Cardinals Made Their Rookies Wear Speedos To The Airport!

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Best tradition EVER?!

Over the weekend, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez took to Instagram to show his thousands of followers how the team hazes their rookies!

In the (above) pic, the MLB newbies wore skintight speedos to the airport!

Related: Trailblazer Jen Welter Is Appointed To The Cardinals!

The 24-year-old pro wrote:

"Hahahahaha #usssss #rookieday"

Normally we don't condone any kind of harassment or humiliation, but something tells us these studs didn't mind!

The sexy athletes accessorized their banana hammocks with calf-high socks, beanies, and sneakers!

Of course, the Missouri-based sports team aren't the only ones who make their players don crazy get-ups. The L.A. Dodgers and the Minnesota Twins also make their beginners do so as well!

Three strikes, you're hot!

[Image via Carlos Martinez/Instagram.]

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EXCLUSIVE! What Do The Women Of WAGS Think About The Term 'Skype Sex'?! Find Out In This Game Of Word Association!

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Certain words carry certain connotations…

Especially in the sports world!

[ Related: EXCLUSIVE! Which WAGS Do The Women Of WAGS Adore?! ]

We recently sat down with the stars of WAGSBarbie Blank, Nicole Williams, and Autumn Ajirotutu — and had them play a game of word association!

What do the women think of when they hear the word "offseason"? Or how about "injury"?

[ Related: EXCLUSIVE! The Women Of WAGS Dish On Marrying Athletes! ]

And you definitely have to hear what they said about "Skype Sex"!

Ooh la la!

To hear their responses, ch-ch-check out this EXCLUSIVE clip (above)!

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10 Athletes Who Died Tragically Young!

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It's always awful when someone is taken tragically before their time.

But it's perhaps even more shocking when it happens to an athlete, someone who pushes their body far beyond what most of can aspire to.

These stars of the slopes, the field, and the court all sadly passed while in or near their prime.

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