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O.J. Simpson listens as Judge Lance Ito announces that the jury in the Simpson trial had reached a verdict. The verdict in the OJ Simpson case highlighted racial divisions in how Americans viewed the American justice system. Simpson died this week at 76 years old. MYUNG CHUN/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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O.J. Simpson's trial divided the nation. What legacy does he leave behind?

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Accompanied by a sword-bearer, grand champion Akebono, right, performs the ring-entrance ritual during the annual New Year's dedication at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, on Jan. 8, 1997. Koji Sasahara/AP hide caption

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O.J. Simpson, accompanied by his parents, his son, Jason, and Ralph Wilson, owner of the Buffalo Bills, is inducted into the Wall of Fame in Rich Stadium on Sept. 14, 1980. Ross Lewis/Getty Images hide caption

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O.J. Simpson, football legend acquitted of notorious killings, dies at 76

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Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas wins the gold medal during the women's 400-meters during the Tokyo Olympic Games in August 2021. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images hide caption

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World Athletics will pay $50,000 to Olympic gold medalists in track and field events

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Freed-Hardeman guard Quan Lax wears the championship banner after the NAIA men's national championship college basketball game against Langston, Tuesday, March 26, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Yu Darvish #11 of the San Diego Padres throws a pitch during the third inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Petco Park on April 2, 2024 in San Diego, California. Brandon Sloter/Getty Images hide caption

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South Carolina's players and coach celebrate after the college basketball championship game against Iowa in the women's NCAA Tournament on Sunday. South Carolina won 87-75. Morry Gash/AP hide caption

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Iowa guard Caitlin Clark (22) with head coach Lisa Bluder during a Final Four college basketball game against UConn in the women's NCAA Tournament, Friday, April 5, 2024, in Cleveland. Morry Gash/AP hide caption

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Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and the Dartmouth men's basketball team. Adam Gray/Getty Images; Rob Carr/Getty Images/Getty Images hide caption

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A sports betting bill has yet again run into stiff opposition, this time in Alabama

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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice during warmups before an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders on Dec. 25, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. Reed Hoffmann/AP hide caption

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LSU's Angel Reese, left, and Iowa guard Caitlin Clark, center, called their Elite Eight game a great event for their sport. Millions of viewers agreed, launching the contest to the top of ESPN's ratings. Hans Pennink/AP hide caption

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Philadelphia Flyers' Ivan Fedotov takes questions from the media during an NHL hockey press conference, Friday, March 29, 2024, in Voorhees, N.J. Nine years after he was drafted by Philadelphia, goalie Ivan Fedotov has joined the Flyers. Chris Szagola/AP hide caption

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Caitlin Clark, #22 of the Iowa Hawkeyes, and her teammates celebrate after beating Louisiana State 94-87 in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA women's tournament on Monday. Sarah Stier/Getty Images hide caption

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Caitlin Clark of the Iowa Hawkeyes shoots the ball over Angel Reese of the LSU Tigers during the first half in the Elite 8 round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at MVP Arena on April 1, 2024 in Albany, New York. Sarah Stier/Getty Images hide caption

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Women's college basketball is hot, says now-retired WBNA player Sue Bird (shown here in 2022). "If you liked us in college, why didn't you follow us to the WNBA? It is probably one of the more interesting and maybe more difficult questions to answer." Steph Chambers/Getty Images hide caption

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Why haven't NCAA fans always followed the WNBA? Sue Bird has her theories

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