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Meet the Girl, 16, Who Just Made MLB History

Melissa Mayeux is first female on MLB's international registration list

(Newser) - Melissa Mayeux is a member of France's national U-18 baseball team, the French senior national softball team, and will attend Major League Baseball's European Elite Camp in August. It's an impressive resume for a 16-year-old shortstop, but Melissa's biggest accomplishment came Sunday, when her name was... More »

CBS: We're Making 1st All-Female Sports Show

Lesley Visser, Dana Jacobson reportedly among the hosts

(Newser) - The first all-female sports talk show is coming to television on CBS Sports—to be hosted, directed, and produced by women, The Big Lead reports. "We have been discussing and developing the show for well over a year," says David Berson, President of CBS Sports. "Internally and... More »

Girls Now Allowed to Play School Sport in Saudi Arabia

Students must adhere to 'decent' dress code and Shariah law

(Newser) - Saudi Arabian girls will be allowed to play sports in private schools for the first time, according to a decision announced yesterday, the latest in a series of incremental changes aimed at slowly increasing women's rights in the ultraconservative kingdom. Saudi Arabia's official press agency, SPA, reported that... More »

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