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5 Recent Sports Happenings That Deserve a Look

1. Hawaii won the Little League World Series Championships on Sunday with a 3-0 win over South Korea. Hawaii went undefeated for the tournament, allowing just 3 runs and scoring a total of 26.

Hawaii is just the second U.S. team to take home the LLWS Championship in the past 7 years and the third team from Hawaii to reach this feat since 2005.

Hawaii LLWS

The LLWS was scored live on GameChanger, check out the final scores for the entire tournament here.

PS. THIS is why you always run it out. What a great bunt!

2.  Manu Ginobili announced his retirement on Monday. Ginobili spent his entire NBA career as a San Antonio Spur and never missed making the playoffs in his 16 year career. 

3. Several high schools across the country are cancelling their varsity football seasons due to low participation numbers. The reasoning in the drop in participation are being linked to health risk concerns and interest in other sports. While football participation has decreased by 7% since 2010, participation in other high school sports has increased by the same amount.

4. Stephen Curry uses his off-season to give back to the sport he loves and provides opportunities for a younger generation to hone their skills, no matter their gender. Curry's SC30 Select Camp is an invitation only experience for some of the top prospects in the country. This year, two of the nation's best female basketball prospects received one of those invites.

While some where concerned that the ladies wouldn't be able to keep up with the boys that attended the camp, they quickly proved that they belonged by showing up the guys being the two best in shooting competitions.

Stephen grew up in a family that also had strong female athletes, both his mom and sister played collegiate volleyball, and he's a dad of two small girls. So for him, gender equality in sports is something that's close to his heart.


5. It's been a year since Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area. During the past year Houston Texan J.J. Watt has proved he's not just a superstar on the field, but off it as well. His philanthropic efforts has helped raise more than $41.6 million for his city and the people that were affected in the aftermath of the storm. The best part is, he didn't just donate and help raise money, he gave back with his time as well.

JJ Watt

From GameChanger.

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