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The number of women competing at the highest level of college athletics continues to rise along with an increasing funding gap for men’s and women’s sports programs. An NCAA report examining the 50th anniversary of the Title IX civil-rights law found 47.1% of participation opportunities were for women across Division I in 2020 compared to 26.4% in 1982. Yet amid that growth, men’s programs received more than double that of women’s programs in allocated resources in 2020. NCAA managing director for the office of inclusion and lead report author Amy Wilson told The Associated Press the resource gap was “stark.” It stands out when evaluating how schools use resources to comply with Title IX by providing equitable opportunities for male and female athletes.

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FILE - South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley celebrates with her team after a college basketball game in the final round of the Women's Final Four NCAA tournament against UConn, Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Minneapolis. South Carolina won 64-49 to win the championship. The number of women competing at the highest level of college athletics continues to rise along with an increasing funding gap between men’s and women’s sports programs, according to an NCAA report examining the 50th anniversary of Title IX. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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Police say nearly $100,000 in cash was taken in a weekend burglary at the Atlanta home of former NBA player Vince Carter. Police said in an  incident report released Wednesday that two guns and more than $16,000 was recovered outside the home after Sunday's burglary. Carter told police the recovered money was a small portion of $100,000 in cash he kept in a closet. Police say a fingerprint from the suspect was collected from the scene. Carter played 22 seasons in the NBA before retiring with the Hawks in 2020. He now works as an NBA analyst for ESPN.

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Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens believes first-year coach Ime Udoka succeeded this season in making their pieces fit together and cultivating an identify for a team that was at its best when defending and sharing the ball. Stevens would like to add more playmaking and depth off the bench and has been given the freedom to spend as needed this offseason. But he doesn’t want to do it at the expense of a core group he thinks can find another level together.

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Title IX marks its 50th anniversary this year with countless women having benefited from the enactment and execution of the law. They then followed up by translating those opportunities into becoming leaders in their professional careers. Here's a look at some of the women who played college sports thanks to Title IX and used the competitive skills learned in gyms and courts to become chief executive officers, commissioners and found their own companies.

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WNBA co-owner Ginny Gilder says fighting for equal treatment as a rower at Yale 46 years ago radicalized her. Gilder says what she has learned from that experience of being discriminated against for the first time in her life has helped her succeed in the business world. As Title IX marks its 50th anniversary this year, Gilder is one of countless women who benefited from the enactment and execution of the law, translating those opportunities into becoming leaders in their professional careers. Any success the WNBA has had Gilder says is because of the law, pointing out that “we wouldn’t exist as a league without Title IX."

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FILE - Houston Baptist guard Darius Lee (23) jumps for a layup during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona State, Nov. 29, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. Lee was killed and eight other people were wounded Monday, June 20, 2022 in an early-morning shooting at a gathering in Harlem, New York City police said. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, file)

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A college basketball player was killed and eight other people were wounded Monday in an early-morning shooting at a gathering in Harlem, New York City police said. Officers responded around 12:40 a.m. to reports of a shooting on a footpath along FDR Drive and found several people wounded. Other victims went to hospitals on their own. Twenty-one-year-old Houston Baptist University senior Darius Lee was killed, the Texas university said. The wounded included six males and two females. The shooting comes amid national concern over gun violence and as the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to strike down a law making it difficult to legally carry handguns in New York.

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FILE - Seattle Storm owner Ginny Gilder speaks during a fan rally to celebrate the Storm winning the 2018 WNBA basketball championship, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Seattle. As Title IX marks its 50th anniversary this year, Gilder is one of countless women who benefited from the enactment and execution of the law, translating those opportunities into becoming leaders in their professional careers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

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Seattle Storm co-owner Ginny Gilder poses for a photo on May 18, 2022, at Climate Pledge Arena during halftime of a WNBA basketball game between the Seattle storm and the Chicago Sky in Seattle. As Title IX marks its 50th anniversary in 2022, Gilder is one of countless women who benefited from the enactment and execution of the law and translated those opportunities into becoming leaders in their professional careers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)