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U.S. national soccer team star Megan Rapinoe is among a group of leading sports figures who have expressed anger over the Supreme Court’s decision to strip the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion, decrying an erosion of rights that women have had for a generation. Billie Jean King, who just celebrated the 50th anniversary of Title IX, is also dismayed by the decision. Women playing for teams, including NWSL's Racing Louisville and the WNBA's Dallas Wings, will be directly impacted by the decision.

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FILE - o, U.S. forward Megan Rapinoe runs during the second half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Spain on March 8, 2020, in Harrison, N.J. Rapinoe says she could not hide her anger over the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the abortion rights provisions of Roe v. Wade, decrying an erosion of rights that women have had for a generation. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)

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FILE - Billie Jean King speaks to the media before the first-round Fed Cup tennis matches between the United States and Australia on Feb. 9, 2019, in Asheville, N.C. In her 2021 autobiography “All In,” King said she had an abortion in 1971 in California, where it was legal. Her name also appeared on a petition to legalize abortion in a 1972 edition of Ms. Magazine, joining several prominent women stating they’d had an abortion. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

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FILE - Michigan head coach Carol Hutchins calls out instructions during an NCAA softball game against South Dakota State, on May 20, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. Hutchins, the winningest coach in college softball history, said she was informed of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the abortion rights provisions of Roe v. Wade via news alerts on her phone Friday. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

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FILE - Coco Gauff of the United States, reacts after missing a shot against Poland's Iga Swiatek during the final match at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, on June 4, 2022. Gauff expressed her disappointment in the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the abortion rights provisions of Roe v. Wade. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

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FILE- Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei carries the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Houston Dynamo on Oct. 16, 2021, in Houston. Frei expressed his support to women's right to an abortion in a Tweet. “Impose a constitutional right to concealed carry of firearms, and following day end the fundamental constitutional protection of reproductive rights!? Our country is actively moving in the wrong direction," Frei said, referencing the Supreme Court's decision the day before that gave expanded gun rights. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

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The Orlando Magic selected Duke freshman Paolo Banchero with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. After leading the Blue Devils to the Final Four in coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final season, the 6-foot-10 forward was called first by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to begin the draft, beating out fellow first-year forwards Jabari Smith Jr. and Chet Holmgren. Banchero, wearing a purple suit full of bling, received a loud ovation inside Barclays Center, where Duke lost in the ACC Tournament final.

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Paolo Banchero, right, is congratulated by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number one pick overall by the Orlando Magic in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Chet Holmgren, right, is congratulated by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected second overall in the NBA basketball draft by the Oklahoma Thunder, Thursday, June 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Chet Holmgren, center, hugs family and friends after being selected second overall in the NBA basketball draft by the Oklahoma Thunder, Thursday, June 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)