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Miikka Skaffari/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Steph Curry is already a winner on the basketball court, now the Golden State Warriors point guard is shooting for Hollywood success.

The NBA championship winner's production company, Unanimous Media, recently signed a partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment to create films, TV shows, video games, virtual reality projects and even consumer products. The content won't veer too far off of what Curry is already known for -- faith, family and sports -- reports Variety in a new cover story.

Curry, 30, will even appear on camera himself.

"I have a corniness to me, a decent sense of humor and charm when I’m in front of the camera," he said. "I just can’t do voices -- that’s it. I’ve got to stay away from that."

This doesn't mean Curry will lose focus on what he called his "day job."

"I have to make sure I’m the best basketball player I can be for the next however long I’m playing," he said.

Curry plans to keep his entertainment content in line with his clean image, which is partially because he's been outspoken about his Christian faith.

"It’s not about me hitting people over the head with a Bible and telling them they have to believe a certain thing," he said about his faith, "or think a certain way."

The wholesome image is also aided by his marriage to Ayesha Curry. The couple, who met in a youth church group, married in 2011 and have three children.

"I don’t mind being called corny," he told Variety. "I’m comfortable with who I am."

Curry is following in the footsteps of other sports players who have entered Hollywood.

His NBA championship rival LeBron James has starred in films such as "Trainwreck," and created Spring Hill Productions, which has ushered shows like "Becoming" and "Survivor's Remorse" to the small screen.

Kobe Bryant, who played for the Los Angeles Lakes for 20 years, earned an Academy Award earlier this year for the animated short film, "Dear Basketball," which he narrated.

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ABC(NEW YORK) -- Two longtime childhood friends who play on rival high school baseball teams were stunned to receive an honorary ESPY award for the sportsmanship they showed earlier this year.

In June, Ty Koehn sent the Mounds View Mustangs to the state championship after striking out his good friend Jack Kocon in the final at-bat for Totino-Grace.

"I knew I had to win the game first for my team. But after the pitch, after it was all said and done, it was kind of instinct to go over there and be there for a friend when he was at his worst and I just had to go there and kind of console him," Kohen told "GMA." "I felt like it was the right to do."

Kocon said he was "really surprised" when he realized it was his close friend and not one of his own teammates embracing him.

"I had my head down and thought it was one of my teammates. When I saw it was him that just meant the world to me. I said it before but in 20 years I won't remember the score of the game but I'll remember what Ty did for me," Kocon added.

Koen's gesture even resonated with his favorite NFL team the Green Bay Packers, who delivered a special surprise video message to the two teens today.

"This is Randall Cobb from the Green Bay Packers. I just wanted to tell you that both myself and my teammates take inspiration from the kind of sportsmanship you demonstrated at that game. I'm excited to also let you know that ESPN has selected you to be a recipient of an honorary ESPY award. Thank you for being a great example for all of us," Cobb said.

Both boys' jaws dropped upon seeing the star receiver on-screen and let out an audible gasp when an replica ESPY was rolled out and presented to them.

"Oh my gosh, I'm speechless," Kocon said. "I have no idea what to say, this is crazy," Kohen added while holding the award.

Kohen also revealed what he told Kocon after the game was over.

"I was able to get some words out and I told him it wasn't his fault," he said. "There's seven innings to a game, everyone contributes, but it wasn't his fault. I also told him that our friendship is way more important than the game and will last longer than the outcome."

Kocon said their friendship is still the most important part of this whole experience.

"Ty and I focus on being buddies and that's kind of all that matters," he said.

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Drew Angerer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Three-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman, along with other survivors who spoke out about the rampant sexual abuse by disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar, will be honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award tonight at the 2018 ESPYs.

"Getting that award with this incredible army of survivors is very, I mean, it's hard to put into words," Raisman told "Good Morning America." "I don't even know if it's really sunk in yet."

"We've all been through something really horrible, but we're all gonna get through it together," she added. "I think that's such an empowering feeling -- knowing you're not alone."

Raisman, 24, faced Nassar in court earlier this year, where she read a powerful victim impact statement about the sexual abuse he inflicted on her and hundreds of other athletes, all under the guise that he was providing medical treatment.

Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney have also publicly accused the former USA Gymnastics team doctor of sexual abuse.

"The tables have turned Larry. We are here, we have our voices, and we are not going anywhere," Raisman said in a Michigan court room in January.

Shortly after Raisman and over 100 others testified against Nassar, a Michigan judge sentenced him to 40 to 175 years in prison. "I just signed your death warrant," Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said at the sentencing hearing.

Raisman has continued to speak out about abuse in gymnastics since Nassar's sentencing. She called for an independent investigation of the USOC and USA Gymnastics by federal authorities and then, in March, filed a lawsuit against USOC and USA Gymnastics.

"I hope that the abuse will end with us," Raisman told "GMA." "I hope that people can learn from what happened to us, that this should never, ever, ever happen again."

The Arthur Ashe Courage Award is a highlight of the ESPYs, the annual awards show for athletes. Past recipients of the Courage Award have included Muhammad Ali, Olympian Caitlyn Jenner, Eunice Kennedy Shriver and "GMA"'s own Robin Roberts.

"I'm very, very beyond grateful that they're giving us an opportunity to speak our truth," Raisman said of the award. "And honoring us, it means so much to us."

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Patrick Smith/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- MLB pitcher Josh Hader apologized following Tuesday night's All-Star Game after a number of offensive old tweets from his account surfaced earlier in the evening.

Hader, who pitches for the Milwaukee Brewers, tweeted various racist, misogynist and homophobic tweets in 2011 and 2012. The tweets resurfaced on Tuesday and were shared widely online. The 24-year-old was 17 and 18 years old at the time of many of the tweets. All of the tweets circulating online appear to have come before he was drafted to the majors in June 2012.

"As a child I was immature and obviously I said some stuff that was inexcusable," Hader told reporters in the locker room after the game. "That doesn't reflect on who I am as a person today.

"There's no excuse for what was said and, ya know, I'm deeply sorry for what I've said," he added.

At least one tweet included the N-word, while another said, "I hate gay people." Hader's account is now verified, though it wasn't at the time.

The pitcher told reporters after the game he was not aware of the old tweets resurfacing before taking the field, and only found out when he returned to the locker room and his "phone was blowing up" with messages from people.

Hader's name was in the top-2 trending topics on Twitter throughout Tuesday night, often trailing only the hashtag for the game itself.

He said he didn't know the context of the tweets, didn't remember specifics and hadn't even seen them yet when speaking to reporters.

"I'm sure there were some lyrics, rap lyrics, being tweeted," Hader told reporters. "I really don't know what all is out there."

"I was just trying to understand the situation. ... That's one of the reasons I didn't want social media," Milwaukee Brewers outfielder and teammate Lorenzo Cain said. "We always get in trouble for things you said when you were younger. We'll move on from it."

Hader struggled in the All-Star Game, his first as a player, giving up three runs and four hits in 0.1 inning. He has a 1.50 ERA and seven saves during the regular season.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --      Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:
    
ALL-STAR GAME
 Final  AL   8  NL   6, 10 Innings  

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Patrick McDermott/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Look north from the upper deck of Nationals Park in southeast Washington, D.C., home of the 2018 MLB All-Star Game, and through the construction cranes dotting the skyline, the ivory dome of the U.S. Capitol looms, one mile away on the horizon.

It's an all-too-perfect symbol for the encompassing presence of politics in popular culture in recent years, including, of course, within the world of sports.

History is replete with athletes who voiced opinions about wars and peace, endorsed candidates or run for office themselves, but President Donald Trump's election and his vociferous criticism of the Colin Kaepernick-led national anthem protests have intensified political discourse among some professional players and sparked a new level of activism on and off the fields and courts.

While the NFL, in particular, has drawn the ire of the president, and the majority-black rosters of the NBA became a natural setting for discussions of racial inequality, the ranks of Major League Baseball have been largely quiet on such issues of social justice and politics.

It's not even something that I talk about that much with my teammates -- the guys that I'm around every day," said Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle at the All-Star Game's media session Monday.

Despite Doolittle's reservations within the clubhouse, he can be counted as one of the more outspoken players in the league on topics of social activism. While a member of the Oakland Athletics in 2015, Doolittle and his now-wife Eireann Dolan purchased tickets from fans perturbed by the team's Pride Night promotion and donated them to a local LGBTQ youth center. Last year, in the midst of the national anthem debate, the pair wrote an op-ed in Sports Illustrated seeking to shift attention towards honoring the military by promoting mental health care for veterans.

And when violence broke out during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last August, Doolittle, who played college baseball for the University of Virginia, tweeted his disgust with the event.

"It's 2017. Actual Nazis just marched on #Charlottesville. We have to come together & drive this hatred & domestic terrorism from our country," Doolittle wrote, launching a thread on the topic that concluded with a post that appeared directed towards Trump:

"There is only one side," he posted.

But the pitcher acknowledged Monday that there was a time and place for when he felt his activism was appropriate, and that it wasn't necessarily within the confines of the notoriously private clubhouses during the grind of the 162-game MLB season.

"I'm a big believer in letting my actions, the stuff my wife and I do in the community, speak for itself," Doolittle said. "Every once in a while we will speak out on Twitter, but that kind of stuff doesn't find its way into the locker room too much."

Tony Clark, the executive director of the MLB Players Association and a former All-Star first basemen himself, explained that the locker room could, at times, be a place where players held debates and hashed out broader issues, given the trust that players built among themselves in such close quarters.

"In a good locker room, common ground is always found," he said. "Particularly when the end game and the goal is the same. In other words, trying to achieve a particular goal or trying to affect a certain type of change in the climate that you happen to be in."

Several players agreed Monday that there were no impediments necessarily precluding their fellow major leaguers from speaking out, either internally or externally, but unlike in the NFL, on-field displays of protest have been rare.

Last September, Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first, and thus far only, MLB player to kneel during a pre-game performance of the national anthem. At the time, Maxwell, who was born into a military family, said that he believed that the ideas of racial inequality were being perpetuated by Trump.

"It's being practiced from the highest power that we have in this country, and it's basically saying that it's OK to treat people differently," Maxwell said at the time, according to ESPN. "My kneeling, the way I did it, was to symbolize that I'm kneeling for a cause, but I'm in no way or form disrespecting my country or my flag."

Maxwell's teammate Jed Lowrie, an All-Star this year, said that the catcher's decision didn't cause division within the clubhouse.

"There were guys who had questions for him and wanted to understand why he did it, but I think the general consensus was support for him and why he chose to do it," Lowrie said Monday, adding, "I think if a player has a specific issue they feel passionate about then I think it's fair for them to use their platform to direct their message."

Such a sentiment was echoed by Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain. Cain, who is African-American, viewed the NFL protests in the name of racial injustice as instances of the players "standing up for themselves" and said he respected their decision.

"From afar, I definitely understood why they were kneeling," Cain said, while explaining that there was nuance to the debate. "I agree with some of the stuff they were doing, [but] for me, [during] the national anthem, I think of our troops fighting overseas and that's why I stand for it. But the other guys were kneeling for entirely different reasons -- we all know why -- and I definitely understand where they were coming from."

A popular theory raised as to why the MLB has lagged behind other leagues in public displays of activism has been the racial makeup of its players. While the NFL and NBA are both majority-black, as of Opening Day, the MLB noted only 8.4 percent of major leaguers were African-American -- down from a high of 18.7 percent in 1981, according to the Society for American Baseball Research. An additional 30 percent, as of 2016, were either Latino or Asian, the organization determined.

Clark predicted that the MLB's activism could catch-up however, particularly given the multitude of avenues in which players can now deliver messages.

"In the past, there may have been a platform or two that guys had access to and now you have far more," Clark said. "They view it as an opportunity to have their concerns heard and hope that leads to effecting the kind of change that they want to see."

Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon agreed, adding that he was "thankful" to be in a position to be heard, should he wish to be, but showed respect for the responsibility that accompanies such power.

"Before I use that platform to influence the way others think, I need to make sure that I have all the facts and I know what I'm talking about and truly believe that what I'm saying is right," he said, cautioning that some of the responsibility falls on the consumers of public discourse to weed out fact from fiction.

"I'm not going to blindly follow what Beyonce says because I really like her music," Blackmon noted as an example.

A common thread among the All-Stars who commented on the topic of activism and protest was that of respect, be it between persons with opposing points of view, among teammates, or between fans and players with whom they disagree.

"I don’t really like how some fans don’t like guys [who] speak out about what they believe in," said Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger. "I think everyone comes from different places on Earth, different countries, and I think the way you grow is to learn from other people's backgrounds and to see where they come from, [and] how and why they think about the things they believe in."

Haniger, who said he enjoyed talking politics but avoids it on social media, argued that it was the disagreements, even with some of the teammates he considers his best friends, that could be most valuable.

"I think at the end of the day, I kind of learn from why he feels that way and why he thinks and believes in the things he does," he said. "That's how you progress and get better."

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Ian MacNicol/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Four members of the anti-Vladimir Putin, anti-Donald Trump group Pussy Riot were sentenced to 15 days in jail for participating in a dramatic on-field protest during the World Cup final at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday.

Veronika Nikulshina, Olga Kuracheva, Olga Pakhtusova and Petya Verzilov also have been banned from attending sporting events for three years, according the group's representative, who confirmed the sentences to ABC News on Monday. The group also shared information about each of their member's sentences in a series of tweets.

The Russian punk rock band and arts collective claimed responsibility for the on-field protest during the World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia.

The four members ran onto the field early in the second half dressed as policemen, calling for the release of political prisoners in front of millions tuned in to the final match -- including Putin.

According to a statement obtained by ABC News from Russian police, the Pussy Riot protesters who stormed the field were charged with administrative offenses -- violating the rules of conduct for spectators during the holding of official sporting events and also wearing a police uniform without authorization.

In a post published on the group's official Facebook page, the members claimed responsibility for the protest, explained the significance behind the police imagery and included a list of demands.

"Today is 11 years since the death of the great Russian poet, Dmitriy Prigov. Prigov created an image of a policeman, a carrier of the heavenly nationhood, in the russian culture," the group wrote. "...The heavenly policeman rises as an example of the nationhood, the earthly policeman hurts everyone...The FIFA World Cup has reminded us of the possibilities of the heavenly policeman in the Great Russia of the future, but the earthly policeman, entering the ruleless game breaks our world apart."

In their Facebook post on Sunday, the groups demands included letting "all political prisoners free," "all political competition in the country," and to "stop illegal arrests on rallies."

Pussy Riot has been fiercely critical of Putin's government. The group was launched into the international spotlight in 2012 when three of its original members were charged with hooliganism and sentenced to two years in prison for performing the anti-Putin protest song "Punk Prayer" at a Moscow cathedral.

Yekaterina Samutsevich's sentence was suspended on appeal, but Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina remained in prison until December 2013.

After their release, the activists founded an independent media outlet that advocates for political prisoners and have continued to speak out against Putin and other leaders, including Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May.

"We've seen the authoritarian tendencies is parading all around the world as sexually transmitted diseases, and we think it's time to make connection," Tolokonnikova told CNN in August 2017. "It's time to create global people's movement if we want to find an alternative to this raid of populism, which we've seen in my own country, Russia and in America too, Donald Trump, and in the UK, which ended up in Brexit."

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Shaun Botterill/Getty Images(PARIS) -- The French are welcoming home their soccer heroes in Paris on Monday after becoming the 2018 World Cup champions. But what is notable about the squad isn't just the goals they managed to rack up, but the diversity the players embody.

Some 15 of the 23 members of France's World Cup team are of African descent, with families hailing from places like the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Cameroon, Morocco, Angola, and Algeria. While 21 out of the 23 players were born in France, many come from immigrant families.

Kylian Mbappe, 19, one of the star players of the World Cup, is part Cameroonian and part Algerian.

One of France's biggest goal scorers, Antoine Griezmann, is of German and Portuguese descent.

"We are proud to represent the diversity of France," French midfielder Blaise Matuidi said during a press conference before the World Cup final.

France midfielder Paul Pogba, whose parents are from Guinea, responded to a question about the diversity of the French team last week as well.

"France today is a France full of colors. There are people of many different origins, that’s what makes France so beautiful. We all feel French, we’re happy to wear this shirt," Pogba said.

France's World Cup win comes a year after far-right leader Marine Le Pen reached the run-off stage in the French presidential election. Le Pen ran on an anti-immigration platform that found support in parts of French society. This diverse team's victory contrasts with the struggle France has had in welcoming immigrants in recent years.

Echoing the diversity of their football teams, thousands of people from all different backgrounds headed to the famous Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris Sunday night to celebrate the victory.

Waving French flags and chanting "We are the champions," supporters united in a party atmosphere throughout the night.

It's the second time in history that France has won the World Cup. The first time was in 1998.

The World Cup winners were set to parade down the Champs Elysees Monday in front of thousands of supporters.

The French team then heads to the presidential palace to meet French President Emmanuel Macron.

Macron attended the final World Cup game in Moscow and celebrated the victory with the players in the locker room. He also thanked them in a tweet.

While most of the celebrations in Paris were harmonious, there were small pockets of violence and conflict, with troublemakers throwing flares at police on Champs Elysees Avenue.

French police responded using tear gas and water canons to disperse violent fans.

More than 290 people were taken into custody in France last night, and 45 policemen were slightly injured during the clashes, according to the French interior minister.

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Visionhaus/Corbis via Getty Images(LONDON) -- Less than a year after giving birth, Serena Williams captivated the world this month as she soared to the Wimbledon final.

She came up short Saturday, losing to Angelique Kerber, but Williams dedicated her impressive comeback at the famed London Grand Slam event to "all moms," working and stay-at-home.

"These past 2 weeks was a sound for all moms stay home and working you can do it you really can!" she tweeted Monday morning. "I’m not any better or diff than any of you all. Your support has meant so much to me. Let’s keep making noise everyday in everything we do."

Such sentiments mirror comments the tennis icon made after Saturday's loss in the final.

"I was really happy to get this far,” Williams, 36, said then. “For all the moms out there, I was playing for you today.”

A lot was said during Williams' comeback about her losing her top-ranked status after taking time off to have a baby. Williams welcomed her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. Sept. 1 and had skipped last year's Wimbledon.

"Unfortunately, in the '90s they changed the rule whereas if you were injured [and] then you come back, you lose your seeding," Williams recently told "Good Morning America." "But they never took into account women that left No. 1 due to pregnancy and left not for an injury, but to have a great life and not give up tennis, but to come back."

Eventually, Wimbledon changed the rule and ranked her 25th in this year's tournament. She'll most likely be ranked much higher when she returns next year or in the next Grand Slam event.

Williams' husband also had plenty to say about her return to the elite of her field.

"Days after our baby girl was born, I kissed my wife goodbye before surgery and neither of us knew if she would be coming back," Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian wrote on Instagram. "We just wanted her to survive—10 months later, she's in the #Wimbledon final."

That was a reference to the pulmonary embolism Williams endured a day after she gave birth, which required multiple surgeries.

Ohanian continued, "@serenawilliams will be holding a trophy again soon—she's got the greatest one waiting at home for her. Our family knows she'll win many more trophies, too. She's just getting started. And I couldn't be more proud."

The tech mogul had been on hand both weeks, supporting his wife's remarkable run through the famed London tournament.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:
   
INTERLEAGUE
 Final  Colorado      4  Seattle         3
 Final  Oakland       6  San Francisco   2
 Final  L-A Dodgers   5  L-A Angels      3
 
AMERICAN LEAGUE
 Final  Baltimore       6  Texas         5
 Final  Boston          5  Toronto       2
 Final  Cleveland       5  N-Y Yankees   2
 Final  Detroit         6  Houston       3
 Final  Minnesota      11  Tampa Bay     7, 10 Innings
 Final  Chi White Sox  10  Kansas City   1
   
NATIONAL LEAGUE

 Final  Washington   6  N-Y Mets       1
 Final  Miami       10  Philadelphia   5
 Final  Atlanta      5  Arizona        1
 Final  Pittsburgh   7  Milwaukee      6, 10 Innings
 Final  St. Louis    6  Cincinnati     4
 Final  Chi Cubs     7  San Diego      4

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