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Mike Schneiter(NEW YORK) -- This 10-year-old just made rock climbing history.

On June 12, Selah Schneiter became the youngest climber on record to make it to the top of "The Nose" route on El Capitan -- one of the most challenging and infamous vertical rock formations, in Yosemite National Park, California.

"Our big motto was 'How do you eat an elephant?' Small bites," she told ABC affiliate KFSN. "One pitch at a time, one move at a time, one day at a time."

She was joined by her dad, Mike Schneiter, and longtime family friend Mark Regier, and their attempt to climb the full route took place over five days, including camping overnight on the slab.

Her dad, an American Mountain Guides Association-certified rock guide and instructor, told ABC News that after coming down from the high of her feat, Selah told him she'd "love to inspire other girls to just go be active" -- just like the climbers who inspired her, including Margo Hayes and Lynn Hill.

"She's all about wanting other kids to be more active, whether it's biking, climbing, skiing -- she always wants more kids to be active and not be on their phones, and I think that's ultimately some of our motivation to talk about it, because it's really near and dear to her," he said.

The nearly 3,000-foot route has 31 pitches -- sections of a climbing route -- and is "really wild" because it gets steeper and more challenging at the end, Schneiter said.

"It's really overhanging in spots, you're looking down and you can see 3,000 feet down where you started and you're just thinking, 'Oh my gosh it's so big,'" he said.

When they got to the end of the route, Schneiter was leading with their ropes, so he was ahead of her. But he got so "excited," he said, that he rappelled down to watch her finish it.

"Once she topped out, she was the first one to go up to this tree, that is a symbolic thing for climbers, and she just broke down in tears," he said. "She said it was her 'first happy tears she's ever had."

Selah, who stands a mere 4-foot, 2-inches tall was "just really in shock once we got to the top," her dad said. "We were tired after a long five days and camped out that night, but she was like a little kid again and wanted to check everything out exploring almost like it was nothing."

Schneiter said his daughter's name literally means "to stop and reflect," which is exactly what they did throughout the route and after her epic finish.

"She just kept saying 'I can't believe I did that,' and I was like, 'Yeah I can't believe it either," he added, laughing.

Selah began getting "pretty serious" about climbing El Capitan last year, Schneiter said, and so he got to work with her in training.

While they worked on technique and 500-foot climbs, Selah did her own research, and because of that, during the climb, her dad said "she always knew what was coming up along the way and was excited to see all these features" she'd read so much about.

Going into the actual attempt, though, Schneiter made sure his daughter kept an easygoing mindset about the reality of finishing the ambitious climb.

"I just thought, 'We'll just see how it goes, it might just be too big for her.' But every day we'd get a little closer to the top and we thought, 'It's actually harder to go down than up, so I think we're gonna pull this off,'" he said.

"Our mindset was never just, 'Oh we got this' -- it was more of, 'We just gotta keep on it and keep going.' So to finally get that moment we were all really blown away," he said.

Rock climbing has been a huge part of Mike and Joy Schneiter's lives as they "met and fell in love climbing El Capitan," their first climb together.

Once the couple got married and had children, Schneiter said they took their kids to their favorite northern California spot and have made it an annual tradition to visit Yosemite.

"El Capitan and Yosemite has always been in our family's story," he said.

Scott Cory had been the youngest to climb the same route on El Capitan in 2011 on two occasions when he was 11, and Tori Allen was 13 when she climbed The Nose in 2001.

Professional climber Alex Honnold, 33, made history in 2017 when he became the first (and so far only) person to free solo El Cap -- by himself, without ropes, in one go -- in a feat made popular by an Oscar-winning documentary.

Prior to Selah's completed El Cap climb, she scaled over 5,000 feet to the top of Independence Monument in Colorado for her seventh birthday.

She was unable to comment to ABC News as she was at a sleepover.

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Catherine Ivill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images(PARIS) -- The U.S. women's national team celebrated another big World Cup win on Sunday, beating Chile 3-0 in a group-stage match in Paris' Parc des Princes stadium.

With the shutout victory, the U.S. secured a spot in the round of 16.

Team captain Carli Lloyd, 36, led the U.S. with two goals, becoming the first player ever to score in six consecutive World Cup appearances. Julie Ertz scored the third goal.

The U.S. will next play Sweden on Thursday as they continue their quest to defend their World Cup title.

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iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Sunday's sports events:



Cincinnati 11, Texas 3

Boston 8, Baltimore 6, 10 Innings
Tampa Bay 6, LA Angels 5
Cleveland 8, Detroit 0
Toronto 12, Houston 0
NY Yankees 10, Chi White Sox 3
Kansas City 8, Minnesota 6
Seattle 6, Oakland 3

Pittsburgh 5, Miami 4
St. Louis 4, NY Mets 3
Atlanta 15, Philadelphia 1
Washington 15, Arizona 5
San Diego 14, Colorado 13
Milwaukee 5, San Francisco 3
LA Dodgers 3, Chi Cubs 2

Connecticut 81, Seattle 67
Las Vegas 80, Minnesota 75

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iStock/artisteer(PARIS) -- As the national anthem played before the U.S. women's national team took on Thailand in the FIFA Women's World Cup last week, the team stood in a row on the field.

A camera panned down the line of players during the broadcast, showing each with her hand over her heart, mouthing along to the song.

At the end of the line was Megan Rapinoe, the co-captain and one of the biggest stars of the team. She stood impassively, hands at her sides, not singing along.

Rapinoe's silent observance of the anthem is part of a years-long protest by the athlete.

In September 2016, Rapinoe was one of the first athletes to follow then-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's lead in kneeling during the anthem to protest racial oppression and police brutality against black people.

"Being a gay American, I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties. It was something small that I could do and something that I plan to keep doing in the future and hopefully spark some meaningful conversation around it," she said at the time, according to The Associated Press. "It’s important to have white people stand in support of people of color on this. We don’t need to be the leading voice, of course, but standing in support of them is something that’s really powerful."

She further explained her demonstration in an October 2016 piece for The Players' Tribune, where she cited "over-policing, racial profiling, [and] police brutality."

U.S. Soccer, the governing body of the sport and national team, while not naming her, did not support her kneeling, according to reports at the time. "As part of the privilege to represent your country, we have an expectation that our players and coaches will stand and honor our flag while the National Anthem is played," the group said in a September 2016 statement, according to a tweet from sports reporter John D. Halloran.

Months later, U.S. Soccer added a policy requiring players to "stand respectfully during the playing of the national anthems at any event in which the Federation is represented." U.S. Soccer declined to comment to ABC News.

Since then, Rapinoe has followed that rule, standing during the anthem, but she regularly does not put her hand to her heart nor does she sing along like her teammates.

"I'll probably never put my hand over my heart," she told Yahoo! Sports in May. "I'll probably never sing the national anthem again."

She told Yahoo! Sports she's still driven by inequality and injustice and added that she believes under the presidency of Donald Trump -- who she called "sexist," "racist" and "not a good person" -- she is "a walking protest." (Trump for his part has said he's the "least racist" person and insisted that he respects women.)

In the Yahoo Sports interview, Rapinoe did not back down from criticizing U.S. Soccer, who she is also suing -- along with her 2015 World Cup teammates -- for gender discrimination, which the organization has denied.

She called U.S. Soccer's references to patriotism to stop her protest "pretty cowardly," likening it to the NFL.

"We can actually have a conversation, instead of just telling me that it's a privilege to pull on the jersey," Rapinoe added. "Like, of course it's a privilege for me to pull on the jersey. Part of that privilege is representing America, and representing America is representing all of America."

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Photo by Joshua Gateley / ESPN Images(LOS ANGELES) -- After months of waiting, the Los Angeles Lakers have acquired superstar Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans, ESPN reports.

Davis, a six-time All-Star, requested a trade in January. He has just one season left on his contract, but he has privately indicated that he would sign a long-term extension in Los Angeles.

In return, the Lakers sent young players Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart to the Pelicans. The Lakers also sent three first-round draft picks, including the fourth overall selection in Thursday's draft.

Davis will join LeBron James to form a dynamic duo in Los Angeles. The team will also have payroll flexibility to try to build up the roster around the pair.

New Orleans, meanwhile, will rebuild their roster around the young players acquired in the deal, as well as two of the top four picks in this year's draft. They are widely expected to choose Duke star Zion Williamson first overall. They could use the fourth pick in the draft to select another young player, or trade it in the coming days.

It remains to be seen when the team will make the deal official. If the trade call is held on July 6th, the earliest possible date, the Lakers would retain $27.8 million in cap space. If they wait until July 30th, LA would have $32.5 million to use in free agency.

Waiting would also increase New Orleans' cap space from $15 million to $19 million.

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iStock(NEW YORK) -- Babe Ruth broke about every record there was in baseball during his Hall of Fame career. Why not add a memorabilia record to the list?

A rare game-worn jersey from the Sultan of Swat sold at auction Saturday for a record $5.64 million -- the priciest piece of sports memorabilia ever. Of course, just like he did four times with the MLB home run record, he broke his own memorabilia record.

The buyer of the jersey has not been released.

The previous record was $4.4 million, also for a Ruth jersey, which sold in 2012.

The jersey dates back to the late 1920s, when the Bambino would've been in his hitting prime. In 1927, he set a home run record that would stand until 1961 and hit at least 45 homers each season from 1926 to 1931.

"For well over a decade, I have been researching and evaluating significant major league uniforms of the 20th century,” said Dave Grob, who authenticated the jersey on behalf of SGC, a sports memorabilia company. “Every time I am presented with a historic uniform like this striking Babe Ruth example, I am always rooting for the jersey because, if it proves to be authentic, it means that an extraordinary piece of baseball history has survived."

The jersey does not bear pinstripes; it's a road gray jersey, but it does have "YANKEES" emblazoned across the front, which only existed from 1927 to 1930. The team generally has had an arched "NEW YORK" on the front of road jerseys and the famous interlocking "N-Y" on the front on their home uniforms.

The previous owner of the jersey was not released.

It was auctioned off Saturday at Yankee Stadium, along with other items from the man many consider the greatest baseball player -- if not American athlete -- of all time. Hunt Auctions held the event, which featured over 100 items, including game-worn cleats, contracts and autographs.

If auctioneers were looking for someone with a lot of money, at least one billionaire is known to be a fan of the Babe: President Donald Trump. He awarded the late slugger the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, last November.

Ruth retired in 1935 -- with the Boston Braves, not the Yankees -- and died in 1948 at just 53 years old. He was an inaugural member of the Hall of Fame in 1936.

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WOI(NEW YORK) -- A man who was accused of killing a former Iowa State University golfer and dumping her body in a pond at a golf course pleaded guilty on Friday.

Collin Richards, 22, pleaded guilty to murder in the first degree for the killing of Celia Barquin Arozamena in September 2018, according to a statement from the Story County Attorney’s Office.

Richards was not made a plea offer in the case, and per Iowa law, he will be sentenced to mandatory life sentence in prison without the possibility of parole on Aug. 23, the statement said.

“My heart is with Celia’s family today with the hope that this result will bring them some level of comfort,” Story County Attorney Jessica Reynolds said in the statement. “Please know our entire community supports you and grieves with you.”

Arozamena’s body was found in a pond at the Coldwater Links public golf course near Iowa State University with multiple stab wounds on the morning of Sept. 17, 2018. She had apparently gone golfing alone on that day.

Arozamena’s body was found in a pond at the Coldwater Links public golf course near Iowa State University with multiple stab wounds on the morning of Sept. 17, 2018. She had apparently gone golfing alone on that day.

A K-9 unit tracked the victim's scent through the wooded area to a homeless encampment. As police were searching the camp, Richard’s approached them and officers noticed that he had “several fresh scratches on his face consistent with fighting,” and that he also “attempted to conceal a deep laceration to his left hand,” according to a criminal complaint.

At the time, Arozamena, a native of Spain, had recently been named Iowa State’s female athlete of the year. She had turned pro after graduating from the college in spring 2018.

“This tragic crime is something we have all been moved and saddened by,” the Story County Attorney’s Office statement said. “But we will not let tragedy define us. We will honor the life and memory of Celia by remembering her great spirit and all the lives she touched and made better in the time she spent with us.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- At the end of 2015, everything was going right on the golf course for Jason Day. He was the world's top-ranked golfer and was just coming off a PGA Championship win.

His success followed him into 2016, but it was not long after that Day was faced with a sobering reality: his mother, Dening, was diagnosed with stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer.

"It was an emotional, trying time. It was scary for me, let alone what she was going through," Day explains to ABC News, recalling when his family received the news at the beginning of the 2017. "It was difficult for me to play golf while she was going through this."

Day took time away from the sport in 2017, uncertain if he would return, explaining to ABC why he made such a personal decision:

"She was telling me to go play golf, but I just felt like it wasn't the right thing to do. I felt like I needed to step away and take time away from golf and be with her, and try and fight with her. My sisters... they felt like they were helpless. And I wanted to make sure if my mom felt like she was alone that she wasn't."

Dening Day was treated that year and her son has since returned to golf: "I was worried about my mom for a very, very long time. I'm not so worried about her anymore. I can focus on my golf again."

As Dening recovers, she and Jason are campaigning to spread awareness about having open conversations with doctors and Dening’s choice to try Biomarker testing to better understand what her treatment options were.

Jason says it was important for his family to have those conversations with medical professionals, and it led them to helpful testing and treatment for their situation.

He tells ABC News, "For people who are trying to get out there and fight this and it feels like you're alone, you're not alone. There are a lot of people out there to support you the whole way."

Day is currently competing in the 2019 U.S. Open, in search of his second major victory.

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Maddie Meyer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Three more people were arrested late Thursday in the botched attempted hit on Red Sox legend David Ortiz as "The Surgeon," one of now 10 men involved in the shooting, continues to be on the run.

As the search for Luis Alfredo Rivas-Clase, 31, intensified, U.S. authorities said he's also wanted for an attempted homicide in Pennsylvania that had striking similarities to the Sunday night shooting that left Ortiz with a bullet wound to the back.

The Berks County Sheriff's Office confirmed to ABC News on Thursday that they have been looking for Rivas-Clase since April 2018, when he was identified as a suspect involved in the shooting of a man in Reading. That victim, like Ortiz, survived a bullet wound to the back.

"The victim stated Rivas-Clase threatened to have him killed a few days before the shooting occurred," the Berks County Sheriff's Office said in a statement posted on its Facebook page following the April 22, 2018, incident.

Rivas-Clase, who previously lived in Redding, allegedly "did conspire with another suspect to shoot the victim," the sheriff's office statement reads.

The three people arrested Thursday night were Lanny Estefanny Perez Reyes, José Eduardo Ciprián (Chuki) and Carlos Rafael Álvarez (Carlos Nike), according to the Dominican Republic's National Prosecutor's Office. All three will be charged with attempted murder, criminal association and illegal possession of weapons.

On Wednesday, police in the Dominican Republic named Rivas-Clase as one of seven suspects involved in the brazen shooting of the 43-year-old former Red Sox slugger, who was shot from behind at close range as he sat at the outdoor patio bar of the Dial Bar and Lounge, a nightclub in Santo Domingo, the nation's capital, on Sunday.

Police said six other men allegedly involved in the attack stalked Ortiz in a coordinated effort to kill him and collect a nearly $8,000 bounty placed on the retired Major League Baseball player's head.

Dominican authorities have not revealed who ordered the hit on Ortiz or why he was targeted.

The suspected gunman who shot Ortiz was identified by police as 25-year-old Rolfy Ferreyra Cruz, who is one of the six suspects who was under arrest, according to police.

Ferreyra Cruz, according to Dominican police, allegedly confessed to shooting Ortiz.

Ferreyra Cruz is also believed to be the same man wanted in a pair of armed street robberies on Dec. 22 in Clifton, New Jersey, a detective lieutenant, Robert Bracken, with the city's police department told The Star-Ledger newspaper of Newark, New Jersey.

Other suspects under arrest in the Dominican Republic were identified by police as Eddy Vladimir Feliz Garcia, Reynaldo Rodriguez Valenzuela, Joel Rodriguez Cruz, Oliver Moises Mirabal Acosta and Polfirio Alende Deschamps Vasquez.

Surveillance video that captured Ortiz's shooting showed a gunman police identified as Ferreyra Cruz walking up behind Ortiz, who was sitting at the bar, and opening fire before running away. In the footage, Ortiz appears to grab his stomach before collapsing.

A hearing for some of those arrested had been scheduled for Thursday, but being dramatically dragged into court, the hearing was postponed. Prosecutors have asked for the men to be held for up to one year as the investigation continues.

Ortiz was rushed to a hospital in Santo Domingo and underwent an operation in which doctors removed parts of his liver and small and large intestines, officials said.

The Red Sox team chartered an air ambulance jet to fly Ortiz to Boston, where he underwent a second surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital late Sunday night.

"David remains in guarded condition in the surgical intensive care unit following his second surgery. He continues to heal and make progress," Ortiz's wife, Tiffany Ortiz, said in a statement released by the Red Sox on Thursday morning. "David will continue to recover in the ICU and future updates on his condition will be provided when necessary."

Tiffany Ortiz also thanked the doctors and medical staff at the Abel Gonzalez Clinic in Santo Domingo for saving her husband's life.

"Without you, our story could have had a tragic ending," she wrote. "You will forever be our guardian angels."

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Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions for the first time.

The Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. The Raptors won the series 4-2, denying the Warriors what would have been a third straight championship.

Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam had 26 points apiece for the Raptors, while Fred VanVleet and Kawhi Leonard each had 22 for Toronto.

Klay Thompson scored 30 for Golden State but left with a knee injury. Andre Iguodala scored 22 points and Stephen Curry had 21 for the Warriors.

When Curry missed a 3-pointer with about five seconds left, the Raptors tacked on a free throw off a technical in the last second when the Warriors called a time-out they didn't have, and the last game at Oracle Arena was the last game of Golden State's reign.

Leonard was named NBA Finals MVP, the first player in history to win Finals MVP with teams from both conferences. Leonard won his first Finals MVP in 2014 as a member of the San Antonio Spurs.

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