Abby Wambach retires, Lakewood feeds the World Series, more sports notes

Some of the U.S. Women's National Team players at the White House today. More on Twitter.

Abby Wambach, the leading scorer in the history of international soccer, announced today she will retire from playing when the U.S. women's national team finishes its current tour in December. Wambach, 35, has scored 184 goals in international play, "far and away the most scored by any man or woman in international soccer," the national team said in a statement. The team was at the White House today to be honored by President Obama for winning the World Cup this year. "This team taught all of America's children that playing like a girl means being a badass," Obama said.

  • Former Dodgers favorite Juan Uribe was added to the Mets roster for the World Series, which begins tonight. Uribe had been injured.
  • When Travis D'Arnaud appears tonight for the Mets, Lakewood High School will have been represented in three straight World Series. BTW, former South Bay star George Brett will throw out the first pitch of the series.
  • How the Dodgers leaving Brooklyn shaped the politics and ideology of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. The Guardian
  • Less than a week after parting ways with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Don Mattingly has reportedly interviewed with the Miami Marlins regarding their manager job. ESPN
  • Former Angels outfielder Torii Hunter is retiring after 19 seasons.

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