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Astros owner Jim Crane apologizes to SI reporter Stephanie Apstein

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane wrote a letter to a Sports Illustrated reporter to apologize for a statement from the team last week that questioned her reporting.Stephanie Apstein on Sunday tweeted the letter from Crane, saying she received it on Saturday.Astros owner Jim Crane sent me a letter on Saturday retracting the team's original statement about my story. "We were wrong."https://t.co/arvGceF4To pic.twitter.com/bw2TZI3fh2— Stephanie Apstein (@stephapstein) October 27, 2019 On Monday,
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Stephanie Frappart: ‘I didn’t think about breaking barriers or making history, only doing my job’

The French official is proudly recalling the reception she and her team, compatriot Manuela Nicolosi and Irishwoman Michelle O'Neill, received from the crowd when they walked out to take charge of the UEFA Super Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea last month.The trio made history that night in Istanbul, becoming the first female team to officiate a major men's European final."When we received the medal it was a special moment,"
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Stephanie Frappart: Jurgen Klopp leads praise for history-making female referee

The Frenchwoman became the first female referee to officiate a major men's European match, as Liverpool defeated Chelsea 5-4 on penalties after an entertaining clash had ended 2-2 after extra time.Frappart, who took charge of the Women's World Cup final in July, was supported by an all-female team of assistants: France's Manuela Nicolosi and Michelle O'Neill of the Republic of Ireland. "I told the ref team after the game that
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Stephanie Frappart ‘not afraid’ as she prepares to make history in Super Cup final

On Wednesday, Frappart will take charge of the UEFA Super Cup between Chelsea and Liverpool in Istanbul, becoming the first female to officiate in a major men's European match.Arguably, it isn't the biggest match Frappart has officiated this summer as the 35-year-old was the referee for the Women's World Cup final between the USA and the Netherlands in July, which perhaps explains why this footballing trailblazer says she is not
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Stephanie Frappart hopes her historic job at UEFA Super Cup will open door for more female referees

Stephanie Frappart will be the first female official to take charge of a major UEFA event as Liverpool battle Chelsea for the Super Cup in Turkey on Wednesday. Alex Caparros - UEFA/UEFA via Getty ImagesISTANBUL, Turkey -- Stephanie Frappart's trajectory to making history at the Super Cup final this Wednesday took shape as a football-obsessed 13-year-old in in Val d'Oise, a charming suburb in the north of Paris.Frappart found that playing
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UEFA Super Cup final: Stéphanie Frappart will be first female ref to take charge of Liverpool vs. Chelsea

The French official is no stranger to the big stage, having refereed the FIFA Women's World Cup final in July and previously taking charge of the 2017 UEFA Women's Euro semifinals. The 35-year-old Frappart will lead a predominately female team in the match on August 14, being joined by assistants Manuela Nicolosi and Michelle O'Neal. The fourth official will be Turkey's Cuneyt Cakir."Stéphanie has proved over a number of years