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Ex-WABC Sports Anchor Pleads Guilty, Avoids Jail Time

Marvell Scott pleaded guilty Tuesday to child endangerment and will get 20 days of community service as part of a plea deal.

The former WABC sports anchor admitted that he inappropriately touched a 14-year-old runaway during a July 2008 incident in his Times Square apartment. Scott faced up to seven years in jail if convicted at trial. The misdemeanor will be wiped from Scott’s record in six months, provided he completes his community service.

“On or about June 5, 2008, inside my then-apartment … I acted in a manner likely to be injurious to the welfare of a child by inappropriately touching her,” Scott told a Manhattan Supreme Court judge. “[Afterward] I learned she was 14 years old.” Read more

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U.S. Soccer Star Is Bored, Checks in With The NYT From China

The United States women’s soccer team is currently in the middle of the Four Nations tournament in China. The squad opened up with a surprising loss to Sweden before defeating Canada 2-1. They play the home country on Tuesday morning, but the players have a lot of downtime. Unfortunately, as midfielder Yael Averbuch writes in The New York Times, that’s not as distracting as it usually can be.

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube – basically anything fun – is blocked. We’ve also discovered that topics or historical events that may be controversial to the country are blocked from Google. My roommate, Lauren Cheney, and I have made a game of seeing what is and isn’t prohibited. These are the things we found to do in our spare time, especially on game day.

Soccer players: They’re just like us! (Bored in China.)