Mo’ne Davis’ journey shows how far sports have progressed — and how far they still need to go

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Mo’ne Davis chugs up a flight of stairs and into a full-court gym, where her interruption of an indoor soccer game is welcomed. Davis’ surroundings at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center in South Philly are so familiar that she has the “A” logo tattooed on the inside of her left wrist. This is where she was first discovered, at 7 years old, throwing a tight 30-yard football spiral from the outfield grass. And to where she made the three-block walk from her aunt’s home after school, with enough cash for a slice of pizza at Lazaro’s. And where she trained as a member of the Ande…

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