The Rush: Megan Rapinoe & Simone Biles add hardware receive Medal of Freedom

Megan Rapinoe and Simone Biles added some hardware after being awarded the Medal of Freedom from President Joe Biden, Rafael Nadal pulled out of his Wimbledon semifinal match with Nick Kyrgios due to injury, Ons Jabeur made history after reaching the women’s final at Wimbledon and the Las Vegas Raiders hired Sandra Douglass Morgan as the first black woman to serve as team president in NFL history.

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JARED QUAY: That was Megan Rapinoe receiving a well-deserved Medal of Freedom from President Joe Biden. There is no surprise here when she's a two time Olympic champion, fights for gender pay equality, and advocates for the rights of marginalized groups. And you know what's better than one legendary athlete receiving the highest civilian honor? Two legendary athletes.

Simone Biles became the youngest recipient ever for the award thanks to being the literal GOAT of gymnastics, and campaigning for mental health, foster care children, and sexual assault victims. Congrats to both Megan and Simone. I can't imagine either you having much room left in the trophy case. So you might have to wear those medals all the time.

- All the time?

- All the time.

JARED QUAY: Rafael Nadal withdrew from his Wimbledon semi-final match with Nick Kyrgios because of injury.

- How bad could it be?

JARED QUAY: The injury was an abdominal tear.

- Ouch.

JARED QUAY: To say the least. I really thought Raf was going to play. But I guess when your core muscles are ripped to shreds, playing probably is a bad idea. I mean, a five setter? But don't worry. Wimbledon goes on. On the women's side, Ons Jabeur from Tunisia made history, becoming the first woman from Africa to make a singles final of a grand slam after she beat her friend Tatiana Maria in three sets.

- And Ons moves on.

- Ons Jabeur.

- 6-2.

- The first African woman in the Open era to reach the Wimbledon final.

JARED QUAY: She'll play Elena Rybakina for all the marbles on Saturday. And she wasn't the only one making history on Thursday. The Las Vegas Raiders have hired Sandra Douglass Morgan as the first Black woman to serve as team president in NFL history.

- Huzzah.

JARED QUAY: About time. Douglass Morgan has deep roots in Las Vegas, working as an attorney, serving as chairwoman for the Nevada Gaming Control Board, and commissioner for the Nevada Gaming Commission. That's an impressive resume no doubt. But if she can get the Raiders owner Mark Davis to shave off that God awful bowl cut, well then put her straight to the Hall of Fame. And I think only a Black woman could do it. She's going to be like, Mark Davis, look me in my eyes. Why don't you cut that [BLEEPS] off your head?

We all want to say when somebody is rich. You can't say that to rich people. And next thing you know, Mark Davis is going to come in with a nice fade. He's going come on with like a black marble too. He's going to look like John B, or Eminem, or somebody.