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But while Powers-Barnhard had to brace herself for the uncomfortable moment when she would again be in the same arena and on the same court as Rick Butler, her former volleyball coach and the man Powers-Barnhard and several other women say sexually abused them when they were teenagers in the 1980s, Powers-Barnhard says she was buoyed this year by an outpouring of support on numerous fronts. That includes an online grassroots movement in which a Denver attorney is making sure the public knows about Butler’s past.

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That certainly was bound to happen sooner or later for an offense that still began the day first in the major leagues in both runs per game and home runs per game. It just didn't make dropping a flat 8-1 decision following their spirited late comeback victory in the series opener the previous night any easier to digest for the Yanks in a quiet postgame clubhouse on Saturday.

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