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  1. Honoring women in sports

    Amanda Rykoff

    At espnW, we celebrate impressive accomplishments of female athletes on the court or field every day. But today we'll take the time to recognize the achievements of women off the field in sports business, whether it's as a league executive or the hea...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  2. What is next for women's soccer?

    Beau Dure

    With the collapse of the WPS, soccer insiders have various ideas about what comes next and whether there is the commitment to keep a league alive.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2012
  3. About Last Night -- Thunder storm in Dallas

    Whitney Holtzman

    Kevin Durant got plenty of help from his supporting cast on Thursday as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Dallas Mavericks to even the Western Conference finals at 1-1. Here's what you missed last night.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2011
  4. espnW -- Michele Roberts, head of the NBA Players Association, ta...

    Kate Fagan

    Michele Roberts, head of the NBA players' association, talks about how her background primed her history-making new role.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2014
  5. W Debate: Is the NBA the most progressive league?

    With the landmark hiring of Michele Roberts as the head of its players' association, Kate Fagan and Melissa Isaacson debate whether the NBA has become the most progressive men's sports league....

    Page | Conversation
  6. Buzz That Was -- Isaiah Austin highlights 2014 NBA draft, but U.S...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Yes, Andrew Wiggins' suit and Zach LaVine's geographical limitations were hilarious, but for us the NBA draft was all about the league's special selection of Baylor center Isaiah Austin.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2014
  7. espnW -- Best dressed and worst dressed picks from the NBA draft ...

    Sarah Spain

    Over the years we've seen some serious tie tragedies and double-breasted disasters, but which league's rookies have dressed the best?

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2014
  8. espnW -- Mom drives Michael Carter-Williams' success with Philade...

    Sarah Spain

    Philly's Michael Carter-Williams is becoming a star in the NBA, but it hasn't been a solo effort. His mom, Mandy Carter-Zegarowski, sacrificed her own dreams to take on the role of manager, and her advice is paying off for one of the league's top rookies.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2014
  9. espnW -- Jane McManus on how leagues taking stand on domestic vio...

    Jane McManus

    Pro leagues like the NFL could do a lot of good by adopting domestic violence as the next cause.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2014
  10. Buzz That Was -- Ozzie Smith leads push to make Major League Base...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Make baseball's Opening Day a national holiday? Best idea ever. And maybe UFC champ Ronda Rousey can use the day to practice her bowling.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2014
  11. Happy Holidays, NBA Style

    espnW

    Today is Christmas Eve, a holiday beloved by children of all ages. As a present for people of all ages and religions, the NBA has neatly gift-wrapped five marquee games for your enjoyment on Wednesday. The league has hosted games on Christmas Day ann...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  12. espnW -- NBA ref Violet Palmer paved the way for other women

    Johnette Howard

    Controversy greeted Violet Palmer as one of the first female refs in the NBA. Today no one seems to care that two new women are in training. You can thank Palmer for that, Johnette Howard writes.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2013
  13. Pioneers charge onto court

    espnW

    On this day in 1997, the NBA announced the hiring of Dee Kantner and Violet Palmer to its refereeing staff, marking the first time in major U.S. pro sports that women would officiate regular-season games in an all-male league. On Oct. 31, 1997, Palme...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  14. espnW -- Shame on you, Shabazz Muhammad, Chris Gatling. Manning B...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Shabazz Muhammad couldn't make it one day without getting booted from NBA rookie orientation, but he had a lot of competition when it came to sports humiliation this week (have you seen that Manning Bros. commercial?).

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2013
  15. Brittney Griner NBA offer a false promise

    Jemele Hill

    It would have been perfect if Griner had told Cuban to spend more time worrying about the Mavericks' playoffs chances than her NBA possibilities.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2013
  16. espnW -- No woman, not Brittney Griner or any other, could play i...

    Kate Fagan

    It's time for a reality check. No current female basketball player would be able to compete in the NBA, and that includes Baylor center Brittney Griner.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2013