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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. Play highlights Georgia Bird's Magic touch

    Amanda Rykoff

    The new Broadway play "Magic/Bird" recounts the role Larry Bird's mother, Georgia, played in turning his rivalry with Magic Johnson into a lifelong friendship.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2012
  3. Director Anne Buford elevates basketball dreams

    Amanda Rykoff

    As the documentary "ELEVATE" hits theaters, espnW caught up with its director to hear about her love of basketball and what inspired her to make the film.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2011
  4. Revolutionary heroes in sports

    Amanda Rykoff

    In honor of the Fourth of July and its celebration of freedom, espnW takes a look at notable declarations of independence in the sports world.

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2011
  5. Games We're Watching -- All eyes on Newark for NBA draft

    Amanda Rykoff

    Will the Cavaliers make Kyrie Irving the top pick in tonight's NBA draft? Find out tonight. We've also got second-round action from Wimbledon and an elimination game in the CWS. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2011
  6. Games We're Watching -- The Finals frontier

    Amanda Rykoff

    We've got another weekend chock-full of varied sports goodies. The Canucks look to bounce back and the Mavericks look to bounce the Heat as the Stanley Cup finals and NBA Finals highlight the Games We're Watching

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2011
  7. Games We're Watching -- The finals countdown

    Amanda Rykoff

    This weekend is all about finals. Stanley Cup finals. NBA Finals. French Open finals. And the final weekend of the Women's College World Series. Hopefully you're not too busy studying for finals. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2011
  8. Games We're Watching -- Crucial matchups in conference finals

    Amanda Rykoff

    It's a good thing most network series have wrapped up, because we've got drama on the court and ice tonight with critical conference finals games in the NBA and NHL. There's even baseball worth checking out. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2011
  9. Games We're Watching -- Western Conference finals tip tonight

    Amanda Rykoff

    The NBA and NHL playoffs are back tonight, with the NBA's version of the Red River Rivalry tipping off in Dallas and the Lightning and Bruins facing off in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2011
  10. Games We're Watching -- A postseason banquet

    Amanda Rykoff

    Whether it's basketball or hockey that's more to your taste, this weekend is a nonstop playoff feast, beginning with Thunder-Grizzlies Friday in Memphis. And in a women's soccer friendly, the U.S. hosts Japan on Saturday in the Games We're Watching.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2011
  11. Not so unlucky No. 13

    Amanda Rykoff

    It's no secret that No. 13 is historically viewed as unlucky or, in extreme cases, cursed. The fear of 13 is so common, there's even a term for it: triskaidekaphobia. In the sports world, though, a few brave players have embraced the number.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2011
  12. Games We're Watching -- Playoff pursuits proliferate

    Amanda Rykoff

    The NBA and NHL conference semifinals continue tonight with doubleheaders. Can the Grizzlies continue to surprise? Will LeBron James and the Heat protect home court? Will we have more drama on the ice? Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2011
  13. Games We're Watching -- Playoff battles from East to West

    Amanda Rykoff

    It's an NBA playoff doubleheader tonight as the Bulls and Hawks tip off in Chicago followed by the Lakers and Mavericks in Los Angeles. If you're a puckhead, we've got Flyers and Bruins on the ice. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2011
  14. Games We're Watching: Playoff pandemonium, please

    Amanda Rykoff

    The NBA and NHL postseasons continue in full force this weekend. Whether it's a critical Game 6 or Game 1 of the conference semifinals, you're not going to want to miss a minute. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2011
  15. Minnesota Twins pitcher Nick Blackburn has crazy love for the Okl...

    Amanda Rykoff

    Minnesota Twins pitcher Nick Blackburn may be a laid back, easy-going guy in the clubhouse, but when it comes to his Oklahoma City Thunder, there's nothing mild-mannered about him. The 29-year-old right-hander, an Oklahoma native, is a self-proclaime...

    Blog | Conversation | April 27, 2011
  16. Minnesota Twins pitcher Nick Blackburn has crazy love for the Okl...

    Amanda Rykoff

    A self-proclaimed super fan, the Twins righty is enjoying his team's run and learning a thing or two about sports from the fan's perspective.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2011