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  1. espnW -- Association of Volleyball Professionals circuit returns ...

    Amanda Rykoff

    Back from bankruptcy, the AVP professional beach volleyball tour returns this weekend in Cincinnati with new ownership and a more sensible business plan.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2012
  2. Yankees support women's sports

    Amanda Rykoff

    Christie Rampone knows how to handle big moments. The captain of the U.S. women's soccer team is a three-time Olympic gold medal winner and a World Cup champion. But even the normally calm and confident Rampone had a case of the jitters on Monday nig...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  3. Another first in a great year for women

    Amanda Rykoff

    In all, 2012 has been a pretty great year for women in sports. First, we honored the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the revolutionary legislation that allowed young women to participate in sports in unprecedented numbers. Then, not coincidentally, the...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  4. espnW -- Ronda Rousey is a striking MMA success

    Amanda Rykoff

    With her devastating armbar, Strikeforce bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has gone from insecure girl to the toughest woman in MMA.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2012
  5. espnW -- Cheryl Haworth cheers for former weightlifting teammates...

    Amanda Rykoff

    Former Olympian Cheryl Haworth is getting a new prospective on the Games while cheering for former teammates Sarah Robles and Holley Mangold from her Georgia home.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  6. espnW -- Documentary "Strong!" challenges notions of fitness

    Amanda Rykoff

    The new documentary "Strong!", about 300-pound Olympic weightlifter Cheryl Haworth, challenges our notions of what it means to be a fit female athlete.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2012
  7. espnW -- Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series seeks lasting im...

    Amanda Rykoff

    In its second year, the Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series seeks to take advantage of the sport's Olympic attention and build a lasting U.S. tour.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2012
  8. espnW -- Olympian Diana Lopez gets her kicks from family

    Amanda Rykoff

    In a family of Olympians, Diana Lopez has learned plenty from her older brothers in their sport of taekwondo. But it's her mother, Ondina, who taught her to be strong and independent.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2012
  9. 2012 London Olympics -- An athlete state of mind, 100 days out

    Amanda Rykoff

    How are U.S. Olympic hopefuls faring just 100 days out from the start of the London Olympics? We caught up with a few of them during Wednesday's festivities in Times Square.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2012
  10. The J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions captivates Grand Central ...

    Amanda Rykoff

    A glass-court competition in the most unlikely of venues attracts top players from around the world and sold-out crowds.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2012
  11. Inside the quarterfinals with Brandi Chastain

    Amanda Rykoff

    The former World Cup and Olympic star tells us the players and matchups to watch in the NCAA final eight.

    Story | Conversation | November 23, 2011
  12. The Pro's Questionnaire -- Triathlete Cat Morrison is the chief f...

    Amanda Rykoff

    In the Pro's Questionnaire, the triathlete introduces us to Scottish slang and talks about her beloved rock collection and why she doesn't like malaise.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2011
  13. The Pro's Questionnaire -- Paralympian Allison Jones is fearless

    Amanda Rykoff

    In the Pro's Questionnaire, the five-time Paralympian tells us about her obsessive packing habits, her love of comfort food and her beloved Death Star Legos.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2011
  14. Power Players -- Lisa Baird sells the Olympic dream

    Amanda Rykoff

    As the chief marketing officer of the USOC, Lisa Baird markets more than sponsorships -- she sells the Olympic movement.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2011
  15. The Pro's Questionnaire -- Life is golden for Susan Francia

    Amanda Rykoff

    In the Pro's Questionnaire, Olympic rower Susan Francia talks about teamwork, betrayal, getting introspective and the challenges facing her this year.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2011
  16. For the Steffens, water polo is a family affair

    Amanda Rykoff

    Jessica and Maggie Steffens are key players on the U.S. water polo team. No surprise -- their father, brother, uncle and cousins have all played the sport.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2011