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  1. The Night Before Christmas 2014: Sarah Spain's Ode To The Year In...

    Sarah Spain

    Sarah Spain looks back at a year that offered a lot more cheer than you might think.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2014
  2. Bringing Back 5 Athletes to Celebrate 45 Years Of 'Sesame Street'...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Ernie, Bert and the legendary children's show "Sesame Street" turn 45 today! While you brainstorm what exactly you should buy for your favorite middle-aged TV program, which premiered on this day in 1969, please enjoy five of the best athlete appeara...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  3. Why Cleveland Needed Gay Games

    Erin Foley

    Forget drafting Johnny Manziel, or luring back LeBron. Stand-up comic Erin Foley explains that she found a cure for the constant sadness Cleveland sports fans feel: last week's Gay Games.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2014
  4. Dikembe Mutombo Sends Shivers With Ultimate Ice Bucket Challenge

    D'Arcy Maine

    I know, I know. By now you are SO over watching athletes (and every friend/acquaintance/person you met on spring break in South Padre Island five years ago on your Facebook feed) pouring buckets of ice water on their heads, but you really need to mak...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  5. How tennis star Venus Williams got her body back in the game - ES...

    Morty Ain

    Venus Williams talked with reporter Morty Ain about what it was like to take it all off for ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue, and what it's taken to get her body back in the game.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2014
  6. Of Royal Importance

    espnW

    Happy birthday, Queen Elizabeth! In honor of Her Royal Highness' 88th birthday, here are five athletes who have received honors at Buckingham Palace in recent years: 1. Jessica Ennis: The 2012 heptathlon gold medalist won over the world with her ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  7. Back in the day: Natalie Gulbis

    Natalie Gulbis

    In our new espnW series, elite athletes look back with a memory from their rookie days. About 10 years ago when I was first turning professional and joining the LPGA, I trained alongside Tiger Woods at the Butch Harmon School of Golf. We all had l...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  8. Athletes excelling at Dancing with the Stars -espnW

    In honor of Meryl Davis' win on Season 18 of "Dancing with the Stars," we look back at some of the show's top-performing athletes from years past.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | March 12, 2014
  9. espnW -- Diana Nyad goes from awards ceremony with Chris Paul to ...

    Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad goes from hanging with a star to "Dancing with the Stars."

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2014
  10. espnW -- Ashley Wagner faces latest hurdle heading into Sochi Oly...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    New coach. New routine. Controversial nationals result. No, the past six months haven't been exactly easy for Ashley Wagner. But the skating star is ready to face her latest challenge -- proving doubters wrong at the Sochi Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  11. Proud of U.S. snowboarders

    Elena Hight

    Every four years, all of a sudden snowboarding turns into a team sport. Riders join together to honor and represent not just themselves as athletes but also their country. Team USA has always been known to be one of the strongest teams in the Olympic...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  12. espnW -- Sarah Spain revisits five Sochi Olympics dreamers

    Sarah Spain

    One year ago, Sarah Spain profiled five athletes aiming for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Today she checks back in with them to see whose dreams came true, and whose were dashed.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2014
  13. Looking ahead is right move

    Alice McKennis

    As an athlete, it is easy to focus in on what is right in front of you -- Olympics, world championships, nationals, you name it -- and to never look toward the future and the rest of your career. It is hard to fathom what you might be doing four year...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  14. Tough test week includes UConn

    Mikayla Lyles

    It is that time of year again ... finals week. When water becomes coffee, sleep is a distant memory and the need for "TGIF" is stronger than ever. For student-athletes, there is typically added stress because of the anticipation and pr...

    Blog | December 21, 2013
  15. Ryan Lochte, Katie Ledecky win top honors at Golden Goggles

    Ryan Lochte and Olympic and world champion Katie Ledecky won male and female athlete of the year at the Golden Goggles as USA Swimming honored its top performers.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2013
  16. Happy Halloween!

    espnW

    On this day in history, since 1927, normal people and athletes everywhere have been doling out tricks and treats and dressing up in spooky or hilarious costumes. Like every year since the beginning of time (or something like that), dressing up in spo...

    Blog | October 31, 2013