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  1. Diamond gems from this weekend in baseball

    Adena Andrews

    At 105 years old, Agnes McKee of Oceanside, Calif., became the oldest person to throw out a ceremonial first pitch. McKee took the mound at Petco Park on Sunday before the San Diego Padres took on the New York Mets. McKee's months of practice at her ...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  2. #RE2PECT for Derek Jeter

    Adena Andrews

    On the eve of the All-Star Game, Nike has presented us with the best tribute so far in Derek Jeter's farewell tour. The commercial, which will air Tuesday night, shows fans and players around the country tipping their caps to the Yankees icon. Mi...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  3. Small Wonders - Forty years after girls won right to play Little ...

    Melissa Isaacson

    When Melissa Isaacson spoke with one of Little League's female pioneers, she finally realized how much it hurt that she hadn't been able to wear that hat and play herself.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  4. Small Wonders - All-girls team finds unity on the baseball field

    Sarah Spain

    A girls' 10-and-under baseball team brought together by Baseball For All showed the boys how it's done in a California tournament.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2014
  5. Buzz That Was -- Wild sports day includes proposal in World Cup s...

    D'Arcy Maine

    A stunning late U.S. goal and a celebrity marriage proposal made it a festive night at the World Cup. But things got downright zany with nonexistent Ghanaian giraffes and a bear in an Alaska outfield.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2014
  6. Tipping our cap to Mighty Casey

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    On this day in 1888, the iconic poem "Casey at the Bat" was first published in the San Francisco Daily Examiner. Written by Ernest Lawrence Thayer under the pen name "Phin" about a baseball team in the fictional town of Mudville, the prose is a comed...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  7. espnW -- Steering clear of Shake Shack? Might we recommend these ...

    Shake Shack at Citi Field has been taking shots all week, so we're here to remind you of some delicious offerings at ballparks across the country.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2014
  8. Buzz That Was -- Doc Rivers makes robbery charge after Los Angele...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Doc Rivers was fuming after the Los Angeles Clippers folded -- with some help from the refs -- in Game 5, but what's getting us out of our seats is the footage of Georgia football recruit Nick Chubb's vertical leap.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  9. A Century Of Wrigley

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    On this day in 1914, Chicago's iconic Wrigley Field hosted its first baseball game. The Chicago Federals welcomed the Kansas City Packers of the Federal League in what was then known as Weeghman Park. The Federals scored a 9-1 victory in front of a c...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  10. espnW -- A whole new ballgame for Stanford Cardinal freshman outf...

    Graham Hays

    Stanford freshman Bessie Noll took an unusual path to Division I softball. After years of playing little league baseball in Japan, she came to America seeking greater opportunity and the camaraderie that sprouts from playing with 18 other women.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2014
  11. Special thank you to No. 42

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    On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson made his major league debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color barrier in baseball and paving the way for all minority athletes. A four-sport star at UCLA, Robinson joined the Kansas City Monarchs in t...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  12. espnw -- Looking smart amid society's mixed signals

    Jane McManus

    Society keeps sending mixed signals about how women should dress in the workplace, so Jane McManus has some advice.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  13. espnW -- Critics of Daniel Murphy's decision to take paternity le...

    Melissa Isaacson

    New York radio hosts criticizing the Mets' Daniel Murphy for staying with his wife after the birth of their child are frighteningly out of touch, Melissa Isaacson says.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  14. espnw -- After Martinsville, Danica needs quick recovery

    Brant James

    After improving each week since Daytona, including a season-best 14th at Fontana, Danica Patrick fell flat at Martinsville. Check out our Five Observations.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2014
  15. espnW -- Sarah Spain says Major League Baseball is back -- are yo...

    Sarah Spain

    From the Derek Jeter and Bud Selig retirement tours to expanded replay to tougher drug rules, Sarah Spain has 14 things to watch for in a change-filled 2014 baseball season in That's What She Said.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2014
  16. Buzz That Was -- Paul George and Indiana Pacers claw their way pa...

    D'Arcy Maine

    We're combing a lot of national pastimes today: Imagine watching Paul George's dunk over LeBron while you're wearing a garish patriotic sport coach and chowing down on a baseball helmet full of ice cream.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2014