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  1. Team USA Has So Many Terrific Players, Not Enough Spots

    Mechelle Voepel

    The U.S. women's basketball team will be favored in the world championship no matter whom it selects, but deciding which superb players to leave off the squad will be brutally difficult, writes Mechelle Voepel.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2014
  2. U.S. women set dates for hoops exhibitions

    The U.S. women's national basketball team will play an exhibition showcase in Delaware on Sept. 11 as part of its training for the upcoming world championship.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2014
  3. HoopGurlz -- South Carolina Gamecocks get commitment from A'ja Wi...

    Walter Villa

    Score one for the home team. A'ja Wilson, the No. 1 prospect in the nation, has announced that she'll be staying home and attending South Carolina.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  4. Flashback: Babe adds to legend

    espnW

    On this day in 1954, Babe Didrikson Zaharias won the LPGA Sarasota Open for the second consecutive year. A three-time medalist in track at the 1932 Olympics and an All-American basketball player, Didrikson Zaharias didn't start playing golf until 193...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  5. espnW -- Influential women and moments in sports history

    In honor of Women's History Month, we highlight some of the most influential women and moments in sports history.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | February 28, 2014
  6. Basketball recruit journey to US from Nigeria -espnW

    Adam Minichino

    Formerly shy, Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah of Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School in Rabun Gap, Ga., wants to use her newfound confidence to inspire other girls back in her home country of Nigeria.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  7. Buzz That Was -- Ted Ligety wins historic gold medal, and David L...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Ted Ligety made up for "choking" earlier in the Olympics by winning the giant slalom, and our good mood was enhanced by Tony Romo trying to talk titles, David Letterman trying to talk to a snowboarder and Vladimir Putin watching the Russian hockey loss.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  8. espnW -- United States, Canada women's hockey teams best of frene...

    Steve Wulf

    The frenemy combat between the U.S. and Canadian women's hockey teams doesn't get the exposure or recognition it deserves. The feud is one of a kind because the two teams share the same love (hockey) and the same hate (losing).

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2013
  9. Special Olympics close to heart

    Elena Delle Donne

    Hey guys! Just wanted to check in and let you all know what I've been up to. Last night I had the chance to be a guest coach at the New Trier Special Olympics basketball practice. I had so much fun interacting with the athletes and teaching some ...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  10. HoopGurlz -- Aja Wilson, No. 1 prospect in espnW HoopGurlz Top 10...

    Walter Villa

    While most of the top women's basketball recruits will sign their national letters of intent this week, No. 1 prospect A'ja Wilson is still doing her research and plans to wait until after the season.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2013
  11. Sochi or bust

    Alana Nichols

    When I was growing up, being a jock was my thing. I played three sports -- softball, basketball and volleyball -- until I had to drop basketball my sophomore year of high school because it was too tough time-wise. When I started snowboarding in eight...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  12. espnW -- Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike flips for bask...

    Mackenzie Lobby

    Nneka Ogwumike, who will try to lift L.A. into the Western finals, fell in love with the team aspect of basketball after giving it a shot to stay in shape for gymnastics.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  13. HoopGurlz -- Katie Lou Samuelson has sweet shot and is sister to ...

    Walter Villa

    Like her sisters Bonnie and Karlie, Katie Lou Samuelson is highly competitive and a great shooter. But there's no guarantee the Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) wing, No. 2 in the espnW HoopGurlz Super 60 for the 2015 class, will follow them to Stanford.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  14. espnW -- Minnesota Lynx star Seimone Augustus recalls learning to...

    Mackenzie Lobby

    Seimone Augustus fell in love with basketball on the gravel in her front yard with her dad's lawn chairs, bowling gloves and trash cans as teaching tools.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  15. Thanks for a grand finale

    Katie Smith

    It has been 15 amazing seasons in the WNBA and 17 overall as a professional basketball player, but the incredible journey began long before that for me as a youngster in Logan, Ohio. That love and passion for the game of basketball drove my competiti...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  16. espnW -- U.S. sprinter Carmelita Jeter recalls childhood memories...

    Carmelita Jeter

    Before she headed to Moscow for worlds, track star Carmelita Jeter took time to reminiscence about her childhood days, playing hoops and goin' fishing.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2013