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  1. espnW -- Andy Murray breaks the mold by hiring Amelie Mauresmo as...

    Jim Caple

    Men have been coaching prominent women's sports for decades. So why was it so gasp worthy when Andy Murray hired former top-ranked player Ameile Mauresmo as his coach? Because it's precedent setting. And frankly it's about time.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2014
  2. WNBA playoffs - WNBA legend Tina Thompson retires on her terms

    Jim Caple

    Most teams don't celebrate advancing to the Western Conference finals by asking to pose with the opponent. Coaches generally don't break down in tears after a victory while talking about that opposing player. But that's exactly the sort of impact Tina Thompson has had on the WNBA.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2013
  3. Caple: Kings' move would just shift the pain

    Jim Caple

    Best-selling and award-winning author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie is a passionate basketball fan, a Seattle resident and a former Sonics season-ticket holder. He spent many seasons working his way from seats atop the lower bowl in Key Arena down to ...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  4. Tebow, A-Rod headline the year that wasnt

    Jim Caple

    The past 12 months were so surprising that Nate Silver accurately predicted only 47 percent of what actually happened. Peyton Manning is quarterbacking the Denver Broncos while Northern Illinois is heading to a BCS bowl. A man without legs ran in...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  5. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Mental edge helps U.S. women's gymnastics...

    Jim Caple

    Whether the 2012 gold medalists in the women's team final are the best group of American Olympic gymnasts can be debated, but they are almost certainly the best team.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  6. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Team USA being taken for granted

    Jim Caple

    Don't be deceived by the final score. Saturday's Olympic opener was a bit of a struggle for the U.S. women's basketball team. So maybe it's time to quit taking this squad for granted.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2012
  7. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Rivalry drives U.S. women's gymnasts

    Jim Caple

    Swimming has Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Gymnastics has Jordyn Wieber and Gabby Douglas. And the competition between the American teammates is making them and the entire team better.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2012
  8. Todd MacCulloch: NBA alum, pinball wizard

    Jim Caple

    BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. -- Todd MacCulloch played in the 2001 NBA Finals, in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and in the 1997 and 1998 NCAA tournaments. But his current championship involves a little more preparation on his part. For one thing, he had to b...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  9. Los Angeles Sparks rally past Seattle Storm in season opener

    Jim Caple

    How bad was Seattle's fourth-quarter collapse? "I can't imagine we'll get punked like that again," Storm guard Sue Bird said. Led by Kristi Toliver, Los Angeles rallied from 21 down to win in Seattle, 72-66.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2012
  10. Auriemma on Griner, USA versus the world and the UConn connection...

    Jim Caple

    DALLAS -- The United States women's basketball team has won the gold medal in the past four Olympics and six of the past seven. So what would be a bigger shock, for the women or the men to come home without a gold medal from London? "I'm hoping th...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  11. 2012 London Olympics -- A unique dilemma for Olympic show-jumper ...

    Jim Caple

    Beezie Madden has established herself as one of the most dominant athletes in equestrian show-jumping. But the key to her success, and a trip to London, isn't just in her hands.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2012
  12. Gymnasts' road to 2012 gets more difficult

    Jim Caple

    We all know making the U.S. Olympic team is difficult enough. Years of training, passion and financial sacrifice are normally required (well, not so much financial sacrifice if you're on the basketball team). But making the gymnastics squad is now ev...

    Blog | August 15, 2011
  13. Off Base: What other non-baseball sporting events can MLB stadium...

    Jim Caple

    Off Base has a few ideas for how to bring back the multipurpose MLB stadium.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2010
  14. Road Warrior: Real-life "Hoosiers" and their gym

    Jim Caple

    Where Indiana's high school elite and worldwide visitors pay homage to the movie.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2010
  15. NCAA tournament should follow BCS model

    Jim Caple

    The NCAA tournament is far from perfect. It should follow the BCS model.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2010
  16. Dude dunks on 30th birthday, or did he?

    Jim Caple

    If you read my piece on Jason King a couple months ago and wondered whether he would complete his task of dunking a basketball by his 30th birthday, wonder no more. After months of various types of training, recording his efforts and posting them on...

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2009