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  1. Oscar Pistorius trial: Defense questions forensics probe

    Oscar Pistorius' defense lawyer on Wednesday tried to cast doubt on the competence of a South African police forensic expert who testified at the athlete's murder trial

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2014
  2. Sadaharu Oh backs baseball, softball for 2020 Olympics

    Japanese home run king Sadaharu Oh is going to bat for baseball and softball's bid to get back in the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2013
  3. espnW -- Team USA comes up short in ISF Junior World Championship...

    Graham Hays

    For eight of its nine games, the USA junior national softball team dominated the ISF Junior World Championship, but came up short when it counted, losing to Japan 4-0. All is not lost, though.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2013
  4. espnW -- NPF star Natasha Watley goes to bat for others

    Graham Hays

    Softball superstar Natasha Watley's foundation gives African-American girls a chance to find their place in the game.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2012
  5. Jonathan Broxton an odd fit for Reds

    Jonathan Broxton is a peculiar addition for the Cincinnati Reds, for whom the bullpen is a strength while the top of the lineup is a festering sore. Broxton hasn't thrown as hard or missed as many bats the past two years as he did prior to h...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  6. Jonathan Broxton an odd fit for the Cincinnati Reds - MLB

    Keith Law says that Jonathan Broxton is an odd fit for the Cincinnati Reds.

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  7. Jessica Mendoza's top five reasons to be an athlete

    Jessica Mendoza

    In honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the Olympic gold medalist shares why everyone should pick up a ball (or a racket ... or a bat ...).

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2012
  8. Bart Starr, Skip Wise make Page 2's All-Nativity Team

    Rob Daniels

    Welcome to a Nativity-scene reference without the mess caused by Constitutional challenges or barnyards. It's Page 2's All-Nativity Team. No gifts, please. Matthew Luke: The former Dodger, Indian, Angel and Yankee hit 15 homers in 269 career at-bat...

    Blog | Conversation | December 24, 2011
  9. Canada stuns U.S. to win baseball gold at Pan Am Games

    With one swing of the bat, Jimmy Van Ostrand drove in the only two runs Canada needed to beat the United States 2-1 Tuesday and win the gold medal at the Pan American Games.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2011
  10. Afghanistan national sport of buzkashi evolves in post-9/11 world...

    Carl Hoffman

    In ESPN The Mag, Carl Hoffman writes that Afghanistan's national sport of buzkashi had nearly disappeared -- until the Taliban was toppled and American money started pouring in. Now this simple horseback game is as complicated as the country itself.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2011
  11. Jennie Finch homers in United States' win at World Cup of Softbal...

    Jennie Finch hit a two-run homer in her first at-bat after announcing she'll retire from softball, leading the United States to a 9-0 victory in the opening game of the World Cup of Softball.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2010
  12. Winter Olympics -- Homer and Marge Simpson in the curling competi...

    Shane Igoe

    A special Winter Olympics episode of "The Simpsons" is coming up -- with Homer and Marge as curlers!

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2010
  13. Japan's bats come alive in mercy-rule win over Korea

    Ichiro Suzuki broke out of a slump Saturday as defending champion Japan trounced South Korea 14-2 in seven innings to advance to the second round of the World Baseball Classic.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 07, 2009
  14. Saving Sabathia's bullets

    I clicked over to the Brewers' game late in their victory on Monday night and saw that CC Sabathia was coming to bat in the bottom of the eighth inning -- with a six-run lead. He has been incredible, hitting and driving in runs and running his record...

    Blog | Conversation | August 19, 2008
  15. IBAF changes rules for extra-inning games in time for Beijing

    Pittsburgh Pirates minor league pitchers Roman Carrasco and Luis Figueroa were each suspended 50 games Friday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance under baseball's minor league drug program.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2008
  16. MLB owners get tougher on drugs; maple bats next?

    Baseball owners unanimously ratified tougher drug testing rules, and commissioner Bud Selig said he will now turn his attention to whether maple bats have become dangerous.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2008