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  1. Harold Varner III's dreams just getting started at Northern Trust...

    Farrell Evans

    Web.com Tour player Harold Varner III, in the Riviera field on a sponsor's exemption, knows that taking advantage of chances like this week at the Northern Trust Open will go a long way to getting his pro career started on the right foot, writes ESPN.com's Farrell Evans.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2014
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  3. Remembering Walter Payton

    Chris Wilder

    One of the greatest running backs of all time, the late Walter Payton, also made an impact off the gridiron.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2013
  4. Jeremiah Wooding understands his Northern Trust Open chance - Gol...

    Farrell Evans

    Jeremiah Wooding knows the importance of getting a spot in this week's Northern Trust Open more than most teeing it up at Riviera, writes ESPN.com's Farrell Evans.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2013
  5. Golfer Mesha Levister

    Welcome to SportsNation! On Monday, pro golfer Mesha Levister stops by to chat as part of ESPN.com's tribute to Black History Month. History making is a term much used when describing Mesha Levister. She was the only female on the men's golf team...

    Chat | February 18, 2011
  6. Charlie Sifford continues to open doors for others

    Bob Harig

    For years, Charlie Sifford was shut out of the PGA Tour. Now, a new exemption bearing his name at the Northern Trust Open will afford Vincent Johnson an opportunity Sifford got too late in life, writes ESPN.com's Bob Harig.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2009
  7. Joseph Bramlett on similar path as Tiger Woods

    Ron Kroichick

    Many kids dream of following in Tiger Woods' footsteps. For Joseph Bramlett, the similarities to Woods -- a multiracial family, an NCAA title at Stanford -- have him dreaming of a bright future, writes ESPN.com's Ron Kroichick.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2009
  8. One man's mission

    Al Barkow

    Sixty years ago, black pro Bill Spiller wanted to play on the pro tour. When the PGA said no, he set the wheels of change in motion.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2008
  9. Wiley: Let us be wary of celebrating too much

    Cole Wiley

    We can be conscious of our achievements and aware of our progress, but we should never stop working, writes Cole Wiley. The accomplishments and celebrations are merely snapshots of what our lives are really all about -- the journey.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2007
  10. How has Woods changed golf?

    Mark Kreidler

    Mark Kreidler examines whether Tiger Woods has contributed to the ascendance of golf across race lines, class lines and the bottom line.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2007
  11. A pioneer in search of fame

    Did racism keep Herb Carnegie from becoming the Jackie Robinson of hockey? Depends on who you believe.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2004
  12. The technicolor sports hero

    Darren Rovell

    From Jordan to Tiger to LeBron, athletes of color are proving they can pitch products to the masses.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2004
  13. Gabriella Then defeats Lakareber Abe to win U.S. Girls' Junior

    Gabriella Then won the U.S. Girls' Junior on Saturday, spoiling Lakareber Abe's bid to become the first black female individual champion in U.S. Golf Association history.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2013
  14. Alcorn State's hiring of Jay Hopson, who is white, sparks debate ...

    Jemele Hill

    Alcorn State's hiring of Jay Hopson, the first white head football coach in SWAC history, has sparked debate about opportunities for black coaches and about the future of historically black colleges and universities.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2012
  15. At Bethpage Black, expect no let up to start PGA Tour's playoffs

    Farrell Evans

    Two U.S. Opens have been contested at Bethpage Black in the past decade, but what will the PGA Tour's best see when they start the playoffs on Thursday?

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2012
  16. Athletes of the Year Greater Seattle

    Check out the top athletes here

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2009
  17. Frogs, football define life its ownself for Jenkins

    Ivan Maisel

    Dan Jenkins' love affair with college football in general, and TCU in particular, began on Nov. 30, 1935. The sportswriter's passion for "the most emotional, colorful and hysterical game ever developed by mankind and Walter Camp" endures to this day.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2007