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  1. Broncos Play Keep-Away From Peyton Manning With Record-Setting Ba...

    D'Arcy Maine

    As you've probably heard by now, some football player named Peyton Manning broke some record on Sunday night. The Denver Broncos quarterback passed Brett Favre's mark for career touchdown passes in a 42-17 rout of the San Francisco 49ers. With 3:09 l...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  2. We Just Found The Most Giving Guy In Major League Baseball

    D'Arcy Maine

    In "ask and you shall receive" news, a bold and very persistent Kansas City Royals fan named Nicholas Knapple requested tickets from reliever Brandon Finnegan on Twitter last week. And somehow, the old "broke fan" routine worked. On Monday, Finnegan ...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  3. 'Broke College Kid' Asks, Receives Four Tickets From MLB Star

    D'Arcy Maine

    A "broke college kid" named Zach Walker sent a tweet to Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis on Tuesday asking for game tickets. He surely didn't expect a response, much less to actually get tickets. But it turned out to be his lucky day. ...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  4. How Shirley Muldowney Changed Racing And Paved The Way For Women

    Brant James

    Shirley Muldowney faced a firestorm of opposition when she broke into the NHRA ranks, but through dogged determination, she won three series championships and changed the face of racing forever.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  5. espnW -- Venus Williams content with losing serving record to Sab...

    Jim Caple

    Sabine Lisicki broke Venus Williams' record for fastest recorded serve, but the American is focused on playing smarter -- not bigger, writes Jim Caple.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2014
  6. Wimbledon - Eugenie Bouchard, Tommy Robredo among those who finis...

    Greg Garber

    When the rains finally gave way, a mad scramble to finish the matches ensued, writes Greg Garber.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2014
  7. Buzz That Was -- Barack Obama does Richard Sherman impression, bu...

    D'Arcy Maine

    President Obama broke out his Richard Sherman impersonation, the Nets broke the Raptors' hearts and Jay-Z broke his Twitter silence over the weekend. Of course, Gregg Popovich didn't even break a smile.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2014
  8. espnW -- Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados a hit with teammates, f...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Shannon Szabados broke American hearts in Sochi, but she's proving to be a hit with U.S. fans and teammates as the first woman in the SPHL.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  9. espnW -- Game-Changing Goalie

    Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados broke American hearts in Sochi, but she's proving to be a big hit with U.S. fans and teammates as the first woman to play in the Southern Professional Hockey League.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  10. Women's college basketball - Support pours in for Sylvia Hatchell...

    As soon as news of Sylvia Hatchell's leukemia diagnosis broke, coaches and players around the country tweeted their support and good wishes to the North Carolina coach.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2013
  11. espnW -- Concussions derail promising soccer careers of Stanford ...

    Graham Hays

    When concussion symptoms reared their ugly heads, Stanford's Emily Oliver and Richmond's Becca Wann knew when to walk away from their soccer careers, choosing their future and their health.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2013
  12. 2013 US Open -- Serena Williams blows away Carla Suarez Navarro, ...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Serena Williams didn't drop a game in blowing away Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro in Tuesday night's quarterfinal.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  13. Saluting Althea Gibson

    espnW

    On this day in 1950, Althea Gibson broke the color barrier in tennis and became the first African-American player to compete at the U.S. National Championships, the precursor of today's U.S. Open. Gibson defeated Barbara Knapp in her debut but lost i...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  14. My mom won her fight

    Essence Carson

    In November 2006, my mother, Stacey Ransaw, was diagnosed with breast cancer. As a student-athlete at Rutgers University, my season was just underway when she broke the news. An unexpected twist in life's long road was thrown in the mix and threw me ...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  15. espnW -- Kayaking suits Kaitlyn McElroy

    Jane McManus

    When a training accident ended her career as a cross-country skier, Kaitlyn McElroy switched to kayaking and has made it all the way to the world championships.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  16. espnW and Nine for IX -- Runner's World excerpt on Zola Budd afte...

    Steve Friedman

    Runner's World excerpt: Think you know the story of Zola Budd? Even if you remember how the barefoot prodigy broke world records and was blamed for Mary Decker's Olympic nightmare, there's more to her story than the legend.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2013