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  1. MLB - Connections through a softball championship and cancer

    Jim Caple

    Former World Series manager Fred Hutchinson died of cancer 50 years ago. When a friend from a championship team of 25 years ago passed this summer, Jim Caple's thoughts turned to the connection the game, and the disease, brings us.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2014
  2. Former professional tennis player Elena Baltacha, who had been fi...

    Former top-50 professional tennis player Elena Baltacha, who had been fighting liver cancer since retiring from the game, died Sunday. She was 30.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2014
  3. 2014 Sochi Olympics United States sled hockey Steve Cash journey

    Devon Heinen

    Team USA sled hockey goalie overcame childhood cancer and amputation

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2014
  4. espnW -- Sarah Spain offers 10 costume ideas for the sports-lovin...

    Sarah Spain

    Need a Halloween costume? Think more Red Sox/homeless guy, less Miley. In this week's That's What She Said," Sarah Spain has you covered with 10 sports-centered ideas.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2013
  5. Striker Smeltz's cancer scare warning

    Justin Chadwick

    Perth Glory striker Shane Smeltz has been given the all-clear after a recent cancer scare.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2013
  6. Jack Hoffman TD run up for ESPY award

    Adam Rittenberg

    The best moment of spring football in the Big Ten this year (any year?) could be named the best moment in sports for the past year. Jack Hoffman's 69-yard touchdown run in Nebraska's spring game made the 7-year-old brain cancer patient a national ...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  7. espnW -- Phoenix Mercury's Penny Taylor sees silver lining in inj...

    Michelle Smith

    Penny Taylor has been off for more than a year because of a knee injury. One silver lining was seeing her mother during her battle with cancer.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  8. Endurance sports - Vinecki runs in memory of late father

    Doug Williams

    Looking to raise money and awareness for the disease that claimed her father, 14-year-old Winter Vinecki aims to become the youngest to finish marathons on all seven continents.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2013
  9. Oscar Schmidt recovering from second brain tumor surgery

    Hall of Fame basketball player Oscar Schmidt is recovering from a second brain operation to treat cancer.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2013
  10. Livestrong says success was never solely based on Lance Armstrong...

    Leaders of the cancer charity founded by Lance Armstrong said Thursday that the organization will persevere in the wake of the cyclist's admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2013
  11. Shannon Miller on Lance, cancer, pregnancy

    Lynn Hoppes

    When Shannon Miller -- the most decorated gymnast in U.S. history -- heard that disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong was finally going to admit that he took performance-enhancing drugs, she thought of one word: "Disheartening." Not because Armstr...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  12. Cleaning out the notebook

    Dave Telep

    CHATHAM, Va. -- On Wednesday night, Virginia's Hargrave Military Academy defeated the University of North Carolina's JV squad. But the final result didn't matter. A sellout crowd united in an attempt to defeat a bigger opponent: cancer. Kudos to ...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  13. espnW -- Shannon Miller's pregnancy news a joyful twist to long j...

    Shannon Miller

    Shannon Miller received a devastating diagnosis of ovarian cancer just two years ago but now is ready to share some equally joyful news.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2013
  14. Olympic champion Shannon Miller pregnant after ovarian cancer

    Two years after discovering she had a rare form of ovarian cancer, Olympic champion gymnast Shannon Miller is expecting her second child.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2013
  15. Lance Armstrong's name formally dropped from Livestrong Foundatio...

    Lance Armstrong's cancer fighting charity has formally dropped him from its name and will officially be known as the Livestrong Foundation.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2012
  16. Milt Campbell, first black Olympic decathlon winner, dies

    Milt Campbell, who became the first African-American to win the Olympic decathlon in 1956 and went on to play professional football and become a motivational speaker, has died after a battle with prostate cancer, his family said Saturday. He was 78.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2012