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  1. Japanese Pitcher Yukiko Ueno Perfect Storm Of Power And Precision...

    Graham Hays

    To recapture the ISF World Championship this weekend, the United States faces what has become an epic challenge: figure out a way to defeat Japanese ace Yukiko Ueno.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2014
  2. espnW -- Ashley Wagner faces latest hurdle heading into Sochi Oly...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    New coach. New routine. Controversial nationals result. No, the past six months haven't been exactly easy for Ashley Wagner. But the skating star is ready to face her latest challenge -- proving doubters wrong at the Sochi Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  3. espnW -- Team USA hockey Amanda Kessel ready for Olympic challeng...

    Craig Custance

    After earning an NCAA title and world championship in 2013, Amanda Kessel is now fixated on Olympic gold.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2014
  4. Lindsey Van's misadventures in drug testing -espnW

    Lindsey Van

    As ski jumping prepares for its Olympic debut, American Lindsey Van attests to pee anxiety, being forced to produce a sample at any time of day in front of a tester.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2013
  5. espnW -- What's next for softball after failed Olympic bid?

    Graham Hays

    Striking out for the third time in a bid to bring softball back to the Olympics might mean it's time to move on, but it doesn't mean the sport is dead in the U.S. -- far from it. The challenge lies in keeping stars in the spotlight after college.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  6. espnW -- Team USA on a roll at ISF Junior Women's World Champions...

    Graham Hays

    The U.S. has rolled through six opponents by a score of 59-0 at the ISF Junior World Championship, but a showdown with archrival Japan likely looms.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2013
  7. Jennie Finch faces fears of open-water swimming -espnW

    Jennie Finch

    With waves, currents, darkness (and maybe even alligators) to contend with, Jennie Finch says open-water swimming poses one of her greatest triathlon challenges.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2013
  8. espnW -- Former softball great Jennie Finch begins training for A...

    Jennie Finch

    Jennie Finch is no stranger to team sports, but the former softball great has never tackled the intense preparation she's undergoing to compete in her first triathlon.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2013
  9. espnW -- National Pro Fastpitch is playing for keeps

    Graham Hays

    Despite financial challenges, National Pro Fastpitch softball league is about to complete its ninth year, a testament to the dedication of its players and owners.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2012
  10. espnW -- Documentary "Strong!" challenges notions of fitness

    Amanda Rykoff

    The new documentary "Strong!", about 300-pound Olympic weightlifter Cheryl Haworth, challenges our notions of what it means to be a fit female athlete.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2012
  11. Balancing pro sports and motherhood

    Adena Andrews

    Some professional female athletes open up about the challenges -- and joys -- of combining pro sports with motherhood.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2012
  12. London Calling -- The (mis)adventures of a recent road trip to Ho...

    Kathryn Bertine

    Despite her (mis)adventures in Holland -- FedEx! Bad seat posts! -- Kathryn Bertine is not giving up on her end goal of reaching the London Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2012
  13. Rutgers Scarlet Knight coach C. Vivian Stringer talks Title IX

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    Forty years and 863 wins ago, C. Vivian Stringer started her career with a whistle and a dream. Recently, the Rutgers coach sat down with espnW to discuss the opportunities that Title IX has created and the challenges that still remain.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2012
  14. Cyclist Amber Neben turns challenges into opportunities

    Cristina Goyanes

    Amber Neben is one of the top road cyclists in the world, but there's one title that has always eluded her: an Olympic gold. She's hoping to end that drought in London.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2012
  15. Val Ackerman: Surveying a significant year for women's sports

    Val Ackerman

    In 2011, the women's sports landscape welcomed new champions and new fans. The next challenge: ensuring the financial viability of women's sports enterprises.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2011
  16. Phyllis Reffo no ordinary NCAA athlete

    Whitney Holtzman

    At age 49, Phyllis Reffo, former model and the single mother of two teenage girls, has jumped into a new challenge: swimming for Pepperdine.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2011