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  1. How A Former NCAA Champ Is Trying To Rescue Her Child From Africa...

    Mackenzie Lobby Havey

    For two years, Missy Rock hasn't been able to get her daughter out of an orphanage in the Democratic Republic of Congo. So the former NCAA champion is attacking the problem the best way she knows how: by running the Twin Cities Marathon.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2014
  2. espnW -- Friends of late Wilma Rudolph recall athletic talent, en...

    Andrew Linnehan

    African-American sprinter Wilma Rudolph's talent made her a sports legend when she won three gold medals at the 1960 Olympics. Friends recall how her character made her an American icon.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2014
  3. espnW -- McKayla Maroney sets sights on all-around title at world...

    Blythe Lawrence

    McKayla Maroney brings plenty of experience and fulfills a dream as she competes in the all-around at the world gymnastics championships, going up against U.S. champ Simone Biles and Olympic teammate Kyla Ross.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2013
  4. 2008 Beijing Olympics swimming champion Britta Steffen retires

    Two-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Britta Steffen of Germany has announced her retirement.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2013
  5. Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin has had her ordinary life thanks t...

    Wayne Drehs

    In ESPN The Magazine, Wayne Drehs asks about how Missy Franklin's parents raised a well-adjusted Olympic champ. Low-stress parenting -- and lots of luck.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2013
  6. Tamika Catchings, champs return to court

    Lizzie Haldane

    The Indiana Fever, the defending WNBA champions, open the 2013 WNBA season against the San Antonio Stars in San Antonio tonight at 8 ET. Tamika Catchings, the 2012 Finals MVP who won her first championship as a pro, was the only WNBA player to start ...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  7. National Pro Fastpitch playoffs -- Lack of champ hurts league

    Graham Hays

    National Pro Fastpitch's season ended as an ugly, soggy shambles, fingers raised not skyward to celebrate a championship but instead pointed accusingly in every direction.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2012
  8. W roundtable: Women still battling for equality in sports

    espnW

    Diana Taurasi is still looking for respect as defending World Cup champ Japan fights for equal treatment. The espnW contributors debate how far women's sports have come and how far they have to go.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2012
  9. Rachael Flatt survives college finals

    Michelle Smith

    In our latest Rachael Flatt profile, the U.S. champ talks about her freshman year at Stanford and her vacation plans. On tap: skating shows and a lot of practice.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2011
  10. Five things to watch at Grand Prix Final

    Meri-Jo Borzilleri

    The defending world champs are on a collision course with the 2010 Olympic champs in ice dance, and that's just a sampling of the action.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2011
  11. London Calling -- Kona champ Chrissie Wellington: Freak of nature...

    Kathryn Bertine

    Kathryn Bertine interviews triathlete phenom Chrissie Wellington, who just won her fourth Ironman world championship in Hawaii.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2011
  12. The Pro's Questionnaire -- Getting in deep with Mirinda Carfrae

    Adena Andrews

    In our Pro's Questionnaire, the professional triathlete reveals her love for -- and fear of -- the ocean.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2011
  13. 'Dancing with the Stars' champ Shawn Johnson's best advice for Ho...

    Amy Van Deusen

    We asked former "Dancing with the Stars" champ Shawn Johnson for the advice she'd give Hope Solo.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2011
  14. Distance runner Molly Huddle takes long view

    Erin Strout

    A foot injury has compromised Huddle's preparation for worlds, but the U.S. 5,000-meter champ and U.S. record-holder is focused on the London Games.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2011
  15. U.S. gymnastics nationals --Wieber dominates nationals; Bross inj...

    Amy Van Deusen

    While Jordyn Wieber had a tremendous performance at the 2011 U.S. Gymnastics Nationals, defending champ Rebecca Bross had a heartbreaking injury.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2011
  16. London Calling -- World champ Giorgia Bronzini comes to America

    Kathryn Bertine

    Kathryn Bertine takes a break from her own Olympic quest to talk with world road cycling champion Giorgia Bronzini. She shares what is like to be on top of the world, and why she's racing in America.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2011