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  1. Ray And Tracey Leone: Together In Marriage, 3 Miles Apart In Coac...

    Graham Hays

    Northeastern coach Tracey Leone and her husband, Harvard coach Ray Leone, have fashioned a unique partnership, working with each other at various schools and raising a daughter together. The only thing they haven't done: square off as head coaches.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  2. U.S. Women's Soccer Puts Best Foot Forward, Takes Big First Step

    Graham Hays

    The 6-0 win was a commanding performance by the U.S., but it was against a team that is a far cry from Brazil, France, Germany, Japan or any other power -- including Canada, host of next summer's World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2014
  3. Sue Bird, Lindsay Whalen still drive USA Basketball women

    Graham Hays

    The U.S. women were far from perfect Monday. But with veteran guards Sue Bird and Lindsay Whalen leading the way -- and Odyssey Sims and Skylar Diggins seemingly on deck -- Team USA is edging closer to being ready for the world championship.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  4. 4 Things You Might Have Missed This Weekend From The World Of Sof...

    Graham Hays

    From Cat Osterman's continued winning ways to Japan's defeat of the U.S. in international play, the softball world was in full swing.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Team USA The Center Of Attention At Softball World Championships

    Graham Hays

    The United States' legacy of softball supremacy is on the line at the ISF World Championship. Once again, the key to success lies in center field, with Haylie McCleney following in the footsteps of previous American stars Laura Berg and Caitlin Lowe.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2014
  7. espnW -- National Pro Fastpitch veterans put 'real' life on hold ...

    Graham Hays

    Each summer, despite grueling travel and low pay, the NPF springs back to life with an ever-changing roster of players. But for veterans like Amber Patton, their desire to see softball become a viable option after college, keeps them coming back.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2014
  8. Impact 10 list: No. 5 Abby Wambach -espnW

    Graham Hays

    The spotlight on Abby Wambach continued to shine brightly in 2013: She led the Western New York Flash to the NWSL championship game and moved past Mia Hamm for most international goals in soccer history.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2013
  9. espnW -- Five questions for National Women's Soccer League champi...

    Graham Hays

    With injured stars, a rookie goalkeeper and home-field advantage all part of the mix, there are plenty of issues to consider heading into the first NWSL championship game between the Thorns and the Flash.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2013
  10. espnW -- Team USA comes up short in ISF Junior World Championship...

    Graham Hays

    For eight of its nine games, the USA junior national softball team dominated the ISF Junior World Championship, but came up short when it counted, losing to Japan 4-0. All is not lost, though.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2013
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. espnW -- Japan holds off U.S. for gold at ISF World Championship

    Graham Hays

    With the status of international softball still in limbo, Japan took down the United States 2-1 in 10 innings in a gold-medal thriller at the ISF World Championship on Sunday that broke a streak of seven consecutive titles for the Americans.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2012
  14. espnW -- Team USA tops Japan, goes for softball gold

    Graham Hays

    Lauren Gibson provided key hits early and late against Japan ace Yukiko Ueno, putting the United States in position to win its eighth consecutive world championship.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2012
  15. espnW -- 'Small ball' carries Team USA against host Canada in Wor...

    Graham Hays

    Team USA scored 78 runs, 32 more than any other team, and hit 17 home runs in seven pool play games. But facing pitcher Danielle Lawrie and the host Canadians in the medal round was a different story.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2012
  16. Team USA has its hands full at ISF World Championship

    Graham Hays

    The U.S. softball team is gunning for its eighth straight ISF World Championship title but will face strong competition from Japan and Canada.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2012