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  1. How The UFC's Leslie Smith Is Recovering From An Exploded Caulifl...

    Ryan Hockensmith

    On Saturday night, UFC contender Leslie Smith's cauliflower ear exploded in a fight -- yes, it was a real thing that happened. Smith explains what it felt like, how her ear is doing and what's next for her.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2014
  2. Danica Patrick's Late Charge At Talladega More Than A Moment

    Brant James

    With racing's best clawing for a spot in the Contender Round, Danica Patrick charged to the lead late at Talladega and -- though she fell back -- earned trust and respect in the process.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2014
  3. These Soccer Players Said A Lot More Than 'Cheese'

    D'Arcy Maine

    After decades of contenders, it looks like we finally have a winner in the "best team picture EVER" race. And it's not even close. The guys of Derry City FC, a soccer team in Northern Ireland, were just trying to get their "say cheese" on and smile...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  4. Meet Randa Markos, the Iraqi refugee-turned-UFC fighter

    Michael Huang

    Randa Markos fled Iraq as an child, was imprisoned in Turkey, landed in Canada and works in a pharmacy. And oh yeah, she's a UFC title contender. How the heck did that happen?

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2014
  5. Colombian Women's Cycling Team Takes 'Wardrobe Malfunction' To Ne...

    D'Arcy Maine

    In good news for Janet Jackson, Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj, it seems we officially have a new contender for worst wardrobe malfunction of ALL TIME. While participating in the Tour of Tuscany over the weekend, a Colombian women's cycling team sho...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  6. espnW Soccer Player Of The Week: Wisconsin's Kinley McNicoll

    Graham Hays

    Midfielder Kinley McNicoll's apparently caffeine-fueled scoring binge in the Pacific Northwest helped undefeated Wisconsin establish itself as a Big Ten contender.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  7. Meet Your US Open Quarterfinalists

    The upset bug just kept biting and biting and biting in the women's draw at the US Open. And while there are two former Grand Slam champions remaining in the final eight, the other six are itching to get a breakthrough. Get to know the contenders.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | September 01, 2014
  8. Score One for Western Michigan and a Special Broncos Fan

    D'Arcy Maine

    While the football season hasn't actually started yet, turns out we already have a contender for touchdown of the year. And it's going to be pretty tough to beat. During a recent practice at Western Michigan, the team helped fan John Mulhearn, who us...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  9. espnW -- Two girls, Kayla Roncin and Mo'ne Davis, power Little Le...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Ace pitcher Mo'ne Davis of Philadelphia's Taney and slugger Kayla Roncin of Toms River, New Jersey, the only girls left in the Little League World Series field, could face each other for a ticket to Williamsport.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014
  10. Russian biathlete Irina Starykh gets two-year doping ban

    Russian biathlete Irina Starykh has been banned for two years for doping, the International Biathlon Union says.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2014
  11. espnw -- Michelle Wie can relate to 11-year-old Open qualifier Lu...

    Mechelle Voepel

    It hasn't been that long since Michelle Wie was the phenom like 11-year-old Lucy Li, but now at 24, she's a serious contender for the U.S. Women's Open title.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2014
  12. 2014 NCAA softball tournament -- Sizing up the Women's College Wo...

    Graham Hays

    No. 1 Oregon checks off every box on the championship shopping list, but who could be the toughest test? Graham Hays breaks down the eight Women's College World Series contenders.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  13. NCAA women's lacrosse -- Scouting a power-packed final four

    Lindsay Simpson

    With Maryland, Syracuse and Northwestern returning to the final four from last season and Virginia coming off an upset of defending champ UNC, the lacrosse semifinals are power-packed. We take a closer look at the teams vying for the title.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2014
  14. espnW - Top five WNBA MVP candidates for 2014

    They're five of the best players in the world -- and perennial contenders for the WNBA's top honor. As the league's 18th season gets underway, espnW.com takes a look at the top MVP candidates.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | May 20, 2014
  15. espnW - Top five preseason contenders for the 2014 WNBA title

    Minnesota has won two titles in the past three seasons. But while the Lynx look to become the WNBA's next great dynasty, plenty of other teams have their eyes on the prize, too. So which teams are the biggest contenders for the 2014 WNBA crown?

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | May 07, 2014
  16. espnW -- Serena Burla looks for strong finish at 2014 Boston Mara...

    Mackenzie Lobby

    It looked like Serena Burla would have to give up the sport that saved her life, but Monday's Boston Marathon marks the latest step in her journey of resilience.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2014