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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. espnW -- 2014 Sochi Games: For Team USA, how -- and what -- do yo...

    Elisabeth Meinecke

    The Olympic teams have been picked, but there's still a choice to be made that involves limited spots and fierce competition: what to pack for Sochi.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2014
  8. The Final Push

    espnW

    The U.S. Olympic bobsled roster will be announced on Sunday, but first the contenders get one last chance to impress the selection committee with a World Cup race in Igls, Austria this weekend. Olympic hurdler and media sensation Lolo Jones will look...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  9. espnw -- Danica Patrick finishes dead last at Kansas

    Brant James

    A jarring crash ended her day early at Kansas, but Danica Patrick remains determined to finish the season on a positive note.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  10. 2013 US Open -- Handicapping the field of young American women st...

    Jane McManus

    There are many talented 23-and-under American women emerging this year. Some are rising fast through the ranks while others might already be fading. We handicap the field.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  11. NCAA women's volleyball -- Parade of veterans at top of power ran...

    Mechelle Voepel

    It's not the year to be backing a dark horse. The top spots in our women's volleyball preseason power rankings feature a handful of powerful, veteran teams who should vie for the national title in December.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2013
  12. espnw -- Inbee Park is aiming for history

    Mechelle Voepel

    All eyes will be on Inbee Park as she goes for her fourth major title in a row at this week's Women's British Open. Who is most likely to challenge? Check out our list of contenders.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2013
  13. At 38, Karrie Webb is nowhere near being done

    Mechelle Voepel

    Karrie Webb has shown remarkable longevity in the sport she loves and, at 38, is still a major contender.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2013
  14. espnW -- Stacy Lewis leads contenders at LPGA Championship

    Mechelle Voepel

    Stacy Lewis has been in the mix in most tournaments this year and plays the course at Locust Hill well. That puts her among our top contenders.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2013
  15. W roundtable: Can anyone stop Miami Heat from winning second stra...

    espnW

    As the NBA playoffs approach, the Miami Heat certainly have the look of a champion, but it's too early to write off the Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs and a few other contenders for the 2013 NBA title.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2013
  16. W roundtable: Who will play for the BCS title?

    espnW

    Alabama is down, but is it out? Our writers weigh in with their picks for the BCS title contenders in light of the Crimson Tide's stumble Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2012