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  1. Happy Birthday, Tobin Heath!

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    Happy birthday, Tobin Heath! The U.S. women's soccer star turns 26 today. A former standout at North Carolina, Heath helped lead the Tar Heels to three national championships in 2006, 2008 and 2009 and was a two-time NCAA first-team All-American. Whi...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  2. USA-Canada rivalry resumes

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    The United States and Canada renew their women's soccer rivalry tonight in Winnipeg (8 p.m. ET on ESPN3 and espnW.com). Here are five fast facts to get you prepared for the border battle. 1. The U.S. has an all-time record of 47-3-5 against Canada...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  3. Miles and miles

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    On this day 60 years ago, Roger Bannister became the first person to break the four-minute mile. Then a 25-year-old English medical student, Bannister became an international sensation with his record-setting run of 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds in Oxford ...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  4. Of Royal Importance

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    Happy birthday, Queen Elizabeth! In honor of Her Royal Highness' 88th birthday, here are five athletes who have received honors at Buckingham Palace in recent years: 1. Jessica Ennis: The 2012 heptathlon gold medalist won over the world with her ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  5. Happy 52, Nancy Hogshead-Makar

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    Happy birthday, Nancy Hogshead-Makar! The legendary American swimmer and advocate turns 52 today. A national champion as a teenager, Hogshead qualified for the Olympics while still in high school but she did not compete due to the U.S. boycott of the...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  6. Flashback: Babe adds to legend

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    On this day in 1954, Babe Didrikson Zaharias won the LPGA Sarasota Open for the second consecutive year. A three-time medalist in track at the 1932 Olympics and an All-American basketball player, Didrikson Zaharias didn't start playing golf until 193...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  7. 10 fast facts for Algarve Cup

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    On Wednesday, the top-ranked U.S. women's soccer team opens play at the 2014 Algarve Cup in Portugal against familiar foe Japan (7:45 a.m. ET). The rivals famously met in the gold-medal game at the 2012 Olympics and the final of the 2011 Women's Worl...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  8. Jackie Joyner-Kersee Turns 52

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    Happy birthday, Jackie Joyner-Kersee! The legendary track and field star turns 52 today. Joyner-Kersee won six Olympic medals (three gold, one silver, two bronze) in the heptathlon and long jump in four Olympic Games (1984, 1988, 1992 and 1996). At t...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  9. In Elite Company

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    Lauryn Williams made history on Wednesday, becoming the fifth person to win medals at both the Winter and Summer Olympics after earning a silver medal in the bobsled with teammate Elana Meyers. With a 4x100 gold medal from the 2012 London Games, Will...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  10. USA-Canada: Eight fast facts

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    The heated hockey rivalry between the USA and Canada continues on Thursday when the women square off with the gold medal on the line at the Sochi Olympics. Here are eight fast facts about the teams and their ever-growing rivalry. 1. Canada has adv...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  11. Golden Moment

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    On this day in 1998, the United States women's hockey team struck gold at the Nagano Olympics. Six countries were in the field at the inaugural tournament -- the top five finishers at the previous world championships and host nation Japan. Facing rei...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  12. Sweeping success

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    When Americans Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper swept the podium in men's slopestyle skiing on Thursday, it marked the third time in history the U.S. had claimed all three medals in a Winter Olympics event. During the 1956 Cortina Gam...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  13. Solo Missions in Sochi

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    While the United States sent a record 230 athletes, including 105 women, to the Sochi Olympics, several countries dispatched significantly smaller delegations. Eighteen countries have just one representative competing at this year's Olympic Games. We...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  14. A history-making week?

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    Snowboarder Shaun White and speedskater Shani Davis could make history this week as the first American men to win three straight gold medals in the same event at the Winter Olympics. White, who dropped out of the slopestyle last week, will turn his s...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  15. Family Affair in Sochi

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    With 230 athletes competing at the Sochi Olympics, the United States has the largest athlete delegation for any nation in the history of the Winter Games. Perhaps equally remarkably, among the record-setting contingent there are seven sets of sibling...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  16. 10 key numbers for Sochi Games

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    While the opening ceremony isn't until Friday, the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games officially got underway today with the team figure skating event, freestyle skiing qualifications and snowboard slopestyle qualifications. So it's high time to take a look at...

    Blog | February 06, 2014