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  1. A Century Of Wrigley

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    On this day in 1914, Chicago's iconic Wrigley Field hosted its first baseball game. The Chicago Federals welcomed the Kansas City Packers of the Federal League in what was then known as Weeghman Park. The Federals scored a 9-1 victory in front of a c...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  2. Famous fans in the stands

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    In honor of actor and Los Angeles Lakers superfan Jack Nicholson's 77th birthday today, we salute five of our other favorite celebrity sports fans. 1. Spike Lee: The legendary director might love the New York Knicks more than he does making movie...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Lloimincia Hall: 5 fast facts

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    She became a viral sensation earlier this month with her dynamic floor routine, and now LSU junior Lloimincia Hall is one of the most recognizable faces entering the NCAA gymnastics championships this weekend in Birmingham, Ala. Here are five fast fa...

    Blog | April 18, 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. 10 fast facts about A'ja Wilson

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    A'ja Wilson has narrowed down her finalists to Connecticut, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina, and now the No. 1 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100 will announce her decision live today on the "ESPNU Signing Day Special" (ESPNU/WatchE...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  7. Special thank you to No. 42

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    On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson made his major league debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color barrier in baseball and paving the way for all minority athletes. A four-sport star at UCLA, Robinson joined the Kansas City Monarchs in t...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  8. 5 Fast Facts for WNBA draft

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    March Madness melts into another selection Monday tonight when the WNBA draft is held at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut (ESPN2 and WatchESPN, 8 p.m. ET). Here are five fast facts to help you make the transition. 1. Eight No. 1 pic...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  9. Green With Envy

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    One of the most famous traditions at the Masters is the presentation of the green jacket to the champion. We have to wait until Sunday to find out who the proud new owner of the single-breasted, three-button blazer will be, but how exactly did this s...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  10. Don't know why you say goodbye

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    On this day in 1970, Paul McCartney stunned the world when he announced he would be leaving the Beatles. In honor of his monumental announcement, we look back at five shocking departures in the sports world. 1. Michael Jordan: The three-time reig...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  11. 5 Fast Facts from historic night

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    The 2014 NCAA tournament is a wrap. And a historic one at that. The Connecticut Huskies routed the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 79-58 Tuesday night in Nashville to win the NCAA women's basketball national championship. Here are five fast facts about the...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  12. Notre Dame-UConn: 10 fast facts

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    Need a crash course before the epic collision of Connecticut and Notre Dame? Here are 10 fast facts for Tuesday night's NCAA championship game (8:30 ET, ESPN/WatchESPN) between the two undefeated powerhouses. 1. This is the first time in NCAA Divi...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  13. GSMP honors 5 alumnae

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    Five alumnae of the 2013 Global Sports Mentorship Program were honored for their plans to use sports to address inequalities for girls in their home countries. The women created the plans with American female executives during a monthlong mentors...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  14. A double-double for UConn?

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    Phase 1 of the plan starts with tonight's tipoff at 9:10, ET in Arlington, Texas. That's when Connecticut will officially start looking to do what only Connecticut has done before -- win the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments in the same s...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  15. 12 Perfect pairs

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    With just the semifinals standing in the way of a clash of unbeatens between UConn (38-0) and Notre Dame (36-0) in the NCAA women's basketball tournament, we look back at the 12 previous NCAA championship games between perfect teams. Auburn vs. O...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  16. Flashing back to first Final Four

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    One of the teams is the same, but the numbers are vastly different from 33 years ago. With Maryland, Stanford, Connecticut and Notre Dame set to open the women's Final Four on Sunday, we flash back to the women's first Final Four in 1982 to see how t...

    Blog | April 03, 2014