The field is more level when a judge can see beyond the emotion that comes with attachments to teams or players.
Can you say ouch? Five-time champion Serena Williams shares a quarterfinal bracket with French Open winner Maria Sharapova and French Open semifinalists Andrea Petkovic and Eugenie Bouchard.
Venus Williams won five Wimbledon singles titles between 2000 and 2008. Can the 34-year-old American summon any of her old magic on the green grass this year?
Simona Halep is here to stay as one of the world's elite tennis players -- and so are the questions about the complex relationship between a woman and her breasts, Jane McManus writes.
If you can't go any bigger than that, Ernests Gulbis, it's time to go home. The Latvian's remarks about professional tennis players and motherhood were insensitive, but not even Maria Sharapova could take them seriously.
Her best days are behind her, but Venus Williams remains a true inspiration every time she steps onto the court.
The NFL has included two women on its list of officials. Clearly they know what they're signing up for, so let them prove their mettle, just like their male counterparts did.
There's a positive for Caroline Wozniacki amid the heartache of her breakup with Rory McIlroy: Now the former world No. 1 can reclaim her narrative and concentrate on salvaging her own career.
Jane McManus and former college kicker Katie Hnida reflect on sports and violence against women, and a conflicting time for female fans.
Whether it's as small as fixing his hair on draft night or as big as relocating the entire family when he needed her nearby in college, fourth overall pick Sammy Watkins can always rely on his mother.
A lawsuit just filed by the Buffalo Jills makes them the third NFL cheerleading squad to level a legal challenge to teams' treatment of their most visible female employees.
New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg talks to espnW.com about why she chose to run in this year's Boston Marathon and what this year's race means for the sport going forward.
Society keeps sending mixed signals about how women should dress in the workplace, so Jane McManus has some advice.
Athletes, even female ones, should be covered because of their accomplishments. We have no trouble doing this with men, but with women, ideas of sexuality and attractiveness come barreling in.
Stars from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams descended upon the nation's capitol for one last celebration of their accomplishments at the Sochi Games.
Female athletic trainers like Alyssa Alpert of the New York Cosmos are becoming more commonplace, though top jobs with men's pro teams remain rare.