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  1. espnW: The book on raising two athletic daughters

    Amanda Rykoff

    In his memoir "Daddy's Little Goalie," veteran sports writer Robert Strauss recounts the joy, funny moments and lessons learned from raising two athletic daughters.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2012
  2. Female fans appreciate more than players' looks

    Amanda Rykoff

    A baseball-loving girlfriend on Facebook posted a link to a new exhibit at the Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, Ky., honoring outstanding baseball players. I was intrigued and clicked on the link. One second into reading about "Baseball Hotti...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  3. espnW -- Five things to watch in Major League Baseball for 2013

    Amanda Rykoff

    The Giants are still celebrating, but we already can't wait for next year. Here are five things to watch for in baseball in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2012
  4. 2012 World Series -- Intriguing matchups await in Detroit Tigers-...

    Amanda Rykoff

    Two storied franchises will battle for the chance to write the next chapter in MLB history beginning Wednesday night. Will the Giants capture a second title in three years or will Detroit take the title?

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2012
  5. Giants live to fight another day

    Amanda Rykoff

    The San Francisco Giants will live to see another day, carrying the zombie baseball torch into the World Series. With a 9-0 drubbing of the Cardinals in Monday night's anticlimactic NLCS Game 7, San Francisco won its sixth elimination game this po...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  6. espnW -- Previewing a Magnificent 7

    Amanda Rykoff

    The Giants and Cardinals have both simply refused to die during this postseason. Here's what you need to know heading into a compelling NLCS Game 7.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2012
  7. Despite pain, playoffs a thrill

    Amanda Rykoff

    When rain washed away Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday night, I joked that Mother Nature had allowed the Yankees' season to survive another day. Even with CC Sabathia set to take the mound to stave off elimination, the end of the Yankees' playoff run ...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  8. espnW -- Never quit Cardinals and Giants battle ready

    Amanda Rykoff

    The Cardinals and Giants meet as defending 2011 and 2010 World Series winners, respectively, which marks the first time back-to-back champs have faced off in a championship series.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2012
  9. Losing Jeter like living a nightmare

    Amanda Rykoff

    I am writing at 2 in the morning, after returning home from what I can only describe as the first baseball game I've ever attended that felt like a funeral. And I was at Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS. This Game 1 loss to the Tigers hurt even more. The ...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  10. espnW -- Familiar foes Tigers and Yankees will go the distance

    Amanda Rykoff

    The Yankees and Tigers have all the tools from solid starting pitching to hot (sometimes subbed) sluggers for the ALCS to potentially go the seven-game distance.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2012
  11. A-Rod becomes Yankees' scapegoat

    Amanda Rykoff

    We are through the looking glass, people. I'm not an A-Rod fan and I certainly never expected to be coming to his defense, but here we are. Alex Rodriguez, the future Hall of Famer and one of the greatest players of our generation, has been benched f...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  12. Head Games: Film focuses on concussions and consequences

    Amanda Rykoff

    Documentary delves into concussions in sports, including women's soccer. The long-term impact of head trauma isn't just for men.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2012
  13. espnW -- 'Knuckleball!' baseball documentary about life more than...

    Amanda Rykoff

    Despite its title, "Knuckleball!" is a film about life -- and the struggle to achieve one's dream -- much more than it is about the pitch or baseball.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  14. espnW -- Association of Volleyball Professionals circuit returns ...

    Amanda Rykoff

    Back from bankruptcy, the AVP professional beach volleyball tour returns this weekend in Cincinnati with new ownership and a more sensible business plan.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2012
  15. Yankees support women's sports

    Amanda Rykoff

    Christie Rampone knows how to handle big moments. The captain of the U.S. women's soccer team is a three-time Olympic gold medal winner and a World Cup champion. But even the normally calm and confident Rampone had a case of the jitters on Monday nig...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  16. Another first in a great year for women

    Amanda Rykoff

    In all, 2012 has been a pretty great year for women in sports. First, we honored the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the revolutionary legislation that allowed young women to participate in sports in unprecedented numbers. Then, not coincidentally, the...

    Blog | August 20, 2012