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  1. 'I Didn't Know Whether Victory Was Leaving Or Staying'

    Michelle Smith

    After years of silence, former basketball star Ruthie Bolton says she was routinely beaten by her former husband and hopes that her story can help others.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  2. Why Penny Taylor matters just as much as Phoenix Mercury's other ...

    Michelle Smith

    Uncertainty about her basketball future plagued Penny Taylor the past two seasons as she fought back from a knee injury. Tuesday, her pivotal performance helped put Phoenix on the brink of another WNBA title.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  3. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Families laud advancements made by U.S. wo...

    Michelle Smith

    U.S. women ski jumpers didn't medal, but they advanced. And for the folks at home, who fought for, cried and celebrated with them on their historic Olympic journey, that was plenty to cheer about.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014
  4. espnW -- California Golden Bears swimmer Missy Franklin feels at ...

    Michelle Smith

    She was the most decorated female swimmer at the London Olympics. But now, 18-year-old Missy Franklin just wants to fit in with her teammates as she begins her freshman year at Cal.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2013
  5. espnW -- Phoenix Mercury's Penny Taylor sees silver lining in inj...

    Michelle Smith

    Penny Taylor has been off for more than a year because of a knee injury. One silver lining was seeing her mother during her battle with cancer.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  6. espnW -- Liz Stephen holds U.S. ski team together

    Michelle Smith

    In a sport that's about individual endurance, U.S. cross-country skier Liz Stephen finds her joy in being part of a team.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2013
  7. Bikini basketball insulting to WNBA

    Michelle Smith

    You want cogent analysis on why the Bikini Basketball League is a bad idea? Paragraph upon paragraph about how it is insulting and demeaning and detrimental to women's sports? Why bother when the whole thing is easily summed up in a single wo...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  8. Lydia Murphy-Stephans is breaking new ground with Pac-12 Network

    Michelle Smith

    In the world of sports television, Lydia Murphy-Stephans is often the only woman in the room. That doesn't intimidate the 19-time Emmy winner as she prepares to launch Pac-12 Network next month.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2012
  9. espnW -- Olympic hopeful Erica McClain takes triple leap of faith...

    Michelle Smith

    Fifteen months after a horrible ankle injury, triple jumper Erica McClain will find out if her painful rehab has led to a spot in the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2012
  10. Total Access: Stanford -- Family time is short but sweet

    Michelle Smith

    Between games and studying for final exams, there is precious little time for parents to spend with the players during the NCAA tournament, but they all make the most of it.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2012
  11. Figure skating -- Jeremy Abbott will enjoy being atop skating sta...

    Michelle Smith

    Jeremy Abbott will get to enjoy being the king of U.S. men's figure skating for a few months after winning his third U.S. title this weekend, but the marquee may soon begin to get very crowded.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2012
  12. Figure skating -- Coughlin, Denney rally to win pairs title at U....

    Michelle Smith

    John Coughlin and Caydee Denney rallied to capture the pairs event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Sunday with a nearly flawless skate.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2012
  13. Figure skating -- Meryl Davis, Charlie White win ice dance for fo...

    Michelle Smith

    Meryl Davis and Charlie White are the U.S. national champions in ice dance for the fourth straight year.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2012
  14. Rachael Flatt finishes strong -- U.S. figure skating nationals

    Michelle Smith

    Rachael Flatt landed 11 jumps, including four triples in her free skate Saturday night at HP Pavilion, capping a difficult season with her best performance at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2012
  15. Figure skating -- Ashley Wagner wins national title

    Michelle Smith

    Ashley Wagner won her first U.S. championship Saturday night with a mostly clean, lovely skate to the soundtrack from the movie "Black Swan."

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2012
  16. Figure skating -- Johnny Weir meets with media at US championship...

    Michelle Smith

    As the men's short program was being contested in the U.S. Championships on Friday night, Johnny Weir was in town to get reacquainted with the sport he walked away from in 2010.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2012