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  1. 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
  2. Ready for the Madness?

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    With just one weekend left to prepare for Selection Sunday and Monday, basketball fans everywhere are gearing up for the annual binge-watching tradition affectionately known as March Madness. Here are five fun facts about the yearly event featuring t...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  3. High Marks For Polina Edmunds

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    Fifteen-year old American figure skater Polina Edmunds may not be as well known as her teammates Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold, but you would never know it by some of her high-profile fans. The high school sophomore -- who was given three weeks' wort...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  4. Happy Birthday, Natalie Gulbis!

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    Happy birthday, Natalie Gulbis! The LPGA fan favorite turns 31 today. The 2007 Evian Masters winner joined the professional ranks in 2002 but played in her first LPGA event in 1997 when she was just 14. Gulbis was a member of the boys' golf team in h...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  5. It's official: Wrigley lights up

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    On this night in 1988, the first official night game at Wrigley Field was played. Wrigley had been the last major-league ballpark in America to host day games only. But 25 years ago today, in front of 36,399 fans, the Cubs beat the Mets 6-4 under the...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  6. W roundtable -- Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles are men's NC...

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    FGCU had the most surprising opening weekend in the men's NCAA tournament. The biggest surprise, though, may be the confidence with which Eagles have played.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2013
  7. W roundtable: Narrowing NFL's field of four down to two for Super...

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    Could we get our first battle of the birds with the Ravens and the Falcons? Or even better, a battle of brothers with 49ers-Ravens? But how can you rule out the Patriots? Our writers make their picks for the AFC and NFC championship games.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2013
  8. W roundtable: Who will play for the BCS title?

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    Alabama is down, but is it out? Our writers weigh in with their picks for the BCS title contenders in light of the Crimson Tide's stumble Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2012
  9. espnW -- Lower the rim? Readers respond to Geno Auriemma's commen...

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    UConn coach Geno Auriemma said women's basketball could increase scoring -- and popularity -- by lowering the rim. Our readers and Facebook fans take their shots at the issue.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2012
  10. W roundtable: How to increase the LPGA Tour's exposure

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    The LPGA just wrapped up its final major, but many sports fans probably didn't even know. Our writers weigh in with suggestions for increasing the tour's exposure.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  11. W roundtable: LeBron James, Miami Heat have few fans in NBA Final...

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    LeBron James has gone from hometown hero to hated villain. Will that reputation hurt his support in the NBA Finals? Our writers weigh in, and South Beach isn't looking so sunny.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2012
  12. W roundtable: How closely will you watch Triple Crown bid?

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    I'll Have Another is on his way to Belmont with a Triple Crown on the line. Can the horse capture the attention of the casual fan and raise racing's profile at Belmont and beyond? Our writers weigh in.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2012
  13. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Athletes experience balancing act between fa...

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    When male athletes like the Heat's Chris Bosh have to choose between a playoff game and the birth of a child, what choice should they make? Our contributors weigh in.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2012
  14. W roundtable: Should women support a female-less Augusta National...

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    Bubba Watson's playoff win entertained fans and earned him a green jacket Sunday, but should women have been watching or taking a stand against the all-male club? Our panel weighs in.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2012
  15. President Barack Obama: Women's sports 'a wonderful thing to see'...

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    It's no secret the ultra-competitive President is a sports fan, but he says he especially loves hosting women's title teams at the White House, watching the first daughters' hoops games on Saturdays and knowing women's sports are now second nature.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  16. W roundtable: Predictions, wishes for the MLB season

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    Pitchers and catchers have reported. Opening Day is looming. espnW's writers are looking ahead to spring training and beyond to offer some predictions for their favorite hometown teams.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2012