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  1. espnW -- NCAA needs to step up its game, protect student-athletes...

    Jane McManus

    Marcus Smart admits he was wrong to shove an opposing fan, but he's not totally at fault. It's time for the NCAA to step up and protect its unpaid student-athletes from the increasingly personal and abusive insults.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  2. 2013 US Open -- Serena Williams on course for another face off wi...

    Jane McManus

    Good news for tennis fans: Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka seem destined for another battle of the wills, this time in the US Open finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2013
  3. espnW -- NFL should expand to London

    Jane McManus

    The NFL's possible expansion to London is a hot topic. Despite a few logistical issues, at the end of the day, taking the league overseas makes bloody sense.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  4. espnW -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell puts on a sorry spectacle...

    Jane McManus

    Despite his apology to NFL fans for using replacement officials, commissioner Roger Goodell's hubris -- and lack of credibility -- are on full display.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  5. 2012 U.S. Open -- Andy Roddick extends career with thrashing of B...

    Jane McManus

    The stage belonged to Andy Roddick, who played like a younger version of himself and extended his career for at least one more match, much to the delight of the fans packing the stadium.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2012
  6. espnW -- San Diego Surge hang on for Women's Football Alliance ti...

    Jane McManus

    The Surge beat the Chicago Force 40-36, in the Women's Football Alliance championship at Heinz Field in front of more than 2,000 fans. The game wasn't decided until a Surge interception sealed it with 18 seconds left.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2012
  7. OKC provides a little comeuppance for Pat Riley

    Jane McManus

    I was a New York Knicks fan in 1995, so I personally remember hearing the news Pat Riley had resigned as the team's coach. Via fax. For those of you who are too young to remember, resigning by sending a note by a fax machine was the '90s equivalen...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  8. Female athletes connect with Twitter

    Jane McManus

    Female athletes are using Twitter to overcome the lack of coverage in traditional media, staying connected with fans, attracting sponsors and promoting their sports.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2012
  9. Jane McManus -- Women's Professional Soccer struggles sign of big...

    Jane McManus

    Research shows that as sports fans, women don't behave in the same way as men. The resulting lack of sponsorship and loyal fans creates an uphill battle for women's pro leagues.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2012
  10. Athletes can tweet their way into fans' lives

    Jane McManus

    Twitter's 140 characters can pack a lot of punch when athletes use them to interact with fans.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2012
  11. NFL's breast cancer campaign touches many

    Jane McManus

    Derrick Mason wears pink to honor his mom, Glennie Winn, a breast cancer survivor. He is just one of many NFL personalities who have a tie to the disease.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2011
  12. Sports and homosexuality issue is not going away

    Jane McManus

    The door seems to be opening in the big four sports leagues: More athletes are speaking out in support of same-sex marriage, and leagues are penalizing those who use gay slurs.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2011
  13. Jane McManus: NFL picks a bad time for a public relations disaste...

    Jane McManus

    The NFL has taken its time in appeasing jilted Super Bowl ticket holders, and that strategy won't be winning any hearts and minds of fans, especially with labor negotiations underway.

    Blog | Conversation | February 16, 2011
  14. Dallas: Great Super Bowl or Greatest Super Bowl?

    Jane McManus

    The superlatives that the NFL officials and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones showered upon their efforts for Super Bowl XLV were in stark contrast with the actual issues stadium workers and fans faced during the week in Dallas-Fort Worth.

    Blog | Conversation | February 06, 2011
  15. This just in: Women like football

    Jane McManus

    It's not a surprise to us, but recent data indicates that women comprise 43 percent of the NFL's audience. And one-third of "avid" football fans are women. The league -- and advertisers -- are starting to notice.

    Blog | Conversation | February 03, 2011