Cat Osterman has decided to retire after years of college, Olympic and professional softball dominance.
Alex Morgan is just 23 years old, but she already has become the voice and the face for the National Women's Soccer League.
Florida's Taylor Burke has the height and athleticism to be a world-class soccer goalie and high jumper. Just don't ask her to choose.
National Pro Fastpitch's season ended as an ugly, soggy shambles, fingers raised not skyward to celebrate a championship but instead pointed accusingly in every direction.
Despite financial challenges, National Pro Fastpitch softball league is about to complete its ninth year, a testament to the dedication of its players and owners.
Softball superstar Natasha Watley's foundation gives African-American girls a chance to find their place in the game.
Hope Solo discloses many details of her life in her new memoir, but in her words, there is only black and white and no room for interpretation.
In the world of softball, there may be no brighter star than Cat Osterman, but the pitcher wouldn't be who she is without her trusty battery mate and friend, Megan Willis.
With the status of international softball still in limbo, Japan took down the United States 2-1 in 10 innings in a gold-medal thriller at the ISF World Championship on Sunday that broke a streak of seven consecutive titles for the Americans.
Lauren Gibson provided key hits early and late against Japan ace Yukiko Ueno, putting the United States in position to win its eighth consecutive world championship.
Team USA scored 78 runs, 32 more than any other team, and hit 17 home runs in seven pool play games. But facing pitcher Danielle Lawrie and the host Canadians in the medal round was a different story.
Lindsay Whalen is one of the oldest players making her Olympic debut; Maya Moore is the youngest. But together the two Minnesota Lynx teammates hope to bring home yet another title.
The U.S. softball team is gunning for its eighth straight ISF World Championship title but will face strong competition from Japan and Canada.
Record-setting Loyola Marymount shortstop (and self-proclaimed goofball) Sam Fischer came from relative obscurity to earn a spot on Team USA.
From the opening ceremonies to the rivalry in the pool to women's gymnastics, the team tournaments and more, there is plenty to tune in to in London. Here is what espnW contributors will be watching.
With softball out of the Olympics, Team USA has a different feel. Tennessee star Lauren Gibson is among a slew of college stars leading the way with the world championships on the horizon.