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  1. Why Simone Biles Is The Most Talented (And Hilarious) Gymnast In ...

    Dvora Meyers

    She's the world's greatest gymnast -- and we've got the proof. These eight videos show why last week's world champion, Simone Biles, is also as likable as she is dominant.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2014
  2. espnW -- Team USA softball legend Jessica Mendoza announces retir...

    Graham Hays

    One of softball's most popular players and perhaps its greatest hitter, Jessica Mendoza has decided to retire at 33 with two small children at home and a broadcast career burgeoning. Graham Hays chronicles a career unlike any other.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2014
  3. 'The Greatest' becomes a pro

    D'Arcy Maine

    On this day in 1960, Muhammad Ali -- then known as Cassius Clay -- made his professional boxing debut at age 18. After winning the gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, Ali won a six-round decision over Tunney Hun...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  4. espnW and Nine for IX -- Sheryl Swoopes being herself

    LZ Granderson

    Sheryl Swoopes is not a spokesperson, not a contrarian, just herself. That's apparent in the Nine for IX documentary "Swoopes," and it's clear as she interacts with her new team at Loyola University Chicago.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2013
  5. Jennie Finch faces fears of open-water swimming -espnW

    Jennie Finch

    With waves, currents, darkness (and maybe even alligators) to contend with, Jennie Finch says open-water swimming poses one of her greatest triathlon challenges.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2013
  6. espnW -- Snowboarder Kelly Clark still carving her own path, on t...

    Melissa Isaacson

    At age 29, snowboarder Kelly Clark is something of an old-timer in a sport where the average age is closer to 21. But she is also still at the top of her game and one of the superpipe favorites heading into Winter X.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2013
  7. Why Hope Solo and Abby Wambach still back MagicJack owner Dan Bor...

    Shaun Assael and Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine, Shaun Assael and Peter Keating look at why, despite accusations that he sabotaged the women's professional soccer league, many of women's soccer's biggest stars continue to support MagicJack owner Dan Borislow.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  8. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Wait for women's water polo gold finally ...

    Wayne Drehs

    The U.S. women's water polo team suffered through disappointments leading up to London, and a scare or two while at the Games, but in the end it got what it had long chased: the gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  9. 2012 London Games -- Beach volleyball venue is Olympic's coolest

    Jim Caple

    Chock in the center of London, the Horse Guards Parade has morphed into a beach volleyball paradise and the coolest venue of these -- or perhaps any -- Olympic Games.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  10. Sebastian Coe a champion for women

    Alyssa Roenigk

    The chairman of the London Organizing Committee grew up in a world with powerful women, so gender equality is a natural part of his vision.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2012
  11. Sarah Spain: Sports' most heartbreaking moments

    Sarah Spain

    In this week's installment of That's What She Said, Sarah Spain examines the heartbreaking moments that have come to define a team or an athlete as the most memorable losers in the history of sports.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2012
  12. Whitney Houston's songs inspired many, including female athletes

    Adena Andrews

    Whitney Houston's music taught me, and more than a few female athletes, to look inside ourselves and believe.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2012
  13. Rockers help a cyclist roll

    Kathryn Bertine

    Our Olympic hopeful, Kathryn Bertine, gets inspiration from her unlikely kindred spirits in the heavy metal band Anvil.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2011
  14. Mia Hamm weighs in on North Carolina's recent losses

    Melanie Jackson

    The Tar Heels great reflects on the team's current losing streak -- and the unforgettable lone defeat of her career.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2011
  15. Nastia Liukin: Life after winning Olympic gold

    Whitney Holtzman

    Nastia Liukin won all-around gold in Beijing, but what has the star gymnast done since then? espnW finds out.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2011
  16. Summer Sanders: The opportunity to learn from failure is the grea...

    Summer Sanders

    The passion that can be found through sports captivates fans and athletes alike, and that makes it painful when your favorite teams lose. But Summer Sanders says the opportunity to learn from failure is the greatest gift.

    Blog | Conversation | December 05, 2010