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  1. After London, Maggie Steffens hopes to lead by example

    Wayne Drehs

    With every sunrise and sunset, with the change of another season, the moments from the greatest two weeks in Maggie Steffens' young athletic life drift further and further away. Four months after carrying the U.S. women's water polo team to its first...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  2. espnW -- Swimmer Missy Franklin still adjusting to post-Olympics ...

    Wayne Drehs

    It has been a whirlwind ride for Missy Franklin since winning five medals at the London Olympics three months ago. Now, she is looking ahead to college and helping carry the torch in the sport of swimming.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2012
  3. Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin had a surreal summer in London - E...

    Wayne Drehs

    After winning five Olympic medals in London, Missy Franklin recalls her dreamlike summer in ESPN The Magazine's Interview issue.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2012
  4. My new sports love: team handball

    Wayne Drehs

    LONDON -- I came to England almost three weeks ago to tell the stories of some of the greatest Olympic athletes in the world. Michael Phelps. Missy Franklin. Jordan Burroughs. But along the way, I fell in love. Not with a woman, an ideal, a plate of ...

    Blog | August 12, 2012
  5. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. women's volleyball loses in gold-med...

    Wayne Drehs

    The U.S. women's volleyball team knows too well how losing to Brazil in the gold-medal match feels. It happened in Beijing. And it happened again in London.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  6. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Confident Jordan Burroughs gets his gold ...

    Wayne Drehs

    Jordan Burroughs wasn't shy about telling people he'd win gold; after all, his Twitter handle is @alliseeisgold. Well, he got the job done, wrestling his way to his goal -- and gold.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. volleyball stunned by Italy

    Wayne Drehs

    Team USA had hoped to defend its gold from Beijing, but instead heads home dazed, confused and without a medal after a stunningly convincing quarterfinal loss against Italy.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  9. 2012 Summer Olympics -- All-American final guarantees beach gold ...

    Wayne Drehs

    After upsetting the No. 1-ranked Brazilians in the semifinals, Jennifer Kessy and April Ross no longer should be considered the "other" American beach volleyball team.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  10. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Even coach's blunder can't sink U.S. wate...

    Wayne Drehs

    Adam Krikorian's untimely timeout request allowed Australia to send the semifinal into OT and set the U.S. coach up for a lifetime of comparisons with Chris Webber.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  11. 2012 Olympics -- Not even Ellis Coleman impervious to pain

    Wayne Drehs

    Ellis Coleman is tough. Really tough. Growing up on the West Side of Chicago and enduring an abusive childhood will make you that way. But that doesn't mean losing is easy.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  12. Michael Phelps is 'very happy to be done'

    Wayne Drehs

    LONDON -- On his first morning of retirement, Michael Phelps couldn't sleep. Though he had stayed up until the early hours of Sunday morning celebrating the end of his career with friends and family, confusion reigned when 6 a.m. rolled around. T...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  13. 2012 Olympics -- 22 reasons to miss Michael Phelps

    Wayne Drehs

    Michael Phelps' Olympic body of work is complete. He exits with an unparalleled 22 medals, so fittingly 22 people -- friends, competitors, peers and admirers -- chimed in on what they will miss.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2012
  14. Instant analysis: Top swimming stories

    Wayne Drehs

    LONDON -- A quick look at the top stories from the London Aquatics Centre on Friday night: Magnificent MissyOn Thursday, Missy Franklin laughed off the suggestion that her body was starting to tire at the end of her grueling seven-event schedule, ...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  15. 2012 Olympics -- Chad le Clos just one example of Michael Phelps'...

    Wayne Drehs

    On the night Michael Phelps swam the last individual race of his career, he saw an example of how his legacy will carry on once he's gone.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  16. 2012 Olympics -- Friendship propels Dana Vollmer, Rebecca Soni to...

    Wayne Drehs

    Roommates Dana Vollmer and Rebecca Soni have helped each other stay calm in the water. The result? World records and gold medals for each.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012