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  1. Melissa Isaacson

    Melissa Isaacson



    ESPN Chicago | espnW

    Melissa Isaacson is a columnist for espnW.com, ESPN Chicago and ESPN.com. The award-winning writer has covered Chicago sports for most of her 31-year career, including at the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN in 2009. Isaacson has also covered tennis since 1986.

  2. How Much Is Too Much Attention At The Little League World Series?...

    Melissa Isaacson

    With packed stands and a national TV audience -- not to mention the omnipresent social media critics -- kids in the Little League World Series find themselves under an intense spotlight. The burning question is if it's too much, too soon.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2014
  3. Why Mo'ne Davis' Play Matters To Girls

    Melissa Isaacson

    For the little girls gathered on the sloping hills and in the grandstands of the Williamsport complex, Mo'ne Davis' confidence on a baseball field filled with boys is empowering.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2014
  4. Mo'ne Davis, Emma March Find Friendship In Secret Hiding Place

    Melissa Isaacson

    The only two girls at the Little League World Series share a room where they can escape the lights, cameras and fart action in their all-boys worlds.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2014
  5. A New Reality: How Modest Mo'ne Davis Is Adjusting To Fan Frenzy

    Melissa Isaacson

    Fans have traveled thousands of miles to see Mo'ne Davis pitch in the LLWS and she's attracted admiration from some of her own heroes like Kevin Durant. But for the humble 13-year-old ace, all this very real excitement surrounding her seems "very unreal."

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2014
  6. A Stunning Run: How Mo'ne Davis and Taney Little League Got To Wi...

    Melissa Isaacson

    The team from Philly has a girl starring on the mound, a makeshift field in a warehouse and a whole lot of respect for the game of baseball and its history.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014
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  8. espnW -- Two girls, Kayla Roncin and Mo'ne Davis, power Little Le...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Ace pitcher Mo'ne Davis of Philadelphia's Taney and slugger Kayla Roncin of Toms River, New Jersey, the only girls left in the Little League World Series field, could face each other for a ticket to Williamsport.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014
  9. Nikola Mirotic of Chicago Bulls set up to succeed, says Toni Kuko...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Former Chicago Bulls great Toni Kukoc believes rookie Nikola Mirotic is set up to succeed in the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2014
  10. espnw -- Serena Williams beats Angelique Kerber for Bank of the W...

    Melissa Isaacson

    So dramatic and scary was Serena Williams' exit from the Wimbledon doubles tournament last month that it was fair to wonder how she would respond at Stanford this week. She answered with her fourth WTA tour title of the season.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2014
  11. espnw -- Lydia Ko ranked No. 2 but flying under the radar

    Melissa Isaacson

    Shhhh! Lydia Ko, 17 and ranked No. 2 in the world, is having an outstanding - albeit quiet -- rookie season, and that's just the way her management team wants it.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2014
  12. WNBA - Chicago Sky's Elena Delle Donne savors return to court

    Melissa Isaacson

    Elena Delle Donne has been fighting Lyme Disease for years, but the latest flare-up, which cost her 17 games and a month away from the Sky, brought on the worst symptoms yet.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2014
  13. W Debate: Is the NBA the most progressive league?

    With the landmark hiring of Michele Roberts as the head of its players' association, Kate Fagan and Melissa Isaacson debate whether the NBA has become the most progressive men's sports league....

    Page | Conversation
  14. Wilson gets early looks at No. 3 WR spot

    Melissa Isaacson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- In order to win the job and establish himself as the No. 3 receiver behind one of the best duos in the league, all Marquess Wilson has to do is establish the trust of a quarterback who does not exactly hand it out like Halloween ...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  15. Unproven backups competing behind Forte

    Melissa Isaacson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Churning up a toboggan hill as part of his offseason conditioning program in a suburban Chicago park, Matt Forte apparently stopped long enough only to urge on and, yes, ride his workout partner. "He killed me," said Michael F...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  16. espnW -- 10 questions for Serena Williams following Wimbledon dou...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Ball's in your court, Serena Williams. Before the world No. 1 takes the court next week for the first time since her bizarre withdrawal from a Wimbledon doubles match, we have 10 questions we need answered.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  17. W Debate: Famous faces or unknown underdogs: Who's more fun to wa...

    Is it more fun to watch the superstars do what they do best or watch a relative unknown achieve the impossible? Melissa Isaacson and Graham Hays debate the best championship storylines....

    Page | Conversation
  18. Wimbledon - Roger Federer no stranger to drama

    Melissa Isaacson

    Roger Federer suffered a painful loss, but it was nothing he hasn't experienced before, writes Melissa Isaacson.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2014