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  1. espnW -- Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados a hit with teammates, f...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Shannon Szabados broke American hearts in Sochi, but she's proving to be a hit with U.S. fans and teammates as the first woman in the SPHL.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  2. espnW -- Former Team USA star Jenny Potter, University of Minneso...

    Melissa Isaacson

    A USA-Canada final in women's hockey may have been predictable, but it doesn't make it any less compelling. Former U.S. player Jenny Potter and University of Minnesota coach Brad Frost offer five keys to Thursday's gold-medal game.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  3. espnW -- 10 fun facts about U.S. men's hockey player T.J. Oshie

    Melissa Isaacson

    Blues teammate David Backes disagrees with the notion T.J. Oshie possesses a slow heartbeat with his calm demeanor on the ice, comparing him to a Jack Russell terrier.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2014
  4. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Let the Lolo Games begin

    Melissa Isaacson

    She can be annoying, but so can her critics. She's admirable -- and her own worst enemy. She's Lolo Jones, and these days it wouldn't be the Olympics if we weren't paying attention to her.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2014
  5. espnW -- Soccer star Alex Morgan is No. 10 on our Impact 10 list

    Melissa Isaacson

    From winning the inaugural NWSL title to publishing a children's books series, Alex Morgan continued to establish herself as a role model in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2013
  6. espnW -- Canadian women's hockey legend Geraldine Heaney still fi...

    Melissa Isaacson

    On the eve of her Hockey Hall of Fame induction, Canada's legendary Geraldine Heaney has a lot to say about girls in hockey, and no hesitation to let her opinions fly.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  7. espnW -- Lyndsey Fry hoping to make United States hockey team for...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Lyndsey Fry was lost after the death of her friend Liz Turgeon, but with Liz's jersey in her hands and memories in her heart, she's trying to fulfill an Olympic hockey dream for both of them.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  8. espnW -- Japan's Mao Asada pushes boundaries, wins Skate America ...

    Melissa Isaacson

    The Japanese skating celebrity came to Detroit with a more mature short program and a difficult free skate that, despite a fall on her triple Axel, won the gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2013
  9. espnW -- Can-do attitude makes American figure skater Ashley Wagn...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Ashley Wagner says her military upbringing has helped her attitude regarding the triple-triple, an intimidating yet necessary requirement for any skater who wants to be taken seriously.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2013
  10. espnW -- Americans Jason Brown, Adam Rippon make strong showing i...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Jason Brown, who found out two weeks ago he would replace Olympic defending champion Evan Lysacek in Skate America, finished second in the men's short program. American Adam Rippon was third.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2013
  11. espnW -- Moms of U.S. ice dancing favorites Charlie White and Mer...

    Melissa Isaacson

    U.S. skaters Charlie White and Meryl Davis are among the favorites to win gold at the Sochi Olympics and a lot of the credit belongs to their moms, Jacqui White and Cheryl Davis, who are the antithesis of overbearing skating parents.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2013
  12. espnW -- Gigi Fernandez reflects on trailblazing career after bei...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Gigi Fernandez was a little girl on a small island with big dreams of playing tennis at a time when she had no Hispanic female athletes to look up to. Voted the 10th-most influential Hispanic sportswoman, Fernandez reflects on her trailblazing career.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  13. espnW -- Tornado Black shows off remarkable game to go with memor...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Tornado Black has a memorable name to go with her remarkable game. And that's just how Gayal Black, the mom of the up-and-coming tennis player, wanted it.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2013
  14. 2013 Wimbledon -- Slippery courts under scrutiny

    Melissa Isaacson

    Despite several spills on the grassy courts, Wimbledon officials maintain that the courts are in the same condition as they have been year in and year out.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2013
  15. 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
  16. espnW: Lance Armstrong's lie one of many we've heard

    Melissa Isaacson

    Years of being lied to by public officials and sports stars has led us to be more cynical about Lance Armstrong's admission of guilt.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2013