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  1. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Families laud advancements made by U.S. wo...

    Michelle Smith

    U.S. women ski jumpers didn't medal, but they advanced. And for the folks at home, who fought for, cried and celebrated with them on their historic Olympic journey, that was plenty to cheer about.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014
  2. espnW -- California Golden Bears swimmer Missy Franklin feels at ...

    Michelle Smith

    She was the most decorated female swimmer at the London Olympics. But now, 18-year-old Missy Franklin just wants to fit in with her teammates as she begins her freshman year at Cal.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2013
  3. espnW -- Phoenix Mercury's Penny Taylor sees silver lining in inj...

    Michelle Smith

    Penny Taylor has been off for more than a year because of a knee injury. One silver lining was seeing her mother during her battle with cancer.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  4. espnW -- Liz Stephen holds U.S. ski team together

    Michelle Smith

    In a sport that's about individual endurance, U.S. cross-country skier Liz Stephen finds her joy in being part of a team.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2013
  5. Bikini basketball insulting to WNBA

    Michelle Smith

    You want cogent analysis on why the Bikini Basketball League is a bad idea? Paragraph upon paragraph about how it is insulting and demeaning and detrimental to women's sports? Why bother when the whole thing is easily summed up in a single wo...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  6. WNBA -- Lauren Jackson still settling in for Storm

    Michelle Smith

    With only nine games left in the regular season, Seattle looks bound for the playoffs. But Lauren Jackson and the Storm hope to raise their level of play before the postseason arrives.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2012
  7. Lydia Murphy-Stephans is breaking new ground with Pac-12 Network

    Michelle Smith

    In the world of sports television, Lydia Murphy-Stephans is often the only woman in the room. That doesn't intimidate the 19-time Emmy winner as she prepares to launch Pac-12 Network next month.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2012
  8. Nastia Liukin makes tearful farewell

    Michelle Smith

    SAN JOSE -- Nastia Liukin wrote a bittersweet ending to her decorated career Sunday night, walking off the floor with tears in her eyes after receiving a pair of standing ovations from the crowd at HP Pavilion. It was far from a storybook ending ...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  9. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Gymnast Aly Raisman overwhelmed with sele...

    Michelle Smith

    Aly Raisman was confident she would make the Olympic gymnastics team, but said she was "way more" emotional than she thought she would be when the moment came.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2012
  10. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Jake Dalton makes his case for U.S. team

    Michelle Smith

    Jake Dalton did what he could to make his case for the Olympic team with solid performances on vault and floor. He will find out Sunday if it was enough.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2012
  11. 2012 Summer Olympics -- McKayla Maroney hopes to vault her way to...

    Michelle Smith

    The reigning world champion in the vault doesn't want to be known as a one-trick pony. But that one trick might be what gets her to the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  12. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Olympic hopes slip away for Nastia Liukin...

    Michelle Smith

    The 2008 Olympic all-around champion's comeback attempt fizzled when she fell on the uneven bars and bobbled on the beam. It likely closed the door on another Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  13. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Sam Mikulak emerges as trials threat afte...

    Michelle Smith

    Danell Leyva and John Orozco may have led 1-2 after the first day of the men's competition at the trials, but another gymnast you may not have expected is making an impression: Sam Mikulak.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2012
  14. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Jonathan Horton suddenly the veteran at O...

    Michelle Smith

    Jonathan Horton doesn't think a recent foot injury will get in his way for an Olympics spot. It's the depth of the field that has him a little nervous.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2012
  15. espnW -- Olympic hopeful Erica McClain takes triple leap of faith...

    Michelle Smith

    Fifteen months after a horrible ankle injury, triple jumper Erica McClain will find out if her painful rehab has led to a spot in the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2012
  16. Total Access: Stanford -- Family time is short but sweet

    Michelle Smith

    Between games and studying for final exams, there is precious little time for parents to spend with the players during the NCAA tournament, but they all make the most of it.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2012