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  1. Make a great game better

    Avery Rape

    DURHAM, N.C. -- Soccer may be the most popular game in the world, but America doesn't seem to love it. I hear all the time that it's boring, or there aren't enough goals, or plays aren't that exciting, there's too much running, blah, blah, blah. O...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  2. Aspirin continues to live up to its hype

    Lizzie Haldane

    Since its discovery 160 years ago, aspirin not only has become the most popular drug in American households, but it also has become an athlete's must-have for aches and pains. But it wasn't until this day in 1899 that Bayer officially patented the pa...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  3. Ready to take New York

    Bill Laimbeer

    Some critics may say that I was not the most popular guy in the league during my time in the NBA. Perhaps I was an antagonist, but they can't argue with one thing: I sure did get people going. When I went to the WNBA's (then Detroit) Shock in 2002...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  4. espnW -- Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series seeks lasting im...

    Amanda Rykoff

    In its second year, the Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series seeks to take advantage of the sport's Olympic attention and build a lasting U.S. tour.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2012
  5. Danica Patrick ends IndyCar career on tragic day

    Jeff Wolf

    In her last race as a full-time IndyCar driver, Danica Patrick barely avoided the crash that claimed Dan Wheldon's life.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2011
  6. The Drop Shot -- Serena Williams still No. 1 among fans

    Viv Bernstein

    Despite her No. 172 ranking, a poll says she's again the most popular female sports star in the U.S. Sister Venus is second.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2011
  7. About Last Night: The NHL plays rough

    Stacy Title

    The Canucks' Mason Raymond is out 3-4 months with a broken back; a near no-hitter for Tigers ace Justin Verlander and the Mavs are 'most popular' in the state of Ohio. Here's what else you missed last night.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2011
  8. The Shootaround -- WNBA's unsung heroes make an impact

    Michelle Smith

    In honor of the players whose contributions always seemed to be bigger than their star power, espnW lists the five most under-the-radar players in league history.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2011
  9. espnW and Nine for IX -- Sex sells? For female athletes, the tren...

    Kate Fagan

    Sex usually sells when it comes to female athletes. Changes are coming, though, providing a glimpse of how female athletes might be marketed in the future.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2013
  10. W roundtable: Which big sporting event are you eyeing this week?

    espnW

    With the Stanley Cup finals, French Open and Women's College World Series taking to the air this week, we asked our writers to weigh in on what they'll be watching most closely.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2012
  11. Ingrid Kantola hearts CrossFit

    Julia Savacool

    Ingrid Kantola was an elite pole vaulter in college, but she credits the intense training of CrossFit with giving her the strength to bounce back from open-heart surgery.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2012
  12. Nature Valley Grand Prix spotlight's female racers

    Pat Borzi

    With so much media attention paid to men's cycling, stage races like the Nature Valley Grand Prix in Minnesota seek to put emphasis -- and equality -- on the women's side.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2011