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  1. Impact 25: espnW Woman Of The Year Becky Hammon On The Opportunit...

    Doris Burke

    In ESPN The Magazine's Interview Issue, Doris Burke sat down with ground-breaking Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon, the first full-time, female assistant coach in the NBA -- and espnW's Impact 25 woman of the year.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2014
  2. Chillin' In Chile With Candice Wiggins

    Candice Wiggins

    The U.S. Embassy Santiago along with the NBA and WNBA teamed up for an educational and sports diplomacy envoy in Chile. Being the bold and fearless traveler that I am, I welcomed the opportunity to do something dynamic for a group of people who live ...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  3. Top Center Kalani Brown Signs National Letter Of Intent To Baylor...

    Dan Olson

    The No. 11 prospect in the nation and the daughter of former NBA star P.J. Brown gives a big boost to Kim Mulkey's 2015 class at Baylor.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2014
  4. In The Game With Robin Roberts: Becky Hammon

    Get "In The Game" with seven-time WNBA All-Star and San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2014
  5. espnW -- Michele Roberts, head of the NBA Players Association, ta...

    Kate Fagan

    Michele Roberts, head of the NBA players' association, talks about how her background primed her history-making new role.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2014
  6. W Debate: Which second-year WNBA player has had the biggest break...

    The choices are obvious: Brittney Griner or Skylar Diggins. Michelle Smith and Mechelle Voepel debate which WNBA "sophomore" is having the bigger breakout season....

    Page | Conversation
  7. Standing ovation for Spurs

    D'Arcy Maine

    If you're looking for yet another reason to love the San Antonio Spurs, the team's latest hire might just help your cause. On Tuesday, the reigning NBA champions announced they had hired Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. Yes, you read that corr...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  8. HoopGurlz -- Texas A&M Aggies land high-flying recruit in two-tim...

    Walter Villa

    Her parents made her give up her beloved motocross, but now Clovis (New Mexico) guard and Texas A&M recruit Danni Williams gets her adrenaline rush on the court.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2014
  9. Summer fun: Poolside, courtside

    Kayla McBride

    Summer was always a lot of fun for me when I was growing up and it still is today. Obviously, because of the weather, summer is a great time to hang out outside and relax in the sun. It is also right in the middle of the NBA playoffs, which...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  10. Happy 59th, Ann Meyers Drysdale

    espnW

    Happy birthday to basketball legend Ann Meyers Drysdale, who turns 59 today. A standout athlete at Sonora High School in La Habra, Calif., Meyers became the first high school student to play for the U.S. national team in 1974. The first female athlet...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  11. Speaking the language of hoops

    Ruth Riley

    Atlanta Dream center Ruth Riley recently spent nine days on a trip to Morocco and Spain as part of a program sponsored by NBA/WNBA Cares and conducted by SportsUnited, an international exchange program of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educ...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  12. End of an Era

    espnW

    On Saturday, David Stern retired as NBA commissioner after 30 years on the job. His reign, which spanned four decades, marks the longest tenure for any commissioner in American professional sports history. The 71-year-old is widely credited for incre...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  13. Pioneers charge onto court

    espnW

    On this day in 1997, the NBA announced the hiring of Dee Kantner and Violet Palmer to its refereeing staff, marking the first time in major U.S. pro sports that women would officiate regular-season games in an all-male league. On Oct. 31, 1997, Palme...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  14. espnW -- St. Louis Cardinals rookie pitcher Michael Wacha is no j...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Make fun of his name all you want, but Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha continued his serious pitching as the Cardinals defeated the Red Sox to tie the World Series at a game apiece.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2013
  15. espnW -- Lane Kiffin, Rick Pitino, Atlanta Dream get the boot, Ma...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Lane Kiffin dumped at the airport, Rick Pitino embarrassed on the radio, Matt Schaub mocked by a restaurant in his own city. Who says being a sports figure is easy? This week dished up full servings of humiliation.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  16. Journey of a lifetime in Nicaragua

    Candice Wiggins

    I recently took a weeklong trip to Nicaragua on behalf of the WNBA along with my Tulsa Shock sister Jennifer Lacy and NBA representative (and fellow Stanford Cardinal) Becky Bonner. We teamed up with the U.S. embassy with the ultimate goal of empower...

    Blog | September 26, 2013