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  1. Happy 59th, Ann Meyers Drysdale

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    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
  2. End of an Era

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    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
  3. Pioneers charge onto court

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    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
  4. Flashback: WNBA starts at the top

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    On this day in 1996, Val Ackerman was named the first president of the WNBA. The announcement came four months after the NBA Board of Governors had approved the concept of the new professional women's basketball league. Ackerman held the position unt...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  5. Salute to the scoring machines

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    On this date in 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points to set the NBA's single-game scoring record. Diana Taurasi and Lauren Jackson share the record for most points scored in a WNBA game. Taurasi scored 47 points for Phoenix on Aug. 10, 2006, in a...

    Blog | March 02, 2013
  6. W roundtable: Giving thanks for sports

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    'Tis the season for thankfulness and our writers are serving up a hearty helping of praise for their favorite milestones, moments, stars and characters in this week's W roundtable.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2012
  7. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Athletes experience balancing act between fa...

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    When male athletes like the Heat's Chris Bosh have to choose between a playoff game and the birth of a child, what choice should they make? Our contributors weigh in.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2012
  8. W roundtable: The sports we're tuning into now

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    Football is in the rearview mirror. What should you watch to satiate your appetite for competition? espnW's contributors weigh in with their picks.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2012
  9. NBA Finals -- WNBA players predict a close series

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    With the NBA Finals about to begin, it seems a natural question for the women of the WNBA -- who's going to win? While most pick the Heat to prevail, all think it will be a close series.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2011