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  1. Happy Birthday, Abby Wambach!

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    Happy birthday, Abby Wambach! The global soccer superstar turns 34 today. The youngest of seven children, Wambach was the National High School Player of the Year in 1997 as a senior at Our Lady of Mercy High School in Rochester, New York. She went on...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  2. Famous fans in the stands

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    In honor of actor and Los Angeles Lakers superfan Jack Nicholson's 77th birthday today, we salute five of our other favorite celebrity sports fans. 1. Spike Lee: The legendary director might love the New York Knicks more than he does making movie...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  3. Happy Holidays, NBA Style

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    Today is Christmas Eve, a holiday beloved by children of all ages. As a present for people of all ages and religions, the NBA has neatly gift-wrapped five marquee games for your enjoyment on Wednesday. The league has hosted games on Christmas Day ann...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  4. Believe it or not...

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    On this day in 1918, the famed "Ripley's Believe it or Not!" made its debut in the New York Globe. Originally created as a sports-themed cartoon called "Champs and Chumps," it quickly expanded to include broader topics and the name changed to the one...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  5. Happy Birthday, Shannon Bobbitt!

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    Happy birthday, Shannon Bobbitt! The pint-sized basketball player turns 28 today. One of eight children, the New York native helped guide the Tennessee Lady Vols to back-to-back national championships in 2007 and 2008. Alongside her college teammate ...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  6. W Wants to Know: Nastia Liukin

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    Nastia Liukin, a five-time Olympic medalist in gymnastics, hung up her grips for good this past year and headed to New York City. She shared a little about her new life by answering the five questions of "W Wants to Know." What do you need to consid...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  7. Paula Radcliffe takes New York

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    On this day in 2007, English runner Paula Radcliffe won her second New York City Marathon. Just months after giving birth to her first child, Radcliffe finished the race in an astonishing 2 hours, 23 minutes and 9 seconds, the second-fastest time by ...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  8. Go New York Go!

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    On this day in 1946, the New York Knicks played the first game in franchise history, against the Toronto Huskies at Maple Leaf Gardens. The game also marked the debut of the Basketball Association of America (BAA), which became the NBA when it merged...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  9. First of many for Comets

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    On this day in 1997, the Houston Comets became the first WNBA champions when they beat the New York Liberty 65-51 in front of a sellout crowd of 16,285 at the Summit. Cynthia Cooper, who had 25 points, four rebounds, three steals and four assists in ...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  10. Gertrude Ederle swims to history

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    On this day in 1926, Gertrude Ederle spent 14 hours and 31 minutes making history. The 20-year-old from New York, who had won a gold and two bronze medals for the United States at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, became the first woman to swim acro...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  11. espnW -- Debating what's next for Tim Tebow

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    In the first W Debate, Jane McManus and Sarah Spain discuss what Tim Tebow will need to do to stay in the NFL now that the Jets have released him.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  12. Happy Birthday, WNBA!

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    On this day in 1996, the WNBA was founded. Eight teams took the court for the league's inaugural season in 1997, and on June 21, 1997, Penny Toler scored the WNBA's first points for the Los Angeles Sparks in a game against the New York Liberty at the...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  13. espnW: LSU pitcher Rachele Fico first pick in National Pro Fastpi...

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    The first four picks in the National Pro Fastpitch softball college draft were pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2013
  14. W roundtable: Can anyone stop Miami Heat from winning second stra...

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    As the NBA playoffs approach, the Miami Heat certainly have the look of a champion, but it's too early to write off the Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs and a few other contenders for the 2013 NBA title.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2013
  15. W roundtable: San Francisco, Denver, New England, Giants tabbed a...

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    The Super Bowl closed the book on the football season, so our writers weigh in on the sporting events they're most looking forward to this spring. From March Madness to big-time tennis, there's plenty of entertainment to be had.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2013
  16. National Women's Soccer League rosters taking shape after college...

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    Rosters of the eight teams in the National Women's Soccer League are starting to take shape.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2013