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  1. Team New Zealand's Pregame Tradition Stops U.S. Stars

    D'Arcy Maine

    The New Zealand basketball team may have lost 98-71 to the U.S. at the FIBA World Cup on Tuesday, but the team easily took home a victory for the best pregame tradition ever. The Haka is a traditional war dance in the country. It was also apparently...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  2. Meet Meya Bizer, an American badass

    Eddie Matz

    She's the youngest rugby player on the U.S. national team. But 21-year-old Meya Bizer just might be the biggest badass in sports.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2014
  3. Happy Birthday, Lydia Ko!

    espnW

    Happy birthday, Lydia Ko! The golfing phenom turns 17 today. Born in South Korea and raised in New Zealand, Ko started playing golf when she was 5. In 2011, she started racking up amateur titles in New Zealand and Australia. In 2012, Ko became the yo...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  4. Touring Down Under

    Courtney Conlogue

    Surfer Courtney Conlogue ended the 2013 season ranked fourth on the Women's World Championship Tour, and with a big win at the New Zealand Surf Festival in Taranaki. After a few months off, it's time to hit the road again for the first stop of the 20...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  5. Back on the field

    Christie Rampone

    I'm back! Well, sort of. I may not be 100 percent, but coming off surgery, I'm really happy with how my knee is responding. I got in for 12-ish minutes Sunday in the USWNT's first game of the series against New Zealand. I felt great -- though I'll ad...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  6. U.S. women forced to settle for draw with New Zealand

    New Zealand earned a 1-1 draw with the United States in a women's friendly Wednesday at Crew Stadium.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2013
  7. espnW -- U.S. women's national soccer team held to draw against N...

    Graham Hays

    Yes, because the game was a friendly, one could argue that it didn't really matter. But New Zealand hasn't beaten or tied the U.S. in 26 years. So in that respect, the 1-1 draw Wednesday night might just matter.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2013
  8. Resting and recharging

    Kelly Clark

    Some of my competitors are still in New Zealand right now, getting time on snow, but I'm content to be at home in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., working on my fitness -- plus winterizing my house, watching movies and going to the park with my friends who hav...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  9. U.S. women's soccer team controls New Zealand in friendly

    Megan Rapinoe got into the flow of things quickly. She arrived from France on Tuesday, got in a couple of training sessions and went right to work.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2013
  10. 2012 Olympics -- No one can stop U.S. women's soccer team

    Julie Foudy

    The U.S. women's soccer team is headed to the quarterfinals and right now there's no one standing in the way of another gold says Julie Foudy.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  11. Rachel Dawson: 'It's not all about the Olympics'

    Rachel Dawson

    Rachel Dawson's recent 23-day trip to Australian and New Zealand with the U.S. national field hockey team yielded mixed competitive results -- and a new outlook. Dawson resolves to appreciate the journey, and share more with her teammates.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2012
  12. Gretchen Bleiler learns the hard way

    Gretchen Bleiler

    The snowboarder reflects on her fourth-place finish at the New Zealand Open, the trick that eluded her there and the wisdom she gained.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2011
  13. WPS playoffs -- Western New York Flash defeats Philadelphia Indep...

    Beau Dure

    The Flash drew players from all over the soccer map, melding their talents into a WPS force that out-muscled the Independence in Saturday's championship.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2011
  14. Women's World Cup -- Ali Riley's last day

    Ali Riley

    Wondering how the athletes at the World Cup spend game days? Ali Riley takes you through the last day the Football Ferns spent at the World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2011
  15. Women's World Cup -- Proud to believe, proud to be a Fern

    Ali Riley

    For New Zealand, greatness is this: scoring four goals in the tournament and earning its first point ever in a World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2011
  16. Women's World Cup -- New Zealand pulls out dramatic draw

    Beau Dure

    The Ferns scored in the 90th minute and on the last kick of the game to tie Mexico 2-2. The draw ended an eight-game World Cup losing streak for New Zealand.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2011