The results -- two top-10 finishes, six top-20s and a significant improvement in qualifying -- say Danica Patrick is making strides. Her crew chief thinks a top-5 -- and even a win -- could be just around the corner.
As the World Cup kicks off, espnW.com takes a quick look at the top players and storylines in Brazil. From Argentina's "Flea" to Portugal's prodigal son to the latest superstar No. 10 for Brazil, we get you primed for futebol's biggest stage.
After injuries caused her to consider a career in politics or even journalism, Andrea Petkovic is writing a comeback story that has landed her in the semifinals of the French Open with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Sara Errani.
Notre Dame recruit Brianna Turner was named MVP, but we call Jordin Canada, Shakayla Thomas, Lynee' Belton, Chatrice White, Bianca Cuevas and A'ja Turner up to accept their awards from the McDonald's All American Games.