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  1. How Softball Could Make Its Return At The 2020 Olympics

    Graham Hays

    The IOC's recent reforms have opened the door for softball and baseball to potentially rejoin the Olympic program in the 2020 Tokyo Games. USA Softball, currently operating on a very limited budget, is cautiously optimistic.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2014
  2. espnW -- Team USA softball legend Jessica Mendoza announces retir...

    Graham Hays

    One of softball's most popular players and perhaps its greatest hitter, Jessica Mendoza has decided to retire at 33 with two small children at home and a broadcast career burgeoning. Graham Hays chronicles a career unlike any other.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2014
  3. espnW -- What's next for softball after failed Olympic bid?

    Graham Hays

    Striking out for the third time in a bid to bring softball back to the Olympics might mean it's time to move on, but it doesn't mean the sport is dead in the U.S. -- far from it. The challenge lies in keeping stars in the spotlight after college.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  4. espnW -- Cat Osterman changes mind, will pitch another season for...

    Graham Hays

    After announcing her retirement before the NPF season started, USSSA Pride ace Cat Osterman said she has decided to pitch at least one more season.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2013
  5. espnW -- Young U.S. team loses to Japan in World Cup of Softball

    Graham Hays

    Saturday's 7-4 loss to Japan in the World Cup of Softball was a learning experience for a young American squad that features 12 rookies.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2013
  6. espnW -- USA Softball botches Keilani Ricketts' deal

    Graham Hays

    USA Softball has enough problems on its plate without creating more, but that's exactly what it did when trying to force its biggest star, Keilani Ricketts, into a long-term deal.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2013
  7. espnW -- USA Softball struggling to retain players

    Graham Hays

    With softball out of the Olympics, the resulting lack of exposure and funding for the sport has the U.S. national team struggling to retain players.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2013
  8. Softball legend Cat Osterman to retire from game

    Graham Hays

    Cat Osterman has decided to retire after years of college, Olympic and professional softball dominance.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2013
  9. espnW -- Japan holds off U.S. for gold at ISF World Championship

    Graham Hays

    With the status of international softball still in limbo, Japan took down the United States 2-1 in 10 innings in a gold-medal thriller at the ISF World Championship on Sunday that broke a streak of seven consecutive titles for the Americans.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2012
  10. Team USA has its hands full at ISF World Championship

    Graham Hays

    The U.S. softball team is gunning for its eighth straight ISF World Championship title but will face strong competition from Japan and Canada.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2012
  11. espnW -- Lauren Gibson getting comfortable on Team USA

    Graham Hays

    With softball out of the Olympics, Team USA has a different feel. Tennessee star Lauren Gibson is among a slew of college stars leading the way with the world championships on the horizon.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2012
  12. NCAA softball tournament -- End of Stanford Cardinal season will ...

    Graham Hays

    With no Olympics in sight, Stanford's standout shortstop, Ashley Hansen, is opting to walk away from softball and jump into her career at a technology firm in Silicon Valley.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2012
  13. St. Edward's University assistant coach Cat Osterman finds home o...

    Graham Hays

    Arguably softball's most recognizable figure, Cat Osterman has turned up in an unlikely place: as an assistant coach at a Division II school. There, she's helping each player be her best.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  14. USA Softball program 'work in progress' heading into Pan Ams

    Graham Hays

    USA Softball's roster is full of new faces heading into the Pan Am Games, but the same questions still surround the sport on the international stage.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2011
  15. College softball players bound for Beijing -- with Team Canada

    Graham Hays

    Team Canada has struggled -- to put it mildly -- against the U.S. in international softball competitions. But our neighbors to the north are taking a page out of Team USA's handbook and are relying on a few collegiate stars to break the winless streak.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2008
  16. Tincher ends USA Softball's streak, proves she can beat the best

    Graham Hays

    The 2012 Olympics in London aren't an option for Virginia Tech's Angela Tincher, but after ending USA Softball's 185-game winning streak, Tincher proved she has both the talent and poise to beat the best.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2008