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  1. Happy Birthday Tanya Harding

    espnW

    Happy birthday, Tanya Harding! The four-time Olympic softball player with the memorable name turns 42 today. The pitcher led the Australian team to four consecutive Olympics and won three bronze medals (1996, 2000, 2008) and one silver in 2004. Hardi...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  2. espnW -- Lisa Fernandez, three-time gold medalist with USA Softba...

    Andrew Linnehan

    Lisa Fernandez was voted the seventh-most influential Hispanic female athlete of all time in a poll conducted by espnW and ESPN Deportes, but her impact on the softball world, on and off the field, is immeasurable.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2013
  3. espnW -- Olympic softball star Jennie Finch finishes Aquaphor New...

    Jennie Finch

    Jennie Finch finishes the 'incredible,' 'cool,' 'awesome' Aquaphor New York City Triathlon ahead of schedule and starts to consider another go.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2013
  4. Jennie Finch preps for NYC Marathon

    Jared Zwerling

    The Olympic softball pitcher laces up to benefit the New York Road Runners' youth programs.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2011
  5. Jessica Mendoza's new role

    Jessica Mendoza

    Olympic softball player Jessica Mendoza is working as a reporter for MLB games -- and still harboring dreams of becoming a pro baseball player.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2011
  6. Peter Vidmar's resignation a step in the right direction

    Jessica Mendoza

    The U.S. Olympic team chief of mission resigned because of his views against gay marriage. Olympic softball player Jessica Mendoza tells why that had to happen.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2011
  7. The Pro's Questionnaire -- Michele Smith wants to make a differen...

    Dave Scheiber

    The Olympic softball gold medalist talks about her admiration for Abraham Lincoln, her fear of being average and her passion for cycling.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2011
  8. 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
  9. espnW -- Another Olympic strikeout for baseball and softball

    Donna de Varona

    Softball and baseball's failed bids for reinstatement in the Olympic Games should serve as a wake-up call, and the sports can learn valuable lessons from wrestling's successful pitch back to the international spotlight.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Jennie Finch: "Final Countdown" -espnW

    Jennie Finch

    Jennie Finch got in one last successful dress-rehearsal sprint tri before she and her family leave for this weekend's Aquaphor New York City Triathlon.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2013
  15. espnW -- Jessica Mendoza returns home from College World Series, ...

    Jessica Mendoza

    Between frolicking with penguins and relaxing on the beach, Jessica Mendoza will deliver an inspiring message to high school softball players at a tournament in Colorado.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2013
  16. 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