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  1. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Families laud advancements made by U.S. wo...

    Michelle Smith

    U.S. women ski jumpers didn't medal, but they advanced. And for the folks at home, who fought for, cried and celebrated with them on their historic Olympic journey, that was plenty to cheer about.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014
  2. espnW -- Diana Taurasi, who has won NCAA, WNBA and Olympic basket...

    Michelle Smith

    Diana Taurasi, voted the third-most influential Hispanic female athleteof all time in a poll conducted by espnW and ESPN Deportes, has accomplished everything in basketball, but burns to get better.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  3. espnW -- California Golden Bears swimmer Missy Franklin feels at ...

    Michelle Smith

    She was the most decorated female swimmer at the London Olympics. But now, 18-year-old Missy Franklin just wants to fit in with her teammates as she begins her freshman year at Cal.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2013
  4. espnW -- Liz Stephen holds U.S. ski team together

    Michelle Smith

    In a sport that's about individual endurance, U.S. cross-country skier Liz Stephen finds her joy in being part of a team.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2013
  5. Season of big change for Stanford Cardinal

    Michelle Smith

    Seeking a sixth straight Final Four, Stanford will adopt an up-tempo attack led by Chiney Ogwumike and wait to see who else emerges.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2012
  6. espnW -- WNBA's Lynx spicing up downtime

    Michelle Smith

    The WNBA's Lynx have gotten creative during the Olympic break, adding workouts ranging from yoga and Zumba to paddleboarding on the Mississippi.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  7. Nastia Liukin makes tearful farewell

    Michelle Smith

    SAN JOSE -- Nastia Liukin wrote a bittersweet ending to her decorated career Sunday night, walking off the floor with tears in her eyes after receiving a pair of standing ovations from the crowd at HP Pavilion. It was far from a storybook ending ...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  8. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Gymnast Aly Raisman overwhelmed with sele...

    Michelle Smith

    Aly Raisman was confident she would make the Olympic gymnastics team, but said she was "way more" emotional than she thought she would be when the moment came.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2012
  9. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Jake Dalton makes his case for U.S. team

    Michelle Smith

    Jake Dalton did what he could to make his case for the Olympic team with solid performances on vault and floor. He will find out Sunday if it was enough.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2012
  10. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Olympic hopes slip away for Nastia Liukin...

    Michelle Smith

    The 2008 Olympic all-around champion's comeback attempt fizzled when she fell on the uneven bars and bobbled on the beam. It likely closed the door on another Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  11. 2012 Summer Olympics -- McKayla Maroney hopes to vault her way to...

    Michelle Smith

    The reigning world champion in the vault doesn't want to be known as a one-trick pony. But that one trick might be what gets her to the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  12. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Sam Mikulak emerges as trials threat afte...

    Michelle Smith

    Danell Leyva and John Orozco may have led 1-2 after the first day of the men's competition at the trials, but another gymnast you may not have expected is making an impression: Sam Mikulak.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2012
  13. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Jonathan Horton suddenly the veteran at O...

    Michelle Smith

    Jonathan Horton doesn't think a recent foot injury will get in his way for an Olympics spot. It's the depth of the field that has him a little nervous.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2012
  14. U.S. Open -- Senior-to-be Beau Hossler comes of age

    Michelle Smith

    The high school senior-to-be started his summer vacation by winning over the Olympic Club crowd and setting a course for his future.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2012
  15. U.S. Open -- After six years away, competitive spirit returns for...

    Michelle Smith

    Despite not playing competitive golf for six years, Casey Martin looked like he belonged at Olympic the past two days.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2012
  16. U.S. Open -- Michael Allen realizes career goal at Olympic

    Michelle Smith

    Michael Allen has been a member of the Olympic Club since he was 14 years old. As a young pro back in 1987, he geared his entire career path toward qualifying to play the U.S. Open on this golf course. Now he is realizing his dream.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2012