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  1. I Believe That Wu Will Win

    ESPN Music

    The Wu-Tang Clan did not send a team to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. No, they sent all 32. The influential hip-hop group's fashion and accessory arm, Wutang Brand, is offering a Wu-Tang soccer jersey this summer. We think it could ha...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  2. Arsenal avenge their Anfield annihilation

    John Brewin

    LONDON -- This time, they were ready. At Anfield, Arsenal were torn apart in 19 ruinous minutes and Arsene Wenger was prepared to shoulder the criticism. It was a defeat to rip up the usual playbook. In place of laissez-faire came true grit. Liverpoo...

    Blog | February 16, 2014
  3. When music and sports come together

    ESPN Music

    The worlds of music and sports can meet in unexpected ways. You might recall Justin Tucker's story from this past NFL season: The Ravens kicker, who drilled a 61-yard field goal to beat the Lions on "Monday Night Football" in December, also happe...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  4. How the MLS can truly Americanize soccer

    Steve Etheridge

    Earlier this week, Major League Soccer announced plans for its 20th expansion team, a New York City football club with an imaginative name: New York City Football Club. It will be the city's first team not based on an energy drink, and it will b...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  5. Tulsa inspires small-town Olympic dreams

    DJ Gallo

    Sydney. Athens. Beijing. London. Rio. Tulsa. Wait. What? One city doesn't belong, right? If you're a member of the Tulsa 2024 Olympic Exploratory Committee, though, your answer is that all six cities are equals. Yes, Tulsa, Okla. -- the se...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  6. Alex Morgan answers questions from fans

    Playbook Trending

    You asked, and soccer star Alex Morgan answered. Discussing such topics as what she'd do if she didn't play soccer and why she picked the No. 13, find out if your Twitter question made the cut....

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  7. A short list of sports influencers

    Scoop Jackson

    Influence is difficult to quantify. It's not strictly about power, and it's not necessarily all about impact. Yet both are needed for one to have influence over others. It's not only about fame, fortune, notoriety, reverence, respect, how many follow...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  8. Brandi Chastain's son supports 'Splash'

    Playbook Trending

    Three of the five remaining contestants on ABC's "Splash" are athletes with only a few weeks remaining in the diving elimination season. Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, action sports star Rory Bushfield and soccer great Brandi Chastain are the...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  9. Joakim Noah - A Rasta at heart

    Theresa Manahan

    To say Joakim Noah is multi-cultural is a bit of an understatement. The Bulls center's diverse background has been well documented: his French-African father earned his fame as a tennis star, his mother once reigned as Miss Sweden and his father's fa...

    Blog | April 21, 2013
  10. Brandi Chastain talks 'Splash,' staying fit

    Lynn Hoppes

    Growing up in San Jose, Calif., you'd think that Brandi Chastain would have been really good at swimming. But that wasn't the case. Chastain instead focused on soccer and became a two-time Women's World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist....

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  11. The 33 best streaks in sports history

    Doug Williams

    After seeing the Los Angeles Lakers' winning streak come to an end at 33 games in 1972, forward Jim McMillian said NBA fans had seen something special. "We just finished a streak that I don't believe any other team is going to break," he told the ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  12. Mia Hamm on celebrity soccer, live chat

    Lynn Hoppes

    Mia Hamm, who scored a record-setting 158 international goals for the U.S. women's national team, admits these days she wasn't thinking about being an influence to others while playing those 18 years. "To be honest with you, I was more of a player...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  13. Suh, Abdul-Jabbar set to make 'Splash'

    Lynn Hoppes

    Celebrities have danced, skated, exercised and boxed. Now, 10 celebrities on the ABC show "Splash" will compete in regulation platform and springboard diving in front of a poolside audience. Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, football star ...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  14. Shawn Bandz makes Columbus Crew theme

    Chris Gigley

    An improbable collision between hip-hop and European football has occurred in the heart of Ohio, as Columbus-based rapper Shawn Bandz has created the track "Columbus Crew," hoping it will become the new anthem for his hometown's MLS team. And while t...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  15. Reggie Bush: 'I still have a lot to prove'

    Lynn Hoppes

    "He's a name, but at this stage in his career, he's a third-down guy." That's Bill Polian's comment about free-agent running back Reggie Bush in his Insider column for ESPN.com. Polian spent 24 years as general manager in the NFL and won the NFL e...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  16. What's it like to coach a tiny soccer nation?

    Chris Gigley

    The Guam national team is just a speck on the map of world soccer. But in just more than a year on the job, England-born manager Gary White has his squad from the tiny South Pacific island beating opponents it used to lose to by two or more touchdown...

    Blog | March 07, 2013