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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. MLS star Aurelien Collin talks fashion

    Lynn Hoppes

    How would a potential fashion designer like to be in New York this week for Fashion Week but have to make promotional appearances for his real job and miss out on the shows? That's OK for Aurelien Collin, a defender for Sporting Kansas City of Maj...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  6. 2012 might be the Year of the Short Person

    Lynn Hoppes

    Gabby Douglas, all 4 feet 11 of her, won two Olympic gold medals at the Summer Games in London. Lionel Messi, at 5-7, has scored 90 goals this year and is the best soccer player in the world. And Brad Keselowski, who is 5-10, won the NASCAR Sprint Cu...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  7. Gabby Douglas is on Barbara Walters' list

    Lynn Hoppes

    In six months, 16-year-old Gabby Douglas has gone from Olympic gymnast to Olympic champion to world traveler to author. And now she has made Barbara Walters' list of "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012." Douglas is joining actor/producer B...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  8. Brandi Chastain on Hope Solo, youth clinics

    Lynn Hoppes

    Two months later, U.S. soccer great and NBC broadcaster Brandi Chastain still hasn't talked with U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo about their differences at the Summer Olympics. And Chastain really hasn't given it much thought. "That was an unusual circu...

    Blog | September 30, 2012
  9. 'Key & Peele' on sports, TMZ, new season

    Lynn Hoppes

    Key and Peele Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows Keegan-Michael Key, one half of the sketch duo in the Comedy Central hit show "Key & Peele," said it wasn't hard at all to act out the many characters in the whimsical college foot...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  10. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy talks CD, LA sports

    Lynn Hoppes

    Scotty Morris, lead singer for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, said playing at the Super Bowl in 1999 and providing music for the 1996 Vince Vaughn-driven movie "Swingers" isn't really what the band is about. "We personally stay away from all that glitz and...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  11. Mia Hamm talks Olympic soccer, life today

    Lynn Hoppes

    It might be smart for Mia Hamm, considered the best female soccer player in history, to limit the intake of liquids on Thursday while watching the U.S. women's soccer team play Japan for the Olympic gold medal. On Monday, when the United States be...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  12. Y&R actor Josh Morrow talks on Sooners

    Lynn Hoppes

    Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and quarterback Landry Jones visited ESPN's campus in Bristol, Conn., on Thursday to talk about last season and what's ahead for 2012. One fan, on a TV sound set in California, is chomping at the bit for the season to beg...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  13. Tim Tebow, Gronk, Solo need reality shows

    Lynn Hoppes

    With the news last week that baseball legend Pete Rose is working with TLC on a reality show, Playbook has decided to look at who else should be doing the same thing. We've asked former NFL receiver Hank Baskett, who is married to Kendra Wilkinson...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  14. Happy birthday, Tom 'Forrest Gump' Hanks!

    Lynn Hoppes

    Tom Hanks, who portrayed simple-minded football player/ping pong king "Forrest Gump" and baseball manager Jimmy Dugan in "A League of Their Own," was born today in 1956 in Concord, Calif. The 56-year-old Hanks, who won an Academy Award for portray...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  15. Happy birthday, Cansecos, Petty, Lohan!

    Lynn Hoppes

    Today is a big birthday for a lot of athletes: Canseco brothers, racing great Richard Petty, figure skater Johnny Weir and soccer star Alex Morgan. But this is the entertainment page, so we're going to focus on Lindsay Lohan, who was born today in...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  16. Happy birthday, Alexi Lalas!

    Lynn Hoppes

    ESPN soccer broadcaster Alexi Lalas was born today in Birmingham, Mich., in 1970. The 42-year-old retired from pro soccer in 2003 and had played on the U.S. national team 1991-1998. He was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2006. The r...

    Blog | June 01, 2012