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  1. espnW -- Portland Thorns FC tops Western New York Flash for first...

    Graham Hays

    Portland's home attendance dwarfed other teams in the league, but it was Thorns FC's play on the road -- including the playoffs and title game -- that brought them the inaugural championship.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2013
  2. espnW -- Five questions for National Pro Fastpitch playoffs

    Graham Hays

    Monica Abbott or Cat Osterman? There's no denying that both aces are two of the best in the game, but is either the most dominant player in the NPF? Get answers to that and everything else you need to know about the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2013
  3. NCAA women's college soccer tournament -- Nkem Ezurike key to Mic...

    Graham Hays

    Nkem Ezurike opened up the game and gave Michigan the spark it needed to upset No. 4 seed Portland 3-0 to advance to the third round of the NCAA women's soccer tournament.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2012
  4. NCAA women's soccer -- Postseason impacts abound in weekly Power ...

    Graham Hays

    The soccer season is coming down to the wire, and our Power Rankings have the lowdown on the teams at the top and the ones with something to prove before tournament bids are handed out.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2012
  5. National Pro Fastpitch playoffs -- Lack of champ hurts league

    Graham Hays

    National Pro Fastpitch's season ended as an ugly, soggy shambles, fingers raised not skyward to celebrate a championship but instead pointed accusingly in every direction.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2012
  6. National Pro Fastpitch playoffs -- Season ends without a champio...

    Graham Hays

    The National Pro Fastpitch season ended without a champion for the first time in the league's nine-year history because of weather delays and what the league cited as scheduling conflicts for players on both teams.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2012
  7. National Pro Fastpitch playoffs -- Chicago Bandits top Pride, one...

    Graham Hays

    Monica Abbott was her usual brilliant self in the pitcher's circle for Chicago on Saturday. But it was the Bandits' catcher, Shannon Doepking, who was the star in the opener of the NPF championship series.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2012
  8. National Pro Fastpitch playoffs -- Racers force Game 3 against Pr...

    Graham Hays

    The Akron Racers beat the USSSA Pride 8-7 in the National Pro Fastpitch playoffs to force a Saturday Game 3 in their series.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2012
  9. National Pro Fastpitch playoffs -- Kristen Butler powers Chicago ...

    Graham Hays

    Kristen Butler found her missing stroke. Her long home run sparked the defending-champion Bandits to a romp in their NPF playoff opener.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2012
  10. espnW -- Five burning questions for National Pro Fastpitch playof...

    Graham Hays

    The four NPF teams are set for their playoff tournament this weekend in Chicago. Here is all you need to know about the teams and players battling for the title.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2012
  11. NCAA softball -- Five burning questions for the SEC tournament

    Graham Hays

    SEC softball coaches say the conference has never been stronger, but will the SEC tournament show it's on par with the Pac-12 and Big 12?

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2012
  12. NPF playoffs -- Bandits steal late win from Pride

    Graham Hays

    Pride pitcher Cat Osterman left with an injury in the fifth inning, while Bandits ace Monica Abbott kept her cool en route to an extra-inning victory in Game 1.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2011
  13. NPF playoffs -- Chicago Bandits upset the USSSA Pride in 10-3 rou...

    Graham Hays

    In a 10-3 upset over league favorites USSSA Pride, the Chicago Bandits became the first team to recapture the Cowles Cup.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2011
  14. NPF playoffs -- NPF Diamonds fall short but prove they belong

    Graham Hays

    The NPF Diamonds didn't get the fairytale ending they hoped for Friday in the NPF Championship, but they proved themselves worthy of competing with the best.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2011
  15. NPF playoffs -- Stacy May-Johnson makes the most of a second chan...

    Graham Hays

    Stacy May-Johnson retired from pro softball last year after a successful career. But she couldn't stay away from the diamond, and hasn't lost a beat in her comeback.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2011
  16. NPF playoffs -- Keeping their cool, Goler and Abbott carry Bandit...

    Graham Hays

    Now that she's learned to ignore bad breaks, Bandits pitcher Monica Abbott is even tougher to hit.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2011