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  1. Darko Milicic Retires From NBA, Gives Kickboxing A Shot

    D'Arcy Maine

    Darko Milicic, the No. 2 pick in the 2003 NBA draft, has reportedly decided to quit basketball to focus on his dreams of becoming a professional kickboxer. Yes, this is real and, yes, that is apparently an actual job. Milicic, who is perhaps best ...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  2. espnW -- Female referees deserve their chance at the pros

    Jane McManus

    The NFL has included two women on its list of officials. Clearly they know what they're signing up for, so let them prove their mettle, just like their male counterparts did.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  3. Buzz That Was -- If Paulina Gretzky on Golf Digest cover bums you...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Depressed about Golf Digest putting "celebrity" Paulina Gretzky on its cover rather than, you know, an actual professional golfer? Well, let these terrific videos of the college slam dunk contest and dancing Olympians cheer you up.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2014
  4. espnW -- Kate Fagan explains why covering openly gay athletes is ...

    Kate Fagan

    Steve Elkington's tweets surrounding the coverage of openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam highlighted what a lot of people are asking: "Why is this news?" It is news because civil rights have always been news, especially when barriers are finally smashed.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2014
  5. espnW -- Michael Sam's announcement that he is gay underscores ho...

    Kate Fagan

    Seeking to tell his own truth from the very beginning, NFL draft prospect Michael Sam becomes a key figure in the changing LGBT landscape of professional sports.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  6. End of an Era

    espnW

    On Saturday, David Stern retired as NBA commissioner after 30 years on the job. His reign, which spanned four decades, marks the longest tenure for any commissioner in American professional sports history. The 71-year-old is widely credited for incre...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  7. espnW -- Chicago Sky owner Michael Alter determined to make team ...

    Melissa Isaacson

    It's never fun to be in the red, but that hasn't discouraged Sky owner Michael Alter, who is passionate about his team and determined to make it profitable with a little help from Chicago's corporate citizens.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2013
  8. Friendships make women's basketball special

    Chiney Ogwumike

    Recently, the basketball world has been debating whether Brittney Griner should have her shot in the NBA. First of all, I note the shift in dialogue from the collegiate level to the professional. The nets have been cut. Champions have been crowned. I...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  9. espnW -- Val Ackerman chats with Warriors president Rick Welts in...

    Val Ackerman

    In the first edition of Man Up, Val Ackerman talks with Golden State Warriors president Rick Welts about the marketing and future of women's sports, and why its differences from men should be appreciated.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2013
  10. W roundtable: New women's soccer league has much to learn

    espnW

    Could it be the third time's a charm for the new women's professional soccer league? Our writers weigh in with the lessons that must be learned to avoid the failed fate of the previous incarnations.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2012
  11. espnW -- Julie Foudy explores whether women's pro soccer can make...

    Julie Foudy

    Will a women's professional soccer league ever thrive in the United States? With WPS folding, Julie Foudy says it may be time to consider an option even she once thought wasn't possible.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2012
  12. What is next for women's soccer?

    Beau Dure

    With the collapse of the WPS, soccer insiders have various ideas about what comes next and whether there is the commitment to keep a league alive.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2012
  13. W roundtable: Debating the appeal of all-star games

    espnW

    From the NBA's slam dunk contest to the MLB's Home Run Derby, which league puts on the best all-star showcase? Our writers weigh in with their picks in the latest W roundtable.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2012
  14. American Natalie Nakase first female coach in men's basketball le...

    Associated Press

    Natalie Nakase knows there's more to her job than winning games. The American is the first female coach in Japan's professional men's basketball league.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2012
  15. Mechelle Voepel on why Women's Professional Soccer league has bee...

    Mechelle Voepel

    What led to the WPS suspending its season? Part of the problem was the league's shaky foundation, a problem that dates back to the professional leagu that preceded it, the Women's United Soccer Association.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2012
  16. Calling the Shots -- Where's the next Violet Palmer?

    Pat Borzi

    The NBA opened its door to women referees in 1997 but since then has not promoted anyone from the D-League. Officials say it will happen.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2011