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  1. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Maria Sharapova to report from hometown

    Maria Sharapova will trade her tennis racket for a microphone in a few weeks to join NBC for the Winter Olympics in her childhood home.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2014
  2. espnW -- Bo Rong excels at little-known sport of badminton

    Kate Fagan

    Badminton isn't widely played or followed in the U.S., but for China native Bo Rong, the game is her calling and may be her ticket to Rio.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2013
  3. Tennis - Best verbal volleys from 2012

    Kamakshi Tandon

    The 2012 tennis season had its share of sublime shot-making and courageous efforts. But we can't forget all the mouth-watering jibber-jabber from the players either.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2012
  4. 100 memories: A year for the ages

    Ravi Ubha

    Editor's note: The tennis season now over, it's time to look back. Ravi Ubha has been unveiling his top 100 memories of the 2012 season. The countdown began on Dec. 10 and it ends today with the final 10 moments. 10. Those poor rackets I...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  5. 2012 Olympic tennis - What's going on with Novak Djokovic?

    Ravi Ubha

    Andy Murray was all giddy with his new gold in London. Serena Williams walloped the field. And then there was Novak Djokovic, who looked anything but dominant.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  6. Li Xuerui beats world champ Wang Yihan to win badminton gold

    Li Xuerui has beaten world champion Wang Yihan 21-15, 21-23, 21-17 in an all-Chinese final of Olympic badminton women's singles.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2012
  7. 2012 Wimbledon -- Venus Williams ousted in first round

    Five-time champion Venus Williams lost in the opening round of Wimbledon for the first time since 1997, falling 6-1, 6-3 to Elena Vesnina of Russia.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2012
  8. Jessica Mendoza's top five reasons to be an athlete

    Jessica Mendoza

    In honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the Olympic gold medalist shares why everyone should pick up a ball (or a racket ... or a bat ...).

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2012
  9. Afghanistan national sport of buzkashi evolves in post-9/11 world...

    Carl Hoffman

    In ESPN The Mag, Carl Hoffman writes that Afghanistan's national sport of buzkashi had nearly disappeared -- until the Taliban was toppled and American money started pouring in. Now this simple horseback game is as complicated as the country itself.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2011
  10. Greg Garber: Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova looking for fresh sta...

    Greg Garber

    After an auspicious start in 2008, injuries derailed the rest of Maria Sharapova's season. Now healthy and hungry, she is among a handful of stars seeking a new beginning.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2009
  11. Greg Garber: Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova looking for fresh sta...

    Greg Garber

    After an auspicious start in 2008, injuries derailed the rest of Maria Sharapova's season. Now healthy and hungry, she is among a handful of stars seeking a new beginning.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2009
  12. Kamakshi Tandon: Players who took their final bows in 2008

    Kamakshi Tandon

    Having survived the big babe era to earn seven Grand Slam titles, Justine Henin sent shock waves through the WTA Tour when she retired in May. But she wasn't the only star to hang up her racket in 2008.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2008
  13. From court ruler to cuddly mother, Graf all about grace

    Sandra Harwitt

    Steffi Graf was indestructible, always executing her business-first approach artfully. But for the woman who captivated the world with her racket, time and motherhood are now her guiding principles.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2008
  14. Hidayat reaches world championships quarters

    China's Bao Chunlai made the most of his superior racket speed to book a place in the last 16 of the badminton world championships Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2006
  15. Bloom plans to fight refusal of injunction

    Jeremy Bloom is appealing his request for an injunction against the NCAA that would allow him to earn money from his skiing endeavors.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2003