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  1. Ekaterina Makarova Enjoys Smashing Success in US Open Quarters

    Melissa Isaacson

    With an ailing and frustrated Victoria Azarenka on the other side of the net, the 17th-seeded Russian advances to her first Grand Slam semifinal.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
  2. Soccer Team Announces Bart Simpson as Its New Mascot

    hudsonr

    Russian soccer team FC Zenit announced Monday that Bart Simpson will be its new mascot. Because nothing says "intimidating soccer team" quite like a preteen cartoon character. Bart -- or at least a creepy, lifesize version of him -- arrived in the Ru...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  3. Russian biathlete Irina Starykh gets two-year doping ban

    Russian biathlete Irina Starykh has been banned for two years for doping, the International Biathlon Union says.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2014
  4. Buzz That Was -- Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa scores big po...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Guillermo "the Mexican Jesus" Ochoa saved his country with stop after brilliant stop in a World Cup draw with Brazil. As for Russian keeper Igor Akinfeev, well, he might want to steer clear of Vladimir Putin for a little while.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2014
  5. Buzz That Was -- Ted Ligety wins historic gold medal, and David L...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Ted Ligety made up for "choking" earlier in the Olympics by winning the giant slalom, and our good mood was enhanced by Tony Romo trying to talk titles, David Letterman trying to talk to a snowboarder and Vladimir Putin watching the Russian hockey loss.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  6. Buzz That Was -- Julia Lipnitskaia impresses in Sochi Olympics te...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Julia Lipnitskaia gets all bent out of shape in Sochi, Cheyenne Woods scores her first victory on a major pro tour, and Chris Paul and Blake Griffin throw down some magic. Still, nobody deserves more applause than Michael Sam.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  7. Buzz That Was -- Portland Trail Blazers Damian Lillard books busy...

    D'Arcy Maine

    We can't wait to see Damian Lillard take on five different events on All-Star weekend. Meanwhile, in Vladimir Putin news, the Russian president sinks to new levels of cluelessness by trotting out the fake lesbians of t.A.T.u. at the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2014
  8. Russia's major statement

    espnW

    On this day in 2004, 19-year-old Svetlana Kuznetsova won the US Open and became the third straight Russian woman to win a Grand Slam title. Earlier that year, Anastasia Myskina won the French Open and Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon. Kuznetsova, in fac...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  9. espnW Total Access -- Portland Thorns forward Danielle Foxhoven i...

    Graham Hays

    Danielle Foxhoven is the other forward on a Thorns team with superstars Alex Morgan and Christine Sinclair, but she has the patience and talent to make the most of her limited chances.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2013
  10. Epiphanny Prince, Russia fail to qualify for women's worlds

    Epiphanny Prince will head back to Chicago a little sooner than expected.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2013
  11. Getting back in L.A. groove

    Candace Parker

    Life has been a whirlwind since returning from my Russian team in early May. This past "offseason" I played basketball in Ekaterinburg, Russia, for UMMC. We had a successful season and swept the triple crown, winning the Russian Cup, Euroleague Champ...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  12. Two epic competitions

    Kelly Clark

    You may not know this about Sochi, the site of next year's Olympic Winter Games, but it's actually a summertime resort. It's on the Black Sea, and it's where a lot of Russians take their vacations. There are even three kinds of indigenous palm trees ...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  13. espnW -- Lolo Jones, the Olympic bobsledder? It could happen

    Jim Caple

    After another disappointing end at the Summer Games, Lolo Jones needed a distraction. Her answer? Bobsled. Now, the track star is eyeing a new goal: making a Winter Olympic team.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  14. espnW -- A milestone return for Venus

    Bonnie D. Ford

    In dispatching Galina Voskoboeva in an hour at the Australian Open, Venus Williams displayed the form she had before she had to live with Sjogren's syndrome, Bonnie D. Ford writes.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2013
  15. espnW -- From Russia, With Topspin

    Kate Fagan

    It's a safe bet Russian women will once again turn up the tennis heat this season. But back home, Spartak Moscow, the country's most successful training academy, faces more challenges than ever.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2013
  16. The craziest (but best) experience of my life

    Jessica Long

    It was day three of the Paralympics when I started getting messages from Russian reporters on Facebook and Twitter. "We've found your family!" one said, with a photo of a Russian-looking family attached. Another asked if I'd go to Russia straight fr...

    Blog | October 22, 2012