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  1. Katie Ledecky beats Missy Franklin in U.S. nationals championship...

    Katie Ledecky beat defending champion Missy Franklin to win the 200-meter freestyle in a showdown of teen swimming queens Thursday night at the U.S. national championships. Franklin returned 75 minutes later to win the 200 backstroke.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2014
  2. Top prospects Russell, Lomachenko put it all on the line

    Dan Rafael

    Despite taking different paths into Saturday's vacant featherweight title fight, top prospects Gary Russell Jr. and Vasyl Lomachenko are putting it all on the line.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2014
  3. espnW -- Legendary Rivalries in Women's Sports History

    The plot only thickened after the latest chapter in the USA-Canada women's hockey rivalry, a 3-2 overtime win for Canada in the gold-medal game of the Sochi Olympics. In honor of their showdown, we look at some great rivalries in women's sports history.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  4. U.S. women ready for semis after 'painful' video session

    Wayne Drehs

    SOCHI, Russia -- When asked on Sunday about the mental approach of the U.S. women's hockey team on the eve of its semifinal showdown against Sweden, forward Hilary Knight hardly minced words. "I'd hate to be the other team right now," Knight said....

    Blog | February 16, 2014
  5. Putin makes stop at USA House in Sochi

    The Associated Press

    SOCHI, Russia -- In a powerful symbol of international sports detente, Russian President Vladimir Putin dropped in on U.S. Olympic headquarters Friday to chat about the Winter Games and the upcoming Russia-U.S. hockey showdown. He even wore a r...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  6. U.S. hammers Slovakia using six-goal barrage in 2nd

    Paul Stastny scored twice during a six-goal barrage in the second period, and the United States got off to a spectacular start in the Olympic men's hockey tournament with a 7-1 victory over Slovakia on Thursday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | February 13, 2014
  7. espnW -- Team USA on a roll at ISF Junior Women's World Champions...

    Graham Hays

    The U.S. has rolled through six opponents by a score of 59-0 at the ISF Junior World Championship, but a showdown with archrival Japan likely looms.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2013
  8. Bill Simmons on what is next for Dwight Howard

    Bill Simmons

    The uncertain destiny of the self-proclaimed Superman can be broken down into 10 simple realities.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2013
  9. Grading the Top 10 Songs in & DUBSTEP!

    Molly Lambert

    1. Avicii & Nicky Romero, "I Could Be The One (Dank USA Remix") I have already endorsed this generic summer choon in two previous installments of Grading the Charts based mostly on its video about an office worker gone wild on a tropical dream...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  10. X Games Aspen -- Mark McMorris puts on show in Slopestyle duel wi...

    Wayne Drehs

    Mark McMorris put on a Slopestyle show to win the anticipated showdown with Shaun White.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2013
  11. Joe Frazier-George Foreman I opened the door to a heavyweight gol...

    Nigel Collins

    "The Rumble in the Jungle" and "Thrilla in Manila" may be more acclaimed, but "The Sunshine Showdown" -- Joe Frazier's 1973 heavyweight defense against George Foreman in Kingston, Jamaica -- led the way.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2013
  12. Colson Whitehead on the Olympics, Part 3

    Colson Whitehead

    The Williams sisters, women's boxing, and the 20th-century scapegoat toss.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2012
  13. 2012 London Olympics -- Lauren Jackson sets Olympic scoring recor...

    Lauren Jackson became the all-time Olympic scoring leader in women's basketball and Australia beat China 75-60 on Tuesday, setting up a semifinal showdown against the United States.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  14. Your Tuesday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    Let's get right to the good stuff: The Sino-American Medal Count Showdown China: 64 medals, 31 golds United States: 63 medals, 29 golds Reader Daniel G. e-mailed me today detailing a new system he invented, which I'm calling Saber-Medal-trics,...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  15. Your Monday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    If you made it through the weekend without becoming an Olympic burnout zombie, congratulations. You've done well, and your reward is a very interesting development in the battle for national pride. A full week has passed, and the showdown with China ...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  16. 2012 Summer Olympics -- South Korea defeats North Korea in team t...

    In one of the most politically charged showdowns of the Olympics, South Korea defeated North Korea in men's table tennis Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2012