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  1. NCAA softball -- Five burning questions for 2014 season

    Graham Hays

    Some things we know for certain -- Lauren Chamberlain will dominate, for instance. But in a softball season without a clear favorite team, it's only fitting that we begin by throwing out some questions.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2014
  2. espnW -- What's next for softball after failed Olympic bid?

    Graham Hays

    Striking out for the third time in a bid to bring softball back to the Olympics might mean it's time to move on, but it doesn't mean the sport is dead in the U.S. -- far from it. The challenge lies in keeping stars in the spotlight after college.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  3. espnW -- Young U.S. team loses to Japan in World Cup of Softball

    Graham Hays

    Saturday's 7-4 loss to Japan in the World Cup of Softball was a learning experience for a young American squad that features 12 rookies.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2013
  4. espnW -- USA Softball botches Keilani Ricketts' deal

    Graham Hays

    USA Softball has enough problems on its plate without creating more, but that's exactly what it did when trying to force its biggest star, Keilani Ricketts, into a long-term deal.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2013
  5. espnW -- Team USA's Nicole Hudson fueled by hometown pride

    Graham Hays

    The determination Nicole Hudson used to make Team USA was bred in Joplin, Mo., where residents showed amazing resolve after a devastating tornado in 2011.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2013
  6. espnW -- Team USA comes up short in ISF Junior World Championship...

    Graham Hays

    For eight of its nine games, the USA junior national softball team dominated the ISF Junior World Championship, but came up short when it counted, losing to Japan 4-0. All is not lost, though.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2013
  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. espnW -- Monica Abbott, Kazuki Watanabe speak same language

    Graham Hays

    When it comes to success on the diamond, Monica Abbot and Kazuki Watanabe have no problem communicating, building their relationship in Japan's professional softball league.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2013
  9. espnW -- USA Softball struggling to retain players

    Graham Hays

    With softball out of the Olympics, the resulting lack of exposure and funding for the sport has the U.S. national team struggling to retain players.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2013
  10. Softball legend Cat Osterman to retire from game

    Graham Hays

    Cat Osterman has decided to retire after years of college, Olympic and professional softball dominance.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2013
  11. 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
  12. espnW -- National Pro Fastpitch is playing for keeps

    Graham Hays

    Despite financial challenges, National Pro Fastpitch softball league is about to complete its ninth year, a testament to the dedication of its players and owners.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2012
  13. espnW -- NPF star Natasha Watley goes to bat for others

    Graham Hays

    Softball superstar Natasha Watley's foundation gives African-American girls a chance to find their place in the game.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2012
  14. espnW -- Megan Willis more than Cat Osterman 's catcher

    Graham Hays

    In the world of softball, there may be no brighter star than Cat Osterman, but the pitcher wouldn't be who she is without her trusty battery mate and friend, Megan Willis.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2012
  15. espnW -- Japan holds off U.S. for gold at ISF World Championship

    Graham Hays

    With the status of international softball still in limbo, Japan took down the United States 2-1 in 10 innings in a gold-medal thriller at the ISF World Championship on Sunday that broke a streak of seven consecutive titles for the Americans.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2012
  16. espnW -- Team USA tops Japan, goes for softball gold

    Graham Hays

    Lauren Gibson provided key hits early and late against Japan ace Yukiko Ueno, putting the United States in position to win its eighth consecutive world championship.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2012