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  1. Antonio Castro, son of Fidel Castro, gets role in baseball-softba...

    A son of Fidel Castro and a prominent Washington, D.C.-based attorney will help campaign for the return of baseball and softball in the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2015
  2. Snooker, billiards seek inclusion in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

    Snooker and billiards are lobbying for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2015
  3. Jessica Mendoza Urges Panama To Get Girls In The Game

    Jessica Mendoza, Special to espnW

    Softball and baseball are back in the Olympics! Well, at least that's what I believe after a recent IOC vote that allows, starting in Tokyo in 2020, "the inclusion of one or more additional events on the Olympic programme for that edition of the Olym...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  4. How Softball Could Make Its Return At The 2020 Olympics

    Graham Hays

    The IOC's recent reforms have opened the door for softball and baseball to potentially rejoin the Olympic program in the 2020 Tokyo Games. USA Softball, currently operating on a very limited budget, is cautiously optimistic.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2014
  5. IOC approves new Olympic bidding process

    The IOC approved a wide-ranging reform package Monday, including a more affordable bidding process, creation of an Olympic television channel and a more flexible sports program that could bring baseball and softball into the 2020 Tokyo Games.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2014
  6. 4 Things You Might Have Missed This Weekend From The World Of Sof...

    Graham Hays

    From Cat Osterman's continued winning ways to Japan's defeat of the U.S. in international play, the softball world was in full swing.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2014
  7. Japanese Pitcher Yukiko Ueno Perfect Storm Of Power And Precision...

    Graham Hays

    To recapture the ISF World Championship this weekend, the United States faces what has become an epic challenge: figure out a way to defeat Japanese ace Yukiko Ueno.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2014
  8. Monica Abbott, Cat Osterman Rivalry Sparks National Pro Fastpitch...

    Graham Hays

    The USSSA Pride's Cat Osterman and the Chicago Bandits' Monica Abbott lead the two favorites into this week's NPF playoffs, but we may never see a pitching rivalry like theirs again.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2014
  9. Team USA The Center Of Attention At Softball World Championships

    Graham Hays

    The United States' legacy of softball supremacy is on the line at the ISF World Championship. Once again, the key to success lies in center field, with Haylie McCleney following in the footsteps of previous American stars Laura Berg and Caitlin Lowe.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2014
  10. MLB - Connections through a softball championship and cancer

    Jim Caple

    Former World Series manager Fred Hutchinson died of cancer 50 years ago. When a friend from a championship team of 25 years ago passed this summer, Jim Caple's thoughts turned to the connection the game, and the disease, brings us.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2014
  11. espnW -- National Pro Fastpitch veterans put 'real' life on hold ...

    Graham Hays

    Each summer, despite grueling travel and low pay, the NPF springs back to life with an ever-changing roster of players. But for veterans like Amber Patton, their desire to see softball become a viable option after college, keeps them coming back.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2014
  12. espnW -- Team USA softball legend Jessica Mendoza announces retir...

    Graham Hays

    One of softball's most popular players and perhaps its greatest hitter, Jessica Mendoza has decided to retire at 33 with two small children at home and a broadcast career burgeoning. Graham Hays chronicles a career unlike any other.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Happy Birthday Tanya Harding

    espnW

    Happy birthday, Tanya Harding! The four-time Olympic softball player with the memorable name turns 42 today. The pitcher led the Australian team to four consecutive Olympics and won three bronze medals (1996, 2000, 2008) and one silver in 2004. Hardi...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  15. New IOC president says baseball, softball possible for 2020

    New IOC president Thomas Bach says there is a possibility that baseball and softball could be added to the program for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2013
  16. Sochi or bust

    Alana Nichols

    When I was growing up, being a jock was my thing. I played three sports -- softball, basketball and volleyball -- until I had to drop basketball my sophomore year of high school because it was too tough time-wise. When I started snowboarding in eight...

    Blog | November 07, 2013