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  1. espnw -- Stacy Lewis emerges as unlikely leader

    Andy Farrell

    Stacy Lewis might not be the biggest brand name in women's golf, but at age 29 she has emerged as the leader of a diverse group of players at the top of the game.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2014
  2. espnw -- Cheat sheet for the NCAA softball regionals hosted by th...

    Graham Hays

    With as many as 112 games on tap and double-elimination at stake, Graham Hays highlights the teams to beat and the players to watch in the opening round of the NCAA softball tournament.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2014
  3. Sarah Spain's 10 reasons to love the Stanley Cup playoffs -- espn...

    Sarah Spain

    Wednesday marks the start of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs, nine weeks of hard-hittin', slap-shottin', five-holin', BIG SAAAAVE-in' goodness. And Sarah Spain has 10 reasons why the NHL's postseason sets itself apart from the rest in sports.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  4. espnW -- Julia Mancuso adds to Olympic medals with bronze in supe...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Julia Mancuso had struggled through the early part of the World Cup season, and said she had to basically scrap it and hit reset over the holidays. On Monday, as usual, she skied her best when it mattered most to the wider world outside the snow fences.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  5. espnW -- 2014 Sochi Games: For Team USA, how -- and what -- do yo...

    Elisabeth Meinecke

    The Olympic teams have been picked, but there's still a choice to be made that involves limited spots and fierce competition: what to pack for Sochi.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2014
  6. NCAA women's volleyball power rankings -- USC, UCLA continue hist...

    Mechelle Voepel

    When the Bruins and Trojans take the court this week, there's more than just the usual bragging rights at stake: Their 5-5 stalemate over the last 10 meetings will be broken. Each team also has just one loss on the season.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2013
  7. espnw -- Suzann Pettersen leads charge for Europe

    Mechelle Voepel

    There's something about the Solheim Cup that brings out the best in Suzann Pettersen. She won two difficult points Friday, helping stake Europe to a 5-3 lead over the U.S.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2013
  8. espnW -- Inbee Park embracing grand opportunity

    Mechelle Voepel

    The stakes have never been higher, the demands have never been greater, but Inbee Park remains unflappable and eager to get to her sanctuary: the golf course.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2013
  9. espnW -- Japan tops U.S. for World Cup of Softball title

    Graham Hays

    No longer considered an upset, Japan now has beaten Team USA in three consecutive tournament finals.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2013
  10. Unlimited Budget taking on Belmont boys

    espnW

    Unlimited Budget, the daughter of 2007 Derby winner Street Sense, will become the 23rd filly to run in the Belmont Stakes Saturday. Three fillies have won the race -- Rags to Riches in 2007, Tanya in 1905 and Ruthless in 1867. Rosie Napravnik will be...

    Blog | June 08, 2013
  11. Julie Krone's Belmont triumph

    Lizzie Haldane

    Back on this date in 1993, jockey Julie Krone became the first and only woman to win a Triple Crown race, capturing the Belmont Stakes while riding Colonial Affair. In 2000 Krone became the first woman inducted into the National Museum of Thoroughbre...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  12. Catching up with Rachel Alexandra

    Lizzie Haldane

    Only one filly has won the Preakness Stakes since 1929, and that was Rachel Alexandra in 2009. She became the first filly to win both the Kentucky Oaks and then the Preakness. Later that year, Rachel Alexandra was named the American Horse of the Year...

    Blog | May 18, 2013
  13. espnW -- Under Armour CEO has grand vision for horse racing

    Amy Rosewater

    Kevin Plank is no stranger to venturing into businesses that make people turn their heads. First there was Under Armour, now it's horse racing, where he wants his Sagamore Farm to produce a Triple Crown winner.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2013
  14. espnW -- Stacy Lewis to get major test at Kraft Nabisco

    Melissa Isaacson

    The stakes get higher as Stacy Lewis takes her new No. 1 ranking into the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the year's first major. Check out our five players to watch.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2013
  15. Winning by 105 not very sporting

    Jane McManus

    If the stakes were Olympic gold or a WNBA championship, by all means, score as many baskets as you can. No one will fault you for a single pick-and-roll. But beating an inferior opponent 107-2, as the Bloomington (Ind.) South High School girls' ba...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  16. W roundtable: How closely will you watch Triple Crown bid?

    espnW

    I'll Have Another is on his way to Belmont with a Triple Crown on the line. Can the horse capture the attention of the casual fan and raise racing's profile at Belmont and beyond? Our writers weigh in.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2012