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  1. espnW -- Texas A&M freshman Shamier Little primed for 400 hurdles...

    Chantel Jennings

    Yes, she has braces. And she also wears glasses because she hasn't mastered touching her eyes yet for contacts. But Texas A&M freshman Shamier Little is ready to prove that youth has its merits in the 400-meter hurdles on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2014
  2. espnW -- University of Massachusetts Minutemen starter Derrick Go...

    Kate Fagan

    A network of mentors helped UMass starter Derrick Gordon in his journey to becoming the first openly gay male player in Division I basketball.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2014
  3. Buzz That Was -- Kobe Bryant voted All-Star Game starter despite ...

    D'Arcy Maine

    The Dallas Stars couldn't refrain from mocking Justin Bieber on Thursday, and nobody could stop from mocking the injured Kobe Bryant's All-Star selection. But a young fan made it a much sweeter night for Richard Sherman.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2014
  4. Jessica Shepard right at home -espnW

    Walter Villa

    After transferring because of her father's job change, Jessica Shepard is back playing in the town where she grew up, and the state's top player has Fremont (Neb.) thinking big.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014
  5. espnW -- Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito incident raises questio...

    Kate Fagan

    The Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito incident has again raised the question of how we talk about masculinity in sports. So, what does it mean to be a real man? For starters, it means more male athletes must step up and have real conversations about it.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  6. Nightmarish numbers for Dream

    espnW

    The numbers don't look very promising for the Atlanta Dream, who trail the Minnesota Lynx 2-0 and face elimination Thursday night in the WNBA Finals on the road. For starters, the Dream are 0-8 all time in WNBA Finals games. Making matters worse, eve...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  7. NCAA women's volleyball -- Parade of veterans at top of power ran...

    Mechelle Voepel

    It's not the year to be backing a dark horse. The top spots in our women's volleyball preseason power rankings feature a handful of powerful, veteran teams who should vie for the national title in December.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2013
  8. Texas Longhorns volleyball coach says title defense will be tough...

    Top-ranked Texas has all but one starter back from last year's national championship volleyball team, and Jerritt Elliott says his roster is the deepest it has been in his 13 years at the school.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2013
  9. espnW -- Podium or not, San Francisco 49ers' Alex Smith handles m...

    Kate Fagan

    How was media day for 49ers QB Alex Smith's media day? Bittersweet. The former starter continues to adjust to life as Colin Kaepernick's backup.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2013
  10. espnW 53rd Man -- Baltimore Ravens safety James Ihedigbo knows k...

    Jane McManus

    For the Ravens' do-anything athlete James Ihedigbo, the key to success on and off the field has been a willingness to prepare for anything and never let up on the hard work.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2012
  11. HoopGurlz: UConn recruit Saniya Chong thrives under pressure at O...

    Jake Thomases

    Saniya Chong hasn't bowed to the pressure as a four-year starter at Ossining (N.Y.) High School -- an attribute that bodes well for her future at UConn.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2012
  12. espnW -- U.S. ties Germany in first friendly without former coach...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Playing their first match since Pia Sundhage left to coach in her native Sweden, the U.S. women's national team is optimistic they'll continue to grow their sport and their future.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2012
  13. espnW 53rd Man -- St. Louis Rams' Mike McNeill dreaming of more

    Kelsey Allen

    This week's 53rd Man, Mike McNeill, is living the dream of playing for his hometown Rams, but won't be satisfied until he becomes a starter.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2012
  14. 2012 Women's British Open -- Play canceled as winds rock Royal Li...

    Lewine Mair

    As winds gusted to 60 mph Friday, balls fell off tees and players struggled to stand. Mercifully, play was canceled with early scores declared "null and void."

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2012
  15. 2012 Women's British Open -- Teenagers Lydia Ko, Charley Hull sta...

    Lewine Mair

    Unfazed by pace-of-play concerns or a tough links course, 15-year-old Lydia Ko shot even par, two behind the leaders, and 16-year-old Charley Hull was one back at 1-under.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  16. NCAA women's soccer -- Duke's Kaitlyn Kerr braces herself for ano...

    Graham Hays

    By last season's end, Duke's Kaitlyn Kerr would plot each day to build in rest time for her ailing knee. Despite the constant pain, a fifth surgery and another round of rehab, she can't wait to get back into the game.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2012