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  1. espnW -- After her husband's death, Alicia Shay opened her home a...

    Cristina Goyanes

    Since her husband's death, Alicia Shay has welcomed fellow runners at her home, building a community that has helped her get ready to race again.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2014
  2. espnW -- Julie Chu continues to be great advocate for women's spo...

    Jane McManus

    As the Sochi Olympics approach, U.S. hockey player Julie Chu is still mindful of doing whatever she can to support women's sports.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  3. U.S. women's ski jumping team has unique bond -espnW

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Some are teenagers. Others are veterans. But what the U.S. women's ski jumping team has in common is a strong connection to their hometown roots and families who passionately support their Olympic dreams.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  4. Dick Ebersol receives WISE award

    Former chairman of NBC Sports Dick Ebersol will receive the WISE Champion Award for his support of women in sports.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2013
  5. Why Hope Solo and Abby Wambach still back MagicJack owner Dan Bor...

    Shaun Assael and Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine, Shaun Assael and Peter Keating look at why, despite accusations that he sabotaged the women's professional soccer league, many of women's soccer's biggest stars continue to support MagicJack owner Dan Borislow.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  6. Yankees support women's sports

    Amanda Rykoff

    Christie Rampone knows how to handle big moments. The captain of the U.S. women's soccer team is a three-time Olympic gold medal winner and a World Cup champion. But even the normally calm and confident Rampone had a case of the jitters on Monday nig...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  7. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Ariana Kukors makes Olympic team, with fa...

    Wayne Drehs

    For every Phelps and Lochte in the world, there are 10 times as many swimmers like Kukors, who fight the inner demons that come along with having the fate of your career decided in 130 seconds. They succeed not only because of their talent, but also because of their support group.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2012
  8. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Missy Franklin bracing for life-changing ...

    Wayne Drehs

    How will 17-year-old phenom Missy Franklin shoulder the load of mounting expectations this summer? By leaning on everything from Justin Bieber to cuddles from her ultimate support group.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2012
  9. Ice needs leveling in women's hockey

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    Yes, the U.S. and Canada still dominate women's hockey, but many players and coaches say other countries are improving and deserve more support.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2012
  10. London Calling -- Kathryn Bertine is looking for something to bel...

    Kathryn Bertine

    In her latest edition of London Calling, Kathryn Bertine is refocusing her energy and looking for something to believe in. And with five-hour training sessions demanding physical and mental fortitude, there's no room for negative thought.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2012
  11. Continent finds unity in 'Africa's Olympics'

    Mo Akiode

    The 10th All Africa Games start Saturday in Mozambique, and Mo Akiode will be there, cheering on team Nigeria.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2011
  12. Top runners thrive at Team USA Arizona

    Erin Strout

    It used to be that runners retired after college -- today, programs like Team USA Arizona offer financial, physical and emotional support for athletes looking to win national, world and Olympic titles.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2011
  13. Cyclist Kristin Armstrong's comeback a balancing act

    James Raia

    Retirement is over for world champion cyclist Kristen Armstrong. Now raising a 6-month-old son and training with family support, the 2008 Olympic time trial gold medalist has a new incentive and a focused goal -- to make the 2012 London Olympics.

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2011