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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. espnW -- Five lessons from World Cup of Softball

    Graham Hays

    Team USA's unbeaten performance in the World Cup of Softball set the stage for August's ISF World Championship. With Sara Nevins on the mound and Valerie Arioto at the plate, the Americans look like the team to beat.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2014
  4. espnW -- Team USA pitchers have big shoes to fill in internationa...

    Graham Hays

    America has always had some of the best pitchers in the world. Now it is up to the young rotation of Jolene Henderson, Jessica Moore, Sara Nevins and Jaclyn Traina to continue the tradition in the World Cup of Softball.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2014
  5. espnW -- A hit sequel for Team USA softball player Sam Fischer

    Graham Hays

    Sam Fischer wasn't supposed to make the U.S. softball national team even once, but now she's pulled off a sequel with another surprise ending.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  6. 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
  7. espnW -- North Carolina Tar Heels' Crystal Dunn rises to occasion...

    Graham Hays

    Whether it was attacking the midfield with her college team in North Carolina or donning the red, white and blue as an outside back for Team USA in the nation's capital, Crystal Dunn was a winner.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. espnW -- 'Small ball' carries Team USA against host Canada in Wor...

    Graham Hays

    Team USA scored 78 runs, 32 more than any other team, and hit 17 home runs in seven pool play games. But facing pitcher Danielle Lawrie and the host Canadians in the medal round was a different story.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2012