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  1. Hispanic Heritage Month -- It's a good time for tennis in South A...

    Kamakshi Tandon

    South America has always had love for tennis, and with the Rio Olympics looming and more tournaments popping up on the continent, it's a good time for tennis there, writes Kamakshi Tandon.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2014
  2. International Olympic Committee debates changes to bid process

    The IOC launched a debate Wednesday on the future of Olympic bidding, including the possibility of individual country or joint bids rather than the tradition of choosing a single host city.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2014
  3. IOC decision to jettison wrestling unfair, wrong

    Steve Wulf

    What is the IOC thinking? The base of the Olympian column is tradition, and wrestling, be it freestyle or Greco-Roman, is something the ancient Greeks would recognize. The decision to drop wrestling is wrong.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2013
  4. Jordan's Prince Ali assails FIFA's headscarf advice

    Prince Ali of Jordan is "disturbed" by findings that could prevent female Muslim soccer players from wearing headscarves during games and respecting cultural traditions.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2012
  5. One dead, four missing in accident during San Francisco Bay regat...

    A century-old tradition, the Full Crew Farallones Race has never been for the faint of heart: Winds averaging 10 to 20 knots and churning 14-foot Pacific Ocean swells are among the rough conditions typically braved by yachts and their crews during the day

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2012
  6. First lady Michelle Obama will lead U.S. delegation to Olympics

    The White House says Michelle Obama will lead the official U.S. delegation to the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2012
  7. Our tradition: Feats of strength, Part I

    Jeff Gorski

    We throwers share a grand sporting tradition with a rich, colorful history worth knowing and appreciating. I hope that every high school thrower in America has a chance to tap into that history in order to learn from it and be inspired by it. Star...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  8. espnW: Our top 5 sports moments from 2011

    Abby Wambach's heroics. Lexi Thompson's breakthrough. Minnesota's revival. Those are just a few of our top sports moments from 2011.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2011
  9. How an unlikely united front between agencies and authorities cou...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The tradition of infighting and territorialism between agencies and authorities with overlapping jurisdiction in the anti-doping world is waning. If that continues, athletes who dope might find that, although there are ways to beat a test, it will become a lot harder to beat an entire system.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2011
  10. U.S. beats Czechs in softball World Cup opener

    It's a new era for the U.S. national softball team.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2011
  11. For the Steffens, water polo is a family affair

    Amanda Rykoff

    Jessica and Maggie Steffens are key players on the U.S. water polo team. No surprise -- their father, brother, uncle and cousins have all played the sport.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2011
  12. Iowa City to host 2012 Olympic wrestling trials

    USA Wrestling has chosen Iowa City to host the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for wrestling.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2011
  13. Fireworks could be fizzled out of London Games

    It's hard to imagine an Olympic opening or closing ceremony without fireworks exploding in the night sky over a packed stadium. But that tradition could be on the way out under a proposal being considered by the International Olympic Committee.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2010
  14. Weekend Recap: News From Turkey, Texas And Tuscaloosa

    Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images It's a party in the USA Turkey. While Team USA was collecting gold medals in Turkey, one of the most American of traditions was in full swing back home - football! We had two days stacked full of it. So, y...

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  15. A little tradition, and intrigue, return to Tour de France in 201...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The 2010 Tour de France route was unveiled Wednesday, and it is as notable for what is absent as what is present.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2009
  16. Judge allows engine use in America's Cup boats

    A judge has ruled that it is OK for America's cup boats to use engines to trim sails and move water ballast.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2009