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  1. Lloimincia Hall: 5 fast facts

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    She became a viral sensation earlier this month with her dynamic floor routine, and now LSU junior Lloimincia Hall is one of the most recognizable faces entering the NCAA gymnastics championships this weekend in Birmingham, Ala. Here are five fast fa...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  2. Special thank you to No. 42

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    On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson made his major league debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color barrier in baseball and paving the way for all minority athletes. A four-sport star at UCLA, Robinson joined the Kansas City Monarchs in t...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  3. Happy 59th, Ann Meyers Drysdale

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    Happy birthday to basketball legend Ann Meyers Drysdale, who turns 59 today. A standout athlete at Sonora High School in La Habra, Calif., Meyers became the first high school student to play for the U.S. national team in 1974. The first female athlet...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  4. Jackie Joyner-Kersee Turns 52

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    Happy birthday, Jackie Joyner-Kersee! The legendary track and field star turns 52 today. Joyner-Kersee won six Olympic medals (three gold, one silver, two bronze) in the heptathlon and long jump in four Olympic Games (1984, 1988, 1992 and 1996). At t...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  5. Happy Birthday Tanya Harding

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    Happy birthday, Tanya Harding! The four-time Olympic softball player with the memorable name turns 42 today. The pitcher led the Australian team to four consecutive Olympics and won three bronze medals (1996, 2000, 2008) and one silver in 2004. Hardi...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  6. Salute to softball's sluggers

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    Baseball's best sluggers will gather tonight at the Mets' Citi Field for Major League Baseball's Home Run Derby, but we'd like to tip our caps to some of the great softball sluggers in NCAA history. We start with former UCLA star Stacey Nuveman, who ...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  7. Here's to the softball sluggers

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    On this date in 1954, Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit his first of 755 major-league home runs. Aaron's career total is second to Barry Bonds' 762. In NCAA softball, former UCLA star Stacey Nuveman holds the Division I home run record with 90 d...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  8. HoopGurlz -- UCLA gets verbal commitment from Windward's Jordin C...

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    Jordin Canada, the No. 2 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Super 60, gives a verbal commitment to the UCLA Bruins.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2013
  9. W roundtable: Which men's college basketball conference tournamen...

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    From the East Coast to the Heartland, conference tournaments will take center stage this week and storylines abound. Here are the ones our writers will watch most closely.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2013
  10. W roundtable: The most impressive streaks in sports

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    Winning an NCAA title would be the icing on the cake of Baylor's possible perfect 40-0 season -- something no men's or women's NCAA team has ever accomplished. Our writers weigh in on sports' greatest streaks.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2012
  11. W roundtable: 'Tis the season for unemployment?

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    Would beleaguered UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel have preferred to have been fired after the season? W discusses the merits of being fired pre- or post-holidays.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2011