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  1. Happy Birthday, Mia Hamm!

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    Happy birthday, Mia Hamm! The legendary soccer star turns 42 today. A member of the U.S. national team from the age of 15 in 1987 until her retirement from the sport in 2004, Hamm helped the U.S. women win two Women's World Cups (1991 and the iconic ...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  2. 10 fast facts for Algarve Cup

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    On Wednesday, the top-ranked U.S. women's soccer team opens play at the 2014 Algarve Cup in Portugal against familiar foe Japan (7:45 a.m. ET). The rivals famously met in the gold-medal game at the 2012 Olympics and the final of the 2011 Women's Worl...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  3. Flashback to hockey gold

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    On this day in 1980, the U.S. men's hockey team won the gold medal at the Lake Placid Olympics. Two days earlier, on Feb. 22, 1980, the U.S. opened its medal-round play against the Soviet Union in a game that was quickly dubbed the "Miracle On Ice." ...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  4. USA-Canada: Eight fast facts

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    The heated hockey rivalry between the USA and Canada continues on Thursday when the women square off with the gold medal on the line at the Sochi Olympics. Here are eight fast facts about the teams and their ever-growing rivalry. 1. Canada has adv...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  5. Golden Moment

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    On this day in 1998, the United States women's hockey team struck gold at the Nagano Olympics. Six countries were in the field at the inaugural tournament -- the top five finishers at the previous world championships and host nation Japan. Facing rei...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  6. Gold standard for Team Canada

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    With its 3-2 win over the United States on Wednesday in the preliminary round, the Canadian women's hockey team extended its Olympic winning streak to 18 games. The streak includes taking home the last three gold medals and three consecutive wins ove...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  7. Solo Missions in Sochi

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    While the United States sent a record 230 athletes, including 105 women, to the Sochi Olympics, several countries dispatched significantly smaller delegations. Eighteen countries have just one representative competing at this year's Olympic Games. We...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  8. A history-making week?

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    Snowboarder Shaun White and speedskater Shani Davis could make history this week as the first American men to win three straight gold medals in the same event at the Winter Olympics. White, who dropped out of the slopestyle last week, will turn his s...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  9. Family Affair in Sochi

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    With 230 athletes competing at the Sochi Olympics, the United States has the largest athlete delegation for any nation in the history of the Winter Games. Perhaps equally remarkably, among the record-setting contingent there are seven sets of sibling...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  10. 10 key numbers for Sochi Games

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    While the opening ceremony isn't until Friday, the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games officially got underway today with the team figure skating event, freestyle skiing qualifications and snowboard slopestyle qualifications. So it's high time to take a look at...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  11. Happy Birthday, McKayla Maroney

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    Happy birthday, McKayla Maroney! The gymnast and internet sensation can now legally vote -- she turns 18 today. The reigning world champion on the vault and a member of the gold-medal-winning Team USA at the 2012 Olympics, Maroney is one of the most ...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  12. Happy birthday, Kerri Strug!

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    Happy birthday to Kerri Strug, who turns 36 today! The darling of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, an 18-year-old Strug is best remembered for her iconic vault that clinched a gold medal for the United States in the gymnastics team competition. Strug, who ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  13. Veteran's Day Salute

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    On this day in 1918 World War I came to an end. Since 1938, Nov. 11 has been a federal holiday in the United States to honor the service of all military veterans. Among the brave American men and women who have served are countless professional and O...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  14. Serena stands alone

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    Serena Williams enters the semifinals as the United States' lone chance at a singles champion at the 2013 US Open. American women have won 89 of the 126 singles titles awarded at the US Open. Those 89 titles have been won by 35 different women. The o...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  15. Salute to Hawaii's stars

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    On this day in 1959, Hawaii became the 50th state in the United States. The proclamation, signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, gave an American birthplace to several noteworthy sports stars, including golfer Michelle Wie, snowboarder Elena Hight...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  16. A milestone meet

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    On this day in 1922 in Paris, women competed at an international track meet for the first time. Called the Women's Olympic Games, the United States sent 13 athletes to compete against Great Britain, France, Switzerland and Czechoslovakia. The event w...

    Blog | August 20, 2013