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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. espnW -- USA Softball struggling to retain players

    Graham Hays

    With softball out of the Olympics, the resulting lack of exposure and funding for the sport has the U.S. national team struggling to retain players.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. USA Softball program 'work in progress' heading into Pan Ams

    Graham Hays

    USA Softball's roster is full of new faces heading into the Pan Am Games, but the same questions still surround the sport on the international stage.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2011
  8. Jennie Finch, Casey Daigle making marriage work

    Gideon Rubin

    Jennie Finch loves spending time with her husband, Casey Daigle, and her family.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2010
  9. USA Softball faces precarious future without Olympics

    With the sport being dropped from the Olympics for at least the rest of the decade, there's a new, sobering reality for USA Softball.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2010
  10. Candrea retires as U.S. softball coach following Olympics

    Mike Candrea, the Arizona softball coach whose bid to lead the United States to a second gold medal ended with a loss to Japan in Beijing, stepped down Wednesday as coach of the national team.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2008
  11. He grieved his wife's death, now U.S. softball coach must carry o...

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Four years ago, Team USA softball coach Mike Candrea's wife died after she suffered an aneurysm in a Wisconsin airport. The team returned to Stevens Point on Tuesday night, and as's Elizabeth Merrill writes, Candrea is moving on with his life.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2008
  12. Tincher ends USA Softball's streak, proves she can beat the best

    Graham Hays

    The 2012 Olympics in London aren't an option for Virginia Tech's Angela Tincher, but after ending USA Softball's 185-game winning streak, Tincher proved she has both the talent and poise to beat the best.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2008
  13. USA softball drops first game at worlds since '98

    The U.S. softball team lost to Japan 3-1 Monday, breaking the Americans' unbeaten streak at the world championships.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2006
  14. Daily Quickie

    Most exciting team in the Olympics: the women's softball rolls to gold.

  15. U.S. extends non-Olympic streak to 164

    Stacey Nuveman hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to help the U.S. Olympic softball team rally from a three-run deficit to beat a team of All-Stars from the National Pro Fastpitch league 5-3 Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2004
  16. Two-time Olympian Fernandez to lead squad

    Star softball pitcher Lisa Fernandez was one of four two-time Olympians picked Friday for the U.S. team that will try to win its third straight gold medal in Athens this summer.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2004