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  1. Teens bring medal haul back from London

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    The podium was a popular place to be for the high school-aged Olympians in London. Nine different girls earned at least one medal at the London Games, which came to an end with the closing ceremonies on Sunday. Team USA won a total of 104 medal...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  2. Gold medalist Alex Morgan goes old school

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    Alex Morgan's assist helped the United States women's soccer team win the gold medal with a 2-1 win over Japan at the London Olympics on Thursday, but the forward gave pointers to a different team during her Olympic build-up. Morgan returned to he...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  3. Claressa Shields to fight for Olympic gold

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    Claressa Shields, the youngest member of the United States boxing team, is the only one left standing at the London Olympics. The 17-year-old from Flint, Mich., beat Kazakhstan's Marina Volnova in the semifinals of the middleweight division on Wed...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  4. Teens lead U.S. to gymnastics gold

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    A group of teenagers gave the United States its first Olympic title in women's gymnastics since 1996. High school-aged stars Gabby Douglas, 16, Jordyn Wieber, 17, McKayla Maroney, 16, Aly Raisman, 18, and Kyla Ross, 15, lived up to the hype and ca...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  5. Gabby Douglas: Jordyn Wieber will be OK

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    U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas is a bit torn. The 16-year-old is happy for Aly Raisman, 18, who will represent the United States with Douglas in the all-around gymnastics finals at the London Olympics. But she's sad for Jordyn Wieber, 17, the reigning...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  6. Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber finish 1-2

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    The United States will be in good teenage hands at the London Olympics. Gabby Douglas, 16, beat world champion Jordyn Wieber, also 16, for the first time Sunday night at the Olympic trials in San Jose, Calif. Wieber had been the favorite to win th...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  7. Missy Franklin, 17, enjoys historic week

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    Missy Franklin won't have much free time in London. The 17-year-old senior-to-be at Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Colo.) qualified for a record seven events at the U.S. Olympic trials in Omaha, Neb. Franklin won the 100-meter backstroke and the 200-met...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  8. Title IX in today's high schools

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    High school players, coaches and administrators share their thoughts on Title IX and how the law still has a major impact 40 years after it was passed.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2012
  9. 40 greatest female athletes: Lisa Leslie

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    ESPN is marking the 40th anniversary of Title IX by unveiling the top 40 female athletes of the past 40 years. As a senior at Morningside (Inglewood, Calif.), Lisa Leslie once scored 101 points. In the first half. The other team never even bothe...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  10. Sweet 16s: Jordyn Wieber & Gabby Douglas

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    Two 16-year-old Americans are poised to take their budding gymnastics rivalry to London and give the United States a solid 1-2 punch at the 2012 Olympic Games. Jordyn Wieber, the reigning world champion, won her second straight U.S. title on Sunda...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  11. Basketball finals set at Girls Showcase

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    The final four girls' basketball teams have been decided at the ESPNHS Girls Showcase. In the ninth-grade division, the New York Gauchos will take on Houston's Cy-Fair for the championship. You can watch the game live at 2:30 p.m. (ET) here. I...

    Blog | June 03, 2012
  12. 40 greatest female athletes: Sheryl Swoopes

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    ESPN is marking the 40th anniversary of Title IX by unveiling the top 40 female athletes of the past 40 years. Sheryl Swoopes' legendary career began in high school, when she led Brownfield (Texas) to its first girls' basketball state title. F...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  13. 40 greatest female athletes: Lisa Fernandez

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    ESPN is marking the 40th anniversary of Title IX by unveiling the top 40 female athletes of the past 40 years. Softball player Lisa Fernandez certainly posted some impressive numbers: Three Olympic gold medals with Team USA, two national champions...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  14. 40 greatest female athletes: Flo Hyman

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    ESPN is marking the 40th anniversary of Title IX by unveiling the top 40 female athletes of the past 40 years. Legend has it that Flo Hyman could spike the ball 110 mph. That she hit the ball so hard that it often had funky spin, making it appear ...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  15. 40 greatest female athletes: Cammi Granato

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    ESPN is marking the 40th anniversary of Title IX by unveiling the top 40 female athletes of the past 40 years. In 1990, just 6,000 girls were registered with USA Hockey. Today, there are more than 62,000. Much of the credit goes to Cammi Granat...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  16. 40 greatest female athletes: Mary Lou Retton

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    ESPN is marking the 40th anniversary of Title IX by unveiling the top 40 female athletes of the past 40 years. Mary Lou Retton was only 16 when she not only captivated the gymnastics world, but also transformed it. At the 1984 Los Angeles Olymp...

    Blog | May 02, 2012