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  1. Stanford's Lo'eau LaBonta Seizing Opportunity To Go Out A Champio...

    Graham Hays

    No player has been a bigger thorn in the side of defending champion UCLA than Stanford's Lo'eau LaBonta. No person did more to give her the opportunity to dethrone the Bruins than her father, Mark, the LAPD sergeant who put being a dad above all else.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2014
  2. Wofford Invites 84-Year-Old Veteran To Serve As Coach For A Day

    D'Arcy Maine

    Service men and women across the country were deservedly honored on Veterans Day on Tuesday with parades, ceremonies and other tributes. However, one very special Korean War veteran received the dream of a lifetime -- an opportunity to coach a colleg...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  3. U.S. national team qualifies for 2015 Women's World Cup

    Graham Hays

    The U.S. women have a new coach and new faces in the starting lineup. But Friday was a night to celebrate history repeating itself as the Americans again clinched a berth in the Women's World Cup and veteran Christie Rampone notched her 300th cap.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2014
  4. U.S. women's national team faces two big questions in starting li...

    Jeff Carlisle

    Will Sydney Leroux continue to be the U.S. women's national team's supersub, or will Amy Rodriguez be the first off the bench? Can veteran Heather O'Reilly maintain her starting spot, or will Christen Press find her way into the starting 11?

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2014
  5. Woman Steals Veteran's Prosthetic Leg Before Giants-Eagles Game

    D'Arcy Maine

    This is not a happy story. Seriously. Proceed at your own risk. ... On Sunday night, Philadelphia-area military veteran Sonny Forriest Jr. was singing in the parking lot of Lincoln Financial Field, ahead of the Giants-Eagles game, as he often does. ...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  6. U.S. confirms Hope Solo included in CONCACAF qualifier squad for ...

    Goalkeeper Hope Solo and veterans Christine Rampone and Abby Wambach are among the players on the U.S. national team's roster for the upcoming CONCACAF championship.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2014
  7. Endurance sports - Warrior Games offer outlet for Justin Weiss an...

    Devon Heinen

    Sgt. Justin Weiss and other injured veterans and active servicemembers are taking part in the Warrior Games, which offer chance to compete and lean on others who can relate to their struggles, writes Devon Heinen.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2014
  8. Hyo-Joo Kim Just Another Young Player To Shake Up LPGA Veterans

    Dottie Pepper

    South Korea's Hyo-Joo Kim, 19, opened the Evian Championship with the lowest round ever in a major and defeated 39-year-old Karrie Webb on the last hole. That's par for the course on the LPGA Tour this year.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  9. espnW -- Boston Breakers and USWNT veteran Heather O'Reilly far f...

    Graham Hays

    As Heather O'Reilly approaches 30, it seems the U.S. national team veteran has played soccer forever. She needs to call on every bit of that experience as she tries to hold her last-place Breakers together heading into Sunday's NWSL match with Portland.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2014
  10. espnW -- National Pro Fastpitch veterans put 'real' life on hold ...

    Graham Hays

    Each summer, despite grueling travel and low pay, the NPF springs back to life with an ever-changing roster of players. But for veterans like Amber Patton, their desire to see softball become a viable option after college, keeps them coming back.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2014
  11. espnW -- Snowboarder Hana Beaman turns thrift store shopping into...

    Cristina Goyanes

    For veteran snowboarder Hana Beaman, the real adrenaline rush comes from finding the perfect item at a second-hand shop.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2014
  12. espnW -- Michael Sam's announcement that he is gay underscores ho...

    Kate Fagan

    Seeking to tell his own truth from the very beginning, NFL draft prospect Michael Sam becomes a key figure in the changing LGBT landscape of professional sports.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  13. Ski jumping wonderland

    Lindsey Van

    Veteran ski jumper Lindsey Van was one of three women named Wednesday to the 2014 U.S. Olympic team. Van, 29, was the first women's ski jumping world champion, in 2009, and will now be a part of the sport's Olympic debut on the women's side in Sochi....

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  14. espnW -- Teenager Eugenie Bouchard, veteran Li Na will square off...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Eugenie Bouchard's legion of fans at the Australian Open cheered her on to a quarterfinal victory against Ana Ivanovic and likely will be plenty vocal when the Canadian teenager faces Li Na in the semifinals.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2014
  15. espnW -- NBA ref Violet Palmer paved the way for other women

    Johnette Howard

    Controversy greeted Violet Palmer as one of the first female refs in the NBA. Today no one seems to care that two new women are in training. You can thank Palmer for that, Johnette Howard writes.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2013
  16. espnw -- Cristie Kerr says LPGA's purses lagging

    Mechelle Voepel

    The LPGA announced an increase in events in 2014, but Cristie Kerr says what really needs to increase in the next few years is prize money.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2013