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  1. Things Chris Christie Talks About At Parties: Rooting Interests A...

    Jane McManus

    Chris Christie seems to have lost sight of one truism: Like kissing babies on the campaign trail, cheering for the hometown team seems to go with the elected office, writes Jane McManus.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2015
  2. A Royal Baby? New Life Apparently Riding On World Series Outcome

    D'Arcy Maine

    During the American League wild-card game, a Kansas City Royals fan became a Twitter sensation with her "If we win, he's buying me a puppy!" sign. And it seems that the stakes have only gotten higher as the team has advanced through the postseason. H...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  3. Madison Bumgarner Ups His Game For World Series, Chugs 6 Beers

    D'Arcy Maine

    After winning the National League wild card game, San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner became a Twitter hero when he chugged four beers at the same time in celebration. After the team won its next series to advance to the NLCS, he became ev...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  4. Lucky KC Fan Gets Her Puppy -- And A Royals Sweep To Boot

    D'Arcy Maine

    Last week during the American League wild-card game, a Kansas City Royals fan became a Twitter sensation when her "If we win, he's buying me a puppy!" sign immediately went viral. Thankfully for the fan -- and dog lovers everywhere -- the Royals won,...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  5. How One Kid Saved Pirates Fans From Total Gloom

    D'Arcy Maine

    After Tuesday's dramatic American League wild-card win by the Kansas City Royals, baseball fans everywhere were excited about Wednesday's National League wild-card game between the San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates. It did not live up to ...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  6. Kansas City Police Ask Residents To Take Break From Crime During ...

    D'Arcy Maine

    The Kansas City Royals, absent from the playoffs for 29 long years, made their postseason return in dramatic fashion with a 9-8 win in 12 innings over the Oakland Athletics in the American League wild-card game on Tuesday night. Understandably, the t...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  7. Why Simona Halep And Other Top Seeds Are In Tight Spot At US Open...

    Jane McManus

    Second-seeded Simona Halep needed three sets to win her first-round match at the US Open. Ditto for Angelique Kerber, Venus Williams and Andrea Petkovic. Sometimes the early pressure is the most intense pressure.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2014
  8. espnW -- Swimmer Jessica Hardy experiences thrills and chills at ...

    Jessica Hardy

    If watching youngsters Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky dominate while winning a gold medal herself wasn't enough, Jessica Hardy got a real jolt at the world championships: nearly losing her engagement ring.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2013
  9. espnW -- Never quit Cardinals and Giants battle ready

    Amanda Rykoff

    The Cardinals and Giants meet as defending 2011 and 2010 World Series winners, respectively, which marks the first time back-to-back champs have faced off in a championship series.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2012
  10. 2012 U.S. Open -- Andy Roddick masters the media in final Slam

    Jane McManus

    After announcing his retirement, Andy Roddick began to loosen up with the press now that he's potentially headed for the flip side.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2012
  11. espnW -- A day in the life of Open underdog Mallory Burdette

    Kate Fagan

    What is it like to hang out with a tennis player who is a 100-1 longshot in a two-horse race at the U.S. Open? Kate Fagan finds out after spending time with Stanford star Mallory Burdette.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2012
  12. Sony Ericsson Open -- Alisa Kleybanova has healthy outlook

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    After being sidelined by Hodgkin's lymphoma for 10 months, Alisa Kleybanova returns to the tennis court at the Sony Ericsson Open cancer-free and with a sunny disposition.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2012
  13. W roundtable: NFL wild-card games ripe for upsets

    espnW

    Houston is set for its first playoff game, but will it be one-and-done? Can Tim Tebow find fourth-quarter magic again? Our panelists make their wild-card picks.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2012
  14. Christina McHale: 'It's been an eventful week' so far

    Christina McHale

    This week in New Haven, New Jersey teen Christina McHale experienced her first earthquake -- and beat two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2011
  15. Games We're Watching -- Pirates return to national television

    Amanda Rykoff

    While we await official word on the end of the NFL lockout, we've got a busy day of MLB action on tap, including the return of the first-place Pittsburgh Pirates to national television. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2011
  16. Photo gallery: ESPN Radio's Mike Greenberg and Chris Evert compet...

    It's back to the drawing board for ESPN Radio's Mike Greenberg and tennis legend Chris Evert, who lost their bid for a wild card into the U.S. Open.

    Blog | Conversation | April 19, 2011