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  1. Of Royal Importance

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    Happy birthday, Queen Elizabeth! In honor of Her Royal Highness' 88th birthday, here are five athletes who have received honors at Buckingham Palace in recent years: 1. Jessica Ennis: The 2012 heptathlon gold medalist won over the world with her ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  2. The Best Ever?

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    On this day in 2002, Connecticut beat Oklahoma 82-70 to win its third women's basketball national championship. That team is widely considered the best women's college basketball has ever seen. Led by Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Asjha Jones, Diana Taurasi a...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  3. Happy Birthday, Sloane Stephens!

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    Happy 21st birthday, Sloane Stephens! Ranked No. 16 in the world, Stephens turned pro in 2009 and rose to mainstream prominence when she beat fellow American Serena Williams in the quarterfinals at the 2013 Australian Open. Since her breakthrough mom...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  4. Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts!

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    On this day in 1912, Juliette Gordon Low gathered a group of girls in Savannah, Ga., and formed the first troop of what is today known as the Girl Scouts. Low, an avid swimmer, rower and tennis player, and her troop went on hiking and camping trips, ...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  5. In Elite Company

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    Lauryn Williams made history on Wednesday, becoming the fifth person to win medals at both the Winter and Summer Olympics after earning a silver medal in the bobsled with teammate Elana Meyers. With a 4x100 gold medal from the 2012 London Games, Will...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  6. McDonald's game by the numbers -espnW

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    There's more than one way to look at the rosters for the 2014 McDonald's All American Game. This time, we go the numbers route.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2014
  7. The Final Push

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    The U.S. Olympic bobsled roster will be announced on Sunday, but first the contenders get one last chance to impress the selection committee with a World Cup race in Igls, Austria this weekend. Olympic hurdler and media sensation Lolo Jones will look...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  8. The Curse of Brisbane?

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    The 2014 tennis season is officially underway as the Brisbane International opened yesterday in Australia. The hard-court tournament is used by many of the WTA and ATP's top players as a warm-up for January's Australian Open. Serena Williams and Andy...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  9. Serena stands alone in seventh

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    Serena Williams won her 56th career WTA singles title on Sunday with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Jelena Jankovic at the China Open to take over seventh place alone on the all-time list of most WTA titles. She had been tied at 55 with Lindsay Davenport and Vi...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  10. Magic number for Serena

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    Happy 32nd birthday to Serena Williams, who happens to be the owner of 32 Grand Slam titles. Williams won her first Grand Slam singles title at the US Open when she was 17 and won her 17th and most recent Grand Slam singles title at the US Open earli...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  11. For the record

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    On Sunday, Riquna Williams of the Tulsa Shock set a WNBA record for most points in a game when she scored 51 in a 98-65 win over the San Antonio Silver Stars. Williams was 17 for 28 from the field and hit eight 3-pointers. For the season, Williams is...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Double duty at US Open

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    As we begin Day 10 at the 2013 US Open, three women remain in the running to claim more than one trophy at Flushing Meadows. Serena Williams, the 2012 singles champion, not only has made it back to the singles semifinals but will also take to the cou...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  14. A long, storied Open career

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    Serena Williams already holds the record for most years between winning her first and last title at the US Open, and after her 6-0, 6-1 first-round win over Francesca Schiavone on Monday, she's still the favorite to pad her lead with another title th...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  15. Cashing in on the court

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    The women's and men's singles draws for the 2013 US Open tennis tournament at Flushing Meadows, N.Y., will be announced today, and there will be some serious prize money - more than $34 million total -- on the line. Both the women's and men's singles...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  16. ESPYS record within reach

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    Tonight at the ESPYS (ESPN, 9 ET), Serena Williams looks to become the first three-time winner of the best female athlete award. Williams, who has won 16 Grand Slam singles titles in her career, already has won seven career ESPYS, including five for ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013