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  1. U.S. Women's Soccer Puts Best Foot Forward, Takes Big First Step

    Graham Hays

    The 6-0 win was a commanding performance by the U.S., but it was against a team that is a far cry from Brazil, France, Germany, Japan or any other power -- including Canada, host of next summer's World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2014
  2. Midfielders Lauren Holiday, Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe are key...

    Graham Hays

    U.S. women's soccer coach Jill Ellis believes in a 4-3-3 system that utilizes three midfielders. Lauren Holiday, Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe are the trio to make that lineup a success.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2014
  3. 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
  4. US women's soccer star Abby Wambach lives to the extreme

    Kate FaganPhotographs by Aaron Hewitt

    Critical questions are looming for U.S. women's soccer star Abby Wambach. Without the game, who will she become? And would winning that elusive World Cup help ease her transition away from the sport?

    Eticket | Conversation | October 08, 2014
  5. Small Wonders - 9 Great Moments in Sportsmanship

    Amy Van Deusen

    These incredible acts may restore your faith in sports humanity.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2014
  6. Julie Foudy examines Jill Ellis hire as new U.S. women's national...

    Julie Foudy

    Fifteen years have passed since the U.S. women last won a World Cup. New national team head coach Jill Ellis has what it takes to end that streak, writes Julie Foudy.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2014
  7. USA-Canada rivalry resumes

    espnW

    The United States and Canada renew their women's soccer rivalry tonight in Winnipeg (8 p.m. ET on ESPN3 and espnW.com). Here are five fast facts to get you prepared for the border battle. 1. The U.S. has an all-time record of 47-3-5 against Canada...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  8. Tom Sermanni dismissed as U.S. women's soccer national team coach...

    U.S. women's national team head coach Tom Sermanni on Sunday was relieved of his duties, effective immediately, just over a year away from the 2015 Women's World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2014
  9. espnW -- Julia Mancuso adds to Olympic medals with bronze in supe...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Julia Mancuso had struggled through the early part of the World Cup season, and said she had to basically scrap it and hit reset over the holidays. On Monday, as usual, she skied her best when it mattered most to the wider world outside the snow fences.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  10. Staying in my bubble

    Tim Jitloff

    Imagine free-falling for 10 seconds into a stadium filled with 25,000 fans screaming. That will give you an idea of what is like to ski at Adelboden, Switzerland, the site of one of our final World Cup races before the Sochi Olympics. Adelboden i...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  11. The Final Push

    espnW

    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
  12. Recovering Sarah Hendrickson eyes Sochi - espnW

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Four months after reconstructive knee surgery, world champion ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson has been cleared to begin training, but her goal is no longer an Olympic gold medal -- she's just hoping to make the team.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2014
  13. Lolo Jones-featured team falls by hair in World Cup bobsled

    Germany's Sandra Kiriasis drove to a World Cup bobsled win on her home track on Sunday, edging Elana Meyers of the United States by the slimmest of margins.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2014
  14. espnW -- Sporting events to watch in 2014

    With the Winter Olympics, the World Cup and a new LPGA international competition, this year is overflowing with sports goodies. We count down the top 15 must-see events for 2014.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | January 03, 2014
  15. How ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin is preparing for Sochi - ESPN The ...

    Derek Taylor

    In ESPN The Magazine's Interview Issue, Derek Taylor writes that Mikaela Shiffrin wants to add Olympic gold to her collection of 10 (and counting) World Cup podium finishes.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2013
  16. Winning big at home

    Elana Meyers

    I was very nervous going into Friday's World Cup race in Park City, Utah, because Wednesday's training had not gone well at all. It was strange: I was feeling OK driving that day in training, but my times were really slow. I didn't know what was ...

    Blog | December 10, 2013