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  1. Stick Up For Your Sport in ESPN The Mag

    Adena Andrews

    Once again, wrestling is being a big bully and crushing the competition in ESPN The Magazine's #FanSourced poll. Lacrosse, motocross, rugby and softball fans need to rise up and vote for their sport to receive a feature in ESPN The Magazine's fan-sou...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  2. espnw -- Midway through season, is Danica Patrick getting better?...

    Brant James

    The results -- two top-10 finishes, six top-20s and a significant improvement in qualifying -- say Danica Patrick is making strides. Her crew chief thinks a top-5 -- and even a win -- could be just around the corner.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2014
  3. espnW -- Sara McMann focuses on fight, not fame, leading into UFC...

    Kate Fagan

    Ronda Rousey embraces being a celebrity champion, but her opponent at Saturday's UFC 170, Sara McMann, doesn't fight for fame or fortune. She's in simple pursuit of pure competition.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2014
  4. espnW -- Another Olympic strikeout for baseball and softball

    Donna de Varona

    Softball and baseball's failed bids for reinstatement in the Olympic Games should serve as a wake-up call, and the sports can learn valuable lessons from wrestling's successful pitch back to the international spotlight.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  5. espnW -- What's next for softball after failed Olympic bid?

    Graham Hays

    Striking out for the third time in a bid to bring softball back to the Olympics might mean it's time to move on, but it doesn't mean the sport is dead in the U.S. -- far from it. The challenge lies in keeping stars in the spotlight after college.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  6. espnW -- Trish Stratus trades wrestling mat for yoga mat

    Sarah Spain

    A search for relief from physical pain brought former WWE star Trish Stratus from the wrestling ring to the yoga mat, where she found her next great passion.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2013
  7. espnW -- Springstowne Wrestling Academy girls are a powerhouse

    Michelle Smith

    The Springstowne Wrestling Academy, the nation's largest girls' school wrestling program, brings a championship glow to the working-class city of Vallejo, Calif.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2013
  8. Women's wrestling enjoys growth spurt

    Lizzie Haldane

    One of the most celebrated presidents, Abraham Lincoln -- who became the 16th on this day in 1861 -- was a highly skilled wrestler and an avid fan of the sport. Recently, wrestling was dropped from Olympic competition. On the flip side, it's one of t...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  9. espnW -- Ronda Rousey is a striking MMA success

    Amanda Rykoff

    With her devastating armbar, Strikeforce bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has gone from insecure girl to the toughest woman in MMA.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2012
  10. Danica Patrick struggles with car, finishes 14th

    Brant James

    Despite racing in front of hometown friends on a track she likes, Danica Patrick struggled with a loose car and finished 14th.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2012
  11. Former Illinois State wrestler emotions linger -espnW

    Elizabeth Merrill

    When Kevin Bracken was a kid, he dreamed of wrestling in college. Today, the former Olympian mourns the loss of Illinois State wrestling, one of dozens of teams cut in the Title IX era as schools have made tough choices to comply with the law.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  12. Wrestling women are changing the Sumo sport

    Elaine K. Howley

    Two top females are growing the sport while disproving stereotypes of what wrestlers should look like.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2011
  13. Roller derby's mission is more than meets the eye

    Elaine K. Howley

    Once viewed with the skepticism of pro wrestling, roller derby is making a comeback. The sport's popularity has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years and is attracting an unexpected crowd.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2011
  14. For the record

    Sarah Spain

    This week, more than 40,000 fans at Angel Stadium, all dressed in red masks, set a new record for "the largest gathering of people wearing costume masks." That begs the question: What other records could be set at America's ballparks?

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2011
  15. Julie Foudy is mad for March

    Julie Foudy

    Long live the underdogs! They are what make the NCAA tournament magical. This month, it's the success of the VCU and Butler men and the surprising run of the Louisville women that has Julie Foudy entranced -- and missing Paul the Octopus.

    Blog | Conversation | March 23, 2011
  16. Iowa athlete wrestles with tough decision

    Sarah Spain

    A talented young wrestler defaulted on his opening round match in the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament because he didn't want to face a female opponent. Was he misguided or simply following his convictions?

    Blog | Conversation | February 17, 2011