Today's NBA Slam Dunk Contest has been hosted since 1984, coincidentally the same year Georgeann Wells became the first woman to dunk in college ball. More recently, Baylor standout Brittney Griner brought the dunk into the spotlight, extending her NCAA record number of dunks to 13.
We have finally started our region tournament, and I am so excited to get the postseason under way. My teammates and I have worked so hard this season to get to this point, and we can’t let up now.
NBA All-Star weekend begins Friday and ends with the big game on Sunday. We're still 162 days away from the WNBA All-Star game set for July 27. Due to the timing of last summer's Olympics, there was no exhibition for the women, so we'll honor the league's MVP instead.
Happy Valentine’s Day, all!Single or taken, you can always count on your sport to be your Valentine’s Day date.Volleyball and I have had a long relationship. We’ve been together for many years and we spend countless hours together.
Love is in the air -- and on the courts, fields, courses, rings, rinks and pools. It should come as no surprise that athletes have teamed up for doubles since schedules, mentality, and passion are similar regardless of sport.
I came to Penn State for many reasons, but one of the biggest was the chance to play for my head coach, Coquese Washington. I clearly remember the first time I saw Co at one of my AAU tournaments, where my dad informed me after the game that she was the new Penn State coach.
The U.S. women's national soccer team will wrap up its two-game series against Scotland Wednesday night in Nashville, Tenn., before heading to Portugal early next month for the Algarve Cup. All eyes will be on Abby Wambach, who will wear the captain's armband in honor of her 200th appearance for the Stars & Stripes.
Put down the beignets and start off Fat Tuesday right -- by burning off more of that adipose tissue on an empty stomach. A study published in the “British Journal of Nutrition” concluded that people who exercise right after they wake up, burn 20 percent more fat than those who eat something before their workouts.
The 137th edition of the Westminster Kennel Club’s All-Breed Dog Show begins today in New York. It is America’s second-longest continuously held sporting event, behind the Kentucky Derby. This year, the show added two new breeds -- the Russell Terrier and the Treeing Walker Coonhound.
For anyone who follows Coach P on twitter or knows her at all, you know she is big on motivation and inspiration. Recently, we got an essay from an anonymous 12-year old who watches us play. In it he wrote, “To someone who is great, there is no such thing as the best.
The bond between music and sport is often blurred -- with musicians wanting to be athletes and vice-versa. While you're watching the Grammys on Sunday night, think of these Olympians who briefly entertain on a different stage: Alex Morgan does her best impression Katy Perry, whose song “Wide Awake” is up for Best Pop Solo Performance.
It's basically engrained in our genes to crave chocolate. And in honor of the 119th anniversary of Hershey's Chocolate Company being founded, we wanted to share some good news about the goodness. Study after study proves it can do more than just make you feel better emotionally -- it has health benefits, too.
It's hard to believe that the first women’s ice hockey game in Olympic history was played on this date in 1998, especially since women have been taking slap shots since the late 19th century. During the Winter Games in Nagano, Finland took on and defeated Sweden 6-0 in the tournament opener.
One of my goals as an athlete is to go into each competition feeling prepared and confident. I love planning, so setting strategies to reach my goals makes me feel in control. I have always considered this to be one of my strengths, but I was reminded early this season that sometimes success requires a serious deviation from the drawing board.
Let the -- countdown to the -- Games begin. A year from today, Sochi will kick off the 22nd edition of the Winter Olympics, hosting 98 medal events in 15 winter sports. There’s a wide temperature range across the vast Russia landscape, and some officials are concerned about the mild Sochi climate.