The women's one-off time trial at the Tour of California was sandwiched between a field of amateurs and the 112 men in the professional field, leaving women riders wondering when they'll get their own bigger stage.
May 18 1:37 PM ET | By Bonnie D. Ford
Self-doubt and a destructive eating disorder sidelined Mara Abbott. But the yearlong hiatus was a blessing in disguise, as the talented cyclist has found her balance, and a newfound resolve, heading into Friday's Tour of California women's time trial.
May 15 9:58 PM ET | By Bonnie D. Ford
An emotional Shalane Flanagan will be back home and have her sister running with her in the Boston Marathon as she looks to bounce back from Olympic disappointment.
Apr 12 3:04 PM ET | By Bonnie D. Ford
It's been 10 years since Paula Radcliffe set a world record with her performance in the London Marathon. The racing legend talks about that day and how she's recuperating from injuries that forced her out of the 2012 Olympics.
Apr 11 4:22 PM ET | By Bonnie D. Ford
You could feel how badly the fans wanted a competitive match. But in the end, Maria Sharapova had too much game for Venus Williams.
Jan 18 8:33 PM ET | By Bonnie D. Ford
Serena Williams showed no ill effects of the ankle injury she had suffered two days earlier. In fact, she appeared increasingly mobile as the match progressed, despite the stifling heat.
Jan 17 2:18 AM ET | By Bonnie D. Ford
In many ways, Kimiko Date-Krumm acts like the 42-year-old mom she is. Of course, you wouldn't know that based on her tennis play.
Jan 15 3:22 PM ET | By Bonnie D. Ford
Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka stumbled briefly, but recovered and rolled against Monica Niculescu. Time will tell if Serena Williams recovers fully from a rolled ankle suffered in her 6-0, 6-0 win.
Jan 15 3:50 PM ET | By Bonnie D. Ford
In dispatching Galina Voskoboeva in an hour at the Australian Open, Venus Williams displayed the form she had before she had to live with Sjogren's syndrome, Bonnie D. Ford writes.
Jan 14 11:05 AM ET | By Bonnie D. Ford
There have been some years in which Serena Williams was a walking question mark coming into the Australian Open. This isn't one of them. Bonnie D. Ford talks to the experts on what to expect from the star in 2013.
Jan 11 1:51 PM ET | By Bonnie D. Ford
Gracie Gold made the jump to the senior circuit this season and had worked hard to show her skating is about more than her prodigious jumping ability.
Jan 4 1:22 PM ET | By Bonnie D. Ford
Ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson, grounded by surgery in the middle of the year, appears to be picking up where she left off after winning nine of 13 events and the overall title on the inaugural women's ski jumping World Cup circuit in 2011-12.
Jan 4 1:22 PM ET | By Bonnie D. Ford
Lindsey Vonn knows some curse words; so what? Tina Maze -- and her coaches/boyfriend -- shouldn't drum up controversy but rather let her results do the talking.
Dec 10 | By espnW
Gabby Douglas talks about family, gymnastics and what motivates her in her new book, "Grace, Gold and Glory: My Leap of Faith."
Dec 6 6:55 PM ET | By Bonnie D. Ford
Samantha Davies' dream of winning the solo around-the-world Vendée Globe sailing race came to a sudden end Thursday, but her family knows the skipper will "bounce back quickly."
Nov 16 5:48 PM ET | By Bonnie D. Ford
The emotions were complex on the departure dock at the Vendée Globe. The skippers inspire confidence; their talent and resourcefulness are beyond dispute.
Nov 10 8:41 PM ET | By Bonnie D. Ford
New mom Samantha Davies faces three months of solitude and danger as the lone woman in the Vendée Globe, the only solo, nonstop, around-the-world sailing race.
Nov 10 11:08 AM ET | By Bonnie D. Ford
Some NYC Marathon entrants think it's even more important to run this year. Some can't bring themselves to take part. Bonnie D. Ford shares two representative stories.
Nov 2 9:27 AM ET | By Bonnie D. Ford
When Nina Kuscsik began her competitive running career she was an outsider, but after 80 marathons and countless hours advocating for women in her sport, she will be inducted into the New York Road Runners Hall of Fame.
Nov 1 3:51 PM ET | By Bonnie D. Ford
The elite Americans at the forefront of this year's New York City Marathon women's field -- Julie Culley, Amy Hastings and Molly Pritz -- represent a new group charging into the next four-year Olympic cycle.
Oct 31 11:18 PM ET | By Bonnie D. Ford