Commentary Archive

  • W roundtable

    W roundtable: Picking NFL's conference champions

    Could we get our first battle of the birds with the Ravens and the Falcons? Or even better, a battle of brothers with 49ers-Ravens? But how can you rule out the Patriots? Our writers make their picks for the AFC and NFC championship games.

    Jan 14 | By espnW

  • LPGA has a lot to be excited about this season

    The 2013 LPGA schedule features three new tournaments and a fifth major. On top of that, it's a Solheim Cup year, and the U.S. Women's Open will be in New York.

    Jan 15 9:54 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • W @ The Australian Open

    Ford: Ankle no problem as Serena marches on

    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

  • W @ The Australian Open

    Ford: Scares, but no worries for Serena, Azarenka

    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

  • W @ The Australian Open

    Ford: Age doesn't slow Kimiko Date-Krumm

    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

  • That's What She Said

    Spain: Posh and Sporty Spain unite for our Golden Globes-NFL playoff awards!

    Posh and Sporty Spain collide in this week's "That's What She Said." Sarah hands out her big winners from Sunday's Golden Globes and NFL playoff action.

    Jan 14 3:50 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Hays: Alex Morgan grows up fast

    Alex Morgan is just 23 years old, but she already has become the voice and the face for the National Women’s Soccer League.

    Feb 12 1:06 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • W @ The Australian Open

    Ford: A milestone return for Venus Williams

    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

  • Foudy: Portland wins out after Friday's NWSL allocation

    Julie Foudy weighs in on Friday's NWSL allocation and says Portland is the big winner.

    Jan 14 12:19 PM ET | By Julie Foudy

  • McManus: Katie Hnida proud of alleged Steubenville victim

    Katie Hnida, who was scorned when she said a Colorado football teammate raped her, knows what the alleged victim in the Steubenville, Ohio, case is facing.

    Jan 11 2:35 PM ET | By Jane McManus

  • Hill: What I wish, and what's reality, after Steubenville

    As the controversy and protests continue in Steubenville, Ohio, after two local football players were charged with raping a 16-year-old girl, Jemele Hill writes about her hope of better protecting girls and women from similar incidents.

    Jan 8 3:58 PM ET | By Jemele Hill

  • Voepel: What to make of Bev Kearney's departure from Texas

    There may be some legal back-and-forth ahead for Bev Kearney and the University of Texas, but the coach's resignation has exposed the complications of engaging in a relationship with a student-athlete.

    Jan 10 10:47 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • That's What She Said

    Spain: True hockey fans will always come back

    In this week's "That's What She Said," Sarah Spain investigates the relationship between the NHL and its rabid fans -- like herself -- concluding their passion will always bring them back.

    Jan 9 2:58 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • W roundtable

    W roundtable: Choosing a champion

    Alabama has recent history on its side; Notre Dame is in the midst of a special season. Who will win it all when they meet in the Discover BCS National Championship Game? Our writers make their picks.

    Jan 7 | By espnW

  • W roundtable

    W roundtable: My New Year's resolution is ...

    From becoming a personal participant to finding a new rooting interest, our writers weigh in on their sports goals for the coming year.

    Dec 17 | By espnW

  • W roundtable

    W roundtable: All I want for Christmas ...

    From more competitive games in women's college basketball, to healthier players and more cooperative stars, our writers weigh in on their holiday wishes for the sports world.

    Dec 17 | By espnW

  • Spain: 'Tis time to remember sports has its place

    Some holiday cheer to our sports stars -- from Brittney Griner to Serena Williams to McKayla Maroney to Tamika Catchings -- who gave us plenty of moments to remember in 2012.

    Dec 24 5:41 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • That's What She Said

    Spain: Bull riding lessons from a pro

    In this week's "That's What She Said," Sarah Spain resurrected her mechanical bull riding career hoping to pick up a few tricks from a real professional, Ryan Dirteater.

    Dec 18 5:28 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • W roundtable

    W roundtable: Should UConn women go independent?

    Notre Dame football makes conference independence look easy, but for UConn's women's basketball team, it would be a different story.

    Dec 17 | By espnW

  • Hill: Caroline Wozniacki's impersonation of Serena Williams wasn't racist

    Caroline Wozniacki's impersonation of Serena Williams turned out to be the beginning of a discussion, and now questions are being raised about whether Wozniacki's impersonation was racist. It wasn't.

    Dec 12 3:41 PM ET | By Jemele Hill

  • W roundtable

    W roundtable: Skiing's non-story

    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

  • Granderson: Questions about VCU coach James Finley's firing

    You don't expect a coach to be fired for winning, especially a few days after leading a team to the best winning percentage in school history. But such is the case with former VCU volleyball coach James Finley.

    Dec 5 12:02 PM ET | By LZ Granderson

  • That's What She Said

    Spain: The relationship between sex and sports

    In this week's "That's What She Said," Sarah Spain explores the relationship between sex and sports performance.

    Dec 4 4:21 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Hill: Time to end the silence about domestic violence

    The moment of silence for domestic violence victims at Arrowhead Stadium was sadly fitting, because when it comes to acknowledging violence against women, the sports world is often mute.

    Dec 4 9:36 AM ET | By Jemele Hill