Trying to reach the main draw of the U.S. Open is a long haul if you're one of the 128 hopefuls in the qualifying tournament.
Aug 24 | By Jane McManus
The head of officials says there are women under consideration, and he expects to see one refereeing in the NFL soon.
Aug 13 | By Jane McManus
There is only one woman official in major American men's sports. But there are some who hope to soon break that glass ceiling.
Aug 8 | By Jane McManus
By participating in the New York City Triathlon, she not only will help raise money for the organ donor network, but will honor the man who gave her a new heart.
Aug 6 | By Jane McManus
Thank the owners' greed for the scramble sure to ensue as NFL teams try to negotiate with their own players, sign free agents and set their rosters.
Jul 25 | By Jane McManus
Former national team star Kristine Lilly, a veteran of five World Cups, is now a wife and mother cheering the U.S. from afar. Her thoughts on Sunday's final.
Jul 15 | By Jane McManus
espnW blogged from the 2011 NBA draft at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Relive all the action -- snubs, trades and to find out where all the big men fell.
Jun 23 | By Jane McManus
Down Under wonder Sarah Mollison netted four goals Friday to launch her Terrapins into a rematch of last year's title game against Northwestern.
May 28 | By Jane McManus
Junior attacker Shannon Smith led the Wildcats in avenging last year's championship loss to the Maryland Terrapins.
May 28 | By Jane McManus
The door seems to be opening in the big four sports leagues: More athletes are speaking out in support of same-sex marriage, and leagues are penalizing those who use gay slurs.
May 23 | By Jane McManus
Women have played football in high school and college, and have their own tackle leagues. But if someone makes it to the NFL, it will likely be as a kicker.
May 11 | By Jane McManus
Since Title IX, the number of women participating in sports has skyrocketed, and the skill level has improved significantly. And still we wonder: Can an exceptional woman ever crack the ranks of men's pro sports? Or should she even try?
May 9 | By Jane McManus
The drama starts tonight, and we get a front row for the laughs and the tears as the future stars meet their new teams. This is what you need to know.
Apr 28 | By Jane McManus
Players coming out or supporting gay marriage are becoming active topics of discussion in the NFL, showing a shift in attitudes. All agree it would take courage to be openly gay.
Apr 26 10:32 AM ET | By Jane McManus
It's no secret that Maya Moore is among the best women's basketball players in the country, perhaps in the history of the sport. But what might be a surprise to many of them is how much personality she shows off the court.
Apr 1 | By Jane McManus
Once again, No. 1 seeded UConn finds itself in the winner's circle as the Huskies thump Duke to reach another Final Four.
Mar 29 | By Jane McManus
The Connecticut Huskies were looking more vulnerable by the second, even the nation's best player, Maya Moore, couldn't seem to find the answer to Georgetown's scoring. Until Lorin Dixon came on and changed the Huskies' fortunes for the better.
Mar 28 12:03 PM ET | By Jane McManus
From a lengthy career guiding a Poughkeepsie high school to a national ranking to leading Marist to a No. 17 ranking and its seventh NCAA tournament, Brian Giorgis' dedication to his teams has led to success.
Mar 15 | By Jane McManus
The thought of remaining idle during a possible NFL lockout had Giants running back Brandon Jacobs considering a new sport. But after weighing the risks of injury, Jacobs decided he won't be tossing his hat into the ring -- boxing ring that is.
Mar 8 5:00 PM ET | By Jane McManus
As a contract holdout last season, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis knows the pain of missing training camp. In the event of an NFL lockout, he thinks that players will be more prone to injuries without organized team workouts during the offseason.
Mar 7 7:38 AM ET | By Jane McManus
LaDainian Tomlinson is among the NFL players encouraged by the news that the NFL and its players' union have extended their collective bargaining agreement by seven days, reports Jane McManus.
Mar 4 | By Jane McManus
The NFL has taken its time in appeasing jilted Super Bowl ticket holders, and that strategy won't be winning any hearts and minds of fans, especially with labor negotiations underway.
Feb 16 3:33 PM ET | By Jane McManus
Super Bowl Sunday can be overwhelming. From steers on the streets of Fort Worth to celebrity sightings at Cowboys Stadium, espnW's Jane McManus shares some of the more interesting things she witnessed surrounding the big game.
Feb 7 | By Jane McManus
The superlatives that the NFL officials and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones showered upon their efforts for Super Bowl XLV were in stark contrast with the actual issues stadium workers and fans faced during the week in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Feb 7 | By Jane McManus
Women have been playing football for decades -- mostly on the margins, reports Jane McManus. But this week, U.S. women's national team members have been introducing kids to the sport, and showing them that helmets and pads are not just for boys.
Feb 5 | By Jane McManus