Cam Johnson plummeted to the seventh round in the 2012 NFL draft, but he never gave less than his best as a 49ers practice-squad player. That effort earned him a spot on the active roster in December and maybe an appearance Sunday in Super Bowl XLVII.
Jan 31 2:03 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
The 49ers' Quest for Six marketing campaign has gone viral, connecting a team with a rich history to a new generation of fans.
Jan 30 6:36 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
How was media day for 49ers QB Alex Smith's media day? Bittersweet. The former starter continues to adjust to life as Colin Kaepernick's backup.
Jan 29 9:37 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
What does the Super Bowl's return mean for New Orleans, post-Katrina? One of its hometown boys, James Carville, tries to put it all into perspective.
Jan 28 9:51 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
The Harbaugh Bowl will be tough to watch for two people: mom and dad Jackie and Jack, who will have to console the losing son.
Jan 28 4:39 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
In December, Colorado returned to the Top 25 for the first time since 2008. Now, Colorado is 15-2, ranked No. 20 and appears poised to earn its first trip to the NCAA tournament since 2004.
Jan 24 2:42 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
It's a safe bet Russian women will once again turn up the tennis heat this season. But back home, Spartak Moscow, the country's most successful training academy, faces more challenges than ever.
Jan 11 10:40 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
They've coached side by side for decades. And while they are alike in many ways, Pat Summitt and Holly Warlick also have their differences.
Dec 19 | By Kate Fagan
'Tis the season for The Workout, a punishing drill that basketball players dread and coaches use to find out who's tough and who isn't.
Dec 8 1:07 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Whether they're rules to live by or traditions to uphold, life as a Lady Vol is its own distinct culture -- and a long-established blueprint for success at Tennessee.
Dec 4 | By Kate Fagan
It's a season of change and unknown in Knoxville. But after Sunday's performance, Tennessee's championship potential might not be as far away as some think.
Dec 7 1:56 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Hope Solo too often finds herself in the spotlight for the wrong reasons. New coach Tom Sermanni may find the distractions outweigh the contributions of a star who is not getting any younger.
Nov 30 2:13 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
Nate Menkin didn't have NFL aspirations growing up, but finds himself on the Philadelphia Eagles' roster working hard to earn a spot in the lineup.
Nov 22 1:52 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
WNBA president Laurel Richie gives some insight into where the league is as it finishes its 16th season -- the good and the bad.
Nov 13 3:00 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
UConn coach Geno Auriemma may think he's helping by suggesting women's college hoops lower the rims to improve the game, but what his suggestions would really do is ostracize young girls who are trying to learn the game on courts across the country.
Oct 24 6:24 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
They may have lost their leading playoff scorer in Katie Douglas to an ankle injury in the first quarter, but the Fever rallied to raze the Sun 87-71 to move on to the WNBA Finals on Sunday against the Lynx.
Oct 11 | By Kate Fagan
In ESPN The Magazine, Kate Fagan writes that allies in the sports world are helping pave the way for the first openly gay male athlete from a major team sport.
Oct 8 | By Kate Fagan
Giants tight end Bear Pascoe knows where he'll be when his NFL days are over: in the rodeo ring, pursuing the family passion.
Nov 15 12:50 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
After winning Wimbledon in July and a gold medal at the Olympics a few weeks later, Serena Williams finished her summer by capturing her fourth U.S. Open title and 15th Grand Slam event.
Sep 10 12:05 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
This U.S. Open ball person wants to make sure soldiers know life goes on after losing a limb. It can even get better.
Sep 6 9:10 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
After being passed over in the 2011 NFL draft because of off-the-field issues that included a social media blow-up, Will Hill is getting a second chance with the New York Giants.
Nov 12 2:49 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Since stepping down in April, Pat Summitt has been honored at the White House and the ESPYS. On Tuesday, Billie Jean King herself presented Summitt with the Billie Jean King Legacy Award at the U.S. Open.
Sep 4 9:50 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
What is it like to hang out with a tennis player who is a 100-1 longshot in a two-horse race at the U.S. Open? Kate Fagan finds out after spending time with Stanford star Mallory Burdette.
Aug 31 4:29 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Much has changed in the past year for Agnieszka Radwanska since she decided to replace her father with a new coach. A world No. 2 ranking. A win in a high-profile WTA event. A Slam final appearance. Is a U.S. Open win next?
Aug 30 10:21 AM ET | By Kate Fagan