Sarah Spain Archive

Sarah Spain

Contributor, espnW.com
Sarah Spain is a SportsCenter Anchor for Chicago's ESPN1000 and a reporter for ESPNChicago.com. She's a proud Cornell alum and a huge Chicago sports fan. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahSpain.
  • Footballer claims he was beaten into quitting

    A Montenegrin soccer player has complained to FIFA and UEFA, claiming his former team, Kuban of the Russian Premier League, threatened and beat him into signing his own termination papers.

    Mar 15 5:15 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Tru hoop

    Quick, find Tru TV on your channel lineup! The new 68-team NCAA tournament starts tonight and you don't wanna miss a minute of the Madness. Four teams meet in two of the new First Four games tonight hoping to play their way into the "real" brackets.

    Mar 15 2:31 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Some topics are always out of bounds

    Liberty guard Cappie Pondexter recently joined a long line of sports figures who would have been wise to keep their mouths shut. espnW's Sarah Spain says some topics will always be out of bounds in sports.

    Mar 14 6:24 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • It's ladies night

    Sunday the men's NCAA brackets were released, Monday we learn the pairings for the women. Find out who makes the cut, who has the easiest path to the final and who has to go through UConn. Here are the games -- and selection specials -- we're watching.

    Mar 14 12:23 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Going through withdrawal

    The three referees who botched Wednesday's St. John's-Rutgers game have voluntarily withdrawn from the Big East tournament. Here are a few other sports figures who should follow suit.

    Mar 10 | By Sarah Spain

  • Conference calls

    March Madness hasn't officially begun, but college hoops fans are already in prime tourney shape, calling in sick to watch their favorite teams, stretching out lunch at their local bar, or, at the very least, checking scores instead of e-mail.

    Mar 10 12:37 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Borat copycat gets owned on the pitch

    On Monday, a British soccer player was slapped with a red card after taking down a nearly naked streaker. espnW's Sarah Spain thinks the quick-thinking streaker's striker should have been rewarded, not reprimanded for his tackle.

    Mar 9 10:27 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Maya wants Moore

    Maya Moore and company look to get past Notre Dame tonight to earn UConn its fourth straight Big East title. Meanwhile, the UConn men opened up their Big East tournament play against conference doormat, DePaul, this afternoon.

    Mar 8 2:06 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Greetings from Mesa

    You meet all sorts of people on the lawn at Hohokam Stadium, the spring training home for the Cubs. On Saturday, espnW's Sarah Spain found herself between an All-American family of four and a 30-something guy reppin' his own kind of red, white and blue.

    Mar 8 | By Sarah Spain

  • The backtracks of their tears

    Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was running damage control Monday, one day after telling the world his players were in tears following their one-point loss to the Bulls. Shhh ... if you listen closely, you can hear the sound of Spoelstra backpedaling.

    Mar 7 | By Sarah Spain

  • Huskies on the hunt

    A Big East semifinal between UConn and Rutgers headlines a huge night of women's college hoops. The Huskies look to take another step toward their fourth straight Big East title, while eight other teams look to take home their conference hardware tonight.

    Mar 7 2:22 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • They're so vain

    David Beckham's new tattoo has espnW's Sarah Spain contemplating some of the most egotistical athletes in sports.

    Mar 3 7:03 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Crunch time for college hoops

    Most college hoops teams have just two games left on their regular-season schedule, so every bucket, board and ball game counts. These are the games that separate the men from the boys and the women from the girls, and they're the Games We're Watching.

    Mar 2 1:17 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Here's to Harry

    Tuesday night Cubs fans gathered at Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse in downtown Chicago to toast beloved Cubs legends Caray and Ron Santo in the 13th Annual Worldwide Toast to Harry Caray.

    Mar 2 | By Sarah Spain

  • One is the loneliest number

    Lately the much-coveted No. 1 ranking in men's college hoops has been more a curse than a blessing. Ohio State, back on top after getting dethroned in early February, will try to play and stay in first with a win tonight over Penn State.

    Mar 1 3:50 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • They're in the money

    It's looking less and less likely that the NFL and the Players Association will come to an agreement before Thursday night's deadline. While neither group wants to see the 2011 NFL season canceled, one side is far better prepared for that reality.

    Mar 2 6:37 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Thunder go big at trade deadline

    Look out, Lakers. With the addition of big man Kendrick Perkins, the Oklahoma City Thunder have become a legitimate contender in the West.

    Feb 24 8:12 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Top of the game

    Whether it's college men's, women's or NBA basketball, we've got you covered. The three best teams in the East are all in action. Here are all the Games We're Watching tonight.

    Feb 28 7:48 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Soria says goodbye to 'Mexicutioner' moniker

    In support of his home country of Mexico, which is being torn apart by drug violence, Royals closer Joakim Soria announced this week he'd like to retire his wildly popular nickname, "The Mexicutioner."

    Feb 25 7:54 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Broadway, baby

    Carmelo Anthony is set to make his Broadway debut tonight. On the college level, 17 of the country's best basketball teams are in action. It's gonna be one heck of a hump day for hoops.

    Feb 23 3:59 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • espnW Questionnaire: Jets' Braylon Edwards

    Feb 22 | By Sarah Spain

  • 'Playing nice' with Kris Versteeg

    On Monday, former Chicago Blackhawk Kris Versteeg was traded to the team his Hawks beat in the Stanley Cup finals last year. He talks to espnW's Sarah Spain about becoming the enemy.

    Feb 18 11:19 AM ET | By Sarah Spain