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.
  • 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

  • Iowa athlete wrestles with tough decision

    A talented young wrestler defaulted on his opening round match in the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament because he didn't want to face a female opponent. Was he misguided or simply following his convictions?

    Feb 17 4:49 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • League-best Spurs will be tested tonight

    Just two NBA games on the docket tonight, but they sure are doozies, as the Bulls test their talent against the league-best Spurs and the Mavs look to stay hot against the Sun.

    Feb 17 10:49 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • espnW Questionnaire: Mark Cuban opens up

    Feb 17 | By Sarah Spain

  • Won one for the 'stache

    In Chicago, it's believed that the success of the city's teams is proportional to the lushness of their coaches' mustaches. So when the Hawks coach fell ill Wednesday, a group of fans knew they had to bring the spirit of his 'stache to that night's game.

    Feb 17 2:34 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Athlete's Life

    Nothin' but a 'G' thang

    espnW's Sarah Spain may not be breaking any long jump records these days, or keeping up with the youngsters on the track, but she's happy to say she got her groove back through the Gatorade Sports Science Institute fitness and fueling plan.

    Feb 16 | By Sarah Spain

  • What we're talking about on Twitter

    Here's the best of @espnW and our contributors on Twitter. Make sure to follow us all for more sports news and observations!

    Feb 16

  • Hoops and hockey the highlights tonight

    Single, spoken for, or somewhere in between, anyone can dig into this Tuesday night of hoops and hockey action.

    Feb 15 7:17 PM ET | By Sarah Spain