Sarah Spain Archive

Sarah Spain

Sarah Spain is a SportsCenter Anchor for Chicago's ESPN1000 and a reporter for She's a proud Cornell alum and a huge Chicago sports fan. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahSpain.
  • Athlete's Life

    Remembering marathon legend Grete Waitz

    She passed away today, at age 57, leaving a legacy of world records and New York City Marathon triumphs that won't soon be forgotten.

    Apr 19 | By Sarah Spain

  • Tee times for the defending champs?

    For two straight years, the Canucks were sent golfing a month or so early after being eliminated by the Blackhawks. Vancouver can give the defending Stanley Cup champions a taste of their own medicine with a sweep tonight.

    Apr 20 12:04 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • No one and everyone to blame in ND death

    Today the University of Notre Dame released an internal investigation into the October death of student Declan Sullivan, who was killed when the lift he was on tumbled in the wind.

    Apr 18 6:00 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Just another manic Monday

    Upsets, blowouts, big blocks and buzzer-beaters -- it would be tough to top this weekend's slate of playoff games, but tonight's lineup looks pretty promising.

    Apr 20 12:06 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • A weekend of hoops and hockey heaven

    Stock up on snacks and fill your fridge with beer, 'cause this weekend's lineup of playoff games will have you glued to your TV for hours. The NHL playoffs continue, and the NBA playoffs tip off Saturday.

    Apr 15 1:38 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Can I get (another) witness?

    Sources say that MLB will expand the use of replay for the 2012 season and espnW's Sarah Spain is all for it. Here's why even baseball purists and clock-watchers should be, too.

    Apr 15 | By Sarah Spain

  • espnW's Pro Questionnaire: Derrick Rose

    Apr 14 | By Sarah Spain

  • Here we (maybe) go again...

    A report that the NBA has canceled its Las Vegas summer league and scrapped its annual internship program (the league has denied the claims) has Sarah Spain wondering what else might be canceled.

    Apr 13 5:16 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • The quest for Stanley starts tonight

    Puckheads, rejoice! The REAL hockey season starts tonight, when the quest for Lord Stanley begins. While hockey teams begin postseason play, basketball squads will battle for one last win.

    Apr 13 1:03 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • What to watch for in the NHL playoffs

    Wednesday night marks the start of the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs, and there are all kinds of matchups, from rowdy rivalries to riveting rematches, to keep an eye on.

    Apr 12 | By Sarah Spain

  • Athlete's Life

    Rainy days get Derrick Rose down

    In the Pro's Questionnaire, our favorite sports figures take our abridged version of the most famous personality test, the Proust Questionnaire. Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is up.

    Apr 13 | By Sarah Spain

  • espnW chats with 2011 WNBA draftees

    Watch video from espnW's Sarah Spain, who chatted with the draftees after the first round of today's WNBA draft from the ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn.

    Apr 11 | By espnW

  • Crunch time on the hardwood and the ice

    While hoops and hockey teams battle for a spot in the playoffs, baseball teams are just starting their long trek toward the postseason. From thrilling finishes to intriguing beginnings, these are the Games We're Watching ...

    Apr 6 2:34 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Men's NCAA title game goes black and white ...

    But tonight's women's championship matchup between Notre Dame and Texas A&M will bring the game back into the HDTV era in living color.

    Apr 5 | By Sarah Spain

  • The kids are all right

    How do six little kids get front row seats at the biggest college basketball game of the year? espnW's Sarah Spain learned of their very special connection to UConn.

    Apr 5 10:57 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • UConn student section calls for backup

    After hundreds of student tickets went unclaimed, UConn decided to bulk up its student section for tonight's national title game with seat fillers from local colleges.

    Apr 5 3:12 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Butler's big dog, Blue II

    Blue II, the mascot of the Butler Bulldogs, has taken the basketball world by storm. Whether he's enjoying a spa day, feasting on room service or making national television appearances, Blue is clearly the top dog in the NCAA tourney.

    Apr 4 | By Sarah Spain

  • Hoops fans hit up Bracket Town

    Sunday afternoon hoops fans of all ages hit up the Bracket Town fan fest in downtown Houston to recreate the shots, dishes and dunks they saw in Saturday night's Final Four games.

    Apr 3 7:46 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Families rooting for their kids at Final Four

    Apr 3 | By Sarah Spain

  • VCU's fans lucky, even in defeat

    Their team might have lost Saturday night, but VCU's students are still the biggest winners of the Final Four weekend. The generosity and thoughtfulness of VCU put its students on the trip of a lifetime.

    Apr 3 10:44 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Not just another face in the crowd

    You think the players and coaches at Saturday's Final Four were nervous? The moms and dads did more sweating and hand-wringing in the stands than VCU coach Shaka Smart did working the sideline. Meet a few of the proud parents.

    Apr 3 2:02 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • A foodie's Final Four

    Have you got your Final Four gameday menu set? If not, Top Chef's Brian Malarkey is here to help. Malarkey has created dishes for each of the men's Final Four squads, so whichever colors you're wearing, there's a meal for you!

    Apr 1 7:49 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Snow-pening Day?

    Nothing says baseball like snow, rain and temperatures in the 30s and 40s! Weather permitting, 12 baseball teams will start their 2011 seasons today, and for six, the dream of a perfect 162-game season will end. (Waaah, waaah!)

    Mar 31 2:12 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • American hoopster in Japan rocked by disaster

    Former Penn State basketball player Tyler Smith has spent the past three years in Japan playing hoops for the Hitachi Sunrockers. Smith talked to espnW about what it was like to be in Japan in the midst of one of the worst natural disasters of our time.

    Mar 31 | By Sarah Spain

  • Barry Bonds' trial -- How em-Barry-ssing

    Just a few days into the Barry Bonds trial and baseball's home run king already has been made to look like a selfish, violent, small-balled, sexually incompetent philanderer. No matter the verdict in this one, Bonds comes out losing.

    Mar 30 7:14 PM ET | By Sarah Spain