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  • Houston joins NWSL as 9th team Dec 12, 2013 12:00 AM

  • Lindsey Vonn makes a training run down a Super-G course, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Vail, Colo. Vonn was back on the snow for a second day after she partially tore a reconstructed ligament in her right knee during a training mishap in Copper Mountain nine days ago. Although she's skipping the races in Beaver Creek this weekend, the 29-year-old Vonn hasn't ruled out a return to competition in Lake Louise, Alberta, next week. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Happy with rehab, Vonn trains, eyes Canada return Nov 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    Lindsey Vonn is energized by her progress in recovering from a knee injury and might be in the starting gate next week in Canada. Vonn spoke with The Associated Press on Friday after three early super-G training runs. This was her first big test since she crashed during training at Copper Mountain last week and partially tore a reconstructed ligament in her right knee.

  •  Jozy Altidore set a U.S. men’s national team record by scoring a goal in five consecutive matches from June 2 to Aug. 14.

    Altidore, Wambach named athletes of year by U.S. soccer Nov 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    Jozy Altidore and Abby Wambach were honored as the men’s and women’s athletes of the year by U.S. soccer. The men’s Athlete of the Year honor is the first for Altidore. The women's honor is the sixth for Wambach.

  • Michael Cooper

    Atlanta Dream picks Cooper as new coach Nov 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Atlanta Dream named former NBA star Michael Cooper as its new head coach on Thursday, hoping he can lead the team to a WNBA championship after three winless trips to the finals.

  •  Soccer players Abby Wambach, left, and Sarah Huffman arrive for the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. They were married earlier this month in Hawaii.

    Wambach says her marriage isn’t about politics Oct 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    For Abby Wambach, marrying partner and professional teammate Sarah Huffman was purely a statement of love, not politics. Yet the star of the U.S. women’s national soccer team understands that as soon as news broke of their Oct. 5 ceremony in Hawaii, she became perhaps the highest-profile athlete in the national debate over same-sex marriage and a role model for advocates.

  • 2 Red Stars players join Team Canada Oct 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Canada Women’s National Team‘s announced the preliminary roster for its friendly against Korea Republic on Sunday in Edmonton, Alberta, includes two Chicago Red Stars players, goalkeeper Erin McLeod and midfielder Adriana Leon.

  •  Lexi Thompson lines up a putt during her final round at the Malaysian LGPA event Sunday in Kuala Lumpur.

    American teen wins Malaysia title by 4 shots Oct 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    American teenager Lexi Thompson shot a 2-under 69 on Sunday to win the LPGA Malaysia title by four strokes. The 18-year-old, who won her second career LPGA title and first of the season, finished on 19-under 265 to end the South Korean dominance at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

  •  Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) has the intensity and skills to will her team to victory in the WNBA playoffs. Moore was named the WNBA Finals MVP after leading her team to its second title in three years.

    To get to finals, Sky roster needs help Oct 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    It would be great if the Chicago Sky could add forward Maya Moore, the MVP of the WNBA Finals, for 2014. But since that probably won't happen, the Sky must be smart with free agency in the off-season. Because some tweaks are needed if the Sky expects to advance past the first round of the playoffs next year.

  • The 2011 Chicago Marathon winner, Kenya's Moses Mosop, center, didn't race in last year's event, but he has his sights set on the course record for Sunday's race.

    Chicago Marathon field looks solid and ready Oct 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    Ask Chicago Marathon Executive Race Director Carey Pinkowski to handicap the men's and women's elite field that will compete in Sunday's race and you may come away a little disappointed. “I look at this list and wish I could handicap it and get an idea of what will happen, and then I pick it up a couple of hours later and it completely changes, which is what you want,” Pinkowski said.

  •  Minnesota’s Rebekkah Brunson shoots as Atlanta’s Erika de Souza defends during Game 3 of the WNBA Finals Thursday in Duluth, Ga.

    Moore, Brunson lead Lynx to WNBA title sweep Oct 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    Maya Moore scored 23 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 15 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 86-77 on Thursday night to win their second WNBA title in three years.

  •  Abby Wambach celebrates after winning the women’s soccer gold medal match against Japan at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

    Abby Wambach marries longtime partner Oct 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach has married her longtime partner and teammate, Sarah Huffman. In a post Wednesday on Twitter, Wambach said, “Sarah and I wanted to thank everyone for all the love and support. We couldn’t be happier. What an amazing week it’s been. #honeymoon”

  •  The Minnesota Lynx’s Maya Moore, center, is one of the most impressive WNBA players that Patricia Babcock McGraw has seen this season.

    Some free advice to WNBA on bizarro scheduling Oct 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Only in a fantasy world would the WNBA want to put its marquee event, the WNBA Finals, up against NFL football. And yet, that's exactly what is happening on Sunday when the Minnesota Lynx hosts the Atlanta Dream in Game 1 (7:30 p.m., ESPN). The WNBA needs to re-evaluate the way it schedules its season.

  • Sky forward Elena Dell Donne takes a shot over the defense of Indiana Fever guard Karima Christmas during Game 2 of the WNBA Eastern Conference semifinals.

    Lack of playoff experience may have been Sky’s undoingSep 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Sky's lack of playoff experience made for a quick postseason exit. What else, who else, is there to blame? Patricia Babcock McGraw looks back at what went wrong after a terrific regular season.

  •  LPGA golfer Lexi Thompson hits a ball off a tee Monday following an announcement that the Solheim Cup will be held at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club in 2017.

    Iowa course awarded 2017 Solheim Cup Sep 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    The LPGA announced Monday that the 2017 Solheim Cup will be held at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club. The biennial contest between teams of European and American golfers was held in Colorado last month with Europe winning 18-10.

  •  Chicago Sky forward Swin Cash (8) is fouled by Indiana Fever guard Shavonte Zellous (1) on her way to the basket during the first half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal series, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Indianapolis.

    Sky eliminated from playoffs Sep 22, 2013 12:00 AM

  • Chicago Sky rookie Elena Delle Donne, right, had 20 points against the Fever in Game 1, but it wasn't enough to get the win. The Sky faces elimination in Game 2 Sunday at Indianapolis, where the Sky is 2-15 alltime.

    Can Sky rebound against Fever?Sep 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Sky is facing elimination from the playoffs Sunday in Indianapolis against the defending champion Indiana Fever. Watch the game live at 2 p.m. on ESPN2. Patricia Babcock McGraw has more in her scouting report.

  •  Indiana Fever center Erlana Larkins, left, guards Chicago Sky center Sylvia Fowles during the second half in Game 1 of the WNBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal series on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in Rosemont, Ill. The Fever won 85-72.

    Sky can’t run with FeverSep 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Indiana Fever still has the Sky's number: Fever get 85-72 win over Sky at Allstate Arena in Game 1 of Eastern Conference semis.

  • Indiana Fever center Erlana Larkins, left, guards center Sylvia Fowles during the second half in Game 1 of the WNBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal series on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in Rosemont, Ill. The Fever won 85-72.

    Sky fall to Fever in playoff opener, 85-72 Sep 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Shavonte Zellous scored 20 points to lead the defending-champion Indiana Fever in an 85-72 victory over the Sky in the opener of their Eastern Conference semifinal series Friday night. Briann January and Karima Christmas had 16 points each, Erlana Larkins added 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Tamika Catchings scored 11 points for the Fever. Elena Delle Donne scored 20 points to lead Chicago after receiving the league's Rookie of the Year award before the game. Epiphanny Prince had 19 points

  • FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2013, file photo, Chicago Sky's Elena Delle Donne, left, is guarded by Connecticut Sun's Allison Hightower during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Delle Donne led Chicago to its first postseason berth in franchise history and hopes to help the Sky defeat defending WNBA champion, Indiana Fever, in the opening round. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

    Sky’s Delle Donne named WNBA’s Rookie of Year Sep 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Sky forward Elena Delle Donne got all 39 first-place votes to easily win the WNBA’s rookie of the year award Friday. The second overall draft pick and part of a heralded class of first-year players, Delle Donne was presented with the trophy by WNBA president Laurel J. Richie before the Sky’s playoff opener against the Indiana Fever.

  • Sky looks to solve Fever in first round Sep 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    For the Chicago Sky: How to solve the problem that is the Indiana Fever.

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