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Natalie Coughlin dives in, again — LAFAYETTE, Calif. -- The deck off Natalie Coughlin's house pulsates with edible life: giant Italian parsley, basil, chive, thyme, cilantro, mint, blueberries and blood oranges. Out back, terraced beds hold Meyer lemon, Mission fig and stone fruit trees, broad-leaved perennial tree collards and delicate alpine strawberry vines.
Jul 10, 2015

Great profile of 12x-Olympic medalist (and Body Issue star) @NatalieCoughlin by the writer in the house.

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espnW -- The Vendée Globe is Samantha Davies' solo odyssey — LES SABLES D'OLONNE, France -- The hardest sailing race of all time has the simplest directions and the most straightforward rules. Samantha Davies, the lone woman skipper who on Saturday will start the three-month solo round-the-world test of skill, technology, fortitude and luck known as the Vendée Globe, knows them by heart.

Marta's quest for soccer glory — MALMO, Sweden -- Marta Vieira da Silva of Brazil strides toward the stadium gates with the resolute air of a player who needs to leave the workday behind. There is still urgency in her gait at age 29. A few hours before, her Swedish club, FC Rosengard, had come out flat and tight in the most important match of the season.
Jun 09, 2015

Marta's journey from rural poverty in Brazil to soccer greatness. Nice read via @Bonnie_D_Ford:

Jun 09, 2015

Marta's skill with a soccer ball is beyond dispute. She has pretty good chops on the guitar, too. My profile:…

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Venus Williams and equality change -espnW — "I'm used to winning. I've lost, too, but in the overall scheme of things, I'm used to winning, and I'm used to not just winning by chance, but putting in the work and getting prepared enough to know I can get the win. I'm not afraid of hard work.
Mar 08, 2015

RT @LukePeristy: It's International Women's Day, so here's an article about Venus Williams' fight for equal prize money at Wimbledon.…

espnW -- Paula Radcliffe talks about racing, records, recuperating — This week marks the 10th anniversary of Paula Radcliffe's world-record-setting London Marathon performance, a time of 2 hours, 15 minutes, 25 seconds. It's a distinction she holds dear.

espnW -- USWNT, Canada prepare for first meeting since epic Olympics clash — TORONTO -- One unusual call altered a match, and that unusual match changed everything about the previously understated and historically lopsided rivalry between the women's soccer teams of the United States and Canada.

Ameer Abdullah makes his way — LINCOLN, Neb. -- When Ameer Abdullah arrived in the summer of 2011, an unheralded afterthought of a recruit, 5-foot-9 and 172 pounds soaking wet, bent on excelling in a conference loaded with bigger, heftier running backs, there were doubters. He was used to that.
Sep 17, 2014

We're headed to Lincoln this weekend for @ESPNRadio's College Gameday. Great read on @Huskers RB Ameer Abdullah:

Evelyn Stevens breaking ground for women — Harry How/Getty Images Evelyn Stevens is proving how much women riders can handle, and her team is innovating financially. Evelyn Stevens can't enter a three-week-long bike race like the celebrated Tour de France, which finishes up in Paris on Sunday.

espnW -- Two years out from Women's World Cup, turf war still front and center — When the 2015 Women's World Cup kicks off two years from this week in Canada, the way the ball bounces will be different than in any of the previous six editions. All 52 matches in the half-dozen host cities will be played on artificial turf, a development considered heresy by some and an inevitability by others.

espnW -- The Winter Games are over, but what are we leaving behind in Sochi? — SOCHI, Russia -- The dogs of Sochi, mute and soulful, crystallized my uneasiness about these Olympic Games. I encountered them every day that I walked the path paralleling the Black Sea behind our media housing complex.
Feb 24, 2014

Bonnie Ford (@Bonnie_D_Ford) writes so well about the details and the big picture of sports. Her farewell from Sochi:

Feb 24, 2014

RT @jasonWSJ: Bonnie Ford (@Bonnie_D_Ford) writes so well about the details and the big picture of sports. Her farewell from Sochi: http://…

Feb 23, 2014

Great piece. RT @Bonnie_D_Ford: This is all she wrote. My #Sochi2014 wrap about what we're leaving behind:…

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Sep 04, 2015

RT @parisreview: “I was never a big fan of people who don’t leave home. It just seems part of your duty in life.” —Joan Didion

Sep 04, 2015

@mjbx101 Well, apparently she's entitled... Just make sure she understands all the lefty perks too.

Sep 04, 2015

RT @SSbike: Adios Astana: after 5 positives in 2014, team finally booted from MPCC over Boom's Tour start…

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