Sarah Spain Archive

Sarah Spain

Sarah Spain (follow her on Twitter @SarahSpain) is the co-host of espnW Presents: The Trifecta on ESPN Radio, host of the That's What She Said podcast, a SportsCenter reporter and an espnW columnist since 2010. She was a heptathlete at Cornell and is a lifelong Chicago sports fan.
  • All eyes on the boys of summer

    The 2011 NBA champions clinched their title Sunday and the newest NHL champions were crowned last night, but there's still plenty of action to catch on the diamond and the courts tonight. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Jun 16 11:12 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • The soccer strip-down

    Some members of the German national soccer system, mostly up-and-comers from the U-18 or U-21 squads, have done a scantily-clad photo shoot for German Playboy. Their photos beg the question: do female athletes have to act like sex symbols, too?

    Jun 15 11:10 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Leads on the line

    Two division leads are on the line tonight, as the Tigers and Indians meet at Comerica and the Giants and Diamondbacks face off at Chase Field. And two winless WNBA teams look for their first victories of the year in the Games We're Watching.

    Jun 15 6:49 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Courtney Vandersloot adjusting quickly

    Sarah Spain caught up with Courtney Vandersloot after the point guard got her first minutes for the Chicago Sky -- and a start in her first home game.

    Jun 14 | By Sarah Spain

  • Gilbert Arenas a Twitter disaster

    Although it's unclear which inappropriate tweet brought about his league fine, the Magic guard's most common target is women, and his comments are never kind.

    Jun 9 6:34 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Now or never

    It's time for LeBron James to shine -- a series that some thought would be lopsided has turned into a neck-and-neck race, and you won't wanna miss the action in Dallas. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Jun 9 1:25 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • A Beantown brawl

    A victory for the Canucks in tonight's Stanley Cup finals Game 4 would give them a big 3-1 lead heading back to their home ice, while a second straight win for the Bruins would even things up at 2-2. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Jun 8 12:58 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Doubting Thomas?

    Isiah Thomas' recent failings have overshadowed his past as a Hall of Fame player for the Detroit Pistons, but now it seems he might have a chance to turn things around.

    Jun 8 | By Sarah Spain

  • Too much work for Dirk?

    The NBA Finals continue with Game 4 between the Heat and the Mavericks tonight in Dallas. Will Miami's Big Three be too much for one man to beat or will Dirk Nowitzki finally get a little help from his friends? Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Jun 7 1:04 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Five things to watch in the Stanley Cup finals

    The Stanley Cup finals kick off Wednesday with the Boston Bruins and the Vancouver Canucks looking to end long championship droughts. Here are five things to watch for in the 2011 finals.

    May 31 | By Sarah Spain

  • On thin ice

    The Lightning and the Bruins take the ice tonight in a win-or-go-home Game 7. Elimination Friday in the NHL and a full plate of baseball; here are the Games We're Watching this weekend.

    May 27 1:31 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • The Heat is on

    Last night the Mavericks punched their ticket to the NBA Finals, tonight the Heat look to do the same in Game 5 against the Bulls. If Miami continues to get good play from their bench, it'll be all over. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    May 26 1:16 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Stayin' alive?

    It's win-or-go-home for the Thunder tonight in the Western Conference finals. Same goes for the Lightning, as they try to keep the Bruins from a date with the Canucks in the Cup finals. There's also plenty of baseball in today's Games We're Watching.

    May 25 1:14 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Bulls have constant reminder of Sheri Berto

    Following the sudden death of his longtime assistant in 1991, owner Jerry Reinsdorf named the team's practice facility after her. She is missed to this day.

    May 25 | By Sarah Spain

  • Chicago takes Courtney Vandersloot by storm

    Chicago Sky rookie Courtney Vandersloot gets a thunderous introduction to WNBA life in the Windy City.

    May 24 | By Sarah Spain

  • Stars come out for Heat-Bulls

    With big-time games come big-time names, and both the Heat and the Bulls boast plenty of celeb support. Which city could front the best fan squad?

    May 22 | By Sarah Spain

  • A game a century in the making

    The Cubs and the Red Sox last met at Fenway in the 1918 World Series. Tonight, nearly a century later, they'll meet again in Boston for the opener of a three-game set. If you don't dig baseball, there's always hoops and hockey this weekend.

    May 20 2:53 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Mav-elous sequel on tap?

    The Mavericks looked unbeatable Tuesday night. In the movies, sequels are almost never better than the original and the Thunder are hoping the same is true when it comes to Game 2 of the Western Conference finals in tonight's Games We're Watching.

    May 19 1:21 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Unbeata-Bull?

    While Derrick Rose & Co. try to take a two-game lead over Miami, the Sharks and Canucks take the ice in Vancouver and 30 baseball teams hit the diamond. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    May 18 12:50 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Nadeshiko Japan resumes play in U.S. friendlies

    The Japanese national team fell to the U.S. 2-0 Saturday night in the first of back-to-back friendlies leading up to next month's World Cup. It was the first competition for the team since the March disasters.

    May 15 | By Sarah Spain

  • Five things to watch in NHL conference finals

    It's down to the final four teams chasing those elusive Cup dreams, as conference play faces off in the East and West.

    May 14 3:53 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • For the record

    This week, more than 40,000 fans at Angel Stadium, all dressed in red masks, set a new record for "the largest gathering of people wearing costume masks." That begs the question: What other records could be set at America's ballparks?

    May 20 4:08 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Heat check

    A win tonight would send the Heat back to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2006. The Celtics took Miami into OT Monday but couldn't finish the job, so they now find themselves staring down elimination in the Games We're Watching.

    May 11 1:22 PM ET | By Sarah Spain