How the marvelous Moneymaker sisters save Marvel superheroes
The characters in "Black Widow" and other Marvel films are out to save the universe. Behind the scenes, stunt doubles Heidi and Renae Moneymaker are out to save the superheroes.
Kara Lawson: I hope to see women occupying every powerful position in sports
Duke women's basketball coach Kara Lawson discusses with espnW the importance of women being in leadership roles in sports, why she sets herself up to be mentally prepared for any obstacle and the best advice she received from Pat Summitt.
To be a working mom in sports
Adia Barnes, Kerri Walsh Jennings and Candace Parker are superstars in their sports. They're working moms and facing the same misconceptions and challenges as mothers all over the world and are facing it with strength, vulnerability and grace.
Why Black women athletes continue to say Breonna Taylor's name
Black women have led the fight for recognition, empathy and justice in Breonna Taylor's honor. In our letter series, Black women athletes, including Ibtihaj Muhammad and Natasha Cloud, reflect on how Taylor's killing ignited their quest for change.
'Women's achievements must be respected as much as men's'
Vinesh Phogat, Ritu Phogat, Anju Bobby George, Dutee Chand and Jwala Gutta share their wishes for Indian women athletes.
WNBA champion Natasha Cloud and Netflix's CMO Bozoma Saint John talk to LaChina Robinson about being dope Black women in espnW's new podcast series Around the Rim Presents 'I'm Speaking.'
In espnW's new podcast series, Around the Rim Presents "I'm Speaking," host LaChina Robinson joins Netflix CMO Bozoma Saint John and WNBA champion Natasha Cloud to talk about being dope Black women and addressing the world's racial inequalities.
Taneka Mackey, only Black woman to caddie full time in LPGA, on not being the last
Taneka Mackey is the first Bahamian woman and the only Black woman caddie on the LPGA Tour full time. The former competitive golfer discusses managing her multiple sclerosis while on tour and being the first but not the last.
The power of walking and moving forward
As this year and its unprecedented waves of grief draw to a close, we linger betwixt and between, on the threshold of a hope we dare not imagine -- until then, we walk. We propel our bodies forward. We tread the ground. And we do not fall through.
Sarah Spain's ode to the year in sports
Troubles and worries and fears were aplenty in 2020, but Sarah Spain set out to remember the highs and lows of the year in sports with the help of verse on the night before Christmas.
Seattle superstars Sue Bird and Russell Wilson in conversation
Sue Bird and Russell Wilson on leaving a lasting legacy, fighting for social justice and joining Seattle's Mount Rushmore of prolific athletes, alongside Gary Payton and Ken Griffey Jr.
Simone Manuel on Olympic gold, glory and unforgettable firsts
Simone Manuel is the first African American woman to win an individual gold in Olympic swimming. She earned other history-making firsts thereafter. Now those firsts will act as keys to help her unlock the change she'd like to see in the world.
Chelsea Clinton: 'I feel a deep gratitude to women athletes for what they have proven to be possible'
Ahead of the 2020 espnW: Women + Sports Summit, we talked to Chelsea Clinton about her new book on women sports figures, the role that athletes have played in social justice -- and the gymnast her own daughter, Charlotte, is hoping to be like.
Paralympian Oksana Masters continues to inspire and push limits
Four-time Paralympian and eight-time medalist Oksana Masters explains why she'll never let her physical challenges define her and why the word "impossible" isn't in her vocabulary.
Gibson -- First-time major winners are the new norm on the LPGA Tour
South Korea's Sei Young Kim won her first major at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship on Sunday, becoming the ninth first-time major winner from the last 10 majors. First-time champions are no surprise, but rather a signifier of talent on the LPGA.
LPGA player Mariah Stackhouse inspires the next generation of golfers
Tiger Woods, Lorena Ochoa and Serena Williams inspired Mariah Stackhouse and let her know that possibilities were limitless. Ahead of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, Stackhouse reflects on being a role model for the next generation of golfers.
Olympic marathoner Molly Seidel found a way to run again
Molly Seidel has stopped trying to outrun OCD, depression and anxiety. She has taken control of her story and is preparing for the London Marathon -- and eventually the Tokyo Olympics.
'Mulan' inspired Paralympian Scout Bassett to embrace her inner warrior
"When Mulan decided to fight for her country even after her true identity was exposed, she demonstrated a form of activism," says Paralympian Scout Bassett. "When I continually showed up and played, I was also showcasing a form of activism."
Why 'Bring It On' is one of the most important sports movies ever made
What makes "Bring It On" so good isn't the one-liners or the catchy cheers, it's that 20 years later, the teen flick is more relevant than ever. The film is an exploration of appropriation and the way whiteness works in our culture.
ENSPIRE winner Maryam Shojaei on her fight to get Iranian women back in the soccer stadium
Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award winner Maryam Shojeai helped bring global awareness to the discriminatory ban on women, in part with the #NoBan4Women petition. In 2019, the ban was lifted and women reentered the stadiums, but her fight for equality continues.
Love 40 -- Venus Williams through the years
Venus Williams told us she was different, and she has demonstrated power, grace, courage and love to prove it. On her 40th birthday, we look back on some of the key moments in her one-of-a-kind career.
Bruce Lee's daughter, Shannon Lee, on honoring her father's legacy
Shannon Lee lost her father, famed martial artist Bruce Lee, when she was 4. For years she longed for clear memories of her father. But through his films, writings and philosophies, she has connected to his enduring energy.
John McEnroe on narrating Netflix's 'Never Have I Ever'
Tennis Hall of Famer John McEnroe never thought his wins and losses would one day become punchlines in a coming-of-age scripted Netflix about a first-generation Indian American teenage girl. Yet he's embracing it.
Splash Sisters senior women's basketball players stay fit while staying home
The Splash Sisters, a team of senior women basketball players, have committed to at-home drills, stepping up their dribbling skills and maintaining their stamina during quarantine to ensure that when they do return to the hardwood, it's game on.
How the marvelous Moneymaker sisters save Marvel superheroes
The characters in "Avengers: Endgame" and other Marvel films are out to save the universe. Behind the scenes, stunt doubles Heidi and Renae Moneymaker are out to save the superheroes.
An oral history of 'Love & Basketball,' 20 years later
"Love & Basketball" lead Monica Wright challenged her partner, sport and status quo without being painted as a shrew, undesirable or any other limiting descriptor. To mark its 20th anniversary, the cast, crew and WNBA players speak on the film's legacy.