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.
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.
Spain: Thank you, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, for inspiring quests for equality in sports
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had an incredible and profound impact on the life of every American.
'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.
From the archives: LPGA Tour golfer Stacy Lewis pens a letter to her young daughter
Stacy Lewis' wish for her daughter: To grow up to be a strong, independent woman, to have a voice of her own, to believe in herself and to know that her mom will never stop fighting for what's right.
USWNT and NWSL star Kelley O'Hara talks hosting new 'Just Women's Sports Podcast'
Kelley O'Hara is used to answering questions, but she'll be on the other side of the mic as host of the "Just Women's Sports Podcast."
Blackfeet Nation Boxing Club is fighting to save the lives of Native American women
Indigenous women go missing and are murdered at alarming rates. In "Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible," a group of Native American women train in self-defense as a means of survival.
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.
Mental Health Awareness Month 2020 highlights athletes' experiences, voices
ESPN highlights the stories of athletes, coaches and other sports figures managing their mental health and well-being.
Remember the days when you hung with Sinatra and broke into the White House? She does.
Imagine giving fashion tips to Cary Grant or flying Dennis Quaid's airplane. In "A Farewell to Arms, Legs and Jockstraps," pioneering sportswriter Diane Shah revisits the stories behind the stories.
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.
Glock: Divided we dance, united we move
You see them everywhere, homemade workout videos of people missing their long-lost classes now dancing or spinning or exercising alone. Living in the age of the coronavirus feels both hopeful and hopelessly lonely.
WWE's 'Fight Like a Girl' premieres on Quibi
"Fight Like a Girl," a WWE series on Quibi, pairs superstars with young women as they fight to become stronger and healthier versions of themselves.
Anna Wilson: I'm more than basketball and more than Russell Wilson's sister
Stanford senior Anna Wilson overcame the death of her dad, the challenge of growing up with a Super Bowl-winning brother and complications from concussions. All that helped her prepare for life -- after the game.
Caroline Maher: I will never stop fighting for Egyptian athletes' rights
For taekwondo champion Caroline Maher, her journey to the top was riddled with controversy. And now, as a member of the Egyptian Parliament, she's taking matters into her own hands to stand up for all athletes.
Why Chanel Miller's voice is so important in combating toxic sports culture
From anonymous to activist, the survivor of sexual assault by a Stanford swimmer says she'll continue to raise her voice.
Alejandra Rodriguez-Larrain: I want to give the gift of sports to all Peruvian women
Alejandra Rodriguez-Larrain explains why she's spent the majority of her life trying to get girls and women in her home country of Peru involved in sports.
Natalie Chou: Racism holds no place in the fight against coronavirus
UCLA basketball player Natalie Chou explains how she is finding her voice and why she's using her platform as a student-athlete to combat anti-Asian racism brought on by the coronavirus.
Coping with COVID-19: How to deal with stress and anxiety related to the coronavirus
ESPN spoke with mental and behavioral health specialist Rebecca Colasanto to discuss how athletes, coaches and sports fans can cope and manage anxiety and stress during the outbreak of COVID-19.