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.
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.
Olympic rowing gold medalist's mom helped develop the COVID-19 vaccines
Olympic rower Susan Francia and her mother, Katalin Kariko, one of the pioneering scientists behind the coronavirus vaccines, fought hard to pursue their versions of the American dream. Francia speaks on how her mother continues to inspire her.
Stackhouse: Win or lose, it's important for me to show up for next generation of golfers
Five-year veteran Mariah Stackhouse is the only full-time active Black player on the LPGA Tour. As Stackhouse continues to search for her first win, she knows that inspiring the next generation of Black golfers continues to be her most important mission.
What to watch for at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship
This week, 156 of the best women golfers will tee it up in Atlanta for the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Here's what to watch for as the women compete in the third major of the 2021 season.
Spain on why the sports world needs to wake up to sexual harassment
After the firings of former prominent baseball men Mickey Callaway and Jared Porter, Sarah Spain examines why sexual harassment in sports is too often dealt with temporarily and not handled with more preventative measures.
LPGA's Lexi Thompson doesn't owe anyone U.S. Women's Open fall explanation
After losing a 5-stroke lead at the U.S. Women's Open and missing out on another major title, Lexi Thompson answered only two questions while holding back tears in a post-round presser. Then, the criticism rolled in.
Rachel Luba reflects on her love-hate relationship with her body
Gymnast-turned-agent Rachel Luba asked for help with her disordered eating when she was in high school. She went on to compete at UCLA. Today she is an advocate for positive body image.
Olympic weightlifter Katherine Nye opens up about bipolar II diagnosis
In 2019, champion weightlifter Katherine Nye was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder. Nye opens up about her mental health and why her diagnosis changed her life for the better, especially as she prepares to compete in the Tokyo Games.
Mental skills coach Colleen Hacker joins espnW's Laughter Permitted
A mental skills coach and expert in the psychology of peak performance, Professor Colleen Hacker, talks about stress-related growth and how to implement positive actions into everyday life on espnW's Laughter Permitted.
Mental Health Awareness Month: Working to end the stigma, one story at a time
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, ESPN will amplify stories in the sports world that pull back the curtain on how athletes, coaches and other sports figures live with the highs and lows of mental health and why recovery is not always linear.
Greatness beckoned me back to the stands; fate took it from there
Emerging from his pandemic bubble, writer Tom Junod groaned and gasped in the company of strangers as Oklahoma lost its grip on perfection. But as fate would have it, sports delivered the kind of greatness that only sports can.
'She wore hearing aids': How a Zoom call with Tamika Catchings affirmed everything
As a kid in Connecticut, writer Dan Hajducky read lips and paid extra attention to detail. When he noticed a Tennessee basketball star named Tamika Catchings wearing hearing aids, he was inspired to reconsider his own hearing loss.
Mental Health Awareness month 2020: Highlighting experiences, voices in sport
ESPN highlights the stories of athletes, coaches and other sports figures managing their mental health and well-being.
Augusta National Women's Amateur preview
The 2020 Augusta National Women's Amateur was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, 82 of the best amateurs in the world will compete in the 54-hole tournament for the prestigious title at the exclusive golf club.
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.
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.
Amy Olson placed second at U.S. Women's Open, but she won in resilience
After her father-in-law died unexpectedly on Saturday, U.S. Women's Open front-runner Amy Olson had to make the tough decision to continue playing. Her second-place finish showed what it means to be resilient.
Spain: Norwegian soccer star Ada Hegerberg fights internal battle
Sarah Spain explores why Norwegian star Ada Hegerberg is still battling criticism from when she opted out of playing for the Norwegian national team and how she is telling her own story with the new ESPN+ documentary "My Name is Ada Hegerberg."
Running the virtual NYC Marathon provided a frontline worker a sense of certainty in a very uncertain world
Angela Wint, a medical assistant and the final 2017 NYC Marathon finisher, ran the marathon virtually on Sunday. The run provided the frontline worker some solace amid the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.