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What to make of recent women's sports milestones

Updated: February 27, 2013, 4:30 PM ET
By Johnette Howard

At first glance, the following female athletes wouldn't seem to have a whole lot in common beyond the on-field milestones they've recently set. But if you look a little closer, what they've all done is provide glimpses -- however long or dramatic or brief -- into just how women's sports might finally reach its most stubbornly unconquered frontier.

Lydia Ko, now 15, is the youngest golfer to win an LPGA event. Six-foot-8 Baylor center Brittney Griner made dunking routine on her ...

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