In its second World Cup match, Switzerland routed a hapless Ecuador side 10-1 as midfielder Fabienne Humm set a FIFA record with the fastest-ever hat trick, netting three goals in five minutes.
Jun 12 11:28 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Expanding the Women's World Cup field -- and enduring growing pains -- is only the first step toward developing women's soccer across the globe. Countries also need to kick in some serious dough.
Jun 9 11:07 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
Cameroon and Ecuador were scoreless for much of the first half. Then... Ecuador was snowed under by Cameroon's offense. Here are three observations from Monday's Group C matchup.
Jun 8 11:09 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
With a 1-0 victory over Switzerland, Japan kept defending World Cup champions unbeaten in opening games. But the win came with a loss. Here are three observations from Monday's Group C matchup.
Jun 9 11:39 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
Brittney Griner has filed papers seeking to annul her 29-day marriage to Glory Johnson.
Jun 6 2:32 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
Even in a 0-0 meh of a game, Saturday's draw with South Korea was a victory for Abby Wambach and the U.S. women's team because of the rousing crowd. Now she just needs to win the World Cup.
May 30 9:54 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
One thing is certain after espnW acquired an acrimonious email exchange between Missouri's and Missouri State's softball programs -- there is no love lost between these two in-state teams.
May 29 8:43 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
May 27 was a huge day for soccer news and conversation, which swallowed up the U.S. women's national team's media day as Abby Wambach & Co. prep to head off to Canada next week.
May 29 5:12 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Alex Morgan said that she expects her knee to be "100 percent" for the upcoming World Cup.
May 27 3:53 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Things aren't always as they seem, especially on social media. Five friends of the late Madison Holleran share examples of the times they've put filters on their sadness. #LifeUnfiltered
May 7 2:06 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Was Jewell Loyd's decision to leave Notre Dame for the WNBA a year early bad for college basketball? Or could it signal the next important step in the evolution of women's hoops?
Apr 15 | By Kate Fagan
The Connecticut women's third straight national title came with a bit of history Tuesday night. Their 63-53 win over Notre Dame allowed Geno Auriemma to equal John Wooden.
Apr 8 10:51 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
UConn was unbeatable on Sunday, but Maryland's Brionna Jones, Lexie Brown and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough have all the tools to carry the Terrapins for the next two years.
Apr 6 2:17 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
Maryland wasn't supposed to be here. But the young Terps made their way to Tampa, where "everybody's rooting" for them heading into Sunday's semifinal against UConn, Brenda Frese says.
Apr 4 | By Kate Fagan
Indiana isn't the first state to pass a "religious freedom" bill. But it may be the last one to not include provisions explicitly banning discrimination against the LGBT community. Why not do that now, Indiana?
Mar 31 12:04 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
There's something different about UConn players, an aura of attitude, skill, personality, swagger. And it's overflowing. Kate Fagan explores the atmosphere of success Geno Auriemma has built in Storrs -- but it's not for everybody.
Mar 30 4:56 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
In anticipation of Selection Monday, teams on the cusp like Texas Christian are putting faith in their resumes -- and specifically for the Horned Frogs, also in a construction paper outline stuck to coach Reagan Pebley's fridge with a rosy master plan to make the NCAA tournament.
Mar 14 | By Kate Fagan
This past weekend, the Boston Blades won the Clarkson Cup, the CWHL equivalent of the Stanley Cup. But that opportunity didn't come cheap.
Mar 13 5:34 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Simsbury and East Catholic/Glastonbury/South Windsor (ETB) were declared co-state champions after two overtimes resulted in a 2-2 tie. Some believe the game was called to clear the ice so a boys conference championship game could start on time.
Mar 8 11:24 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
When she first started as executive director of the NBPA, Michele Roberts often bypassed questions, saying she wasn't yet knowledgeable enough to respond. Now? She doesn't bypass anything.
Feb 25 8:13 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
Iowa field hockey players are making a fascinating claim against their school: that they deserve to be pushed as hard as male athletes and that the Hawkeyes' previous coach, Tracey Griesbaum, was improperly fired last summer.
Feb 5 1:43 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Only Cincinnati and UCF consistently employ women as head coaches for their women's teams, a report on 86 NCAA schools found. The vast majority of schools were well below 50 percent.
Feb 10 12:11 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Is Diana Taurasi's decision to sit out this coming WNBA season a sign of things to come? The WNBA should restructure its salaries to ensure the world's best players don't take the summer off.
Feb 4 10:17 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
Diana Taurasi has decided to sit out the 2015 WNBA season, opting to rest for the summer at the request of her Russian club team.
Feb 3 8:34 PM ET | By Kate Fagan