Sarah Spain Archive

Sarah Spain

Contributor, espnW.com
Sarah Spain (follow her on Twitter @SarahSpain) is the co-host of "espnW Presents: Spain & Prim" on ESPN Radio, a SportsCenter Anchor for ESPN1000 and an espnW columnist since 2010. She was a heptathlete at Cornell and is a lifelong Chicago sports fan.
  • Stayin' alive?

    It's win-or-go-home for the Thunder tonight in the Western Conference finals. Same goes for the Lightning, as they try to keep the Bruins from a date with the Canucks in the Cup finals. There's also plenty of baseball in today's Games We're Watching.

    May 25 1:14 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Bulls have constant reminder of Sheri Berto

    Following the sudden death of his longtime assistant in 1991, owner Jerry Reinsdorf named the team's practice facility after her. She is missed to this day.

    May 25 | By Sarah Spain

  • Chicago takes Courtney Vandersloot by storm

    Chicago Sky rookie Courtney Vandersloot gets a thunderous introduction to WNBA life in the Windy City.

    May 24 | By Sarah Spain

  • Stars come out for Heat-Bulls

    With big-time games come big-time names, and both the Heat and the Bulls boast plenty of celeb support. Which city could front the best fan squad?

    May 22 | By Sarah Spain

  • A game a century in the making

    The Cubs and the Red Sox last met at Fenway in the 1918 World Series. Tonight, nearly a century later, they'll meet again in Boston for the opener of a three-game set. If you don't dig baseball, there's always hoops and hockey this weekend.

    May 20 2:53 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Mav-elous sequel on tap?

    The Mavericks looked unbeatable Tuesday night. In the movies, sequels are almost never better than the original and the Thunder are hoping the same is true when it comes to Game 2 of the Western Conference finals in tonight's Games We're Watching.

    May 19 1:21 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Unbeata-Bull?

    While Derrick Rose & Co. try to take a two-game lead over Miami, the Sharks and Canucks take the ice in Vancouver and 30 baseball teams hit the diamond. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    May 18 12:50 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Nadeshiko Japan resumes play in U.S. friendlies

    The Japanese national team fell to the U.S. 2-0 Saturday night in the first of back-to-back friendlies leading up to next month's World Cup. It was the first competition for the team since the March disasters.

    May 15 | By Sarah Spain

  • Five things to watch in NHL conference finals

    It's down to the final four teams chasing those elusive Cup dreams, as conference play faces off in the East and West.

    May 14 3:53 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • For the record

    This week, more than 40,000 fans at Angel Stadium, all dressed in red masks, set a new record for "the largest gathering of people wearing costume masks." That begs the question: What other records could be set at America's ballparks?

    May 20 4:08 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Heat check

    A win tonight would send the Heat back to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2006. The Celtics took Miami into OT Monday but couldn't finish the job, so they now find themselves staring down elimination in the Games We're Watching.

    May 11 1:22 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Rose-y outlook

    When league MVP Derrick Rose is hot, his Bulls team usually comes on top. The Hawks look to keep the ball out of Rose's hands tonight -- or at least limit his shooting like they did in their Game 4 victory Sunday. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    May 10 1:10 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • The return of the one-armed man?

    Saturday doctors popped Rajon Rondo's dislocated elbow back into place and the Celtics guard managed to help his team to an all-important Game 3 win over the Heat. Can the one-armed man inspire his team again tonight? Here are the Games We're Watching.

    May 9 12:14 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • May madness

    What a weekend for sports as the NHL and NBA playoffs heat up and the Kentucky Derby takes off. Mix some mint juleps and get rally caps ready. And if the sun is shining, why not take Mom to the ballpark for Mother's Day?

    May 6 2:39 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Out with the old, in with the new?

    Perennial title contenders the Lakers and the Celtics are both down 2-0 in their conference semifinal series, leaving espnW's Sarah Spain to wonder whether this year will mark a changing of the guard in the NBA.

    May 5 6:34 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Boys of summer get the spotlight

    With just one NHL game and the NBA taking a timeout, tonight is the night to get a good look at the boys of summer. The weather in some cities hasn't quite turned yet, but a day at the ballpark can make it feel like summer is right around the corner.

    May 5 3:24 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Tennis greats bringing back glory days?

    This fall, seven former tennis champions will visit 12 U.S. cities for a reformatted Champions Series. For fans who grew up watching these great players, the tour will bring back memories of a day when American tennis was tops in the world.

    May 4 5:01 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Capitals punishment

    The Tampa Bay Lightning can send the top-seeded Washington Capitals packing and punch their ticket to the Eastern Conference finals. Two NBA tilts are on the schedule tonight with three NHL contests. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    May 4 1:48 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Ryan Dempster uses laughs to help others

    Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster is usually the one making people laugh, thanks to his wild sense of humor. But an unexpected family event in 2009 tested his humor and his heart -- and changed the course of his life.

    May 2 | By Sarah Spain

  • Five things to watch in NHL semifinals

    Stellar goaltending, riveting rivalries, and some interesting playoff facial hair will be on display when the semifinals heat up.

    Apr 28 4:07 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Livin' on a prayer

    The Hornets, Magic and Trail Blazers are all one bad game away from summer vacation. Will we see three more teams advance or get a few more Game 7s? With hoops, hockey, baseball and a big day for NFL hopefuls, here are the Games We're Watching.

    Apr 28 1:56 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • A process of elimination

    Half of the 10 teams competing in tonight's NBA and NHL playoff games may see their seasons end prematurely. Five games with elimination blows on the line? Gimme the remote and let's get after it. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Apr 27 2:09 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • D.J. Williams looking forward to life in NFL

    The Arkansas star tight end has been through some tough times with his family but has relied on faith and hope to reach for a brighter future.

    Apr 27 | By Sarah Spain