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.
  • Black Wednesday turns red, white and blue

    This year "Black Wednesday" has a chance to be one of the biggest sports days of the year as the U.S. women attempt to make World Cup final for the first time in 12 years. World Cup action, WNBA games and The ESPYs headline today's Games We're Watching.

    Jul 13 12:25 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • A midsummer night's dream?

    The biggest game on the sports calendar tonight has lost a little luster, as injuries, regulations and a lack of interest have combined to keep some of baseball's top players out of this year's All-Star Game. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Jul 12 11:43 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Protest planned for World Cup semifinals

    FIFA will showcase its tenth annual "Anti-Discrimination Day" at WWC Wednesday, but some activists see their stance on homophobia as all-talk and no action.

    Jul 12 | By Sarah Spain

  • Los Angeles and Tulsa get new head coaches

    Two WNBA coaches were shown the door this weekend after their team's dismal start to the season. Now the long climb to playoff contention begins for the Sparks and Shock.

    Jul 11 | By Sarah Spain

  • History in the making

    It's a big day in baseball. The Blue Jays' Jose Bautista is two homers away from breaking the franchise mark for longballs before the All-Star break. Yankees captain Derek Jeter is three hits shy of 3,000. Don't miss a minute of the Games We're Watching.

    Jul 7 1:37 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Courtney Vandersloot starting to soar

    Though still adjusting to the pro schedule and lifestyle, Sky rookie Courtney Vandersloot is making an impact on the court.

    Jul 7 | By Sarah Spain

  • The race for No. 12

    Yankees ace CC Sabathia and Tigers stud Justin Verlander both take the mound tonight looking for win No. 12. We have a full slate of baseball and three WNBA matchups in today's Games We're Watching.

    Jul 5 12:56 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Softball still has long road to 2020

    The International Olympic Committee includes the sport on its short list of eight to be considered for the 2020 Games, but only one of those will make it.

    Jul 5 | By Sarah Spain

  • North Korean coach offers electrifying excuse

    Known for tall tales, Kim Kwang Min says several of his players were injured by a lightning strike earlier this month, so, naturally, they lost to the U.S.

    Jun 30 | By Sarah Spain

  • The last American hero

    Mardy Fish is the only American singles player left at Wimbledon and today he'll have to beat the best to stay alive. Men's quarterfinal action at the All England Club, World Cup matches and baseball make up the Games We're Watching.

    Jun 29 12:32 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • World beaters?

    The United States national team begins its journey in Germany today, with its sights set on its first World Cup championship since 1999. There is soccer and much more in today's Games We're Watching.

    Jun 28 11:56 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Trouble for Wimbledon's big names?

    Three of the biggest stars in women's tennis got ousted in the fourth round of Wimbledon today, can the top men avoid the same fate? More in the Games We're Watching.

    Jun 27 12:59 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Dandy Andys

    Andy Roddick and Andy Murray are two of the top names in action today as the second round of Wimbledon continues. We'll have our TVs tuned to all the matches at the All England club. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Jun 22 12:11 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • NCAA going down slippery slope

    The North Carolina football program is cited for failure to monitor social media activity, yet there are privacy issues that make this practice troubling. Not only that, it's unrealistic.

    Jun 22 | By Sarah Spain

  • Like shooting fish in a barrel

    The month of June has not been kind to the Marlins. Mired in an 11-game losing skid, the Fish have won just one game all month. The Angels hope to add to Florida's sorrows with another win tonight. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Jun 21 2:09 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Action starts across the pond

    The biggest names in tennis are at the All England Club for the 125th edition of Wimbledon and fans in Chicago will pack The Cell for the first game of the annual Crosstown Classic between the Cubs and White Sox. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Jun 20 12:13 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • A Yankee In Wrigleyville

    With the Yankees and Cubs set for a rare interleague match-up at Wrigley Field, Chicago denizen and Cubs fan Sarah Spain takes fellow espnW contributor and visiting Yankee fan Amanda Rykoff on a gameday tour of Wrigleyville.

    Jun 19 | By Sarah Spain and Amanda Rykoff

  • Like father, like daughter

    Muhammad and Laila, Mario and Diana, Michael and Maya. In honor of Father's Day, espnW takes a look at some of the top father-daughter duos in sports.

    Jun 19 | By Sarah Spain

  • NHL: Idiocracy in Vancouver

    The post-Stanley Cup trashing of downtown Vancouver by Canucks fans begs the question: Are sporting events really an excuse for violence?

    Jun 18 1:16 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • All eyes on the boys of summer

    The 2011 NBA champions clinched their title Sunday and the newest NHL champions were crowned last night, but there's still plenty of action to catch on the diamond and the courts tonight. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Jun 16 11:12 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • The soccer strip-down

    Some members of the German national soccer system, mostly up-and-comers from the U-18 or U-21 squads, have done a scantily-clad photo shoot for German Playboy. Their photos beg the question: do female athletes have to act like sex symbols, too?

    Jun 15 11:10 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Leads on the line

    Two division leads are on the line tonight, as the Tigers and Indians meet at Comerica and the Giants and Diamondbacks face off at Chase Field. And two winless WNBA teams look for their first victories of the year in the Games We're Watching.

    Jun 15 6:49 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Courtney Vandersloot adjusting quickly

    Sarah Spain caught up with Courtney Vandersloot after the point guard got her first minutes for the Chicago Sky -- and a start in her first home game.

    Jun 14 | By Sarah Spain