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SI.com: Chris Mahr: U.S. soccer star Wambach long deserving of SI Sportsman awardupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 12:27:00

Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Dec. 5. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer.

SI.com: Women's World Cup (Related Stories)updated: Tue Jul 19 2011 09:17:00

Women's World Cup stories in the SI Vault

SI.com: Ann Killion: Even in defeat, U.S. women make progress, establish legacyupdated: Sun Jul 17 2011 20:57:00

From the White House to baseball press boxes to screens large and small around the globe, millions followed Sunday's Women's World Cup final between Japan and the United States.

Solo aims to emulate 'inspirational' team of '99updated: Fri Jul 15 2011 13:23:00

Goalkeeper Hope Solo tells CNN the current United States women's team want to emulate the achievements of the 1999 World Cup-winning squad.

U.S. to face 'sentimental' favorite Japan in World Cupupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 17:33:00

Though the U.S. women's soccer team twice defeated them earlier this year, Japan remains a formidable opponent as they're the sentimental favorites in Sunday's World Cup, American players said Thursday.

U.S. women beat France 3-1, make World Cup finalupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 16:14:00

The U.S. women's soccer team advanced to the World Cup final by beating France 3-1 Wednesday on a rain-soaked field in Moenchengladbach, Germany.

U.S. women in unfamiliar role as World Cup beginsupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 16:37:00

Mia Hamm had a warning for U.S. soccer as she and others from the golden generation of women's players neared the end of their careers.

SI.com: Jeff Wagenheim: Evangelista 'Cyborg' Santos looks for Strikeforce title in bout against Nick Diazupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 16:28:00

When you're talking about mixed martial arts and the name "Cyborg" comes up, the words that spring to mind are strength, toughness, relentlessness and, more than anything else, dominance. Strikeforce women's middleweight champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos has displayed all of those qualities in abundance.

SI.com: Ann Killion: Quiet superstar Kristine Lilly exceeded them allupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 00:21:00

Girls often come in predictable groupings -- in literature, pop culture and even in real life. There's the "pretty" one, the "outgoing" one, the "smart" one, the "motherly" one. And then there's the other one, the quiet girl who rounds out the social circle.

Are sports drinks part of a healthy teen lifestyle?updated: Mon Sep 27 2010 08:16:00

Advertisements for sports drinks have long featured world-class athletes such as Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, and LeBron James. The message is clear: If you want to "be like Mike," pick up a Gatorade.

SI.com: Grant Wahl: Mia Hamm keeps busy in retirementupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 10:11:00

A recent Harris poll had some revealing results. In a nationwide survey asking Americans to name their favorite female athlete, Mia Hamm rose from No. 5 to No. 4, behind only the tennis-playing Williams sisters and race car driver Danica Patrick. Considering those three athletes are still competing and that Hamm has been retired for almost six years, the poll raised a few eyebrows (including mine).

SI.com: Andrea Canales: Ten years later, can WPS recapture the glory of 1999?updated: Mon Jun 15 2009 15:30:00

Women's soccer would love to party like it's 1999. Ten years ago, the U.S. national team won its second Women's World Cup in front of a sold-out crowd at the Rose Bowl.

SI.com: Grant Wahl: U.S. women put in the work for hard-fought gold medalupdated: Thu Aug 21 2008 17:49:00

BEIJING -- Five thoughts after the U.S.'s gold-medal-winning 1-0 triumph over Brazil in women's soccer:

SI.com: Grant Wahl: What I'm looking forward to at the 2008 Gamesupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 11:51:00

Lost in the sturm und drang over the Hope Solo affair at last year's Women's World Cup was a painful truth: The U.S. was playing ugly soccer.

SI.com: Soccer America: New U.S. women's coach Sundhage oozes passionupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 13:34:00

She plays guitar. She sings. She named her dog, a boxer, Cruyff Pele Beckenbauer, after her three favorite players. She is so deeply steeped in the game she can't imagine her life without it.

SI.com: Grant Wahl: Hamm dishes on Team USA, the new women's leagueupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 14:21:00

When the logo for Women's Professional Soccer -- the new top-flight league starting in 2009 -- was unveiled this week, the player silhouette in the middle was unmistakable.

SI.com: My Sportsman: Alberto Salazarupdated: Mon Nov 26 2007 12:06:00

Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Dec. 3. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer. For more essays, click here.

SI.com: My Sportsman: Heather O'Reillyupdated: Tue Nov 13 2007 17:41:00

Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Dec. 3. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer. For more essays, click here.

SI.com: Kate Macmillan: U.S. women's coach Ryan has crafted a new winnerupdated: Tue Jul 10 2007 04:55:00

After beating Brazil 2-0 in a one-sided "friendly" (Brazil had five yellow cards) last month, the U.S. women's soccer team moved to 35-0-7 under head coach Greg Ryan, whose tenure began following the retirement of U.S. legends Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain.

Ronaldinho wins world player awardupdated: Mon Dec 20 2004 04:48:00

Barcelona and Brazil star Ronaldinho was crowned FIFA World Footballer of the Year on Monday at a gala evening at the Zurich opera house.

Three vying for world player awardupdated: Mon Nov 29 2004 08:56:00

Ukrainian striker Andriy Shevchenko of AC Milan, Thierry Henry of Arsenal and Barcelona's Ronaldinho are finalists for FIFA's 2004 World Player of the Year award.

15 Brazilians named in Pele's listupdated: Thu Mar 04 2004 10:20:00

Pele has named 15 Brazilians, including himself, in his list of the 100 greatest living players -- more than those of any country.

Fortune: Women's Soccer League Will Have Trouble Scoringupdated: Mon Apr 16 2001 00:01:00

Behind the new Women's United Soccer Association, which debuts this month, are two sets of players: the triumphant athletes from the 1999 U.S. World Cup team, led by superstars Mia Hamm and Brandi ...

Fortune: Good Car-Maupdated: Mon May 29 2000 00:01:00

The world's auto manufacturers haven't come up with a big new vehicle concept since the minivan in the early 1980s. But after listening to their customers, the automakers have grafted the flexibili...

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