Sarah Spain Archive

Sarah Spain

Sarah Spain is a SportsCenter Anchor for Chicago's ESPN1000 and a reporter for She's a proud Cornell alum and a huge Chicago sports fan. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahSpain.
  • Snow-pening Day?

    Nothing says baseball like snow, rain and temperatures in the 30s and 40s! Weather permitting, 12 baseball teams will start their 2011 seasons today, and for six, the dream of a perfect 162-game season will end. (Waaah, waaah!)

    Mar 31 2:12 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • American hoopster in Japan rocked by disaster

    Former Penn State basketball player Tyler Smith has spent the past three years in Japan playing hoops for the Hitachi Sunrockers. Smith talked to espnW about what it was like to be in Japan in the midst of one of the worst natural disasters of our time.

    Mar 31 | By Sarah Spain

  • Barry Bonds' trial -- How em-Barry-ssing

    Just a few days into the Barry Bonds trial and baseball's home run king already has been made to look like a selfish, violent, small-balled, sexually incompetent philanderer. No matter the verdict in this one, Bonds comes out losing.

    Mar 30 7:14 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Standings shake-ups in hoops and hockey

    Watching the standings in the NBA and the NHL has become nearly as entertaining as watching the games themselves. The puppies nipping at the heels of the big dogs look to sneak their way into the playoffs with late-season wins.

    Mar 31 6:47 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Sports apps we'd like to see

    Tiger Woods released his own mobile app Wednesday, a program designed to help golfers improve their swing. espnW's Sarah Spain thinks other sports figures should follow suit.

    Mar 24 6:20 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • NFLers will dribble/sing/write/clean for food

    The NFL lockout has left hundreds of players unemployed, wondering when they'll see their next paycheck. espnW's Sarah Spain has a few tips for some of the league's most employable guys.

    Mar 23 7:12 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • In the Knick of time?

    With the end of the regular season in sight, the Knicks risk entering the playoffs with zero mojo. Melo and Co. have lost six of their last seven games, they'll try to rebound against the Magic. Lotta hoops and hockey to get you through this hump day.

    Mar 23 11:59 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Stanford seniors look to make mark at home

    If you thought the big shots and buzzer-beaters ended with your weekend, think again. The women's NCAA tournament continues tonight with two of the top-seeded teams in action. Find out how the Stanford seniors could make tonight an historic one.

    Mar 21 1:04 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Irish eyes are crying

    For the best Notre Dame team in decades, Sunday's season-ending loss to FSU came all too soon. Stifling defense and surprising offense helped the Seminoles sour a winning season for Big East player of the year Ben Hansbrough and the Irish.

    Mar 21 12:24 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • How sweet it is for VCU

    The 11th-seeded VCU Rams stunned No. 3 seed Purdue with a decisive 94-76 win Sunday night. With a few days off before their Sweet 16 matchup with Florida State, the players are excited to head back to Virginia as newly minted stars.

    Mar 21 12:24 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Giddy for Gus

    The Madness continues today, with another 16 ways for my bracket to get busted. (Alright, alright, even more busted.) Here's what we're watching.

    Mar 18 5:16 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Lisa Leslie passes the torch

    Thursday afternoon hoops legend Lisa Leslie surprised Mater Dei High School's Kaleena Mosquada-Lewis with a big honor. espnW's Sarah Spain talked to Leslie about breaking the big news, her keys to success and her pick for this year's NCAA champion.

    Mar 18 10:44 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Footballer claims he was beaten into quitting

    A Montenegrin soccer player has complained to FIFA and UEFA, claiming his former team, Kuban of the Russian Premier League, threatened and beat him into signing his own termination papers.

    Mar 15 5:15 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Tru hoop

    Quick, find Tru TV on your channel lineup! The new 68-team NCAA tournament starts tonight and you don't wanna miss a minute of the Madness. Four teams meet in two of the new First Four games tonight hoping to play their way into the "real" brackets.

    Mar 15 2:31 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Some topics are always out of bounds

    Liberty guard Cappie Pondexter recently joined a long line of sports figures who would have been wise to keep their mouths shut. espnW's Sarah Spain says some topics will always be out of bounds in sports.

    Mar 14 6:24 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • It's ladies night

    Sunday the men's NCAA brackets were released, Monday we learn the pairings for the women. Find out who makes the cut, who has the easiest path to the final and who has to go through UConn. Here are the games -- and selection specials -- we're watching.

    Mar 14 12:23 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Going through withdrawal

    The three referees who botched Wednesday's St. John's-Rutgers game have voluntarily withdrawn from the Big East tournament. Here are a few other sports figures who should follow suit.

    Mar 10 | By Sarah Spain

  • Conference calls

    March Madness hasn't officially begun, but college hoops fans are already in prime tourney shape, calling in sick to watch their favorite teams, stretching out lunch at their local bar, or, at the very least, checking scores instead of e-mail.

    Mar 10 12:37 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Borat copycat gets owned on the pitch

    On Monday, a British soccer player was slapped with a red card after taking down a nearly naked streaker. espnW's Sarah Spain thinks the quick-thinking streaker's striker should have been rewarded, not reprimanded for his tackle.

    Mar 9 10:27 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Maya wants Moore

    Maya Moore and company look to get past Notre Dame tonight to earn UConn its fourth straight Big East title. Meanwhile, the UConn men opened up their Big East tournament play against conference doormat, DePaul, this afternoon.

    Mar 8 2:06 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Greetings from Mesa

    You meet all sorts of people on the lawn at Hohokam Stadium, the spring training home for the Cubs. On Saturday, espnW's Sarah Spain found herself between an All-American family of four and a 30-something guy reppin' his own kind of red, white and blue.

    Mar 8 | By Sarah Spain

  • The backtracks of their tears

    Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was running damage control Monday, one day after telling the world his players were in tears following their one-point loss to the Bulls. Shhh ... if you listen closely, you can hear the sound of Spoelstra backpedaling.

    Mar 7 | By Sarah Spain

  • Huskies on the hunt

    A Big East semifinal between UConn and Rutgers headlines a huge night of women's college hoops. The Huskies look to take another step toward their fourth straight Big East title, while eight other teams look to take home their conference hardware tonight.

    Mar 7 2:22 PM ET | By Sarah Spain