Undefeated and dominant, Joanna Jedrzejczyk seeks Ronda Rousey’s record and UFC’s loftiest ranks

November 2, 2017 on ESPN.com Joanna Jedrzejczyk climbs off her bike and wheels it through the doors of American Top Team (ATT), a mixed martial arts gym in Coconut Creek, Florida. She rides the four miles between her house and … Continue reading Undefeated and dominant, Joanna Jedrzejczyk seeks Ronda Rousey’s record and UFC’s loftiest ranks

Becoming Ginny Baker: ‘Pitch’ actress Kylie Bunbury transforms for the role of a lifetime

September 20, 2016 on ESPN.com Kylie Bunbury took a deep breath before stepping on set. The upcoming scene required her character to engage in a rather tense conversation with her fictional mother, Janet Baker (Chastity Dotson), and her agent, Amelia … Continue reading Becoming Ginny Baker: ‘Pitch’ actress Kylie Bunbury transforms for the role of a lifetime

‘Bring It On’: From spirit fingers to appropriation, the cult sports film is much more than a teen rom-com

August 25, 2020 on ESPN.com TORRANCE SHIPMAN WALKS¬†across the nearly empty gym at East Compton High School. She’s there to right a wrong. Not long ago, she discovered that her entire award-winning cheerleading career was built on lies and stolen … Continue reading ‘Bring It On’: From spirit fingers to appropriation, the cult sports film is much more than a teen rom-com

Barnes: LeBron James and Nneka Ogwumike didn’t teach me that racism is a problem in this country

August 27, 2020 on ESPN.com THE FIRST TIME someone called me the N-word on a basketball court was in seventh grade. I remember dribbling the ball on the wing in front of the visitors bench. This girl, whose name I never … Continue reading Barnes: LeBron James and Nneka Ogwumike didn’t teach me that racism is a problem in this country