Ann Gaffigan (anngaff)



Overland Park, KS, USA

About anngaff:

Chief Technical Officer, Women Talk Sports. I competed in Track & Field and Cross-Country in college at the University of Nebraska and competed professionally in Track & Field (3000m Steeplechase) from when I graduated in May 2004 until the 2008 Olympic Trials.

anngaff's Favorite Sports:

MMA, Olympics, Running, Soccer, Track & Field

anngaff's Posts:

Panel Discusses State of Women's MMA; Issues Parallel Those of Most Women's Sports
posted on May 1, 2009 at 2:57am

The conversation then turns to the not only the state of women's MMA but women's sports in general and how the pay scale is so different in each sport between the genders (except for tennis and golf, maybe), making it difficult for women to make it...more

adidas Track Classic and Olympic Gold Medalist Allyson Felix Looking for LA’s Fastest 5-Year-Old
posted on April 30, 2009 at 12:52pm

Winner will be Crowned “L.A.’s Fastest Five-Year Old” during Premier Track and Field Event at The Home Depot Center....more

Special Olympics Athlete Profile - Ximena from Panama
posted on April 28, 2009 at 12:55pm

Ximena is a Special Olympian in tennis for Panama. Check out her profile video and don't forget to visit http://www.r-word.org/ to learn how you can help stop the use of the "r-word". ...more

Los Angeles Sol Tie St. Louis Athletica in an Intense Showdown
posted on April 27, 2009 at 1:12am

  ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Saturday, April 25, 2009– The Los Angeles Sol (Women’s Professional Soccer) tied the St. Louis Athletica 0-0 on a hot Saturday afternoon at Robert R. Hermann Stadium. The Los Angeles Sol remains undefeated.&...more

A Journey from One Uniform to Another
posted on April 24, 2009 at 1:45am

I grew up a soccer player.  The baggier the uniform, the better.  My teammates and I were always coming up with new and creative ways to make a baggy uniform look cool...tie the sleeves up with pre-wrap, roll the shorts, tuck in only the front of the sh...more

Kara Goucher post-Boston: "I wanted to be the one that won for everybody"
posted on April 21, 2009 at 12:26pm

Kara Goucher was in tears. As soon as she hit the finish line. She had given it everything she had on that day and on the hundreds of days leading up to it: the tough training, the sacrifices, the tweaks in nutrition, the meticulous planning of each and...more

Boston, Boston, Boston
posted on April 19, 2009 at 2:56pm

If you live in New England, the Monday of the Boston Marathon is practically a holiday.  This year, they've really been building up the hype and for those of us who didn't think we could wait all the way until Monday for the action, the Boston Athlet...more

UPDATED: World-Leading Time in the Steeplechase at the Mt. SAC Relays Thursday
posted on April 17, 2009 at 5:38pm

UPDATE (4/17/09): Check out the women's invitational steeplechase at the Mt. SAC Relays (commentated by Yours Truly).  The winner, Olympian Lindsey Anderson, ran a world-leading time. USA women steeplers, in the first semi-final race of Olym...more

Naked Nike!
posted on April 17, 2009 at 2:30am

Check out this "mockumentary" just released by Nike.  They even got some pretty high-profile runners to participate.  That's Lauren Fleshman, sub-15 minute 5000m runner, naked behind a guitar.  And at the end, that's Adam and Kara Goucher, ...more

Red Stars, Freedom tie, 1-1
posted on April 12, 2009 at 2:57am

Saturday, April 11, 2009  BOYDS, Md. – After being held scoreless by the Los Angeles Sol two weeks before, the Washington Freedom (0-1-1) scored its first goal in its WPS history during a 1-1 tie with the Chicago Red Stars (1-0-1) at the Maryland Socc...more

Sky Blue FC, FC Gold Pride draw, 1-1
posted on April 12, 2009 at 2:56am

From womensprosoccer.com Saturday, April 11, 2009  BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (April 11, 2009) - It took a while but Sky Blue FC finally found the back of the net for the franchise’s first goal ever. Local girl Heather O’Reilly did the honors connecting in ...more

Boston Breakers Hand Saint Louis Athletica Second Straight Loss
posted on April 12, 2009 at 2:56am

By: Tony Hubert (www.womensprosoccer.com) BOSTON (April 11, 2009) - Athletica’s first road match of the year turned into a near repeat of their home opener. Dominating play early, outshooting their opposition by a wide margin, and unfortunately failing...more

New York Liberty: 2009 Individual Game Tickets On Sale Now! (Special Promotion)
posted on April 9, 2009 at 2:13pm

  ****** SPECIAL PROMOTION for New York Liberty Tickets ****** Fans can receive a free small popcorn with tickets priced $34.50, $39.50, $54.50 and $85. They just need to mention code SHAMEKA when they purchase tickets at ticketmaster.com...more

Women Talk Sports NCAA Basketball Bracket: And the Winner Is...
posted on April 8, 2009 at 6:55pm

After last night's NCAA Women's Basketball Championship game, we can crown the champion(s) of the Women Talk Sports Bracket!  Why do we say "champion(s)" and not "champion" or "champions"?  Well, we actually had a tie: Lois Heilig and WTS Co-Fou...more

Olympians Flock to NYRR Distance Carnival
posted on April 8, 2009 at 1:12pm

By David Monti (c) 2009 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved NEW YORK (07-Apr) -- The inaugural NYRR Distance Carnival, hosted by the University of California at Berkeley on Friday, April 24, has attracted 16 Olympians, the New York Road Ru...more

Marta's Two-Goal Effort Leads Los Angeles Sol to 2-0 Victory
posted on April 5, 2009 at 6:57pm

  BRIDGEWATER, NEW JERSEY – Sunday, April 5, 2009 – The Los Angeles Sol (Women’s Professional Soccer) defeated Sky Blue FC (New Jersey/New York), 2-0, on Sunday afternoon at TD Bank Ballpark. “I was very happy with our perfo...more

Did Auriemma just bring up race on game day?
posted on April 5, 2009 at 5:18pm

Did UConn coach Geno Auriemma just put a hole in UConn's seemingly impenetrable armor? In the video below, Auriemma decides to bring up race when talking about his team's opponent, Stanford. "White kids are always looked upon as being soft. &nb...more

Los Angeles Sol Signs Liz Bogus
posted on April 2, 2009 at 6:45pm

via Press Release: CARSON, CA – Thursday, April 2, 2009 –The Los Angeles Sol of Women’s Professional Soccer, fresh off a 2-0 defeat of the Washington Freedom in their first-ever match, have signed forward Liz Bogus to a development...more

Supporting Women in Sport: Vote for your favorite GameChanger by April 15th
posted on April 2, 2009 at 4:32pm

Have you heard about this yet? Nike has teamed up with Ashoka's Changemakers to hold a contest called "GameChangers: Changing the Game for Women in Sport" for social entrepreneurs around the world who are tackling the challenges facing women in sport. ...more

Whoa, our calendar is maxed-out with women's sports this weekend!
posted on April 1, 2009 at 3:33am

Was just trying to add the 2009 Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships to our calendar (they're airing on Versus at 4pm EST Saturday) and realized there was no room on Saturday!  That's a good problem to have if you're a fan of women's sports.  Here's wha...more

On Being a Rookie and a Reborn Fan: the Inaugural WPS Match Experience
posted on March 30, 2009 at 5:08pm

It was pretty obvious, at least to me, that I was a media rookie yesterday at the inaugural Women's Professional Soccer game at the Home Depot Center.  I arrived "on time" but didn't have cash on me for parking, didn't know how to get to the press bo...more

Game On: Recap of WPS Media Conference Call, March 24
posted on March 24, 2009 at 7:27pm

It's really happening! The inaugural Women’s Professional Soccer season starts this Sunday, March 29, with the Los Angeles Sol and Washington Freedom facing off at 3pm PST in Carson, CA, at the Home Depot Center (Tickets & Info)....more

TV Alert and Other Things to Watch for This Week
posted on March 22, 2009 at 11:44pm

What's going on in the world of women's sports this week? NCAA Track & Field champs on TV, Basketball Mania, the start of the WPS season and more....more

WAMMA Releases First-Ever Women's MMA Rankings
posted on March 17, 2009 at 10:07pm

History was made last Thursday when the World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts (WAMMA) released the first-ever major rankings poll for female mixed martial artists. The rankings, currently available in their entirety at www.GoWAMMA.com, consist of top te...more

Olympian Amy Begley Takes US 15K Title
posted on March 14, 2009 at 2:02pm

  Beijing Olympian Amy Begley kicked past Katie McGregor in the final 400m of the Gate River Run to take the US 15K Title by 6 seconds, in 49:51.  The race narrowed down to three contenders, Begley, McGregor and McGregor's Team USA Minnesota teammate...more

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