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  1. Host Czech Republic awaits U.S. women in FIBA World Championship ...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Bronze wasn't enough in 2006. But if the U.S. women are to win gold Sunday at the world championship, they'll need to beat the host nation in the final.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2010
  2. WNBA - Phoenix Mercury are perfect host for WNBA All-Star Game

    Mechelle Voepel

    Timing really is everything. No one is playing better than the Mercury right now, and Phoenix is the perfect place for the WNBA All-Star Game.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2014
  3. Six college players among 33-player pool for USA Basketball

    Mechelle Voepel

    Six college players are among the 33-player pool released by USA Basketball on Monday that will be taken into consideration for the 2014 World Championship and 2016 Olympic teams.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2014
  4. Women's basketball - Geno Auriemma up to the challenge of coachin...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Geno Auriemma is coaching the defending NCAA champs, easy preseason No. 1 and chasing a historic ninth NCAA women's title. Does he need another obligation? No, but coaching the U.S. women in another Olympics is one challenge he truly relishes having.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2013
  5. WNBA -- Playoff push begins now for WNBA teams

    Mechelle Voepel

    The WNBA just had a month-long break, but the playoff push will be intense from the get-go when games resume Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2012
  6. WNBA -- Ten things to take away from London

    Mechelle Voepel

    Plenty of WNBA players had big performances in London. What does it mean as the league resumes play Thursday?

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2012
  7. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. women win fifth straight gold medal

    Mechelle Voepel

    The U.S. women got control early and went on to rout France 86-50 to win their fifth consecutive gold medal and 41st straight Olympic contest.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  8. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Team USA is too good to be upset

    Mechelle Voepel

    France is already assured of its first women's basketball medal. But to make any run for the gold against a more talented and experienced U.S. team, France must play the best game it ever has.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  9. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Depth again carries U.S. women's basketba...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Australia gave Team USA its toughest game of the Olympics, but depth again led the Americans to victory.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  10. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Australia faces tough task in semifinals

    Mechelle Voepel

    Lauren Jackson has done all she can to try to lead Australia to Olympic glory. But in a matchup most didn't expect to see until the gold-medal game, toppling Team USA in the semifinals is a tall order for the Aussies.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  11. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. women reach semifinals

    Mechelle Voepel

    Canada came out with a great game plan, trying to slowing down games with a deliberate offense. Trouble was, it didn't make any difference against the U.S. women, who put the clamps on Canada's top scoring threats.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  12. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Depth, talent makes U.S. women the heavy ...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Russia, Australia and now France are all quality teams. But the U.S. women's basketball team, with its depth of talent, remains a very heavy favorite in the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  13. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. women rout China

    Mechelle Voepel

    The U.S. women tied an American record for points in an Olympic contest and set a team record with 33 assists in crushing China 114-66 to advance to the quarterfinals as the top seed from Group A.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2012
  14. So, what about Cappie Pondexter?

    Mechelle Voepel

    DENVER -- Of the 12 players who won gold in women's basketball with Team USA at the 2008 Beijing Games, six were named to the 2012 Olympic squad Friday. Of those who weren't: USA Basketball legend and four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa ...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  15. Improving women's basketball doesn't include lowering basket or f...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Focusing on what uniforms women wear and how much they dunk are the wrong priorities to focus on if basketball's world governing body truly wants to improve the women's game.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2010
  16. Despite loss, Atlanta Dream learn valuable lessons in WNBA Finals...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Atlanta lost all three games in the WNBA Finals, but only by a combined eight points. The young franchise and its young stars will only build off the experience going forward.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2010