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  1. Bench, youth shine for Team USA against outmatched Angola

    Mechelle Voepel

    The reserves, including the youngest of them, came through when given the chance Tuesday as the U.S. women routed Angola to cap a perfect run through the preliminary round of the world championship.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  2. Usual suspects step up for Team USA in win over Serbia

    Mechelle Voepel

    A month ago, the best players on the best teams in the WNBA clashed in one of the top games of the playoffs. On Sunday, they joined forces, as players such as Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore stepped up to lead USA Basketball past Serbia.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2014
  3. U.S. women ready to take on the world

    Mechelle Voepel

    With a squad that has a heavy UConn flavor and some new faces, Geno Auriemma and the U.S. women open the 2014 FIBA World Championship on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2014
  4. Team USA Is More Than Just OK

    Mechelle Voepel

    It's not that the Americans won't face some challenges or can sleepwalk their way onto the medal stand, but this U.S. squad, which beat China 87-56 in the FIBA opener, is one that can control its fate.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2014
  5. Sadena Parks Determined To Be A Different Face For LPGA Tour

    Mechelle Voepel

    In 2015, Sadena Parks will become just the fifth African-American to compete on the LPGA Tour. She plans to do more than play. She plans to win.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  6. Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore shifts focus to USA Basketball

    Mechelle Voepel

    Maya Moore wasn't able to win another WNBA title in 2014, but the Lynx forward's season was a huge success by any other measure. Now, Moore and her USA Basketball teammates must quickly prepare for the world championship.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  7. Phoenix Mercury's championship run ranks among best teams in WNBA...

    Mechelle Voepel

    From breaking the record for regular-season wins to all five starters averaging double figures, and from a near perfect run through the playoffs to losing just one game at home all season, Phoenix's title run ranks the Mercury among the best WNBA championship teams ever.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2014
  8. Diana Taurasi -- who else? -- leads Phoenix Mercury to WNBA champ...

    Mechelle Voepel

    It took a total team effort for Phoenix to overcome Brittney Griner's absence and sweep Chicago. But in the end, Diana Taurasi played the biggest part in winning the franchise's third title.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2014
  9. Phoenix Mercury look to close out Chicago Sky in WNBA Finals

    Mechelle Voepel

    Brittney Griner not playing in Friday's Game 3 seems to be the only thing that might prevent Phoenix from sweeping Chicago in the WNBA Finals.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2014
  10. Australian influence steers Phoenix Mercury toward WNBA title

    Mechelle Voepel

    Outside of the United States, no nation has had a bigger impact on the WNBA than Australia. And three Aussies have Phoenix one win away from a third championship.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  11. More mature, mentally tough Brittney Griner bounces back from blo...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Brittney Griner shook off two blows to the face to help Phoenix deliver an even bigger blow to Chicago: The Mercury are on the brink of a sweep in the WNBA Finals.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  12. Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner wants defense to define her gam...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Brittney Griner was such a force on defense Sunday as the WNBA Finals opened that she would have been one of the game's most valuable players even if she hadn't scored a point. And that's exactly how she wants it.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  13. Elena Delle Donne's absence too much for Chicago Sky to overcome ...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Even with a healthy Elena Delle Donne, Chicago would be an underdog in the WNBA Finals. But with the Sky star limited to just 10 minutes in Game 1, Chicago's chances of beating Phoenix for the championship are slim.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2014
  14. Five Questions facing Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Can Chicago win one of the first two games in Phoenix? How big of a factor will Elena Delle Donne be? Can the Sky do anything to slow Mercury star Diana Taurasi? The answers to these and more will determine which team hoists the WNBA trophy.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2014
  15. Feeling like she's 'never good enough' drives Phoenix Mercury's D...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Diana Taurasi has piled up championships at every level and secured her place among the all-time greats. But an "inner insecurity" that she's never good enough keeps driving the 32-year-old, who is as fascinating, riveting and mesmerizing as ever.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014
  16. Stanford's Inky Ajanaku A Woman With (Almost) Everything

    Mechelle Voepel

    With her talent, sunny personality and Nigerian background, Inky Ajanaku reminds a lot of people at Stanford of former basketball star Chiney Ogwumike, but she needs a final four appearance to complete the package.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2014