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  1. One final look at 2014 WNBA power rankings

    Mechelle Voepel

    Here are our final 2014 WNBA power rankings as we evaluate the season and take a very quick look at what 2015 might entail.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Phoenix Mercury versus Chicago Sky in the WNBA Finals? How'd that...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Phoenix is the clear favorite in the WNBA Finals, a championship series with more than its fair share of stars and intriguing matchups. But Chicago wasn't even supposed to be here and has proved it can pull an upset.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2014
  10. Diana Taurasi takes over, leads Phoenix Mercury to WNBA Finals

    Mechelle Voepel

    Every star had stepped up. But Diana Taurasi shined the brightest, scoring 13 unanswered points and 31 overall to lead Phoenix past defending champion Minnesota and into the WNBA Finals.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
  11. Can Phoenix Mercury end Minnesota Lynx's Western Conference reign...

    Mechelle Voepel

    After dominating the rest of the league this summer, Phoenix and Minnesota meet for one last time this season with a spot in the WNBA Finals on the line.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
  12. MVP Maya Moore and Minnesota Lynx rebound against Phoenix Mercury...

    Mechelle Voepel

    After being held to a season-low nine points in the series opener, league MVP Maya Moore poured in 32 as Minnesota sent the Western Conference finals back to Phoenix for a decisive game.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2014
  13. Minnesota Lynx target solid start against Phoenix Mercury in Game...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Minnesota fell behind 22-4 at San Antonio but won the clinching game of that West semifinal series 94-89. The Lynx trailed Phoenix 9-0 in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Friday and lost 85-71.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2014
  14. DeWanna Bonner essential on both ends in Mercury win over Lynx

    Mechelle Voepel

    DeWanna Bonner not only had colossal success containing MVP Maya Moore but also found her rhythm offensively, netting 16 points as the Mercury controlled the defending champion Lynx in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2014
  15. 5 questions for the WNBA Western Conference finals

    Mechelle Voepel

    The Lynx and Mercury dominated the regular season, so the Western Conference finals will really determine the WNBA champion, right? Mechelle Voepel looks at that and four other questions heading into the star-studded series.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2014
  16. Team USA Has So Many Terrific Players, Not Enough Spots

    Mechelle Voepel

    The U.S. women's basketball team will be favored in the world championship no matter whom it selects, but deciding which superb players to leave off the squad will be brutally difficult, writes Mechelle Voepel.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2014