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  1. 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
  2. WNBA -- Minnesota Lynx are the favorite in the WNBA playoffs

    Mechelle Voepel

    With the league's best record and a pair of MVP candidates, defending champion Minnesota is the favorite when the 2012 WNBA playoffs open Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Penny Taylor helps push Phoenix Mercury past Los Angeles Sparks

    Mechelle Voepel

    Diana Taurasi and Candace Parker each had 28 points Wednesday. But even Taurasi probably knows Penny Taylor's presence off the Phoenix bench was bigger than both.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2009
  5. Voepel: Tough decisions loom for women's USA Basketball team

    Mechelle Voepel

    In naming eight core players for the next three years, the U.S. women's senior national team answered some questions. But the jigsaw puzzle is only beginning to be pieced together.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2009
  6. Hammon's heroics, 35 points lift Silver Stars to WNBA Finals

    Mechelle Voepel

    Just when it seemed inevitable that Candace Parker and the Sparks were bound for the WNBA Finals, Becky Hammon happened. Seven straight points later from the San Antonio guard, the Silver Stars were headed to their first finals appearance.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2008
  7. Sparks' inside combo should be among league's best

    Mechelle Voepel

    The first time Lisa Leslie paired up with a former Tennessee superstar, it worked out OK in L.A. Now, can Leslie's one-two punch with Candace Parker put the Sparks back atop the WNBA?

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2008
  8. Second straight title is perfect end to Parker's college career

    Mechelle Voepel

    Candace Parker went to Tennessee to help fill up the trophy case some more. And winning an NCAA title and Final Four Most Outstanding Player honors for the second year in a row was the perfect farewell for her college career.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2008
  9. Parker a safe bet for the No. 1 overall pick

    Mechelle Voepel

    The Sparks have the No. 1 overall pick in Wednesday's WNBA draft. L.A. coach Michael Cooper hasn't said Candace Parker is a lock. But the Tennessee star sure is a good bet to go first.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2008
  10. Early CBA in hand is, uh, Dream come true

    Mechelle Voepel

    Forget the fine print and legalspeak, the guarantees and incentives. For now, the biggest issue about the new collective bargaining agreement is simply that it's done.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2008
  11. USA, Russia to renew rivalry in semifinals

    Mechelle Voepel

    The U.S.-Russia rivalry goes all the way back to the 1950s and was pretty lopsided in favor of the Soviets for a long time. But Team USA, which plays its old foe Thursday, has come out on top in recent years.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2006