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  1. They're History: U.S. Women Capture 1st Indoor Volleyball Gold Me...

    Mechelle Voepel

    The Americans had twice finished second in the world championship and took silver in three Olympic Games. But it took 62 years -- the first world championship was in 1952 -- for them to finally win a gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2014
  2. 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
  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. WNBA Finals - Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore adds another title to t...

    Mechelle Voepel

    At this point, doesn't everyone who pays attention to women's basketball just expect Maya Moore to win? Thursday marked Moore's second WNBA championship in her three years in the league -- in the same building she was first crowned a winner.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  5. Phenom Lydia Ko paired with her idol, Michelle Wie

    Mechelle Voepel

    The youngest player to win an LPGA event, Lydia Ko, is grouped with a former teen phenom, her idol Michelle Wie.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2013
  6. WNBA - Lauren Jackson to sit out 2013 season

    Mechelle Voepel

    No one wants to see one of the league's top players miss an entire season. But sitting out 2013 -- even if it leaves Seattle scrambling right now for what appears to be a very competitive Western Conference race -- just might be exactly what Lauren Jackson needs.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2013
  7. espnW -- LPGA Tour is looking up for 2013

    Mechelle Voepel

    Inbee Park and Stacy Lewis won the top season-ending awards, and four others won the major championships in a year of non-dominance on the LPGA Tour.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2012
  8. Defending champion Minnesota Lynx ready for new challenges

    Mechelle Voepel

    With all the key players back -- including last year's WNBA Finals MVP, Seimone Augustus -- Minnesota is trying to become the first team to repeat as WNBA champion since 2001-02.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2012
  9. Penny Taylor will be huge part of Phoenix Mercury's postseason su...

    Mechelle Voepel

    For all of Diana Taurasi's star power and talent, it's hard to picture the Mercury winning the 2011 WNBA championship without significant contributions from Penny Taylor.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2011
  10. UCLA Bruins coach Valorie Kondos Field eyes seventh title

    Mechelle Voepel

    Valorie Kondos Field came to gymnastics late, but the UCLA coach has made up for lost time, leading the Bruins to six NCAA championships.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2011
  11. 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
  12. U.S. women wrap up world championship with gold medal

    Mechelle Voepel

    The U.S. women didn't just come together quickly to put on a good show at the world championship. Over the past 11 days, they played some really breathtaking basketball en route to the gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2010
  13. 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
  14. Two powerhouses fall short at FIBA World Championship

    Mechelle Voepel

    Call it "Freaky Friday" at the FIBA World Championship. Two worlds powerhouses -- Russia and Australia -- were knocked out of contention and will leave the Czech Repubic without a medal.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2010
  15. U.S. women steamroll South Korea in FIBA World Championship

    Mechelle Voepel

    The U.S. women were never challenged Friday as they earned a spot in the world championship semifinals. But even though they're the big favorite to win, they know they can't think that way.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2010
  16. Tina Charles, U.S. women top Australia in FIBA World Championship...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Australia's twin towers Lauren Jackson and Liz Cambage are only playing better together with each game. But Wednesday, Tina Charles and the U.S. women played even better, beating the Aussies to advance as the top seed to the quarterfinals.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2010