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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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. WNBA playoff X factors, predictions

    Mechelle Voepel

    Who's hot and who's not of the eight teams headed to the WNBA playoffs? Might there be an upset or two brewing? Mechelle Voepel breaks down each series of the conference semifinals.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2014
  16. MVP candidates Maya Moore, Diana Taurasi have had seasons to savo...

    Mechelle Voepel

    The individual brilliance of leading MVP candidates Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi has been the WNBA's most compelling subplot of 2014, writes Mechelle Voepel.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014