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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Sylvia Fowles fuels U.S. women's win over Belarus at FIBA World C...

    Mechelle Voepel

    With all the change to the U.S. roster, some wondered how good the team's interior attack and defense would be at the world championship. Sylvia Fowles provided the answers Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2010
  8. Lindsay Whalen leads way in U.S. women's win over Canada

    Mechelle Voepel

    After a disappointing WNBA season in Minnesota and a tragic loss for her family, the world championship just might finally put a good spin on the year for Lindsay Whalen.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2010
  9. U.S. women go 3-0 in group play at FIBA World Championship

    Mechelle Voepel

    With Diana Taurasi scoring, Sue Bird hitting her shots (again) and Tamika Catchings playing her trademark defense, the U.S. women capped a 3-0 start in preliminary play at the FIBA World Championship.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2010
  10. Voepel: U.S. women open FIBA World Championship with impressive w...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Considering the little time the U.S. women have had together to prepare for the FIBA World Championship, they opened with a fairly impressive, 99-73 victory over Greece on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2010
  11. U.S. women rout outmatched Senegal in FIBA World Championship

    Mechelle Voepel

    On the surface, Team USA's 108-52 victory Friday was another easy win over Senegal. But the Americans are wise to use the game as a chance to try to perfect what they do well.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2010
  12. U.S. women out to regain FIBA World Championship title

    Mechelle Voepel

    Team USA, as always, is talented. But as the Americans try to improve on their third-place finish four years ago, it's also a team with several members still learning the ropes of a competition at this level.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2010
  13. Crystal Langhorne inexplicably left out of Team USA pool

    Mechelle Voepel

    Team USA finalized its 24-player pool for this fall's World Championship on Wednesday. That Crystal Langhorne won't even get to compete for a roster spot is an avoidable and glaring mistake.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2010
  14. Citing family issues, Leslie withdraws from USA roster

    Mechelle Voepel

    For the first time in 14 years, the U.S. women's basketball team will head into a major competition without center Lisa Leslie as this year's WNBA MVP will miss the World Championship, citing family issues.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2006