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  1. Pondexter puts in MVP-worthy performance, too

    Mechelle Voepel

    PHOENIX -- Phoenix's Cappie Pondexter was the WNBA Finals MVP in 2007, and could well have received that same honor in 2009 (for what it's worth, I voted for her Friday night). Diana Taurasi, however, received the award. And it's not as if Taurasi is...

    Blog | Conversation | October 10, 2009
  2. Johnson savoring another shot at title

    Mechelle Voepel

    Temeka Johnson was on the first LSU team to advance to the Women's Final Four. That happened in 2004, when the event was in her native New Orleans. It could have been a potential storybook ending that season, but LSU lost in the semifinals on a last-...

    Blog | Conversation | October 08, 2009
  3. Griffith enjoying Fever's ride in WNBA Finals

    Mechelle Voepel

    INDIANAPOLIS -- This season was supposed to be Yolanda Griffith's chance at one last championship, a perfect ending to her career. Indiana coach Lin Dunn wanted Griffith playing for the Fever in 2009, especially to help in battling nemesis Detroit...

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2009
  4. Phoenix's Taylor expects to play in Game 3

    Mechelle Voepel

    PHOENIX -- It was a painful night for Phoenix's Penny Taylor, but indications are she still expects to play in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday in Indianapolis. Taylor, who had a nearly perfect night shooting Thursday, was injured with 3 minute...

    Blog | Conversation | October 01, 2009
  5. An instant classic Taurasi won't watch again

    Mechelle Voepel

    PHOENIX -- Immediately after Phoenix's amazing 120-116 overtime victory over Indiana on Tuesday, fans were on message boards wondering when Game 1 of the WNBA Finals might be replayed on television for those who wanted to watch it again. But the Mer...

    Blog | Conversation | September 30, 2009
  6. Almost time to bid farewell to L.A. legend Leslie

    Mechelle Voepel

    This will be sort of like another "senior night" for Lisa Leslie. Fifteen years ago she had one at Southern Cal, where she played collegiately from 1990-94. Now it will happen at the Staples Center on Friday as the Los Angeles Sparks play their final...

    Blog | Conversation | September 10, 2009
  7. Indiana wins possible WNBA Finals preview

    Mechelle Voepel

    Not to jump to the conclusion that Saturday provided a mini-preview of this season's WNBA Finals. But ... if that's indeed what the Indiana-Phoenix game was, then the Fever made the potential matchup all the more intriguing. Visiting Indiana won ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 09, 2009
  8. Super Sparks down depleted Detroit

    Mechelle Voepel

    Los Angeles pounded a depleted Detroit team 78-58 on Saturday in the WNBA's opening game. They meet again, this time in Detroit, on Monday. And that will be that for the Sparks-Shock rivalry in 2009, unless the two meet in the WNBA Finals. What w...

    Blog | Conversation | June 06, 2009
  9. Duke-Maryland makes for can't-miss ACC final

    Mechelle Voepel

    A few years ago, I was driving home across Missouri when an ice storm/blizzard struck -- one of those January messes when the highway advisory basically becomes, "Unless you have an overwhelming desire not to celebrate your next birthday, get off the...

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2009
  10. Too bad Final Four won't come out West

    Mechelle Voepel

    The Women's Final Four cities are now set through 2016. There will be no trips to the West Coast, but there will be one to the Rocky Mountains. Welcome to the club, Denver. Don't look for a Final Four right in the heart (Dallas) of the Big 12, the c...

    Blog | Conversation | November 14, 2008
  11. Silver Stars soaring

    Mechelle Voepel

    My Kansas City Star duties have me in Philadelphia this weekend for the Olympic gymnastics trials at the Wachovia Center. The last time I was in this building was for the 2000 Final Four. That's when UConn coach Geno Auriemma made a wisecrack remark ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 20, 2008
  12. Douglas right at home with Fever

    Mechelle Voepel

    Back in 2005, when Connecticut faced Indiana in the Eastern Conference finals, Katie Douglas' eyes said what her voice wouldn't quite let her say so unequivocally. She'd been asked a lot about being back in Indy as the enemy. And she said then it was...

    Blog | Conversation | May 28, 2008
  13. Will the final No. 1 stand up?

    Mechelle Voepel

    North Carolina won its third matchup against Duke, Tennessee got revenge against LSU and UConn moved forward while rival Rutgers stumbled. Which leaves us asking this: Will the real fourth No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament please stand up? It was...

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2008
  14. Parker ready to move on

    Mechelle Voepel

    The "news" that Candace Parker will definitely leave Tennessee after this season is what everyone has been expecting. The official confirmation comes at a good juncture, though, as Tennessee fans have the chance to really relish Parker's final seven ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 21, 2008