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  1. WNBA -- 3 To See ready for WNBA debuts

    Mechelle Voepel

    The top four picks in the WNBA draft, including Brittney Griner, Elena Delle Donne and Skylar Diggins, will be on display in Monday's ESPN2 doubleheader.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2013
  2. WNBA - Rebecca Lobo, Lisa Leslie and Sheryl Swoopes paved the way...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Before Brittney Griner, Elena Delle Donne and Skylar Diggins, there was Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes and Rebecca Lobo, who helped shape the WNBA into what it is today.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2013
  3. 2012 London Olympics -- Will Cappie Pondexter have shot to make 2...

    Mechelle Voepel

    DENVER -- Of the 12 players who won gold in women's basketball with Team USA at the 2008 Beijing Games, six were named to the 2012 Olympic squad Friday. Of those who weren't: USA Basketball legend and four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie has...

    Blog | Conversation | March 30, 2012
  4. Sheryl Swoopes feeling unappreciated as WNBA career winds down

    Mechelle Voepel

    Sheryl Swoopes hasn't played in the WNBA in two seasons. So why hasn't she gotten the royal send-off the league's other founding players received?

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2010
  5. Sparks clinch playoff berth

    Mechelle Voepel

    Los Angeles' DeLisha Milton-Jones didn't try to avoid the obvious recently when asked about the struggles the Sparks have had this summer.After Lisa Leslie retired, Candace Parker was going to be the team's undisputed centerpiece. But ...

    Blog | August 21, 2010
  6. WNBA: Seven of eight playoff teams set

    Mechelle Voepel

    Los Angeles' DeLisha Milton-Jones didn't try to avoid the obvious recently when asked about the struggles the Sparks have had this summer. After Lisa Leslie retired, Candace Parker was going to be the team's undisputed centerpiece. But Parker's seas...

    Blog | Conversation | August 20, 2010
  7. Los Angeles Sparks' Tina Thompson becomes WNBA scoring leader

    Mechelle Voepel

    There isn't one thing about Tina Thompson's game that stands out -- because the WNBA's all-time leading scorer does everything well.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2010
  8. Tulsa Shock fall short to Minnesota Lynx in new home

    Mechelle Voepel

    Marion Jones and the relocated Tulsa Shock opened the season with a loss, falling 80-74 at home to Minnesota.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2010
  9. Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks eye WNBA title

    Mechelle Voepel

    A long time ago, Candace Parker's mom told her she could do anything. Winning a WNBA title just might be next up on the list.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2010
  10. Los Angeles Sparks' Lisa Leslie retiring at the right time

    Mechelle Voepel

    Lisa Leslie's final season fell short of adding a third WNBA championship, and the Sparks legend is content with her decision to retire. Those around her know she'll still impact the game for years to come.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2009
  11. Phoenix Mercury move on to WNBA Finals after beating Los Angeles ...

    Mechelle Voepel

    In Saturday's decisive Game 3, the Mercury's brisk pace and speed prevailed over the Sparks' pound-it-inside game. And now, Phoenix moves on to try to win the franchise's second WNBA title.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2009
  12. Los Angeles Sparks even West finals with Phoenix Mercury

    Mechelle Voepel

    Though every game could be her last, Lisa Leslie and the Sparks are going about their business the same as always. On Friday, that translated to a tough, well-executed win in which everyone played so well that even Leslie's foul trouble ended up being just a footnote.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2009
  13. Style, pace will determine West finals Game 3 winner

    Mechelle Voepel

    Game 3 of the West finals Saturday will determine which team advances to the championship series. Whether Phoenix's stars shoot better than they did in Game 2, or L.A.'s defense can hold the Mercury in check for a second straight night, will determine the winner.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2009
  14. Indiana Fever, Los Angeles Sparks in must-win situation

    Mechelle Voepel

    Friday night comes down to this for the Fever and Sparks: win or go home. For Tamika Catchings, that would mean another frustrating end of a season. But for Lisa Leslie, a loss would mark the end of her storied career.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2009
  15. Los Angeles Sparks' Noelle Quinn living the dream

    Mechelle Voepel

    Once a fan watching the Sparks, now a woman playing for them, Noelle Quinn is living out her childhood dream.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2009
  16. Candace Parker drives Los Angeles Sparks into WNBA's West finals

    Mechelle Voepel

    Thanks largely due to Candace Parker's drive to come back as good as ever from maternity leave, Lisa Leslie's career and the Sparks' season aren't done yet.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2009