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  1. WNBA -- Ever-confident Katie Smith remains underappreciated

    Heather Burns

    Long before she ever stepped on the court in the WNBA, Katie Smith had plenty of confidence. Twenty years later, it's well deserved, but her career remains a bit underappreciated compared to other legends.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 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 -- Lauren Jackson becomes all-time leading O...

    Lauren Jackson became the all-time leading scorer in Olympic women's basketball history with 18 points in Australia's 67-61 victory over Brazil on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  4. Lisa Leslie on the impact of Title IX on her life and basketball ...

    Lisa Leslie

    "Title IX baby" Lisa Leslie remembers the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, where she was part of the U.S. women's basketball team that claimed gold in front of the home crowd.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2012
  5. Women in Pro Sports -- Can women play with the men?

    Jane McManus

    Since Title IX, the number of women participating in sports has skyrocketed, and the skill level has improved significantly. And still we wonder: Can an exceptional woman ever crack the ranks of men's pro sports? Or should she even try?

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2011
  6. This Day In Sports: Score A "W" For The NBA

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images April 24, 1996: Coming off the much-publicized gold medal run for women's basketball in the 1996 Summer Olympics, the NBA Board of Governors approved the concept of a national women's basketball association. ...

    Blog | April 24, 2010
  7. Next generation of USA Basketball full of promise, talent

    Mechelle Voepel

    With players such as Lisa Leslie retiring, it's time to look at the upcoming generation of women's basketball players.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2009
  8. Voepel: Tough decisions loom for women's USA Basketball team

    Mechelle Voepel

    In naming eight core players for the next three years, the U.S. women's senior national team answered some questions. But the jigsaw puzzle is only beginning to be pieced together.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2009
  9. Outtakes with Lisa Leslie

    Kenny Mayne

    Kenny Mayne chats with WNBA legend Lisa Leslie about her daughter's athletic future, the prospect of women in the NBA and her struggles in the water.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2009
  10. After years of success, Lisa Leslie decides to retire

    Mechelle Voepel

    After leading the U.S. women to Olympic gold and helping to make the WNBA a success, Lisa Leslie will finally retire from women's basketball later this year.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2009
  11. Parker's all-around effort drives Sparks to 1-0 series lead over ...

    Candace Parker had 11 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and the Los Angeles Sparks overcame late turnovers to beat the Seattle Storm 77-69 in the opener of their Western Conference semifinal series Friday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 19, 2008
  12. Yet again, Leslie's presence leads U.S. women to Olympic gold

    Jim Caple

    Many said this would be the Olympics where the world would catch up to the U.S. women's basketball team, but the squad just wouldn't let its leader, Lisa Leslie, go out that way.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2008
  13. Leslie caps off Olympic career with fourth gold

    The United States won its fourth consecutive gold medal in women's basketball, beating Australia 92-65.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 23, 2008
  14. U.S. women overcome slow start, turnovers to beat Spain

    Tina Thompson scores nine of her 17 points in a decisive third quarter run and the U.S. women's basketball team pulls away from Spain 93-55 in a sloppy game Friday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 15, 2008
  15. U.S. women run Olympic win streak to 28 with lopsided win

    Lisa Leslie set an U.S. Olympic record, going 7-for-7 from the field as the women's team continued its unblemished run through the Beijing Games with a 97-41 victory against Mali.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 13, 2008
  16. Fowles helps U.S. women open Games with win

    Mechelle Voepel

    The USA women's basketball team has relied on Lisa Leslie for years. But in Saturday's Olympic win over the Czech Republic, Sylvia Fowles proved the Americans have plenty of post depth.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2008