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  1. WNBA - Sisters Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike set to square off for fi...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Sibling rivalry? What rivalry. WNBA stars Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike say playing against each other for the first time will be more of a celebration than a throwdown.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2014
  2. WNBA undergoes plenty of offseason change as 2010 season tipoff n...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Plenty of change -- a franchise lost and a franchise moved, for instance -- has taken place since last season. But an old favorite, defending champ Phoenix, helps tip off the league's 14th season Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2010
  3. Michael Cooper enjoying new coaching role for Southern California...

    Mechelle Voepel

    He has won WNBA titles and coached in the NBA. Now, Michael Cooper is back in college, hoping to restore USC among the nation's elite programs.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2009
  4. WNBA embraces, survives economic challenges

    Mechelle Voepel

    Like most businesses in these difficult economic times, the WNBA has been forced to cut costs and make changes. But, especially because extravagance has never been part of the WNBA, the league continues to grow despite the financial climate.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2009
  5. Who might go first overall in Thursday's WNBA draft?

    Mechelle Voepel

    The college season has come to an end. And for seniors, it means shifting attention toward Thursday's WNBA draft and who might go first overall.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2009
  6. Time to laugh with (but not at) Sparks coach Bryant

    Mechelle Voepel

    With the league's history, it's easy to question if Joe Bryant is the right person to lead the Sparks. But the coach needed one phone conversation to convince Mechelle Voepel to give him a chance.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2006
  7. Teams need to improve hiring practices

    Mechelle Voepel

    Ex-NBA players can make fine WNBA coaches -- so long as they're competent at their jobs, writes Mechelle Voepel.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2005
  8. Respect? Sparks too good to spin that one

    Mechelle Voepel

    The Sparks don't need to lobby for respect. The WNBA champs are superior, plain and simple.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2002
  9. "Bad Girls" mind-set, Pierson and Parker a volatile mix

    Mechelle Voepel

    The fact that Detroit and Plenette Pierson were involved in Tuesday's WNBA scuffle came as anything but a shock. But the whole thing might not have happened if not for the personalities involved, from Bill Laimbeer's "Bad Girls" to, yes, even Candace Parker.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2008