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  1. Spartak owner's death is big loss for game

    Mechelle Voepel

    The murder of Spartak owner Shabtai von Kalmanovic in Moscow on Monday will have some kind of effect on the entire world of professional women's basketball. Exactly what that will be is what we'll have to wait to find out. MORE ON SPARTAK In the...

    Blog | Conversation | November 03, 2009
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Purdue roots run deep at Game 4

    Mechelle Voepel

    INDIANAPOLIS -- On the court for Indiana was Katie Douglas. On the Fever sideline was Lin Dunn. Doing color commentary for ESPN2 was Carolyn Peck. In the stands was Ukari Figgs, now an assistant coach for Sharon Versyp at Purdue. And honored by th...

    Blog | Conversation | October 08, 2009
  5. January has been the postseason's top rookie

    Mechelle Voepel

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Eight years ago, when her current Indiana teammates Katie Douglas and Tammy Sutton-Brown were competing in the NCAA tournament, Fever rookie Briann January was experiencing March Madness in a different way. She was a 14-year-old in t...

    Blog | Conversation | October 06, 2009
  6. Time to put supposed head-butt behind us

    Mechelle Voepel

    INDIANAPOLIS -- As you can imagine, it was really tense and scary and stuff like that Monday as the Indiana and Phoenix players caught sight of each other at Conseco Fieldhouse. All this lingering hostility ... especially since the incident in Sun...

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2009
  7. 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
  8. Expect aggressive start from Phoenix in Game 3

    Mechelle Voepel

    Someone once told me about being a writer that great was the enemy of good. Meaning that if you were striving all the time to come up with the "great" lead paragraph or the "great" transitions or the "great" finish, you might just end up missing dead...

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2009
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Mercury even score with Fever as Douglas sits

    Mechelle Voepel

    These are the kinds of games after which Indiana coach Lin Dunn wakes up in the middle of the night screaming. If she went to sleep in the first place, that is. There wasn't a lot of defense from her Fever on Wednesday night at Conseco Fieldhouse ...

    Blog | Conversation | September 02, 2009
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Tempering expectations for Holdsclaw's return

    Mechelle Voepel

    In her pro career, Chamique Holdsclaw has been one of the more complicated people in women's basketball to write about. So it's with caution that we approach the announcement that she's apparently returning to the WNBA this coming season. This we...

    Blog | Conversation | December 18, 2008
  16. Mystics' revolving door must stop

    Mechelle Voepel

    Did you ever have a co-worker or acquaintance or (worse) family member like this? The kind of person who would, for example, go on a Caribbean cruise, and on the way there: • A mysterious disease never seen before by the medical world wou...

    Blog | Conversation | September 23, 2008