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  1. Women's college basketball - Chiney Ogwumike carves out own place...

    Michelle Smith

    Chiney Ogwumike didn't have to live up to the high standards her older sister set at Stanford. Instead, Chiney has carved out her own place on the basketball court, as a player, as a personality and as a leader.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2014
  2. WNBA playoffs -- Los Angeles Sparks look to step it up in playoff...

    Michelle Smith

    After missing out on first place in the West, Los Angeles is hoping its best basketball is ahead in the WNBA playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2013
  3. WNBA - Los Angeles Sparks snap Minnesota Lynx's seven-game win st...

    Michelle Smith

    Being that the Western Conference playoff schedule was released before tipoff, Thursday's Lynx-Sparks game didn't mean anything to the standings. But L.A.'s victory -- despite Candace Parker's getting ejected -- was far from meaningless.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2013
  4. WNBA - Playoff picture coming into focus

    Michelle Smith

    As the WNBA regular season winds down, we take a look at which teams are headed to the postseason, which squads need to step up to secure a berth, and which stars are heating up the MVP race.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2013
  5. WNBA - Breaking down the San Antonio Silver Stars

    Michelle Smith

    As espnW.com previews the 2013 WNBA season, Michelle Smith takes a look at the San Antonio Silver Stars.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  6. WNBA - Lindsey Harding gives Los Angeles Sparks a true point guar...

    Michelle Smith

    For as successful as Los Angeles was last season without a true point guard, imagine how solid the Sparks might be now with Lindsey Harding running the team.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2013
  7. WNBA - Breaking down the Los Angeles Sparks

    Michelle Smith

    As espnW.com previews the 2013 WNBA season, Michelle Smith takes a look at the Los Angeles Sparks.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2013
  8. Ogwumike (rookie), Ross (coach) honored

    Michelle Smith

    LOS ANGELES -- The biggest surprise for Nneka Ogwumike in her first season in the WNBA?Just how easy it was.Well, maybe she didn't put it exactly like that, but as the Los Angeles Sparks forward accepted the WNBA Rookie of the Year award Sunday ...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  9. WNBA -- Nneka Ogwumike named rookie of the year

    Michelle Smith

    LOS ANGELES -- The biggest surprise for Nneka Ogwumike in her first season in the WNBA? Just how easy it was. Well, maybe she didn't put it exactly like that, but as the Los Angeles Sparks forward accepted the WNBA Rookie of the Year award Sunday m...

    Blog | Conversation | October 07, 2012
  10. Transition to pros is seamless for Los Angeles Sparks rookie Nnek...

    Michelle Smith

    Nneka Ogwumike has made the transition from college to the pros look easy. Just the Spark that Los Angeles needed.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2012
  11. Total Access: Stanford Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer applauds su...

    Michelle Smith

    At the Cardinal's postseason gala, coach Tara VanDerveer acknowledges the team's great accomplishments -- a 79-game home winning streak, five straight Final Fours -- then asks who will step up to keep it going.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2012
  12. 2012 NCAA tournament -- Nneka Ogwumike leaves Stanford without ti...

    Michelle Smith

    When it was officially over, Baylor having won 59-47 to advance to the national championship game (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN), Nneka Ogwumike called her team to center court. She talked to them in a close huddle, some of her teammates had tears in their eyes, but in that moment, Nneka did not.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2012
  13. 2012 NCAA tournament -- Nneka Ogwumike returns with Stanford to F...

    Michelle Smith

    Nneka Ogwumike is back in the Final Four for the fourth time in her career. Stanford's run of five straight national semifinal appearances matches Connecticut and LSU in women's Division I history.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2012
  14. Stanford looking forward to playing Griner, Baylor

    Michelle Smith

    It wouldn't be entirely accurate to say that the entire Stanford campus is abuzz with the prospect of the women's basketball team going to the Final Four to play Baylor (8:30 p.m. ET Sunday, ESPN) and its ubiquitous star Brittney Griner.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2012
  15. 2012 Women's NCAA tournament -- Nneka Ogwumike leads Stanford Car...

    Michelle Smith

    Not to be outdone by dunks, Duke or Dawn Staley, Nneka Ogwumike's 39 points put Stanford into the Elite Eight.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2012
  16. 2012 women's NCAA tournament -- Stanford beats WVU at own game

    Michelle Smith

    An opponent can push Stanford around for a while, but you have to do a lot to push the Cardinal over in the NCAA tournament.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2012