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  1. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Australia faces tough task in semifinals

    Mechelle Voepel

    Lauren Jackson has done all she can to try to lead Australia to Olympic glory. But in a matchup most didn't expect to see until the gold-medal game, toppling Team USA in the semifinals is a tall order for the Aussies.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  2. Maya Moore, U.S. women win gold at world championship

    Mechelle Voepel

    Maya Moore added more accolades to her stellar 2014 campaign Sunday, winning MVP honors as the U.S. women captured their second consecutive gold medal at the world championship.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2014
  3. Spain will be U.S. women's toughest test yet in world championshi...

    Mechelle Voepel

    As USA Basketball plays for its ninth gold medal at the world championship, the Americans might face their toughest competition yet.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2014
  4. U.S. women unstoppable in quarterfinals against France

    Mechelle Voepel

    No matter how the roster changes, Team USA still seems a step ahead of the rest of the world.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2014
  5. Tina Charles leads U.S. women into FIBA World Championship quarte...

    Mechelle Voepel

    On a roster full of former WNBA MVPs, Tina Charles might be the most important player when Team USA takes on France, which beat the Americans in an exhibition less than two weeks ago, in Friday's world championship quarterfinals.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  6. Bench, youth shine for Team USA against outmatched Angola

    Mechelle Voepel

    The reserves, including the youngest of them, came through when given the chance Tuesday as the U.S. women routed Angola to cap a perfect run through the preliminary round of the world championship.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  7. Usual suspects step up for Team USA in win over Serbia

    Mechelle Voepel

    A month ago, the best players on the best teams in the WNBA clashed in one of the top games of the playoffs. On Sunday, they joined forces, as players such as Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore stepped up to lead USA Basketball past Serbia.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2014
  8. U.S. women ready to take on the world

    Mechelle Voepel

    With a squad that has a heavy UConn flavor and some new faces, Geno Auriemma and the U.S. women open the 2014 FIBA World Championship on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2014
  9. Team USA Is More Than Just OK

    Mechelle Voepel

    It's not that the Americans won't face some challenges or can sleepwalk their way onto the medal stand, but this U.S. squad, which beat China 87-56 in the FIBA opener, is one that can control its fate.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2014
  10. Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore shifts focus to USA Basketball

    Mechelle Voepel

    Maya Moore wasn't able to win another WNBA title in 2014, but the Lynx forward's season was a huge success by any other measure. Now, Moore and her USA Basketball teammates must quickly prepare for the world championship.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  11. Team USA Has So Many Terrific Players, Not Enough Spots

    Mechelle Voepel

    The U.S. women's basketball team will be favored in the world championship no matter whom it selects, but deciding which superb players to leave off the squad will be brutally difficult, writes Mechelle Voepel.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2014
  12. Six college players among 33-player pool for USA Basketball

    Mechelle Voepel

    Six college players are among the 33-player pool released by USA Basketball on Monday that will be taken into consideration for the 2014 World Championship and 2016 Olympic teams.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2014
  13. Women's college basketball - Maryland Terrapins' Alyssa Thomas mo...

    Mechelle Voepel

    How does a two-time ACC Player of the Year get even better? After an offseason camp with USA Basketball, Alyssa Thomas returned to the Terps even more focused.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2013
  14. Women's basketball - Geno Auriemma up to the challenge of coachin...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Geno Auriemma is coaching the defending NCAA champs, easy preseason No. 1 and chasing a historic ninth NCAA women's title. Does he need another obligation? No, but coaching the U.S. women in another Olympics is one challenge he truly relishes having.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2013
  15. WNBA -- Playoff push begins now for WNBA teams

    Mechelle Voepel

    The WNBA just had a month-long break, but the playoff push will be intense from the get-go when games resume Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2012
  16. WNBA -- Ten things to take away from London

    Mechelle Voepel

    Plenty of WNBA players had big performances in London. What does it mean as the league resumes play Thursday?

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2012