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  1. They're History: U.S. Women Capture 1st Indoor Volleyball Gold Me...

    Mechelle Voepel

    The Americans had twice finished second in the world championship and took silver in three Olympic Games. But it took 62 years -- the first world championship was in 1952 -- for them to finally win a gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2014
  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. 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
  5. Women's college basketball - South Carolina Gamecocks rally aroun...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Since South Carolina assistant coach and former Olympic gold medalist Nikki McCray was diagnosed with breast cancer last November, supporting her has been a rallying point for the entire Gamecocks program.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2014
  6. espnW -- Karrie Webb back on familiar ground in Australia

    Mechelle Voepel

    Disqualified from the Australian Ladies Masters last week, Karrie Webb will get another chance this week as the LPGA heads to Australia.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2014
  7. 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
  8. WNBA Finals - Maya Moore goes head to head with Angel McCoughtry ...

    Mechelle Voepel

    They squared off in college and again in the 2011 WNBA Finals. Now, Maya Moore and Angel McCoughtry, who won gold together in the 2012 Olympics, meet again for this season's WNBA title.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2013
  9. 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
  10. espnW and Nine for IX -- Mary Decker was early idol for female sp...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Mary Decker may be remembered by some as the "woman who fell" at the 1984 Summer Olympics. But for Mechelle Voepel, Decker represented so much more in a sports landscape that lacked female heroes.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2013
  11. WNBA Finals -- Erin Phillips helps Indiana Fever win title

    Mechelle Voepel

    Cut from the Australian national team before the Olympics, Erin Phillips became all the more determined to help Indiana win its first WNBA title.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2012
  12. WNBA -- Maya Moore leads Minnesota Lynx

    Mechelle Voepel

    Minnesota opened defense of its WNBA title with a win over Seattle on Friday. It wasn't the vintage performance the Lynx are used to, but Maya Moore made sure it was enough.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  13. WNBA -- Tulsa Shock again dealing with staph infections

    Mechelle Voepel

    Kayla Pedersen and Temeka Johnson are both back on the court, but it's the third consecutive season that at least one Tulsa player has been diagnosed with staph infection.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2012
  14. WNBA -- Liz Cambage prepares for pro stint in China

    Mechelle Voepel

    While some peers say she is full of potential and on the road to greatness, Liz Cambage is focused on her next stop. Right now, that's an extended rest, and then a pro stint in China reportedly worth $400,000.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2012
  15. WNBA -- WNBA back in full swing

    Mechelle Voepel

    Two weeks after the London Olympics ended, the WNBA is back in full swing. The first full week of play was just full of surprises.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2012
  16. WNBA -- Phoenix Mercury falling while lottery looms

    Mechelle Voepel

    The Mercury's 4-17 record might just be the result of some injury misfortune. But Diana Taurasi's continued absence has some wondering if it's part of an orchestrated plan by Phoenix to maximize its draft-lottery potential.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2012