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  1. WNBA -- Indiana Fever's Erlana Larkins making most of return

    Mechelle Voepel

    After being out of the WNBA for two years, Erlana Larkins was just trying to lock up a job back in May. Now, she's trying to help Indiana finish one and could have a big impact on Game 3 of the East finals.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2012
  2. WNBA -- Shavonte Zellous, Indiana Fever edge Connecticut Sun

    Mechelle Voepel

    In the latest WNBA playoff game with down-to-the-wire drama, Shavonte Zellous' second field goal of the night helped the Fever beat the Sun and force the East finals to a decisive Game 3.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2012
  3. WNBA -- Indiana Fever ready to face Connecticut Sun

    Mechelle Voepel

    Katie Douglas was a big part of Connecticut's last trip to the WNBA Finals. Now, the Indiana Fever star will try to be a key part of keeping the Sun from playing for a league title.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  4. WNBA -- Minnesota Lynx are the favorite in the WNBA playoffs

    Mechelle Voepel

    With the league's best record and a pair of MVP candidates, defending champion Minnesota is the favorite when the 2012 WNBA playoffs open Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2012
  5. 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
  6. WNBA playoffs have wide-open feeling

    Mechelle Voepel

    Seattle was the clear pick when the playoffs opened in 2010. This summer, while Minnesota might be tagged as the favorite, every team has reason to think it could be crowned the WNBA champion.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2011
  7. Asjha Jones carries Connecticut Sun back to playoffs

    Mechelle Voepel

    The best teams tend to work well because there is a mix of personalities. But there also has to be that "even-keel" player who holds everything together. For the Sun, that's Asjha Jones, who has Connecticut back in playoffs after a two-year absence.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2011
  8. Former Connecticut Huskies help Connecticut Sun be successful

    Mechelle Voepel

    The Sun are headed back to the postseason after two years away, and the five former UConn Huskies on the roster have a lot to do with it.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2011
  9. More mature Connecticut Sun set sights on returning to playoffs

    Mechelle Voepel

    After missing the playoffs and settling for a .500 season in 2010, Renee Montgomery and a more mature Connecticut Sun are setting their sights a lot higher this summer.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2011
  10. WNBA draft: Minnesota Lynx eye return to WNBA playoffs

    Mechelle Voepel

    After trading for Lindsay Whalen, picking up Virginia All-American Monica Wright in Thursday's draft and getting Seimone Augustus back from injury, the Minnesota Lynx are looking to finally return to the playoffs this season.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2010
  11. New York falls short in Game 2, has one more shot at Sun

    Mechelle Voepel

    The "next generation" has arrived in the WNBA playoffs. Can the Liberty's youngsters help New York seal the deal against the Sun on Monday? Or will history repeat itself?

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2008
  12. Monarchs lose despite Penicheiro's best efforts

    Mechelle Voepel

    Ticha Penicheiro did all she could to try to lead Sacramento to victory Thursday, even doubling her scoring average. But it just wasn't enough to overcome Becky Hammon and the Silver Stars.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2008
  13. And the winner is ...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Before the WNBA playoffs get under way Thursday, Mechelle Voepel checks in with her regular-season awards picks and some playoff predictions.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2008
  14. Shock, Silver Stars are favorites, but what would title mean to a...

    Mechelle Voepel

    At least one expert expects Detroit and San Antonio to clash in the WNBA finals. But what exactly would a title mean to all eight of the playoff teams?

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2008
  15. Comet comeback looking doubtful vs. Monarchs

    Mechelle Voepel

    If your mind wandered during Thursday's openers, it wasn't just because the game wasn't all that pretty. The background noise made for a cacophony of hoops. And as we take a look at what to expect in Game 2, the little voices still haven't stopped.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2006
  16. Teams still recovering from injury bug as playoffs open

    Mechelle Voepel

    Injuries plagued the league this season more than ever before -- and will continue to affect teams' title hopes.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2006