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  1. WNBA - Minnesota Lynx open playoffs as WNBA favorite

    Mechelle Voepel

    Minnesota, which has home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, is once again the favorite when the WNBA postseason opens Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  2. WNBA -- Minnesota Lynx set to face Los Angeles Sparks

    Mechelle Voepel

    The Sparks are well-rested. The Lynx, meanwhile, had to gut out a three-game series with Seattle. Will it impact Thursday's Game 1 of the Western Conference finals?

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  3. WNBA -- Lindsay Whalen leads Minnesota Lynx past Los Angeles Spar...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Fatigue. Injured point guard. Loss of momentum. Minnesota could have bought into a big list of excuses and flopped Thursday. Instead, Lindsay Whalen set the tone from the opening tip.

    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. Los Angeles Sparks most disappointing of four teams left out of p...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Of the four teams left out of the 2011 WNBA playoffs -- Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington and Tulsa -- the Sparks had the most disappointing season.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2011
  7. Los Angeles Sparks make playoff push in WNBA

    Mechelle Voepel

    For the second straight season, Los Angeles is clinging to playoff hopes as the regular season winds down. But while the Sparks believe they should have played better when Candace Parker was out with injury, it's not difficult to see why they didn't.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2011
  8. West race going down to the wire in the WNBA

    Mechelle Voepel

    With the West race going down to the wire, expect plenty of drama in the last three-plus weeks of the WNBA regular season.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2011
  9. Los Angeles Sparks' Ticha Penicheiro playing as well as ever

    Mechelle Voepel

    Once defined by her flashy passing, 35-year-old Ticha Penicheiro has become one of the greatest all-around point guards to ever play in the WNBA.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2010
  10. Breaking down the WNBA playoffs

    Mechelle Voepel

    What do we really know about each playoff team? Mechelle Voepel identifies three strengths each team's opponent must focus on in the WNBA playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2010
  11. Washington Mystics open WNBA playoffs as East's No. 1

    Mechelle Voepel

    For the first time in franchise history, the Mystics grabbed a No. 1 seed in the playoffs. But any of the four East teams could play its way into the WNBA finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2010
  12. WNBA: Seven of eight playoff teams set

    Mechelle Voepel

    Los Angeles' DeLisha Milton-Jones didn't try to avoid the obvious recently when asked about the struggles the Sparks have had this summer. After Lisa Leslie retired, Candace Parker was going to be the team's undisputed centerpiece. But Parker's seas...

    Blog | Conversation | August 20, 2010
  13. Los Angeles Sparks' Lisa Leslie retiring at the right time

    Mechelle Voepel

    Lisa Leslie's final season fell short of adding a third WNBA championship, and the Sparks legend is content with her decision to retire. Those around her know she'll still impact the game for years to come.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2009
  14. Phoenix Mercury move on to WNBA Finals after beating Los Angeles ...

    Mechelle Voepel

    In Saturday's decisive Game 3, the Mercury's brisk pace and speed prevailed over the Sparks' pound-it-inside game. And now, Phoenix moves on to try to win the franchise's second WNBA title.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2009
  15. Los Angeles Sparks even West finals with Phoenix Mercury

    Mechelle Voepel

    Though every game could be her last, Lisa Leslie and the Sparks are going about their business the same as always. On Friday, that translated to a tough, well-executed win in which everyone played so well that even Leslie's foul trouble ended up being just a footnote.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2009
  16. Style, pace will determine West finals Game 3 winner

    Mechelle Voepel

    Game 3 of the West finals Saturday will determine which team advances to the championship series. Whether Phoenix's stars shoot better than they did in Game 2, or L.A.'s defense can hold the Mercury in check for a second straight night, will determine the winner.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2009