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  1. WNBA playoffs - WNBA conference finals are loaded with talent

    Mechelle Voepel

    The four teams left in the postseason are packed with MVP-caliber talent. Will Indiana's Tamika Catchings, Minnesota's Maya Moore or Phoenix's Diana Taurasi add another title to their resumes, or will Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry win her first championship?

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2013
  2. WNBA playoffs - Will Diana Taurasi's cheek buss buoy or bury Phoe...

    Mechelle Voepel

    The Mercury might just loosen up enough to beat the Minnesota Lynx for the first time this season ... or kiss their championship hopes good-bye.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2013
  3. 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
  4. WNBA - Teams still jockeying for position in final week of regula...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Seven of eight playoff spots have been determined. But seeds are still up for grabs in the final week of the regular season, which includes one more Elena Delle Donne vs. Brittney Griner clash.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  5. WNBA -- Before playoffs, all eyes on draft lottery

    Mechelle Voepel

    The participants in the WNBA playoffs and the draft lottery are now set. Washington, Phoenix, Tulsa and Chicago -- which lost Thursday and was eliminated from postseason contention -- are the teams that will be in the Brittney Griner sweepstakes. We...

    Blog | Conversation | September 20, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Katie Douglas helps carry Indiana Fever to Game 1 win

    Mechelle Voepel

    Katie Douglas' recent scoring tear continued Thursday as the WNBA playoffs opened. The Fever eked out a win over New York, while Seattle cruised past Phoenix.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2011
  8. Penny Taylor will be huge part of Phoenix Mercury's postseason su...

    Mechelle Voepel

    For all of Diana Taurasi's star power and talent, it's hard to picture the Mercury winning the 2011 WNBA championship without significant contributions from Penny Taylor.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2011
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Sue Bird and Swin Cash lead Seattle Storm to WNBA finals

    Mechelle Voepel

    Eight years have passed since they put together the best season in women's college basketball. Yet on Sunday, there were former UConn Huskies Sue Bird, Swin Cash and Diana Taurasi having the biggest impact on the WNBA.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2010
  12. No one's underestimating the Phoenix Mercury in West finals

    Mechelle Voepel

    Phoenix hasn't beaten Seattle in six tries this season. So why is Diana Taurasi so confident going into Sunday's elimination game?

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2010
  13. Seattle Storm play well enough to win Game 1 of West finals

    Mechelle Voepel

    Thursday's Game 1 of the West finals wasn't the grand showdown we were hoping for. But while Diana Taurasi struggled, Seattle's stars and bench put together a win.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2010
  14. Seattle Storm, Phoenix Mercury square off in marquee West finals

    Mechelle Voepel

    UConn fans have plenty to cheer for when two teams laden with former Huskies -- the Storm and Mercury -- clash in the Western Conference finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2010
  15. Expect some great theater in Mercury-Storm West finals

    Mechelle Voepel

    Now that we've dispatched with the formality of the first round of the WNBA's Western Conference playoffs, we can get right to looking at the showdown everyone's anticipated: Seattle versus Phoenix. Each finished 2-0 series sweeps Saturday in games t...

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2010
  16. 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