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  1. Why Penny Taylor matters just as much as Phoenix Mercury's other ...

    Michelle Smith

    Uncertainty about her basketball future plagued Penny Taylor the past two seasons as she fought back from a knee injury. Tuesday, her pivotal performance helped put Phoenix on the brink of another WNBA title.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  2. Phoenix Mercury get big hand from honorary assistant coach and 11...

    Michelle Smith

    The Mercury are up 1-0 in the WNBA Finals and winning off the court, too. The team is helping its honorary assistant coach, 11-year-old Mia McPoland, spread the word about a rare blood disorder, and maybe even find a match for a bone marrow transplant.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  3. Phoenix Mercury's Candice Dupree, Brittney Griner destroy Chicago...

    Michelle Smith

    With Sky star Elena Delle Donne spending most of the game on the bench, forward Candice Dupree and center Brittney Griner gave Phoenix a force inside that Chicago just couldn't counter.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2014
  4. From waiver wire to winning awards, Allie Quigley's underdog stor...

    Michelle Smith

    After playing for five teams over her first five seasons in the WNBA, Allie Quigley finally has found the perfect fit in Chicago.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014
  5. Chicago Sky ride roller coaster into WNBA Finals

    Michelle Smith

    After overcoming a rash of injuries and illness this season -- and making the playoffs for just the second time in franchise history -- the Sky pulled off their second upset of the postseason and clinched their first trip to the WNBA Finals.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
  6. Chicago Sky center Sylvia Fowles is X factor in East finals Game ...

    Michelle Smith

    With Elena Delle Donne nursing a sore back, Chicago center Sylvia Fowles is the key to getting the Sky to their first WNBA Finals.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
  7. Elena Delle Donne, Chicago Sky extend series with Indiana Fever

    Michelle Smith

    With Elena Delle Donne fighting a back injury, the Sky used their star player as a decoy and got everybody else to step up in a double-overtime victory over Indiana.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2014
  8. Chicago Sky's season on the line against Indiana Fever

    Michelle Smith

    Elena Delle Donne took just 12 shots -- a low for the postseason -- and Chicago committed 14 turnovers in its Game 1 loss to the Indiana Fever.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2014
  9. 5 questions for the WNBA Eastern Conference finals

    Michelle Smith

    Chicago and Indiana both had losing records in the regular season, but ignore that: Any series with Tamika Catchings facing Elena Delle Donne is compelling. Michelle Smith has five questions leading into the WNBA Eastern Conference finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2014
  10. Impending retirement is last thing on Lin Dunn's mind

    Michelle Smith

    Lin Dunn's focus is solely on her Fever's upcoming battle with the Sky in the WNBA's Eastern Conference finals, even as her four-decade coaching career enters its final days.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2014
  11. Five questions for the WNBA postseason

    Michelle Smith

    We take a look at the five biggest questions facing the eight teams -- including five with losing records -- in the WNBA playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2014
  12. WNBA - Phoenix Mercury back on top in WNBA power rankings

    Michelle Smith

    With less than a week to play in the regular season, everyone is still chasing Minnesota and Phoenix.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2014
  13. WNBA - Which teams will win playoff spots in WNBA's Eastern Confe...

    Michelle Smith

    With the regular season winding down and just one team in the division boasting a winning record, we handicap the Eastern Conference race down the stretch run.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014
  14. espnW -- Evergreen Valley College prepping women's soccer players...

    Michelle Smith

    Evergreen Valley has become a women's soccer power in California Community College system since coach Felicia Perez arrived in 2006. But it's her drive to send first-generation Latina athletes to four-year schools that she considers her greatest success.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2013
  15. WNBA Finals - Seimone Augustus ready to put 2012 disappointment b...

    Michelle Smith

    A year after falling short in the WNBA Finals, the loss still stings Seimone Augustus, who has plenty of motivation heading into what could be a decisive Game 3 on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2013
  16. WNBA Finals - Atlanta Dream fall to 0-2, Angel McCoughtry left fu...

    Michelle Smith

    After falling to 0-2 in the WNBA Finals on Tuesday, Angel McCoughtry questioned Maya Moore's physical play, while Atlanta coach Fred Williams noted the free throw discrepancy.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2013