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  1. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Depth, talent makes U.S. women the heavy ...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Russia, Australia and now France are all quality teams. But the U.S. women's basketball team, with its depth of talent, remains a very heavy favorite in the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  2. Two powerhouses fall short at FIBA World Championship

    Mechelle Voepel

    Call it "Freaky Friday" at the FIBA World Championship. Two worlds powerhouses -- Russia and Australia -- were knocked out of contention and will leave the Czech Repubic without a medal.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2010
  3. U.S. women out to regain FIBA World Championship title

    Mechelle Voepel

    Team USA, as always, is talented. But as the Americans try to improve on their third-place finish four years ago, it's also a team with several members still learning the ropes of a competition at this level.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2010
  4. Hammon, Silver Stars keep heads up after loss

    Mechelle Voepel

    Becky Hammon, whose decision to play for Russia in the Olympics garnered a lot of media scrutiny and criticism, has had quite a year. But despite getting swept out of the WNBA Finals, she'll look back on 2008 as a time she cherishes.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2008
  5. Sun's Whitmore rises above challenges

    Mechelle Voepel

    After growing up in the most impoverished state in America, Tamika Whitmore knows about hard times. Finding a way out of them continues to be her biggest motivator.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2008
  6. Hammon, Russia top Latvia in opener

    Mechelle Voepel

    Becky Hammon might not know the words to the Russian anthem, but she's having no problem fitting in with her Russian teammates.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2008
  7. Hammon has right to play for Russia, but will it change Games?

    Mechelle Voepel

    Becky Hammon has a right to experience the Olympics in whatever way she can. But the fact her decision brings the idea of "free agency" to the Olympics just doesn't seem right.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2008
  8. USA, Russia to renew rivalry in semifinals

    Mechelle Voepel

    The U.S.-Russia rivalry goes all the way back to the 1950s and was pretty lopsided in favor of the Soviets for a long time. But Team USA, which plays its old foe Thursday, has come out on top in recent years.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2006