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  1. WNBA Finals -- For Taj McWilliams-Franklin, 'Mama' knows best

    Mechelle Voepel

    Once a scared, overwhelmed teenage mom, Taj McWilliams-Franklin has grown into "Mama Taj," the woman who has a heart big enough to mother everyone who needs it, whether it's her teammates or three daughters, including one the Minnesota Lynx star gave up for adoption.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2012
  2. WNBA -- Maya Moore leads Minnesota Lynx

    Mechelle Voepel

    Minnesota opened defense of its WNBA title with a win over Seattle on Friday. It wasn't the vintage performance the Lynx are used to, but Maya Moore made sure it was enough.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  3. 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
  4. WNBA Finals - Team effort lifts Minnesota Lynx

    Mechelle Voepel

    From first-round draft picks to players who were twice cut from the WNBA, a total team effort lifted the Lynx to another fourth-quarter rally past Atlanta in the WNBA Finals.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2011
  5. WNBA Finals - Atlanta Dream, Minnesota Lynx ready for Game 2

    Mechelle Voepel

    Erika de Souza's return will no doubt impact Atlanta's inside game. But the center's presence could have a ripple effect on both the Lynx and Dream the rest of the WNBA Finals.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2011
  6. Good guys -- or even "Bad Girls" -- don't always finish last

    Mechelle Voepel

    Good guys -- or even "Bad Girls" -- don't always finish last. Just ask Taj McWilliams-Franklin and the Shock, who continued to celebrate their WNBA title on Monday in a city that almost lost its WNBA franchise six years ago.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2008
  7. Detroit's experience, talent stymie Silver Stars' comeback

    Mechelle Voepel

    San Antonio had two fantastic finishes to pull out wins on its home court in the West finals. The Silver Stars came up with another big rally Wednesday in San Antonio, but it wasn't enough to top talented Detroit in Game 1.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2008
  8. McWilliams-Franklin helps Detroit find way to WNBA Finals again

    Mechelle Voepel

    As expected, Detroit depended on Deanna Nolan and Katie Smith to clinch its third consecutive trip to the WNBA Finals. But Taj McWilliams-Franklin's post presence helped pave the way to the championship series, too.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2008
  9. Unlikely hero Wyckoff nails shot of series

    Mechelle Voepel

    If Brooke Wyckoff's 3-pointer with 2 seconds left hadn't gone in, we're looking at a sweep on Sunday in Sacramento. Instead, the reserve guard might have saved the Sun's season.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2005
  10. Sun, Comets soar into All-Star break

    Mechelle Voepel

    Houston's hot. Charlotte's not. See what else Mechelle Voepel comes up with as she assesses the first half of the season.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2005
  11. For Taj, finals are 'gravy'

    Mechelle Voepel

    Missing 10 shots is nothing compared to feeding your kid on $1.50, says Sun post Taj McWilliams-Franklin.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2004
  12. Sun work inside job on Jackson

    Mechelle Voepel

    Wendy Palmer-Daniel and Taj McWilliams-Franklin, along with bench help from Asjha Jones, worked hard at putting the clamps on Lauren Jackson.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2004