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  1. Leading roles come naturally for Smith, Taurasi

    Nancy Lieberman

    Katie Smith and Diana Taurasi aren't very different at all. They're natural-born leaders with several titles between them. But in the WNBA Finals, they'll be on opposite sides. And aren't we in for a treat?

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2007
  2. Why Indiana can beat Detroit ...

    Nancy Lieberman

    Detroit just didn't play hard for 40 minutes each game of the first round. And if they do that again, the Shock will struggle against the Fever in the East finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2007
  3. Mercury might have too much firepower for Silver Stars

    Nancy Lieberman

    Nobody has been able to match the Mercury consistently. And the Silver Stars likely won't, either, when they clash in the West finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2007
  4. 10 questions before the 11th season opens

    Nancy Lieberman

    Before the WNBA's 11th season tips off May 19, our analyst answers 10 burning questions for 2007.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2007
  5. Youth movement takes over All-Star Game

    Nancy Lieberman

    For the first time in All-Star Game history, the starting lineups include no WNBA originals, writes Nancy Lieberman, who looks at how each starter has improved over the years.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2007
  6. Sun the one lower seed picked to advance

    Nancy Lieberman

    Will Tamika Catchings return? Can overachieving New York knock off the defending champ? Can Seattle outshoot Phoenix? Our expert tackles the key questions of each first-round playoff matchup.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2007
  7. First-round mock draft

    Nancy Lieberman

    Here's how our expert sees Wednesday's WNBA draft in Cleveland shaping up.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2007
  8. Chancellor set high standard for rest of league

    Nancy Lieberman

    Van Chancellor raised the standard in the WNBA -- and created a formula for success everyone tried to emulate.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2007
  9. CWA's proposal would be step in wrong direction

    Nancy Lieberman

    Competing against men in practice is a great tool to help women -- from starters to the last player off the bench -- improve their games. Taking that away would be like removing tackling dummies from football practice.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2006
  10. 'Family man' Whisenant was ready to step away

    Nancy Lieberman

    Though he'll continue his role as Sacramento's general manager, the WNBA will miss John Whisenant as a head coach.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2006
  11. Strong second half gives Shock their second title

    Nancy Lieberman

    After a sluggish start Saturday, Detroit played tough defense and took care of the ball in the second half to come from behind and win its second title in four seasons.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2006
  12. Laimbeer toeing line between distraction, motivation

    Nancy Lieberman

    Fined by the league on Tuesday for criticizing the officiating during the Shock's Game 3 loss to the Monarchs, coach Bill Laimbeer is toeing the fine line between motivating his team and becoming a distraction.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2006
  13. Athleticism gives Shock the edge in finals

    Nancy Lieberman

    Detroit's athleticism and extreme confidence right now give the Shock the edge in the WNBA Finals over defending champion Sacramento.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2006
  14. Monarchs emerge as favorite in West

    Nancy Lieberman

    Nobody is playing better defensively than the Monarchs right now. And that's a key reason our expert is picking Sacramento to upset L.A. in the WNBA West finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2006
  15. Sun balance, rebounding and Riley are keys in series

    Nancy Lieberman

    Can the Sun overcome the loss of Katie Douglas? Are Ruth Riley and rebounding the X-factors for Detroit? Our analyst breaks down the East finals.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2006
  16. Depleted Storm could struggle vs. top-seeded Sparks

    Nancy Lieberman

    Seattle dominated Los Angeles in the regular season. But the top-seeded Sparks get our expert's vote as the first-round favorite.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2006