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  1. espnW - Top five WNBA MVP candidates for 2014

    They're five of the best players in the world -- and perennial contenders for the WNBA's top honor. As the league's 18th season gets underway, espnW.com takes a look at the top MVP candidates.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | May 20, 2014
  2. espnW - Five WNBA players who need to step up in 2014

    Whether they're returning from injury or adjusting to being on a new team, Mechelle Voepel tabs five WNBA players whose teams really need them to step forward in 2014.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | May 09, 2014
  3. espnW - Top five preseason contenders for the 2014 WNBA title

    Minnesota has won two titles in the past three seasons. But while the Lynx look to become the WNBA's next great dynasty, plenty of other teams have their eyes on the prize, too. So which teams are the biggest contenders for the 2014 WNBA crown?

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | May 07, 2014
  4. espnW -- Why hoops star Brittney Griner is No. 2 on our Impact 10...

    Kate Fagan

    Brittney Griner made a successful leap from the NCAA to WNBA, and continued to grow a vital social consciousness off the court, as well.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013
  5. Phoenix Mercury hire WNBA veteran Sandy Brondello to coach

    Former San Antonio Silver Stars coach Sandy Brondello has been hired to coach the Phoenix Mercury.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2013
  6. espnW -- Sarah Spain's WNBA playoff primer

    Sarah Spain

    Whether you're new to the WNBA playoffs (like Sky fans) or new to the league altogether, Sarah Spain tells you the players, teams and storylines to follow in the postseason in this week's "That's What She Said."

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2013
  7. Time to stop celebrating women's dunks

    LZ Granderson

    Brittney Griner's impact on the WNBA will be drastically minimized if coverage of her games is reduced to the number of breakaway dunks she has. It's an expected play for her, not an automatic highlight.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2013
  8. espnW -- Debating which WNBA team will make the greatest leap

    espnW

    Phoenix won the lottery, but Washington and Tulsa made big offseason moves. Who will be the WNBA's most improved team? That's up for debate.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  9. espnW -- 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' has always existed in sports med...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Brittney Griner and Jason Collins recently acknowledged their sexuality in different ways, which begs the question of what role we the media should play in "outing" sports figures.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  10. espnW -- What exactly does it mean to be an openly gay athlete?

    Kate Fagan

    What exactly does it mean to be an openly gay athlete? Well, the recent news surrounding Brittney Griner shows the changing dialogue around gay athletes in sports.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2013
  11. espnW -- No woman, not Brittney Griner or any other, could play i...

    Kate Fagan

    It's time for a reality check. No current female basketball player would be able to compete in the NBA, and that includes Baylor center Brittney Griner.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2013
  12. espnW -- President Laurel Richie answers WNBA questions

    Kate Fagan

    WNBA president Laurel Richie gives some insight into where the league is as it finishes its 16th season -- the good and the bad.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2012
  13. I'm Just Askin' -- WNBA playoffs yield questions

    Adena Andrews

    In her latest "I'm Just Askin'" column, Adena Andrews has a hurry-up attack of questions after the first week of the NFL season.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  14. espnW -- Roster limits hurt WNBA

    Kate Fagan

    With WNBA rosters capped at 11, teams can't afford to carry their own Jeremy Lins, young players who could become stars.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2012
  15. espnW -- Diana Taurasi leads Team USA as 'young veteran'

    Jared Zwerling

    Diana Taurasi has been to the Olympics before. She's also won a gold medal. But this time around, she will be one of the veteran leaders of Team USA.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2012
  16. Fagan: An education on the WNBA

    Kate Fagan

    Kate Fagan has never been a fan of the WNBA, though she should fit right in with the league's demographic. In the first of a three-part series to educate herself on the league, Fagan realizes some of the its flaws are, in fact, strengths.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2012