Two weeks after the London Olympics ended, the WNBA is back in full swing. The first full week of play was just full of surprises.
Aug 27 | By Mechelle Voepel
Despite leading the Dream to back-to-back WNBA Finals the past two seasons, Marynell Meadors was fired Monday. And now we know who's really in charge in Atlanta: star player Angel McCoughtry.
Aug 27 | By Mechelle Voepel
Saturday's Lynx-Dream contest is a WNBA Finals rematch that was supposed to pit the league's top scorer against the league's top team. But right now, Angel McCoughtry's puzzling absence is taking center stage.
Aug 24 | By Mechelle Voepel
With her dad John, a former UCLA football player, cheering her on, Rachael Kidder leads the No. 1 Bruins in their quest for another title.
Aug 25 1:11 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
With the NCAA women's college volleyball season beginning, here is all you need to know about the teams and players chasing the title.
Aug 23 9:22 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Whether it's stars Becky Hammon and Sophia Young leading the way, or a bench making big contributions, everything is clicking for San Antonio, winner of 11 consecutive games.
Aug 21 | By Mechelle Voepel
Now that two women have been invited to be members, it's time to dream about someday seeing an LPGA tournament at Augusta National.
Aug 20 6:52 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The Mercury's 4-17 record might just be the result of some injury misfortune. But Diana Taurasi's continued absence has some wondering if it's part of an orchestrated plan by Phoenix to maximize its draft-lottery potential.
Aug 20 | By 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.
Aug 15 | By Mechelle Voepel
Plenty of WNBA players had big performances in London. What does it mean as the league resumes play Thursday?
Aug 13 | By Mechelle Voepel
The U.S. women got control early and went on to rout France 86-50 to win their fifth consecutive gold medal and 41st straight Olympic contest.
Aug 11 9:12 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Aug 9 | By Mechelle Voepel
France is already assured of its first women's basketball medal. But to make any run for the gold against a more talented and experienced U.S. team, France must play the best game it ever has.
Aug 9 8:25 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Australia gave Team USA its toughest game of the Olympics, but depth again led the Americans to victory.
Aug 9 6:41 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Lauren Jackson has done all she can to try to lead Australia to Olympic glory. But in a matchup most didn't expect to see until the gold-medal game, toppling Team USA in the semifinals is a tall order for the Aussies.
Aug 9 11:07 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Canada came out with a great game plan, trying to slowing down games with a deliberate offense. Trouble was, it didn't make any difference against the U.S. women, who put the clamps on Canada's top scoring threats.
Aug 8 4:58 PM ET | By 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.
Aug 6 8:26 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The U.S. women tied an American record for points in an Olympic contest and set a team record with 33 assists in crushing China 114-66 to advance to the quarterfinals as the top seed from Group A.
Aug 6 1:49 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Silver Spurs are the surprise 'buzz' team as the Olympics brings a month-long halt to the WNBA. Will the time off help or hurt?
Jul 16 4:54 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Whether due to self-doubt, a nagging injury or the pressure of constant scrutiny, world No. 1 Yani Tseng has not been herself of late.
Jul 5 9:56 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
With world No. 1 Yani Tseng in a baffling slide, the door is open for players such as Ai Miyazato, Inbee Park and Brittany Lang in this week's Women's Open.
Jul 5 9:57 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
In two-plus WNBA seasons in Oklahoma, the Shock has won just 11 games combined. But with the addition this year of guard Temeka Johnson and, most recently, post player Courtney Paris, there is hope for Tulsa.
Jul 3 | By Mechelle Voepel
The U.S. Women's Open returns to Kohler, Wis., harkening memories of 1998's riveting playoff between amateur Jenny Chuasiriporn and future Hall of Famer Se Ri Pak.
Jul 2 4:54 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
A torn ACL forced Briann January to sit out most of last season. But as much as she missed playing, the Fever missed their top point guard, too.
Jun 28 | By Mechelle Voepel
As Title IX turns 40, it's important to celebrate the high points while also remembering the lows -- such as Oklahoma briefly canceling women's hoops in 1990.
Jun 23 | By Mechelle Voepel