Michelle Smith Archive

Michelle Smith

Contributor, espnW.com
  • Lynx flirt with history

    The Minnesota Lynx are on a winning roll, and that could put them in some elite company in WNBA history.

    Aug 29 | By Michelle Smith

  • Silver Stars struggling without Danielle Adams

    San Antonio has gone 2-7 in August, leaving its grip on the final playoff spot precarious.

    Aug 25 | By Michelle Smith

  • Pat Summitt's way will lead Lady Vols

    Pat Summitt is trying to rebuild Tennessee back to championship form. Monday's announcement will make the quest more challenging.

    Aug 23 | By Michelle Smith

  • Chicago Sky creeps closer to WNBA breakthrough

    The Sky haven't reached the playoffs since coming to Chicago, but that five-year streak could end very soon, thanks to center Sylvia Fowles.

    Aug 22 | By Michelle Smith

  • Tina Charles having MVP-caliber season

    The 2010 rookie of the year is even more comfortable in her second season, and that bodes well for the Connecticut Sun.

    Aug 15 | By Michelle Smith

  • Inductee VanDerveer feels right at home

    With more than 800 career wins, Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer returned to her family's Springfield roots to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

    Aug 12 | By Michelle Smith

  • No end in sight for Edwards

    Tulsa Shock coach and five-time Olympian Teresa Edwards will serve as chief of mission for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team in London.

    Aug 12 | By Michelle Smith

  • VanDerveer, Edwards share Hall of Fame spotlight

    Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer and retired star guard Teresa Edwards share a love of basketball. And their careers now lead them into the Basketball Hall.

    Aug 11 | By Michelle Smith

  • The Lynx find a winning formula

    The Minnesota Lynx are playing winning basketball because of good team chemistry and a nice mix of young and veteran talents.

    Aug 8 | By Michelle Smith

  • Jacki Gemelos claims her dream

    USC's star guard endured an injury-riddled start to her college career. Despite the setbacks, she wouldn't give up, and her determination has paid off.

    Aug 4 | By Michelle Smith

  • Bringing riches from poorest India

    Twelve girls from the Mumbai neighborhood depicted in "Slumdog Millionaire" attend Julie Foudy's Leadership Camp in California.

    Aug 2 | By Michelle Smith

  • Angel McCoughtry and Atlanta dreaming big again

    The MVP candidate has carried last year's WNBA runners-up back into the playoff picture after a 2-7 start.

    Aug 1 | By Michelle Smith

  • Expect a scramble in second half

    As the WNBA resumes play, five of six teams have a shot in each conference.

    Jul 25 | By Michelle Smith

  • Japan an unexpected but deserving champion

    Turning sentiment into resilience, the Japanese made one of the most impressive tournament runs in the history of women's soccer.

    Jul 17 | By Michelle Smith

  • Friends and family

    The World Cup superfans are none other than the players' friends and family, traveling around Germany in red, white and blue to support their loved ones.

    Jul 16 | By Michelle Smith

  • U.S. needs middle management

    American midfielders hope to rebound from struggles and key a victory over Japan in final.

    Jul 15 | By Michelle Smith

  • Christie Rampone inspires younger teammates

    She's gone from reserve on the '99 team to an integral part of the defense on this one. She's team captain, fourth in caps all time -- and, oh yes, a mother of two.

    Jul 14 5:08 PM ET | By Michelle Smith

  • U.S. women one win from history

    The 1999 team has been the frame of reference for women's soccer in the U.S. This team wants to leave its own mark, and with one more win, it will.

    Jul 25 8:45 AM ET | By Michelle Smith

  • Japan's possession game will challenge U.S.

    Over the last three weeks, Japan has beaten opponents with its precision passing and possession game. The U.S. counters with a more physical team.

    Jul 13 7:22 PM ET | By Michelle Smith

  • At this stage, fitness plays a huge role

    The U.S. team is perhaps in its best physical condition in recent years. France is strong, too, and has had an extra day of rest.

    Jul 12 | By Michelle Smith

  • Powerhouse Germany ousted by gutsy Japan

    Disbelief settles across Germany after the host nation is eliminated by Japan in a 1-0 extra-time loss. It was Germany's first World Cup defeat since 1999.

    Jul 9 | By Michelle Smith

  • Leave WNBA out of NBA's mess

    For those who think the league is a drag on the NBA, nothing could be further from the truth.

    Jul 5 | By Michelle Smith

  • WNBA hurting: Lauren Jackson, Candace Parker out

    Two MVPs are hobbled in the same week, Lauren Jackson with a tear in her hip, Candance Parker with a potentially serious injury to her right knee.

    Jun 27 | By Michelle Smith

  • Rory, here's some advice

    You're 22, so a come-down at some point is inevitable. How far is up to you.

    Jun 24 | By Michelle Smith

  • Five things to watch in the NBA draft

    This year's NBA draft lacks the big names of years past and could leave GMs with more questions than answers. Here's the top stories for draft night.

    Jun 22 | By Michelle Smith