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Sparks' Leslie retires with no regrets

Originally Published: September 26, 2009
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

PHOENIX -- Lisa Leslie was smiling not long after it was over. She'd hugged her husband, waved to the opposing fans, gotten dressed, talked to the media … and then was soon fussing over a little baby.

Her former teammate on the U.S. national squad, Ruthie Bolton, was at Phoenix's US Airways Center and had her 4-month-old daughter, Hope, with her. Leslie, who has her own little girl, 2-year-old Lauren, took tiny Hope in her arms.

And it was as if the game that had ...

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