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From Texas to Stanford to Los Angeles: Nneka Ogwumike’s impressive trajectory and rookie splash

From Texas to Stanford to Los Angeles: Nneka Ogwumike’s impressive trajectory and rookie splash

Stanford just lost to Baylor in the Final Four this past April, the final game of Nneka Ogwumike’s college, but in the locker room afterward, the star forward was not among the teary-eyed. She told reporters, with a smile, that…

With motivation from teammates, Toliver overcomes record number of turnovers to give Los Angeles a thrilling victory over Tulsa

With motivation from teammates, Toliver overcomes record number of turnovers to give Los Angeles a thrilling victory over Tulsa

Box score LOS ANGELES – As a game that featured 10 lead changes and three ties wound to a close Tuesday night, it looked like the Sparks would come up on the short end when Shock point guard Temeka Johnson’s…

Los Angeles Sparks’ defense key to hot start in games vs. Seattle

Los Angeles Sparks’ defense key to hot start in games vs. Seattle

LOS ANGELES - The touted rematch between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Seattle Storm turned out to be one-sided Tuesday, as the host Sparks easily overcame the visiting Storm, 74-61.

Sparks beat Japan, Ogwumike leads again in Sparks preseason

Sparks beat Japan, Ogwumike leads again in Sparks preseason

Los Angeles – The Sparks overcame a slow first half Thursday to rout the visiting Japan National Team, 95-77.

Los Angeles Sparks working on defense as roster shapes up, Ross makes cuts

Los Angeles Sparks working on defense as roster shapes up, Ross makes cuts

LOS ANGELES – Just in time for their second exhibition game against the Japan National Team, all prospective Los Angeles Sparks were in training camp Wednesday night for a tough session.

New coach Carol Ross sets tone for aggressive play as Los Angeles Sparks begin training camp

New coach Carol Ross sets tone for aggressive play as Los Angeles Sparks begin training camp

LOS ANGELES – Carol Ross definitely set a new tone on the first day of training camp for the Los Angeles Sparks yesterday. The new coach explained what she wanted players to do, demonstrated it to them, directed them into…

Pro hopefuls showcased their skills in front of WNBA coaches and execs during Final Four

Pro hopefuls showcased their skills in front of WNBA coaches and execs during Final Four

Photos © Sue Favor DENVER, Colo. — For the 15th consecutive year, during Final Four weekend in Denver, pro prospects showcased their skills for WNBA coaches at Merit Management Group’s free agent camp. The event attracted 67 players of varying…

Championship postgame Q&A: Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins and Devereaux Peters

Skylar Diggins How was this game different than last year’s final? “We lost by 20. We were the underdogs and weren’t expected to win it all. I think we were expected to win last year.” How has your game changed…

2012 Final Four: Postgame Q&A with Amber Orrange, Joslyn Tinkle, Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike

Nneka Ogwumike You’re incredibly poised for having just lost your last college game. How are you able to do that? It’s reality. The season had to have ended either today or Tuesday, whether it was on a low or a…

2102 Final Four: Postgame Q&A with Notre Dame’s Natalie Novosel

Sue Favor caught up with Natalie Novosel last night after the Irish beat UConn to advance to the championship game in the Final Four.

Pat Summitt appearance at WBCA All-America game a pleasant surprise

DENVER, Colo. -- Tennessee Coach Pat Summitt surprised those in attendance Saturday when she showed up for the ceremony naming the WBCA All-American Team, which included Lady Vol senior forward Glory Johnson.

2012 Final Four: Potent quotables from Saturday’s press conference

Baylor Q. If you could each take this one on, can you just talk about the sisters over at Stanford and what kind of matchup they present? And, Brittney, specifically can you talk about how remarkable that you and Neka…

Final Four Notes 3/31/12: Saturday practices, awards and more

Open practices at Pepsi Center began the day. First up is the Notre Dame Irish, who seem energetic and spirited as they run through a series of drills and scrimmages. Coach Muffet McGraw watches intently for the hour, but doesn’t…

Jewell Loyd leads White team in WBCA High School All-America Game

DENVER – The White Team overcame some lopsided statistics to beat the Navy Team, 74-62, in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) High School All-America Game Saturday. The White Team shot 45 percent to the Navy Team’s 31.5, and out-rebounded…

Chamique Holdsclaw’s autobiography an engaging read about overcoming clinical depression

Chamique Holdsclaw’s autobiography an engaging read about overcoming clinical depression

Breaking Through: Beating the Odds Shot After Shot Published by Chamique Holdsclaw, LLC Holdsclaw.com or Amazon.com Chamique Holdsclaw wrote her new autobiography in hopes that her account of overcoming clinical depression would inspire other sufferers to seek help and recover,…

Pac-12 coaches, including Cal and USC, approve of tournament move to Seattle

Pac-12 coaches, including Cal and USC, approve of tournament move to Seattle

The Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament will move to Seattle in 2013 “in order to create the most dynamic atmosphere for student athletes,” announced conference commissioner Larry Scott today.

Stanford takes Pac-12 Tournament title, but Cal finishes a stellar season

Stanford takes Pac-12 Tournament title, but Cal finishes a stellar season

LOS ANGELES – Nnemkadi Ogwumike exploded for 29 points Saturday, including three three-point shots, to lead the Stanford Cardinal to their sixth consecutive conference title in a 77-62 Pac-12 Tournament win over San Francisco Bay rival Cal.

Pac-12 Tournament: Stanford and Cal overcome deficiencies to seal semifinal wins, stage set for title game

LOS ANGELES – The stage is set for a Stanford-Cal Pac-12 Tournament Championship showdown today at Staples Center. The fact that the first and second seeds are facing one another is no surprise to some, but the way each got…

Pac-12 Tournament: Day 2 recaps and remaining schedule

LOS ANGELES – A key quarterfinal upset has resulted in an unlikely semifinal showdown Friday afternoon at the Pac-12 Tournament. Second-seeded Cal will take on #11 Washington State in the second game today, at 2:30 p.m. PST, after the Cougars upset…

Upsets on first day of the Pac-12 tournament: Three lower seeds surprise opponents

Upsets on first day of the Pac-12 tournament: Three lower seeds surprise opponents

LOS ANGELES – The Pac-12 Tournament was rife with upsets on opening day Wednesday, as three of four higher seeds fell.

Baylor’s Kim Mulkey wants her team to experience what she accomplished as a player

Baylor’s Kim Mulkey wants her team to experience what she accomplished as a player

It was 30 years ago this month that a 19-year-old point guard with long braids helped lead Louisiana Tech to the first women’s NCAA National Championship. The Lady Techsters, then the country’s dominant program, won the Midwest regional then routed…

USC finishing out regular season on upswing, honors seniors and beats Arizona State

USC finishing out regular season on upswing, honors seniors and beats Arizona State

LOS ANGELES - USC overcame poor first-half shooting and an Arizona State surge in the second half to seal a 59-53 win Saturday, as the program's seniors were honored.

What a difference five months can make for Tamika Catchings

What a difference five months can make for Tamika Catchings

Indiana Fever star forward Tamika Catchings tore the plantar fascia in her right foot in game two of last season's WNBA Eastern Conference Finals. The 2011 MVP played limited minutes in game three, and the Fever lost. Catchings, who is…

USC comes out on top against crosstown rival UCLA, 66-54, McGee sisters honored

USC comes out on top against crosstown rival UCLA, 66-54, McGee sisters honored

LOS ANGELES – The USC Trojans beat the UCLA Bruins 66-54 Sunday, sweeping their crosstown rivals this season and breaking a fourth-place tie in the Pac-12 standings with them to take the spot. The game was a sloppy affair on…

Alana Beard “thrilled” to be with the Sparks, Ticha Penicheiro still undecided about 2012 season

Alana Beard “thrilled” to be with the Sparks, Ticha Penicheiro still undecided about 2012 season

The Los Angeles Sparks added an important piece to their mix this week in acquiring veteran guard Alana Beard, but the rest of the picture has yet to be painted. Beard, who the franchise signed Wednesday, said she is thrilled…