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Washington Mystics cruise past Los Angeles Sparks 95-66, hold steady in first place

Washington Mystics cruise past Los Angeles Sparks 95-66, hold steady in first place

Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. — The Washington Mystics dominated the Los Angeles Sparks 95-66 in a highly anticipated matchup Tuesday night in Entertainment and Sports Arena. “We were into them and how to defend them,” Washington head coach…

Defensive intensity sparks Los Angeles in win over Phoenix, 84-74, on Pat Summit Leadership Night

Defensive intensity sparks Los Angeles in win over Phoenix, 84-74, on Pat Summit Leadership Night

Video || Stats || Shot Charts LOS ANGELES – In what could very well be a playoff preview, the Phoenix Mercury headed to Los Angeles on Thursday night to take on the Sparks. As has been their custom lately, the…

Candace Parker leads Los Angeles Sparks to 83-75 triumph over Seattle Storm

Candace Parker leads Los Angeles Sparks to 83-75 triumph over Seattle Storm

Parker earns season-high in win over Storm Stats || Shot Charts LOS ANGELES – Halfway through the second quarter of an energetic game between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Seattle Storm, Candace Parker hit the deck hard, and held…

Los Angeles Sparks outpace Las Vegas Aces in second half for 76-68 victory

Los Angeles Sparks outpace Las Vegas Aces in second half for 76-68 victory

Video || Stats || Shot Charts LOS ANGELES – Less than two minutes into Thursday night’s heavily anticipated, nationally televised game between the Las Vegas Aces and the Los Angeles Sparks, Aces All-Star center Liz Cambage picked up her second…

Los Angeles Sparks top Dallas Wings 69-64 in biggest comeback of the season

Los Angeles Sparks top Dallas Wings 69-64 in biggest comeback of the season

Stats || Shot Charts LOS ANGELES – With 2:41 remaining in the second quarter of Thursday’s day game between the Los Angeles Sparks and Dallas Wings, center Imani McGee-Stafford found herself open near the hoop, and laid the ball in.…

Sparks guard Riquna Williams suspended 10 games for domestic violence incident

From the WNBA: Riquna Williams of the Los Angeles Sparks has been suspended without pay for ten games as a result of a domestic violence incident, the WNBA announced today.  Williams was arrested on April 29, 2019, and charged with…

Candace Parker helps Los Angeles Sparks top Las Vegas Aces 86-74 to halt losing streak

Candace Parker helps Los Angeles Sparks top Las Vegas Aces 86-74 to halt losing streak

Three Sparks players score 18 points each in win over Las Vegas I asked Kalani Brown about the mix-up with Liz Cambage: “She told me she was gonna pull my hair out – I just didn’t think she would really…

Leilani Mitchell leads five starters in double figures, Phoenix Mercury outlasts Los Angeles Sparks 82-72

Leilani Mitchell leads five starters in double figures, Phoenix Mercury outlasts Los Angeles Sparks 82-72

Stats || Shot Charts || Video PHOENIX – Leilani Mitchell was the last player the Phoenix Mercury cut after training camp, before the team brought her back following the home opener. Sunday, the Australian point guard validated that decision, scoring…

Washington begins road trip with rout of Los Angeles, 81-52, spoils Candace Parker’s season debut

Washington begins road trip with rout of Los Angeles, 81-52, spoils Candace Parker’s season debut

Notes || Stats || Shot Charts LOS ANGELES – The season debut of Candace Parker didn’t exactly go as envisioned for the Los Angeles Sparks. Instead, it looked a lot like the last time they faced the Washington Mystics, when…

Writing Washington: Lengthy road trip awaits the Mystics

Writing Washington: Lengthy road trip awaits the Mystics

The Washington Mystics deserve credit when it’s due. They defended their new home court at Entertainment and Sports Arena going 3-1 for the first four home games. Total attendance so far is 13,765 fans including the 3,654 that witnessed heartbreak…

A career night from Zahui B helps propel New York to road win over Los Angeles, 98-92

A career night from Zahui B helps propel New York to road win over Los Angeles, 98-92

Notes || Stats || Shot Charts LOS ANGELES – Just one day removed from a 35-point loss to the Las Vegas Aces, the New York Liberty entered the Staples Center on Saturday night and gutted out an impressive 98-92 victory…

Big third quarter pushes Los Angeles Sparks to 17-point win over Phoenix Mercury, 85-68

Big third quarter pushes Los Angeles Sparks to 17-point win over Phoenix Mercury, 85-68

Notes || Stats || Shot Charts || Griner Dunk PHOENIX – Chelsea Gray scored 14 of her 21 points in the first quarter, and the Los Angeles Sparks (4-2) ran away from the Phoenix Mercury in the third, en route…

Minnesota Lynx hang Lindsay Whalen’s jersey in the rafters, fall to fierce rival Los Angeles Sparks, 89-85

Minnesota Lynx hang Lindsay Whalen’s jersey in the rafters, fall to fierce rival Los Angeles Sparks, 89-85

Stats || Shot Charts || Jersey Retirement Video MINNEAPOLIS – It appeared at first that the WNBA’s most fierce rivalry had seen better days. No Candace Parker (left hamstring injury) and Alana Beard (left leg injury) for Los Angeles, and…

Facing domestic violence charges, Sparks guard Riquna Williams gets waiver to not appear in court yesterday, next court date set for July 3

Facing domestic violence charges, Sparks guard Riquna Williams gets waiver to not appear in court yesterday, next court date set for July 3

7/8/16 Update: Williams’ court date is postponed until August 16, 2019. Since news of Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams’ arrest for assaulting an ex became public in late April, the league and team, outside of terse short statements, have…

A double dose of Ogwumike helps Los Angeles surge past Connecticut in home opener, 77-70

A double dose of Ogwumike helps Los Angeles surge past Connecticut in home opener, 77-70

Both Ogwumike sisters in double figures in win over Connecticut Stats || Shot Charts LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Sparks (1-1) bounced back from a road loss at Las Vegas during the league’s opening weekend to have a successful…

Las Vegas Aces handle Los Angeles Sparks 83-70 in season opener

Las Vegas Aces handle Los Angeles Sparks 83-70 in season opener

Stats || Shot Chart The Las Vegas Aces had no trouble down the stretch keeping the Los Angeles Sparks at bay in an 83-70 win at Mandalay Bay Events Center Sunday night. Led by four players in double digits, the…

Los Angeles Sparks trade center Jantel Lavender to Chicago Sky in exchange for a 2020 second round draft pick

Los Angeles Sparks trade center Jantel Lavender to Chicago Sky in exchange for a 2020 second round draft pick

Release from the Sparks: The Los Angeles Sparks have acquired a 2020 second round draft pick from the Chicago Sky in exchange for center Jantel Lavender, Sparks Executive Vice President and General Manager Penny Toler announced today. “I’d like to…

Connecticut Sun trade Chiney Ogwumike to Los Angeles in exchange for first round pick in 2020

Connecticut Sun trade Chiney Ogwumike to Los Angeles in exchange for first round pick in 2020

The Connecticut Sun acquired the Los Angeles Sparks’ first round pick in the 2020 WNBA draft in exchange for  6-4 forward Chiney Ogwumike. The first overall pick in the 2014 draft, Ogwumike played three seasons for the Sun. The trade…

Sparks acquire guard Alexis Jones from the Lynx in exchange for guard Odyssey Sims

Sparks acquire guard Alexis Jones from the Lynx in exchange for guard Odyssey Sims

The Los Angeles Sparks traded guard Odyssey Sims to the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for guard Alexis Jones. Sims (Baylor University), entering her fifth season in the league, joined the Sparks ahead of the 2017 season in a trade with…

Candace Parker included in latest Marvel x Adidas ‘Heroes Among Us’ campaign ahead of Avengers:Endgame release

Candace Parker included in latest Marvel x Adidas ‘Heroes Among Us’ campaign ahead of Avengers:Endgame release

Click images to see larger versions With the latest Marvel movie Avengers:Endgame set to hit theaters April 26 and the NBA playoffs underway this week, the multimedia studio and Adidas teamed up to created a slick limited edition set of…

The 2019 WNBA Draft Set for April 10 at Nike New York headquarters

The 2019 WNBA Draft Set for April 10 at Nike New York headquarters

The 2019 WNBA Draft is set for Wednesday, April 10 at Nike New York Headquarters the league announced today. The first round will air on ESPN2 beginning at 7 p.m. ET, followed by coverage of the second and third rounds…

Los Angeles Sparks re-sign guard Karlie Samuelson

Los Angeles Sparks re-sign guard Karlie Samuelson

On the first day of WNBA free agency in 2019, the Los Angeles Sparks re-signed guard Karlie Samuelson. Last season as a rookie she appeared in 20 regular season games and one playoff game for the Sparks. In the offseason she…

Will Liz Cambage realize the dream she voiced in 2011 to play for the Los Angeles Sparks?

Will Liz Cambage realize the dream she voiced in 2011 to play for the Los Angeles Sparks?

A few hours after sports writer Rachel Galligan broke the news via Twitter that Dallas Wings center Liz Cambage requested a trade from the franchise today, Dallas Wings president and CEO Greg Bibb issued the following statement: “Liz Cambage has…

Los Angeles Sparks hire Danita Johnson as president and  COO

Los Angeles Sparks hire Danita Johnson as president and COO

The Los Angeles Sparks hired Danita Johnson as president and chief operating officer of the franchised the team announced Monday. She replaces Christine Simmons who left in December after five seasons to become the first-ever chief operating officer of the Academy…

Brian Agler named head coach of the Dallas Wings

Brian Agler named head coach of the Dallas Wings

After resigning as head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks in early November, Brian Agler interviewed for same position with the Dallas Wings this month. The North Texas-based franchise announced today that Agler would be the new coach of the…