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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…

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…

Alana Beard wins second straight Defensive Player of the Year Award

Alana Beard wins second straight Defensive Player of the Year Award

Los Angeles Sparks guard/forward Alana Beard won the 2018 Defensive Player of the Year Award. This is the second straight season that the 36-year-old four-time All-Star has earned the honor. She is the fifth player in league history to win…

With a solid core of veterans and some exciting additions, Sparks look to repeat as WNBA champions

With a solid core of veterans and some exciting additions, Sparks look to repeat as WNBA champions

LOS ANGELES – As the 2017 WNBA regular season gets underway, many expect the reigning champion Los Angeles Sparks to mount another championship run. The team is No. 1 in the Associated Press Preseason WNBA Poll and No. 2 in…

WNBA Finals Game 3: Sparks beat Lynx 92-75, come within one game of the championship

WNBA Finals Game 3: Sparks beat Lynx 92-75, come within one game of the championship

Photo Gallery ||  Quotes || Social Media || Box Score || Around the Web LOS ANGELES – Friday was not a good day for the Minnesota Lynx. The defending WNBA champions found themselves at the losing end of a lopsided…

Los Angeles wins fourth straight, routs Tulsa 84-57

Los Angeles wins fourth straight, routs Tulsa 84-57

The Los Angeles Sparks (7-14) dominated the Tulsa Shock, 84-57, Thursday night at Staples Center for a fourth straight victory. The 27-point advantage was the largest margin of victory this season for the Sparks. For the Shock, the defeat marked their…

Dishin & Swishin 5/28/15 Podcast: Brian Agler looks to create a new system in Los Angeles

Dishin & Swishin 5/28/15 Podcast: Brian Agler looks to create a new system in Los Angeles

[display_podcast] Last night the Los Angeles Sparks opened their 2015 WNBA schedule with a preseason victory over the Chicago Sky at Mohegan Sun Arena, 76-67. The game marked the Brian Agler’s debut as the Sparks’ head coach. He spent the…

Dishin & Swishin 8/30/12 Podcast: Guard play dominating in the West; Sue Bird & Alana Beard ready their teams for the postseason

Dishin & Swishin 8/30/12 Podcast: Guard play dominating in the West; Sue Bird & Alana Beard ready their teams for the postseason

Connecticut and U.S. senior national team coach Geno Auriemma has always been fond of saying that guard play is the key to winning championships. In the WNBA Western Conference, guard play is outstanding for the four teams that will most…

Dishin & Swishin 6/14/12 podcast: April Phillips & Special Jennings create a league of their own; the Los Angeles Sparks discuss their success

Dishin & Swishin 6/14/12 podcast: April Phillips & Special Jennings create a league of their own; the Los Angeles Sparks discuss their success

[display_podcast] We have a diverse and interesting podcast for you today! First, April Phillips and Special Jennings were integral parts of the successful Xavier teams during this decade. Both had good careers, including an Elite Eight run, and both have…

A Dishin & Swishin special: Carol Ross has a Sparks team to suit her style

A Dishin & Swishin special: Carol Ross has a Sparks team to suit her style

When I spoke to new Los Angeles Sparks coach Carol Ross on January 12, 2012, questions abounded. The Sparks' roster contained players like Ticha Penicheiro, Tina Thompson, Noelle Quinn, LaToya Pringle and Natasha Lacy. Just over two months later, I…

Polish League All-Star Game foreign squad

The PLKK (Polska Liga Koszykówki Kobiet) All-Star Game takes place January 9, 2010 in Pruszków, Poland. Members of the Polish National Team and Polish All-Stars will face a squad of All-Stars who are foreigners: Samantha Richards (KSSSE AZS PWSZ Gorzów…