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Copper leads as Chicago Sky hold off Dallas Wings in first round of WNBA Playoffs 81-64

Copper leads as Chicago Sky hold off Dallas Wings in first round of WNBA Playoffs 81-64

The Chicago Sky held off the Dallas Wings 81-64 in the single-elimination first round of the WNBA playoffs with four players in double digits. Chicago forward Kahleah Copper led the charge amassing 12 points in the first quarter. Sky newcomer…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Rosters set for the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game

Rosters set for the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game

The team rosters for 2018 WNBA All-Star Game, as selected by All-Star captains Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics and Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks, were announced today. Delle Donne was the WNBA Most Valuable Player in 2015…

Led by Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles bounces back with 77-59 victory over Chicago

Led by Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles bounces back with 77-59 victory over Chicago

Parker and Ogumwike lead Sparks over Sky Back to our winning ways!?? @Candace_Parker leading the game with 24pts! #GoSparks #All4LA pic.twitter.com/bFVlDlpkwT — Los Angeles Sparks (@LASparks) June 10, 2018 LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Sparks (5-2) made a triumphant…

Lynx beat Sparks in Finals Game 5 to win their 4th WNBA title

Lynx beat Sparks in Finals Game 5 to win their 4th WNBA title

Box score Game 1 Recap Game 2 Recap Game 3 Recap Game 4 Recap Video: Sylvia Fowles Game 5 Highlights Notes Postgame Transcripts The Minnesota Lynx won their fourth WNBA title Wednesday night, beating the Los Angeles Sparks 85-76, in…

WNBA Players of the Week for games played June 12-18: Jonquel Jones (Connecticut Sun) and Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks)

WNBA Players of the Week for games played June 12-18: Jonquel Jones (Connecticut Sun) and Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks)

Jonquel Jones of the Connecticut Sun and Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks are the WNBA’s Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week for games played June 12-18. From the league: Jones earned Player of the Week honors…

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…

Candace Parker and Lindsay Whalen to participate in 2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks) and Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx) are set to participate in the 2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. ET. ESPN will televise the game that will take place at the Mercedes-Benz…

Sparks topple Lynx to win WNBA Championship, victory seals a banner season for Ogwumike and Parker

Sparks topple Lynx to win WNBA Championship, victory seals a banner season for Ogwumike and Parker

Photos © Lee Michaelson, all right reserved The Los Angeles Sparks won the 2016 WNBA Championship, 77-76, on a shot from MVP Nneka Ogwumike with 3.1 seconds left in the Game 5 of the best-of-five Finals Thursday night at the…

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…

WNBA Playoffs semifinals: Sparks have the upper hand after taking game one vs. the Sky

WNBA Playoffs semifinals: Sparks have the upper hand after taking game one vs. the Sky

Photos: © Lee Michaelson With the league’s MVP Nneka Ogwumike and the Sixth Woman of the Year Jantel Lavender scoring in double figures, Los Angeles took the first matchup of the five-game WNBA Playoffs semifinal series with Chicago, 95-75. The…

Success of Los Angeles bolstered by a deep bench and newcomers

Success of Los Angeles bolstered by a deep bench and newcomers

The record-setting Minnesota Lynx (12-0) and Los Angeles Sparks (11-0) will meet for a historic showdown of undefeated WNBA teams on Tuesday, June 21 at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBA TV. Minnesota and Los Angeles are off to the two best starts in WNBA history, and their matchup is…

Candace Parker spoils debut of Breanna Stewart with 34-point explosion as Sparks beat Storm 96-66

By Cheryl Coward and Lee Michaelson Los Angeles Sparks veteran forward Candace Parker spoiled the professional debut of the most decorated women’s college basketball player in history Sunday afternoon at Staples Center, leading her team to a 96-66 victory over…

USA Basketball announces roster for 2016 Summer Olympics

USA Basketball announces roster for 2016 Summer Olympics

Player Quotes on Making the Team || USA Basketball Athlete Selection Procedures for the 2016 Olympic Games (PDF) USA Basketball announced the 12-player roster for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. As expected, the squad does not include two-time…

USA Basketball leaves Candace Parker off Rio Games final roster

Happy birthday to 2X @Olympics gold medalist @Candace_Parker! ????? #USABWNT @TeamUSA pic.twitter.com/sUt7fioLCG — USA Basketball (@usabasketball) April 19, 2016 Two-time Olympic gold medalist Candace Parker is not on the roster for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro according…

Los Angeles Sparks re-sign Candace Parker

Q&A with Candace Parker: The WNBA star on her offseason activities, the Sparks and more From the team: The Los Angeles Sparks have re-signed two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker, executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler announced today. Per…

Q&A with Candace Parker: The WNBA star on her offseason activities, the Sparks and more

Q&A with Candace Parker: The WNBA star on her offseason activities, the Sparks and more

Since December, fans of Candace Parker have had a chance to see the WNBA star and former Tennessee All-American on the screen as an analyst for Southeastern Conference games. In addition, after the 2015 WNBA season ended, she has participated…