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Dishin & Swishin 7/25/13 Podcast: Looking at the WNBA All-Star game with ESPN’s Holly Rowe and the WNBAlien

Dishin & Swishin 7/25/13 Podcast: Looking at the WNBA All-Star game with ESPN’s Holly Rowe and the WNBAlien

[display_podcast] This Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena the WNBA will present the 2013 All-Star game. While most All-Star games for sports are a combination of disinterest and lack of enthusiasm, for the WNBA, the All-Star…

Dishin & Swishin 6/06/13 Podcast: Sparks aim even higher in year two under Carol Ross and we debut a new segment

Dishin & Swishin 6/06/13 Podcast: Sparks aim even higher in year two under Carol Ross and we debut a new segment

[display_podcast] Just two WNBA seasons ago the Los Angeles Sparks were in the lottery, not the playoffs. Having deemed that unacceptable, the Sparks began roster renovations with the drafting of Nneka Ogwumike and placed their…

Dishin & Swishin 5/22/13 Podcast: A roundtable preview of the 2013 WNBA season part one, the Western Conference

Dishin & Swishin 5/22/13 Podcast: A roundtable preview of the 2013 WNBA season part one, the Western Conference

[display_podcast] Friday the WNBA season tips off, so it is time to unveil the 2013 WNBA preview edition of the Dishin & Swishin Roundtable! This year the roundtable was so good and loaded with information…

Dishin & Swishin 11/01/12 Podcast: After 31 years Holly Warlick takes the reins at Tennessee

Dishin & Swishin 11/01/12 Podcast: After 31 years Holly Warlick takes the reins at Tennessee

[display_podcast] Four years as a player, 27 years as an assistant coach, and now, after 31 years playing for and coaching with Pat Summitt, the Holly Warlick era begins for Tennessee women’s basketball tonight when…

Lynx advance to WNBA finals in nail-biter on the road, overcome stellar play of Candace Parker and rebounding deficit

Lynx advance to WNBA finals in nail-biter on the road, overcome stellar play of Candace Parker and rebounding deficit

Quotes | Finals schedule With a slim 80-79 win over Los Angeles Sunday night, the Minnesota Lynx finished a Conference finals sweep of the Sparks in front of 10,791 fans at the Staples Center. The…

Lynx rebounding prowess helps fuel victory over Sparks in Western Conference finals opener

Lynx rebounding prowess helps fuel victory over Sparks in Western Conference finals opener

Video recap The Minnesota Lynx doused the Los Angeles Sparks, 94-77, in the first game of the Western Conference finals at the Target Center Thursday night in front of a raucous crowd of 8,513 fans.…

Dishin & Swishin 10/04/12 Podcast: Tully Bevilaqua calls it a career & Chasity Melvin on the WNBA conference finals

Dishin & Swishin 10/04/12 Podcast: Tully Bevilaqua calls it a career & Chasity Melvin on the WNBA conference finals

[display_podcast] The WNBA season is nearing completion, and soon we will in the college season. Tonight begins the conference finals and Dishin & Swishin is all about the WNBA this week. First, for the second…

Dishin’ on the Conference Semifinals: A look at the first round of the WNBA playoffs

If you are a WNBA fan you have seen or heard predictions, analysis, breakdowns, and more of the playoffs this week. Since I know I have seen about enough, here are some interesting points to…

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…

Dishin & Swishin 8/15/12 Podcast: A Roundtable recap of the Olympics and preview of the returning WNBA season

Dishin & Swishin 8/15/12 Podcast: A Roundtable recap of the Olympics and preview of the returning WNBA season

[display_podcast] I’m so psyched for the return of the WNBA this week that we are not even going to wait until Thursday for this week’s Dishin & Swishin podcast! The roundtable is back this week!…

Video: Behind the scenes of ESPN The Magazine’s 2012 “Body Issue” with Candace Parker

Candace Parker is among athletes featured in this year’s “Body Issue” of ESPN The Magazine, including one of the covers. Parker graced the cover of the magazine in 2009 when she was pregnant with her…

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…

Candace Parker shines as Sparks hand Sun home defeat, 87-81

Candace Parker shines as Sparks hand Sun home defeat, 87-81

Just over six thousand spectators and a national television audience were witness to one of the best individual performances seen on a basketball court in recent months.

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.

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…

Los Angeles Sparks sign All-Star forward Candace Parker to a multi-year contract extension

From the Los Angeles Sparks: The Los Angeles Sparks have signed All-Star forward Candace Parker to a multi-year contract extension, Vice President and General Manager Penny Toler announced today. Terms of the deal were not…

WNBA free agency: A first look

WNBA free agency: A first look

Full list of core players, reserved players, restricted free agents and unrestricted free agents Offseason preparations for the 2012 WNBA season should begin to really warm up now as the leagued released the list of…

Sparks end on high note, Chatman on the Sky next season, Penicheiro contemplates retirement

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Sparks ended a disappointing season on a high note Saturday, beating the Chicago sky 74-67 behind DeLisha Milton-Jones’ 15 points in front of a crowd of 13,501. The Sparks…

Candace Parker pledges to continue fundraising effort to help fight Alzheimer’s

Tina Thompson’s son Dyllan in the foreground and Candace Parker’s orange Adidas shoes worn as a tribute to her former coach, Pat Summitt. LOS ANGELES – Prior to the last night’s game against the Tulsa…

Hoffman saves best for her former team, explodes with season-high effort against Indiana

LOS ANGELES – Ebony Hoffman exploding for a season-best 21 points against her former team Thursday night doesn’t seem so far-fetched. She said it herself afterwards: "It’s always nice to play well against your former…

Los Angeles Sparks outlast Washington Mystics, 81-75

Candace Parker recorded a season-high 30 points and ten rebounds in the Los Angeles Sparks’ 81-75 win over the Mystics Friday night in their home opener. It was the first win of the season for…

Game Thread: Washington at Los Angeles, Friday, May 28, 2010

As the Sparks are warming up before the game, they all seem pretty loose and relaxed. There are plenty of hand slaps and even a few smiles. The Mystics all seem like they’re having a…

Candace Parker’s PETA ad

WNBA star and Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker is featured in an anti-fur ad for PETA with her dog Fendi. [Video]

Tamika Catchings three-time defensive player of the year, headlines All-Defensive team

Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings joined Sheryl Swoopes as the only three-time winner of the 2009 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year award. In a landslide vote, a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters cast…

2009 All-WNBA First and Second Teams announced

Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi headlines the 2009 All-WNBA First Team. She led all vote-getters with 201 points while teammate Cappie Pondexter, who garnered her first All-WNBA selection, received 151 points. Two-time WNBA MVP and…