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Dishin & Swishin January 26, 2012 podcast: No matter the field, Lisa Leslie strives to be the best

Dishin & Swishin January 26, 2012 podcast: No matter the field, Lisa Leslie strives to be the best

Last week's podcast featured one of the greatest point guards to ever play the game, Dawn Staley. This week, I was lucky enough to talk to one of the greatest, if not the greatest, post player. In her playing days,…

Playoff contenders set, Silver Stars clinch berth

Last night’s game between San Antonio and Los Angeles determined what team would fill the last slot in the field of eight for the 2011 WNBA Playoffs. Los Angeles hosted the Silver Stars and needed the win plus wins in…

Sparks talk about playoff push after avenging a loss

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angles Sparks avenged a two-day old loss by beating the Storm 68-62, on the strength of forward/center Candace Parker’s 27 points Tuesday night at the Staples Center in front of a crowd of 9,023. The…

Sparks coach Joe Bryant experiments with lineups, Silver Stars get road victory in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Sparks Coach Joe Bryant turned his rotation upside down Monday night, in an attempt to shake his team out of a home court loss slump. But even double-digit scoring by four bench players wasn’t enough to stave…

Los Angeles Sparks owner Paula Madison steps into the spotlight, talks about becoming more involved with the team

Madison’s family business first contact with the team was not “love at first sight” LOS ANGELES – Kathy Goodman and Carla Christofferson bought the Los Angeles Sparks in 2006, and they have been the faces of ownership for the organization…

Game Updates: Los Angeles at San Antonio, June 24, 2011

San Antonio 90, Los Angeles 80 OT San Antonio: Jia Perkins (31 points, 8 rebounds), Becky Hammon (22 points), Sophia Young (12 points, 7 rebounds), Ruth Riley (11 points, 9 rebounds) Los Angeles: Candace Parker (25 points, 13 rebounds), DeLisha…

Sparks host the Liberty as the league celebrates its 15th season and inaugural game

New York Liberty (2-3) at Los Angeles Sparks (3-1) Time: 10:00 p.m. ET Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles TV: ESPN2 On June 21, 1997 Lisa Leslie and the Los Angeles Sparks hosted the New York Liberty in the WNBA’s first…

Los Angeles Sparks players in sync, healthy and ready for 2011

Photos © Sue Favor. Coaches photo courtesy of the LA Sparks LOS ANGELES – There are a whole lot of things different about the Los Angeles Sparks’ training camp this year. To begin with, all on the roster are present…

New LA Sparks president aims to help team become financially viable “for years to come”

Sparks fans wondering who new team president Mike Levy is need only look at his resume. It is pretty long. Most recently he ran the Cleveland Thunderbolts of the Arena Football League until the team folded. He worked in Major…

Sparks co-owner Kathy Goodman talks about the season and the team’s future

Sparks owners Carla Christofferson (left) and Kathy Goodman (right) By the Fourth of July, the Los Angeles Sparks’ season had been declared a wash. With Candace Parker and Betty Lennox out for the season and a 5-13 record, fans were…

Seattle avoids three games with sweep of Los Angeles

Game Thread || Box Score LOS ANGELES — The Seattle Storm overcame a slow start and withstood a run by a scrappy Los Angeles Sparks team in the third quarter to sweep them in the first-round Western Conference playoff series…

Sparks still in playoff hunt, Tina Thompson leading the way

Tina Thompson’s 33 points and 50 percent-plus shooting were not enough to lift Los Angeles as they dropped a close game to Phoenix last night. The Mercury beat the Sparks 90-84 in front of a crowd of 8,817 at the…

Tina Thompson overtakes Lisa Leslie as all-time WNBA scoring leader

Los Angeles Sparks forward Tina Thompson, the last of the original WNBA players still on a team, became the league’s all-time leading scorer Sunday night in a 92-83  loss against the San Antonio Silver Stars. She broke the record set…

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 Los Angeles and proved to…

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 good warm-up too. A small…

Sparks acquire guard Kristi Toliver in exchange for 2011 second round draft pick

The Sparks front office released this announcement yesterday: The Los Angeles Sparks have acquired the rights to guard Kristi Toliver, it was announced today by Sparks Vice President/General Manager Penny Toler. In a deal with the Chicago Sky, the Sparks…

Anne Donovan leaving New York Liberty to coach Seton Hall

Hall of Famer Anne Donovan, coach of the WNBA New York Liberty, is set to take over at Seton Hall. The hiring was first reported by  The Record of Hackensack on its website Sunday night. Just a few hours after…

Sheryl Swoopes to play in Greece, replaces Wisdom-Hylton on Ravenna Esperides roster

Former Seattle Storm player Sheryl Swoopes joined the roster of the Greek team Ravenna Esperides Wednesday. The 38-year-old basketball legend agreed to replace an open spot left by the departure of Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton. Wisdom-Hylton, a forward for the Los Angeles…

The slate is set for the 2009 WNBA Finals: Phoenix vs. Indiana

The slate is set for the 2009 WNBA Finals. The top-seeded Phoenix Mercury hosts the Indiana Fever in game one of a best of five series Tuesday at US Airways. The Fever advanced to the WNBA finals for the first…

Gameday Wednesday: WNBA Conference Finals tip off tonight on ESPN2

The battle for 2009 WNBA conference titles get underway tonight in a doubleheader on ESPN2. In the east, Deanna Nolan and the Detroit Shock host Tamika Catchings and the Indiana Fever at 8 p.m. ET at the Palace of Auburn…

2009 WNBA Conference Finals set after Phoenix defeats San Antonio

After the Phoenix Mercury defeated the San Antonio Silver Stars Monday night, the schedule for the 2009 WNBA Conference Finals was finalized. In a series that lasted the maximum three games, Phoenix led by guard Diana Taurasi defeated San Antonio…

Let the (televised) playoffs begin – Day 1 coverage roundup

Wednesday’s semifinal matchups – Atlanta at Detroit and Seattle at Los Angeles Atlanta @ Detroit , 8:00pm ET, ESPN2 Game 2: at Atlanta, Fri., 9/18, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV Game 3 (if necessary): at Atlanta, Sun., 9/20, 3 p.m. ET,…

Silver Stars benefit from Lynx loss to Sparks, face the Storm tonight

The Los Angeles Sparks helped the San Antonio Stars enter the postseason when they defeated the Minnesota Lynx last night at the Staples Center. Before Friday, the Lynx and the Silver Stars were tied for fourth place in the Western…

Silver Stars Boost Postseason Chances With Win Over Sparks

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Silver Stars denied the Los Angeles Sparks the opportunity to lock down a playoff berth Saturday night with an 89-72 victory over their long-time rivals at the AT&T Center before a crowd of 8,631.…