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Candace Parker answers title bell

October 21 Dennis J. Freeman 0

For the Los Angeles Sparks, the road to the WNBA championship would begin and end with Candace Parker. It started with Parker making the full-time commitment to attend training camp and seeing this season all the way through. For Parker, that meant making sure her routine overseas, offseason basketball commitment that […]

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Lynx get one ‘Moore’ game

October 17 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles Sparks played Game 4 of the WNBA Finals as if something was owed to them. As a result, the Sparks were handed the keys to a 85-79 defeat at Staples Center. On a night the Sparks had a chance to close out the Minnesota Lynx to […]

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Parker ‘Sparks’ LA closer to title

October 15 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-You could feel it. From the opening tip to the end of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals. Candace Parker was looking to push the agenda for the Los Angeles Sparks. That’s not surprising. This has been a season of mission delivery for Parker, who was bumped from the […]

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No ‘Gray’ area in Sparks win over Mercury

September 14 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-Things were not looking good for the Los Angeles Sparks. Down 14 points late in the third quarter to the Phoenix Mercury, and already riding a three-game losing skid, the Sparks looked every bit like a team about to go down in flames for a fourth straight game. Guard […]

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Candace Parker, Sparks are WNBA’s best

LOS ANGELES-Candace Parker makes everything that she does look easy. When you’re as versatile as Parker is, smooth becomes synonymous with your play. Parker and the Los Angeles Sparks have been on an effortless tear since their only loss of the season against the Minnesota Lynx back on June 21. […]

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Sparks undefeated no more

LOS ANGELES-One team was going to win. One team was going to lose. When the Minnesota Lynx played the Los Angeles Sparks at Staples Center, something had to give between the previously two unbeaten teams in the WNBA. Well, when you have two of the league’s  best teams going at […]

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Dabovic, desperation extend Sparks

September 22 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LONG BEACH-Desperate times call for desperate measures. The Los Angeles Sparks were desperate when they played Maya Moore and the Minnesota Lynx Sunday afternoon at the Walter Pyramid building at Long Beach State University. Down 0-1 going into Game 2 of a three-game series, the Sparks knew what to do […]

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Parker and Sparks rise to playoff potential

September 8 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-It took a while to get there, but the Los Angeles Sparks have climbed the mountain of uncertainty that they may have had at the beginning of the season to now enjoying basketball elation after clinching a playoff berth on the road to a possible WNBA championship run. The […]

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Rest Key to Sparks’ Second Half Surge

LOS ANGELES- For the Los Angeles Sparks, getting a couple of days rest and getting their all-star forward back may be the antidote the team needs to turn their season around from a won-loss perspective. The Sparks are 3-13 going into the all-star break. After playing the second of back-to-back […]

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Griner, Mercury Grind Down Sparks

LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles Sparks are close. They’re almost there. The Sparks haven’t hit their win groove yet where they’re racking off one victory after another. Hopefully that time will come soon enough for the team to pile up enough wins to try to get into the postseason. After going […]

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Storm able to rise, topple Sparks

LOS ANGELES-The 2015 WNBA home opener for the Los Angeles Sparks started off good. The ending wasn’t so good. With Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant sitting courtside at Staples Center, the Sparks surged to a 21-point first quarter against the Seattle Storm. The Sparks and their crowd were pumped with […]

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Mercury Outshine Sparks

May 19 Jevone Moore 0

Los Angeles-There is a new Showtime era playing out at the Staples Center this summer, The Los Angeles Sparks (1-1) are now part of that rich tradition. The 2014 season is a reality thanks to Magic Johnson & financial partners. Their season home opener was a defeat at the hands […]

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Sparks Ready to Get Season Going

LOS ANGELES-As the NBA season winds down, the WNBA season is gearing up. That mean more hoops for basketball junkies. It also means another possible run towards a championship for the Sparks, something that evaded the team last season. The Los Angeles Sparks got bounced out of the WNBA playoffs […]