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. Parker has played lights out […]

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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 each other, contests like this […]


Parker and Sparks rise to playoff potential

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 Sparks have plenty of reasons […]

Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike battles for a rebound against the New York Liberty Wednesday, July 21, 2015. Photo by dennis J. Freeman

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 games, their weary legs can […]

Making an impact: Candace Parker's all-around game helped the Los Angeles Sparks win their first home game of the season. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/

Parker Shows Why She’s MVP

LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles Sparks owned the game early against the San Antonio Stars during their Memorial Day weekend contest played at Staples Center. The Stars fought back to get into the game when the Sparks became stagnant on the offensive end. The Sparks finally stopped messing around and finished the deal by putting a […]


Parker Shares Sportswomen of the Year Honor with Swimmer Nyad

The Los Angeles Sports Council has named world-record long distance swimmer Diana Nyad and Los Angeles Sparks star Candace Parker as the 2013 Sportswomen of the Year.  Nyad and Parker will be honored individually during the 9th Annual LA Sports Awards, which will be held on Wednesday, March 5 at the Beverly Hilton. In September […]

Candace Parker doing her thing. Photo Credit: Jevone Moore/

What’s In an MVP? Try the Sparks’ Candace Parker

LOS ANGELES-Whenever Candace Parker takes the floor against an opponent she usually has the advantage of being the best player out there. Parker has played dominant ball all season, edging her to the top of the list among most valuable player candidates. There are a lot of talented ballplayers in the WNBA who deserved worthy […]

Nneka Ogwumike's dominant play was the difference in the Sparks defeating the Minnesota Lynx at Staples Center. Photo Credit: Jevone Moore/

Minus Parker Sparks Keep it Together

LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles Sparks were in a groove during a stretch of the third quarter against the Minnesota Lynx when Candace Parker lost her cool and got herself ejected from the game. That scenario played itself out in favor for the Lynx, which then went on a run to during Parker’s absence to climb […]

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Monday’s Meditation: WNBA love

LOS ANGELES-Anybody that doesn’t love the WNBA didn’t watch the double-overtime thriller between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Tulsa Shock at Staples Center. The matchup between the two teams was every bit worth taking in and gives further credence why more people should tune in to women’s basketball. The brand of the WNBA has […]

Candace Parker and the Los Angeles Sparks are ready to make a run towards the WNBA title. Photo Credit: Erlinda Olvera /

Getting This WNBA Party Started

INGLEWOOD- The Los Angeles Sparks has lofty expectations this season. Winning a WNBA championship is about the only thing that matters to the team. Self-appointed individuals goals are fine as long they come within the realm of collecting a title. The run for the WNBA championship figures to be a close race.  Figure in the […]

Los Angeles Sparks guard Kristi Toliver was team's top scorer against the Seattle Storm. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman
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Ogwumike Gives Sparks Winning Boost

Los Angeles-When the Los Angeles Sparks selected Nnemkadi Ogwumike as the first overall draft pick in this year’s WNBA Draft, they knew they were getting a big-time player. In just one of playing professionally after a standout All-American career at Stanford University, Ogwumike has proven just how much of a big-time player she is and […]

Candace Parker and Los Angeles Sparks teammates are looking to the future after failing to make the playoffs this season./Photo: Kiahna Manker

Sparks Unplugged from Playoffs

  You could hear a pin drop afterwards. The mood was somber and one of finality. The party crashed as the Los Angeles Sparks found themselves officially eliminated from playoff contention once and for all after a devastating defeat to the San Antonio Silver Stars at Staples Center. But this was no shocking exit. You […]

WNBA star Candace Parker is probably wondering what's goin on with her Los Angeles Sparks team./Photo Credit: Kiahna Manker

Sparks Looking for Playoff Push

By Dennis J. Freeman The Los Angeles Sparks have not had the type of season they were expecting when training camp opened. Loaded with a deep roster of talented veterans and upstart young players, the Sparks were expecting to make a deep push in the postseason. Depending on how the Sparks play the rest of […]

Joe "Jellybean" Bryant is hoping to lead the L.A. Sparks into the postseason./Dennis J. Freeman

Changing Attitude: Sparks Look for Joe Bryant to Deliver

By Dennis J. Freeman The Los Angeles Sparks are loaded with perhaps the biggest and most talented frontline in the WNBA. Through the first 10 games of the regular season the Sparks haven’t gotten what they needed out of a frontline consisting of Candace Parker, Tina Thompson, Delisha Milton-Jones, Jantel Lavender and Ebony Hoffman. With […]

Noelle Quinn helped fuel the Los Angeles Sparks' 82-74 win against the Minnesota Lynx./Dennis J. Freeman/

Quinn, Parker Shine in L.A. Sparks Season Debut

By Dennis J. Freeman Los Angeles-Candace Parker and Maya Moore gave the WNBA what it wanted as the league pitted the two stars together in the first official game of the regular season for both teams. However, it was the play of Noelle Quinn down an important stretch of the game between the Los Angeles […]

WNBA star Candace Parker is ready to lead the Los Angeles Sparks on a title chase./Dennis J. Freeman/

Parker, LA Sparks Thinking WNBA Title Run

By Dennis J. Freeman Inglewood, CA-There are high expectations this season that Los Angeles Sparks assistant coach Joe Bryant has for the team. Adding depth in the low-post positions and bringing in an array of perimeter talent will make the Sparks top contenders for the WNBA title. A run to the championship, however, will center on whether […]