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Los Angeles Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike Wins 2021 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award

 Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike has been named the recipient of the 2021 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award, the WNBA announced today.  This is the third straight Sportsmanship Award for Ogwumike, making her the only player to win the award in three consecutive years. The Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award is presented each season to a player who exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court, including ethical behavior, fair play and integrity.  The award is named for the late Kim Perrot, who helped guide the Houston Comets to their first two WNBA championships before passing away in August 1999 after a

Sparks earn fifth consecutive win, edging out Chicago Sky 84-81

After a slow start that saw the Los Angeles Sparks fight from behind to overcome a 16-point deficit, Chelsea Gray electrified the crowd of 9,244 in the closing minutes of the game while making an array of tough shots. Gray scored seven of her 26 points in the final 1:25 and the Los Angeles Sparks rallied to defeat the Chicago Sky 84-81 on Sunday afternoon at the Staples Center. Los Angeles (15-8) has now won eight of their last nine games and currently sit atop of the western conference standings, while Chicago dropped to (14-10). Forward, Nneka Ogwumike had 17