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Candace Parker Named AP WNBA Defensive Player of the Year
September 24, 2020
Los Angeles Sparks guard Candace Parker earned one more accolade in her prestigious career when the Associated Press named her WNBA Defensive Player of the Year. ... read more »
Pac-12 Working with California, Oregon to Start Football Season
September 24, 2020
Pac-12 commissioner, Larry Scott announced on Wednesday that the governors of California and Oregon will allow collegiate competition to resume. However, the start of their season depends on the discretion of county guidelines. The Pac-12 is the only power 5 conference without a set plan to start the 2020 football season. ... read more »
Nike ‘Made to Play’ Panel Shows the Benefits of Women in Sports
September 24, 2020
Nike hosted a virtual panel on Wednesday about the importance of girls playing sports. The panel consisted of decorated athletes: newly crowned WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson, Olympic Medalist and Nike coach, Shalane Flanagan, Team USA long-distance runner Marielle Hall, and Portland Thorns FC forward Sophia Smith. ... read more »
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L.A. Sparks Lose to Sun, Eliminated in Round 2 of WNBA Playoffs
September 18, 2020
The early exit the Los Angele Sparks made in the 2020 WNBA Playoffs shows a problem the team has had throughout the season. Although they have the third-best record in the WNBA, they were 1-3 when playing without forward Nneka Ogwumike during the season. ... read more »
The “Inspire Change” Special Shows How the NFL is Fighting for Equality
September 17, 2020
To display their commitment to combating social injustices, the NFL aired a one-hour TV special called “Inspire Change.” Music and movie icon, Queen Latifah, was the host; the special consisted of interviews and speeches by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. ... read more »
L.A. Sparks Honors Veterans, First Responders with Resources Panel
September 17, 2020
The Los Angeles Sparks hosted Military/Veterans and First Responders Night during their battle against the Washington Mystics on Thursday. Prior to tipoff, the Sparks franchise hosted a resource panel for veterans. ... read more »
Los Angeles Lakers reach the Western Conference Finals
September 13, 2020
With authoritative gameplay, the Los Angeles Lakers ended their second-round battle against the Houston Rockets in five games. For the first time since 2010, the Lakers reached the Western Conference Finals. ... read more »
Montrezl Harrell Crowned Sixth Man of the Year
September 10, 2020
Los Angeles Clippers center, Montrezl Harrell, won the 2019-2020 Kia Sixth Man of the Year award on Friday. The franchise surprised Harrell with the award during a team meeting with former reigning Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams presenting him with the trophy. ... read more »
Rams Player Donates Laptops to Youth in Need
September 10, 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic transforming education into virtual learning, internet and computers are a must-have for students. Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Sebastian Joseph-Day is donating laptops and internet hot spots to four Dreamer Scholar students in Watts from the I Have a Dream Foundation-Los Angeles (IHADLA). ... read more »
Legendary Black Golf Instructor Frank Snow Passes Away
September 10, 2020
Pro-am golf champion Frank Snow has passed away at the age of 78. Snow spent decades teaching Black youth how to golf and was a mentor of Tiger Woods long before he was famous. ... read more »
Nuggets Overpower Clippers 110-101 in Game 2
September 6, 2020
After being defeated in Game 1, the Denver Nuggets set the tone of Game 2 and the Los Angeles Clippers struggled to keep up. The Clippers dropped Game 2 against the Nuggets 101-110. ... read more »
Jewell Loyd hits Buzzer-Beater to Defeat Sparks 90-89
September 5, 2020
The Los Angeles Sparks hustled to the final seconds against the Seattle Storm. With 0.3 seconds left, Storm guard Jewell Loyd took an in-bound pass and sank a clutch three-pointer, allowing the Seattle Storm to survive the Sparks 90-89.   ... read more »
Dodgers, MLB Front Office Employees Tells HBCU Students About Sports Industry
September 3, 2020
To celebrate the legacy of Jackie Robinson, the Los Angeles Dodgers partnered with the L.A. Dodgers Foundation (LADF) to host a career panel for Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students. The career panel was to show students the various occupations in Major League Baseball. ... read more »
Sparks Star Chelsea Gray Assists Communities to Vote
September 3, 2020
Los Angeles Sparks guard Chelsea Gray announced on Friday her initiative called the “Chelsea Gray Assist For Equality.” Gray partnered with the L.A. Sparks, Rock the Vote, and Equality California to launch the initiative. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Susie Fowler
September 3, 2020
Although it was difficult, learning how to be a hurdler was something that Susie Fowler was committed to doing. She had been running track since she was nine but began to learn how to hurdle during her high school years. ... read more »
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