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Student Athlete of the Week: Payshance Walk
May 28, 2020
Sophomore guard Payshance Walk was determined to have a successful season with the Crenshaw girls’ basketball team. Her efforts and diligence helped the Cougars to a 22-7 overall record and 10-0 record in the Coliseum League.   ... read more »
L.A. Sparks Draft Versatile Competitors for 2020 Season
April 23, 2020
The Los Angeles Sparks acquired talented prospects without having high picks in the 2020 WNBA Draft on Friday. The Sparks drafted Miami forward Beatrice Mompremier and guard Leonie Fiebich of Germany in the second round and West Virginia guard Tynice Martin in the third round. ... read more »
Sparks Star Chiney Ogwumike Was in Conversation with WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert
March 12, 2020
The WNBA has been making major moves to improve the quality of their league after they recently created a new and groundbreaking collective bargaining agreement in January and hired their first ever commissioner last year. ... read more »
When Kobe Died, A Piece of All of Us Died: Los Angeles Remembers Kobe and Gianna Bryant with a Public Celebration of Life Service
February 27, 2020
A crowd of 20,000 people rose to their feet and cheered as Vanessa Bryant and the Bryant family emerged out of the Staples Center tunnel towards the rose-adorned stage positioned near center court for Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s public memorial service on Monday morning. ... read more »
USA Women’s National Team to Train in Chicago, Take Part in NBA All-Star Weekend
February 7, 2020
A total of 15 athletes are slated to participate in a USA Women's National Team three-day minicamp Feb. 14-16 in Chicago and participate in a variety of off-court activities during the NBA All-Star Weekend, including a USA open practice that follows the NBA All-Star Teams' practices at Wintrust Arena on Feb. 15. ... read more »
Top Sports Stories of 2019
December 26, 2019
Major news stories of the year 2019 ... read more / view gallery »
Sun End Sparks Playoff Run in Sweep
September 26, 2019
The Los Angeles Sparks could not overcome the speed and accuracy of the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA Semifinals. In the Walter Pyramid in California State University Long Beach, the Sparks lost 56-78 and were out of Playoff contention. ... read more »
Sparks Advance to the WNBA Semifinals After Win Against Storm
September 19, 2019
Although the Seattle Storm are the reigning WNBA Champions, they have never reigned in Southern California. The Los Angeles Sparks ousted the Storm from Playoff contention with a 92-69 victory in their single-game round 2 series. ... read more »
Seattle Returns to Los Angeles in Round 2 of WNBA Playoffs
September 15, 2019
The Los Angeles Sparks take on the reigning WNBA championship team the Seattle Storm in the second round of the WNBA Playoffs at the Staples Center at 12:00P.M. on Sunday. ... read more »
Metro Releases L.A. Sparks Train Wraps
September 12, 2019
The Los Angeles Metro unveiled their new train wraps of the L.A. Sparks. The new train wraps feature seven Sparks players: WNBA icon Candace Parker, 2019 league MVP candidate Chelsea Gray, two-time Defensive Player of the Year Alana Beard, 2016 League MVP Nneka Ogwumike, ESPN commentator Chiney Ogwumike, center Maria Vadeeva and rookie Kalani Brown. ... read more »
WATCH: Metro Unveil L.A. Sparks Train Wraps
September 7, 2019
Seven Los Angeles Sparks stars are featured on this year's train wrap. This is the second year of the franchise's partnership with Metro. Sparks centers Kalani Brown and Maria Vadeeva attended the train wrap unveiling ... read more / watch video »
Sparks beat top seeded Connecticut Sun, 84-72, extending home winning streak to 11 games
August 29, 2019
Winning at home is a good feeling, doing it for an 11th consecutive time is an even better one, as the Los Angeles Sparks accomplished just that, with the playoffs quickly looming in September. ... read more »
Sparks earn fifth consecutive win, edging out Chicago Sky 84-81
August 15, 2019
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. ... read more »
Sparks Get Third Consecutive Win in Victory Over Seattle Storm
August 8, 2019
Despite not having their entire roster, the Los Angeles Sparks have the skill to play together and execute wins. Defending home court has not been a problem for Los Angeles, although they have not played with their entire roster, they are 7-2 in the Staples Center after defeating the defending champions, the Seattle Storm 83-75. ... read more »
L.A. Sparks Bet on Defense to Defeat Las Vegas Aces
August 3, 2019
If Las Vegas had Aces, the Los Angeles Sparks had a royal flush on Thursday in their 76-68 win over the Las Vegas Aces. The odds were against the Sparks as the Aces were searching for their 15th win of the season, which would have put them in first place in the WNBA. ... read more »
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