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Sparks Guard Te’a Cooper Focuses On The Bigger Picture
January 13, 2021
There could not be a better time for athletes to utilize their platforms to make a difference in the communities. Cooper strives to use her voice, and she is inspired by her leader and teammate Ogwumike, who is also the WNBPA President. She said, “The world is so crazy. I was able to be on a team with [Nneka], president of the WNBPA. She is awesome. Being in the bubble, many people supported her and her ability to speak up and be the forefront of us standing together as a league. To watch that and see what they have done, it was very motivating and encouraging to do the same. I have hopes for change in the future.” ... read more »
The Highs and Lows of Sports in 2020
December 31, 2020
Big sports stories during an unprecedented year ... read more / view gallery »
Te’a Cooper Shares Basketball Knowledge at Jr Sparks Virtual Clinic
December 24, 2020
The Los Angeles Sparks recently hosted a Jr. Sparks virtual clinic featuring rookie guard, Te’a Cooper. During the clinic, youth participated in shooting and footwork drills, they also competed in challenges to get prizes. ... read more »
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Sparks Star Nneka Ogwumike Featured in Pay Equity Panel
December 10, 2020
The Los Angeles Sparks recently hosted a conversation about pay equity. All-Star forward and WNBPA president Nneka Ogwumike, was featured in the panel along with National Farmworkers Association co-founder Dolores Huerta, LA84 Foundation President and CEO Renata Simril, and former California State Assemblymember Betsy Butler. ... read more »
Sparks Star Chelsea Gray Holds a Virtual Conversation on Voting
October 29, 2020
Los Angeles Sparks guard and three-time All-Star Chelsea Gray teamed up with the organization Equality California to host “A Vote for Social Justice Reform,” a discussion on voting. ... read more »
Sparks Coach Derek Fisher Reflects on 2020 Season
October 8, 2020
The 2020 WNBA season was like no other season. Despite competing in a bubble and fighting for Social Justice issues, the Los Angeles Sparks finished third in the league with a 15-7 overall record. ... read more »
The Lack of Punishment for Breonna Taylor’s Killers Leaves the Sports World Reeling
October 1, 2020
Last week, a grand jury indicted Brett Hankison in relation to the murder of Breonna Taylor for wanton endangerment. No officers were charged for Taylor’s death. ... read more »
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 »
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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 »
Sparks go cold in 80-72 loss to Mystics
September 11, 2020
Playoffs are on the horizon and the LA Sparks sit with the third seed in the standings. The Washington Mystics, playing for their playoff lives showed their hunger and will to keep their playoff hopes alive, defeating the elite Sparks 80-72.  ... 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 »
“Rising in Resistance with Paul Robeson: Athletes Joining the Struggle for Racial Justice”
September 3, 2020
The recent wave of walkouts and walkaways from playing and practice in protest against the savage shooting of Jacob Blake, first by the Milwaukee Bucks and followed by others in solidarity, i.e., the NBA, the WNBA, Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer, is clearly worthy of rightful notice, prolific praise and a good measure of celebration. ... 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 »
America’s greatest athletes are standing up, calling this country to change
September 3, 2020
The greatest athletes in America are standing up for justice at a critical time. Despite unprecedented, multiracial demonstrations across the country protesting police violence against African Americans, the horrors keep on coming. ... read more »
NBA’s Playoff Game Boycotts Sparks Domino Effect Across Major League Sports Amidst Jacob Blake Shooting
August 26, 2020
The Milwaukee Bucks took a historic stand by electing not to play in the scheduled Wednesday Game 5 of the NBA Playoff series versus the Orlando Magic to boycott police brutality and specifically boycott the treatment of Jacob S. Blake, a 29-year-old American Black man who was shot in the back seven times by a Kenosha police officer that left him paralyzed earlier on Sunday. ... read more »
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