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Joneses and Miller sweep major WNBA awards
September 29, 2021
Jonquel Jones led a sweep of three major WNBA awards for Connecticut, earning MVP honors hours before the Sun opened their best-of-five playoff series against Chicago on Tuesday. She averaged 19.4 points, 11.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots to earn her first MVP award. Jones received all but one of the 49 first-place votes from a national media panel. Phoenix center Brittney Griner garnered the other first-place ballot and finished a distant second. Breanna Stewart of Seattle was third, followed by Minnesota’s Sylvia Fowles and Washington’s Tina Charles. ... read more »
Brittney Sykes Is Committed To Winning Defensive Player of the Year
September 17, 2021
Brittney Sykes is a strong candidate for the Defensive Player of the Year, and she is confident that she will win this year. ... read more »
Basketball Star Crystal Robinson Shares Life Lessons in “Finding Myself”
September 2, 2021
Retired WNBA star Crystal Robinson rose above several challenges during her youth to become a prominent professional athlete and coach. She chronicled the trials, triumphs, and lessons of her childhood in her autobiography “Finding Myself.” ... read more »
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Sparks Look To Finish Road Trip Strong
August 29, 2021
The Sparks are fighting for a playoff spot, and they lose to the hot Connecticut Sun, who won their eighth straight game. They could not contain Brionna Jones, and she dropped 16 points with a career-high 15 rebounds. ... read more »
WATCH: INTERVIEW WITH AARI MCDONALD, #NIKE ATHLETE
August 20, 2021
After the Sparks game this week, Contributing Sports Journalist khari Jones jr., chopped it up with rising legend Nike Athlete Aari McDonald. ... read more / watch video »
Ogwumike Scores Game-Winner; Lifts Sparks to 66-64 Win over Dream
August 20, 2021
The Los Angeles Sparks overcame a double-digit deficit to defeat the Atlanta Dream in overtime on Tuesday night. ... read more »
Team USA Dominated the Tokyo Olympics
August 12, 2021
In the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Team USA won 113 medals, including 39 gold medals. Many Black athletes contributed to the success of Team USA, some making history in the process. ... read more »
Candace Parker to be first woman on cover of NBA 2K game
July 15, 2021
Candace Parker grew up playing video games, and now she’ll be the first female basketball player on the cover of one. ... read more »
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Sparks Will Make Necessary Changes During Break
July 13, 2021
Before the All-Star & Olympic break, the Sparks lost 86-61 to Minnesota. Napheesa Collier from the Lynx could not be stopped as she tied her career-high with 27 points and cleared seven rebounds. ... read more »
Los Angeles’ Amanda Zahui B. Receives May WNBA Cares Community Assist Award Presented By State Farm®
July 12, 2021
Los Angeles Sparks center Amanda Zahui B. has been named the May WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm® recipient for her participation in health and wellness programming, ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Anyse Grimble
July 8, 2021
Anyse Grimble recently finished her sophomore season on the Westchester Lady Comets basketball team. Westchester had a 4-5 overall record and 2-3 Western league record. ... read more »
Derek Fisher Wants To Partner With His Players
July 5, 2021
As the Sparks lose 84-74 to Seattle Storm on Mental Health Awareness night, the frustrations continue to rise due to the lack of depth on their roster.  ... read more »
Defense Gave L.A. Sparks Competitive Energy Against Las Vegas Aces
July 3, 2021
The Los Angeles Sparks brought more scrap and grit against the Las Vegas Aces on Friday night. Despite losing 58-66 to the Aces, the Sparks revved up their defensive effort and three-point shooting. ... read more »
The Sparks Will Focus On Nneka’s Greatness
June 24, 2021
Sparks superstar Nneka Ogwumike is once again snubbed from playing in the Olympics. Most say it’s politics, but there has to be deeper reasoning because Nneka is undoubtedly one of the best players in the WNBA. ... read more »
Sparks Host Liberty in 25th Anniversary of First Ever WNBA Game
June 21, 2021
The Sparks played in a historical game on Sunday afternoon against New York Liberty. ... read more »
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