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Los Angeles Sparks Sign Kianna Smith to 7-Day Contract
July 4, 2022
The Los Angeles Sparks announced today the signing of guard Kianna Smith to a 7-Day contract. The Sparks are signing Smith after being granted a hardship exception. ... read more »
Defense Gives the L.A. Sparks an 84-74 Win Over the New York Liberty
July 4, 2022
Despite a late rally by the New York Liberty, the Los Angeles Sparks secured an 84-74 victory against them on Sunday at the Crypto.com Arena. ... read more »
WNBA’s Brittney Griner goes on trial in Russian court
July 2, 2022
American basketball star Brittney Griner went on trial Friday, 4 1/2 months after her arrest on charges of possessing cannabis oil while returning to play for a Russian team, in a case that has unfolded amid tense relations between Moscow and Washington. ... read more »
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Detention Woes Continue for Brittney Griner
June 23, 2022
WNBA star Brittney Griner has been detained in Russia for over 120 days and the news surrounding her case continues to be grim. A scheduled phone call that she was supposed to have with her wife Cherelle on Saturday never happened due to a “logistical error” by the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. The call was supposed to take place on the couple’s fourth anniversary. ... read more »
LA Sparks Part Ways with General Manager/Head Coach Derek Fisher
June 7, 2022
Fred Williams to Serve as Interim Head Coach ... read more »
WNBA Star Brittney Griner’s Detention Sparks Outrage Among WNBA Players 
May 19, 2022
Seven-time WNBA All-Star Griner will be held in detention until June 18 as the WNBA and the U.S. State Department work to set her free  ... read more »
Detention of WNBA Star Brittney Griner in Moscow extended by 1 month
May 14, 2022
WNBA star Brittney Griner had her pre-trial detention in Russia extended by one month Friday, her lawyer said. ... read more »
Sparks Exercise Chennedy Carter’s Fourth-Year Rookie Scale Option
May 13, 2022
The Los Angeles Sparks exercised the fourth-year rookie scale option for Chennedy Carter, the team announced today. The Sparks acquired Carter during 2022 free agency in a trade with the Atlanta Dream. ... read more »
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WNBA Update on Brittney Griner
May 9, 2022
Griner’s Initials and Jersey Number to Be Placed Along Sideline of All 12 WNBA Courts ... read more »
Sparks Welcome NCAA Contenders to Roster
April 21, 2022
 In the 2022 Draft, the Los Angeles Sparks selected Tennessee forward Rae Burrell, Kianna Smith of Louisville, UCONN center Olivia Nelson-Ododa, and Hawaii guard Amy Atwell. Head coach and general manager Derek Fisher was seeking out players who were positionless on defense and scorers on offense. ... read more »
The WNBA is Working to Get Brittney Griner Back to the United States
April 14, 2022
The effort to get WNBA champion Brittney Griner out of Russian detainment continues as the 2022 WNBA season draws near. During her opening statement at the WNBA Draft, commissioner Cathy Engelbert mentioned how the league is working to get Griner back into the United States. Engelbert noted how Griner is in an “unimaginable situation.” ... read more »
Dawn Staley Makes History in NCAA Championship Victory 
April 7, 2022
Gamecocks head coach Dawn Staley has become the first Black coach, female or male, to win two national basketball championships  ... read more »
Brittney Griner has met with Legal team and Been Granted U.S. Consul
March 24, 2022
Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has been in Russian custody for over a month. While the United States is working to get access to the WNBA star, Griner has been in correspondence with people close to her situation. ... read more »
Phoenix Mercury Center Brittney Griner Still Remains in Russian Custody
March 11, 2022
WNBA champion and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Brittney Griner is still in custody after the Russian Federal Customs Service found cannabis oil in her luggage at an airport in Moscow one month ago. Griner is being investigated for “large scale transportation of drugs,” an offense that could lead to a ten-year sentence in Russia. ... read more »
Liz Cambage, Katie Lou Samuelson to Help Fuel L.A. Sparks Frontcourt
March 3, 2022
 During free agency, the Los Angeles Sparks acquired four-time All Star center Liz Cambage and 2016 NCAA Champion forward Katie Lou Samuelson. ... read more »

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