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Report: Parker wins WNBA MVP

Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker has won the WNBA MVP, said a person familiar with the situation. Parker will receive the award Thursday night in Los Angeles before the Sparks play the Phoenix Mercury in the opener of their Western Conference playoff series, the person said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no official announcement...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Parker, Ogwumike lead Sparks past Sun

Candace Parker scored 28 points, Nneka Ogwumike had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Connecticut Sun 91-78 on Tuesday night. Lindsey Harding added 18 points to help the Sparks (20-8) remain one game behind Minnesota for first place in the Western Conference. Parker also had seven assists. Iziane Castro Marques scored 19 points and Tina Charles had...
Via Fox Sports
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Candace Parker Bloodies Teammate Nneka Ogwumike During Post-Basket Celebration (Video)

Sometimes, emotions get the best of you, and that’s not exclusive to negative emotion, as the Los Angeles Sparks showed us Sunday night. The Sparks, one of the best teams in the WNBA this season, got a big bucket from Nneka Ogwumike late in a game against the Connecticut Sun. After she scored the basket as she fouled, teammate Candace Parker came over to celebrate. And boy, did...
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

L.A. Sparks player celebrates big layup by busting her teammate’s face open

Candace Parker, one of the WNBA’s most recognizable names, really needs to work on her celebration game. After Nneka Ogwumike hit a big layup in overtime of the Los Angeles Sparks-Detroit Shock game last night, Parker celebrated by accidentally headbutting Ogwumike and splitting her teammate’s eye open. Ogwumike’s face was instantly covered in blood after the celebration gone...
Via The Nosebleeds
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

When WNBA celebrations go wrong...

First off, I didn’t even know the WNBA season was still going on and secondly, I hope Nneka Ogwumike is ok. Let’s set the scene, the LA Sparks hit a clutch shot in OT against the Detroit Shock. Candace Parker decides she wants to celebrate by headbutting her teammate. The good news is the Sparks won the game in double OT.
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Parker's celebration goes wrong

A bloody good play by Nneka Ogwumike, led to an even bloodier celebration. The Los Angeles Sparks star hit a clutch shot in the final minute of the first overtime against the Detroit Shock and then teammate Candace Parker tackled her against the goalpost in celebration. Just one problem: Parker's head caught Ogwumike's left eye and it opened up in a hurry. See the photographic...
Via Fox Sports
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

B-Ball On The Brain! - Candace Parker Makes the First One Count; Wins MVP in All-Star Debut

Candace Parker has been in the WNBA since 2008 and has been one of the best players in the league yet somehow she has never been in the All-Star game. How in the world can that happen? It's much easier than you would think. She missed out in 2009 because she was recovering from child birth still. In 2011 she was knocked out of the game due to a knee injury. This...
Via FatManWriting
July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Parker leads US women

Candace Parker is her own worst critic and she knows it. She's averaging a double-double in the Olympics and still wants to play better in the women's basketball tournament. That could be a problem for future opponents. ''As a kid my dad always taught me to do that,'' Parker said after the U.S. beat Angola 90-38 on Monday night. ''I think that you...
Via Fox Olympics
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Sparks sign All-Star Candace Parker to extension

All-Star Candace Parker plans to stay with the new-look Los Angeles Sparks. The WNBA team announced Wednesday it signed a multiyear contract extension with the versatile forward, who has been bothered by injuries in her professional career. Parker averaged 18.5 points and 8.6 rebounds in 17 games last season with L.A. before missing 15 games because of a right knee injury. '...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Sparks acquire Parker's college teammate Anosike

LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Sparks have acquiredforwardcenter Nicky Anosike from the Washington Mystics in exchange for guardNatasha Lacy and forwardcenter LaToya Pringle, Sparks Vice President andGeneral Manager Penny Toler announced Thursday. The 64 Anosike (ANN-oh-SICK-ee)is a four-year WNBA veteran with career averages of 9.6 points and 7.1rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.0 blocks...
Via Fox Sports West
February 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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