Sparks beat Liberty in OT, improve to 3-0

NEW YORK (AP) Nneka Ogwumike had 25 points and 15 rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks rallied to beat the New York Liberty 79-72 in overtime Saturday night. Candace Parker added 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Sparks (3-0). They had won their first two games by an average of 30 points. Trailing 60-53 midway through the final quarter, Los Angeles rallied. Ogwumike's three-point...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mystics vs. Sparks preview: A three-game homestand ends on Friday

On Friday night, the Mystics end their three-game homestand against the Candace Parker led Los Angeles Sparks. They will also be looking for their first win of the season. Game Info When: Friday, May 20, 2016, at 7 p.m. EST Where: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. TV: Monumental Sports Network and WNBA League Pass. Injury Report The Mystics will be missing Ivory Latta, Tierra...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Parker scores 34 points, Sparks beat Storm 96-66

LOS ANGELES (AP) Candace Parker scored 34 points to spoil No. 1 overall pick Breanna Stewart's pro debut and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Seattle Storm 96-66 in the WNBA opener for both teams Sunday. Parker was 12 of 20 from the field with three 3-pointers, grabbed five rebounds and had four assists and three steals. The Sparks, ranked sixth in the AP WNBA power poll, scored...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Two-time gold medalist Candace Parker's classy response to Team USA snub

Two-time WNBA MVP and double Olympic gold medalist Candace Parker was controversially left off the final roster for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.Parker, now 30, missed the beginning of the 2015 WNBA season but returned to play 19 games and lead the Los Angeles Sparks to the playoffs. Parker was brilliant following her return, and had she qualified, would have led the league...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Candace Parker left off Olympics team for Rio

Candace Parker has been left off the US women’s basketball team for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, a big surprise given her talent and history. Parker, a two-time WNBA MVP and two-time Olympic gold medalist, was informed by USA Basketball last week that she was not on the team the US would be sending to Rio, according to reports. There were 25 women on the USA Basketball national...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Sources: Candace Parker left off Rio roster

NEW YORK (AP) People familiar with the decision said two-time Olympic gold medalist Candace Parker will not be on the women's basketball team headed to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Games. The people spoke to The Associated Press on Monday on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't been announced yet. The roster is expected to be revealed Wednesday. Parker helped the U.S...
Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercury fall to Sparks, still clinch playoff spot

PHOENIX -- Candace Parker had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Jantel Lavender added 15 points and 11 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Phoenix Mercury 78-68 on Friday night for their third road victory. Despite the loss, Phoenix clinched a playoff berth with San Antonio's loss. Phoenix will look to be the first team to repeat as WNBA champions since the Sparks in 2001...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Parker, Sparks stun Lynx

LOS ANGELES -- Candace Parker had 18 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and four steals in her first home game and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 83-61 on Tuesday night for their third straight win. Jantel Lavender recorded her league-leading 11th double-double for Los Angeles (6-14) with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Los Angeles had a season-high 12 steals. Los Angeles...
Via Fox Sports North
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Lady Vols honor Parker, retire her jersey

Candace Parker didn't think much about having her jersey retired when she played at Tennessee, saying she was more concerned about putting national championship banners in the Thompson-Boling Arena rafters. Now she has both. Parker, who led Tennessee to national titles in 2007 and 2008, had her No. 3 jersey retired Thursday night before the fifth-ranked Lady Vols' game against...
Via Associated Press
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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