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WNBA opens season on May 13; 8 regular-season games on ESPN2

NEW YORK (AP) The WNBA will open its season on May 13 with the defending champion Los Angeles Sparks hosting the Seattle Storm. The league announced the regular-season schedule on Tuesday. The opening game on ESPN will feature the Sparks' league MVP Nneka Ogwumike and finals MVP Candace Parker against the Storm's rookie of the year Breanna Stewart and veteran Sue Bird. The WNBA...
Via Associated Press
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Candace Parker dedicates WNBA championship to Pat Summitt

The Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday won their third WNBA championship, and it was a special one for Candace Parker. Parker was named Finals MVP after leading the Sparks to a 77-76 victory with 28 points in the series clinching game over the Lynx. When asked by ESPN's Holly Rowe what winning the championship meant to her, Parker emotionally replied, “This is for Pat.” Prior...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Parker and Ogwumike lead Sparks' 95-75 rout of Sky

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Candace Parker scored 19 of her 30 points in the first half, Nneka Ogwumike added 27, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Chicago Sky 95-75 in their semifinal playoff opener Wednesday night. Two-time WNBA MVP Parker had nine rebounds and newly crowned MVP Ogwumike had 10 rebounds and six assists for the Sparks, who were playing their first game in 12 days...
Via Associated Press
September 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Tennessee great Candace Parker shares handwritten recruiting note from Pat Summitt

Legendary Tennessee Lady Vols head coach Pat Summitt passed away earlier today at the age of 64, after being diagnosed with early onset dementia in 2012. The internet is full of great tributes today, including those from President Barack Obama and fellow Tennessee legend Peyton Manning. Now, Candace Parker, one of Summitt’s best players, has tweeted a photo of a handwritten recruiting...
Via College Spun
June 28, 2016  |  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
April 26, 2016  |  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
April 25, 2016  |  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

APNewsbreak: Candace Parker to sit out part of WNBA season

Los Angeles Sparks star Candace Parker will sit out at least the beginning of the upcoming WNBA season to rest. Parker, a two-time MVP, will celebrate her 29th birthday next week. She has spent her entire career with the Sparks since she was drafted with the No. 1 pick in 2008. She missed the first eight games of the 2009 season after giving birth. Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi...
Via Associated Press
April 09, 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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