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CANDACE PARKER RUMORS

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

Preview: Lynx vs. Sparks

The Minnesota Lynx experienced earlier this week how dangerous the Los Angeles Sparks have become now that Candace Parker has found her groove. Visiting Los Angeles looks to win a fifth straight game while dealing Minnesota a third consecutive defeat Sunday night. The Sparks (7-14) dropped 13 of 16 without Parker, who sat out to rest after playing overseas during the WNBA offseason...
Via Fox Sports North
August 09, 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

Dream lose as Sparks spoil Cooper's return to L.A.

LOS ANGELES -- Candace Parker made two free throws with 1.8 seconds remaining and the Los Angeles Sparks held on for an 80-77 overtime win against the Atlanta Dream on Friday night. Atlanta had a chance to tie it but Shoni Schimmel's 3-pointer was after the buzzer and fell short. Parker scored 26 points and Jantel Lavender added 15 as the Sparks (14-16) moved closer to a playoff...
Via Associated Press
August 09, 2014  |  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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