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Mystics vs. Sparks preview: Washington takes on the reigning champs in L.A.

Someone will start the season 2-0. Will it be EDD and the Styx? Or Candace Parker and the Sparks? After a convincing season-opening win over the San Antonio Stars, the Washington Mystics will begin a three-game road swing Friday night, beginning with a match-up against the reigning WNBA champs, the Los Angeles Sparks. The Sparks are expected to return Finals’ MVP Candace Parker...
Via Bullets Forever
4 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every first overall WNBA draft pick

Since its inception in 1997, the WNBA has seen 22 draft picks go first overall, counting the inaugural season's Elite draft, which selected already graduated players who had already been playing professionally on other American teams or overseas. How many of these 22 players can you name?Clue: Year-TeamNote: An asterisk indicates the 1997 Elite Draft.
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Sparks postpone ring ceremony so Parker, Lavender and Carson can participate

The Los Angeles Sparks have postponed their ring ceremony by a week so Candace Parker, Jantel Lavender and Essence Carson can attend. The three Sparks’ stars are currently playing in the Turkish League finals. Los Angeles was originally going to have the ceremony Saturday when the Sparks opened their season against Seattle. But the team will now hold it for when the Sparks face...
Via Excelle Sports
12 days ago

Candace Parker, LA champs get WNBA rings after Turkey final

Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 4/19: On this date things got wild in the Palace

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for the Celtics to show up this postseason.Happy birthday to Candace Parker, Joe Mauer, Troy Polamalu, Randolph Keys and Al Unser Jr. On this date in 1990 Bill Laimbeer and Charles Barkley had a very expensive...
Via Yardbarker
April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Celebrities and athletes take three pointers to raise $500k for the Sager Strong Foundation

Most All-Star experiences in sports are lackluster. Whether it is the way the weekend is set up or the lack of athlete enthusiasm, most of them stink. The NBA is the one exception to this rule.The three-point contest and the dunk competition are both fun, while at the same time showing off the player’s skills. Each year, they try to add something different to make it exciting.With...
Via The Comeback
February 18, 2017  |  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

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

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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