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Moore, Parker chosen among WNBA's 20 greatest players

NEW YORK (AP) Maya Moore and Candace Parker have led their teams to record starts. Now the two former MVPs are being honored as among the 20 greatest and most influential players in WNBA history. They were the youngest players on the list, which was selected by a 15-member panel and announced Tuesday. Other active players include Moore's Minnesota teammates Seimone Augustus and...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mercury can't hand Sparks first loss

LOS ANGELES -- Candace Parker had 24 points, 11 rebounds and four assists, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Phoenix Mercury 77-71 on Friday night to match the best start in WNBA history at 11-0.The record was set Tuesday night when Minnesota (11-0) broke its own league mark. The Lynx will face Los Angeles in a home-and-home series next week.Candice Dupree scored six straight Phoenix...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sparks close 1st half on 18-2 run; cruise by Sky 93-80

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Candace Parker scored 17 of her 26 points in the first half and the Los Angeles Sparks used a decisive second quarter to cruise to a 93-80 win over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night. Chicago was within two with 3:55 left before halftime, but Los Angeles closed the opening 20 minutes with an 18-2 run for a 53-35 lead. Kristi Toliver started the spurt with a 3...
Via Associated Press
29 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
May 15, 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
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