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NBA Playoffs Continue, Whither Candace Parker?

A few bits from the world of basketball. Just a quick spin around the league on a Thursday: In last night's playoff action, the Charlotte Hornets got the road win they needed in Miami and took a 3-2 series lead. It was a tight, back and forth affair that the Hornets won in the fourth quarter behind hot three point shooting (12-24 on the night). They will look to finish off the...
Via Canis Hoopus
2 days ago

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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Naperville native Candace Parker left off Team USA roster

Candace Parker won't be competing in Rio after being left off the roster for the United States women's basketball team for the upcoming Olympics.Parker, a
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

Candace Parker disappointed, will not be on US hoops roster

NEW YORK (AP) Candace Parker was shocked and disappointed when the two-time Olympic gold medalist learned she will not be on the U.S. women's basketball roster for the Rio Games. The 30-year-old forward was informed of USA Basketball's decision not to include her for Rio last week. The two-time WNBA MVP helped the Americans win the gold medal in the past two Olympics. Parker...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday's Sports in Brief

NEW YORK (AP) New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game ''Deflategate'' suspension imposed by the NFL, a federal appeals court ruled, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled 2-to-1 that Commissioner Roger Goodell did not deprive...
Via AP on Fox
5 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
5 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 AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three elite athletes talk Olympics and motherhood

NEW YORK (AP) Training for the Olympics is hard work, but doing it while getting into shape after giving birth, then juggling little kids, is good as gold. In the lead-up to the Rio de Janeiro Games starting Aug. 5 - and Sept. 7 for the Paralympics - we asked three Team USA hopefuls who also happen to be moms how they're doing it all: --- MELISSA STOCKWELL She was the first...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Female AP Athlete of the Year since 1931

Can you name every Female AP Athlete of the Year since 1931? Clue: Year-Sport Note: Check out our Male AP Athlete of the Year quiz, too.  
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Making final US Olympic roster is going to be tough

STORRS, Conn. (AP) It's not often that Elena Delle Donne is nervous on the basketball court. Still for one of the rare times in her life, it's not a sure thing that the reigning WNBA MVP will make a team. Delle Donne is hoping to play in her first Olympics this summer for the U.S. national team in Rio. ''All my family memories and friends were texting me, do your best out there...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

LA Sparks re-sign 2-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker

LOS ANGELES (AP) Two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker is staying with the Los Angeles Sparks. The team said Thursday it has re-signed Parker, who has played for the Sparks during her entire eight-year pro career. She has career averages of 17.8 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists. Last season, Parker missed the first 17 games to rest and then averaged 19.4 points and 10.1 rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Big Names: John Madden, Brent Musburger, Candace Parker

Longtime NFL analyst John Madden is recovering after open heart surgery. In other news, Brent Musburger will call the Rose Bowl, and Candace Parker will make her debut as an SEC Network analyst this weekend. Madden Underwent Open Heart Surgery Former NFL analyst John Madden has been released from the hospital after undergoing open heart [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN Unveils Commentators for 2015-16 Women’s College Basketball Season

ESPN will once again air a slate of women’s college basketball games, overall 137 games across its family of networks including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, online at ESPN3, Longhorn Network and SEC Network. Dave O’Brien and Doris Burke will be the main team as they’ll call the NCAA Women’s Final Four. Beth Mowins and Stephanie White will be assigned to several marquee games including...
Via Fang's Bites
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

US women beat USK Prague 85-53 in tour finale

PRAGUE (AP) Los Angeles Sparks star Candace Parker had 20 points and 11 rebounds to help the U.S. women's team rout EuroLeague champion USK Prague 85-53 on Saturday night in the final game of the Americans' European tour. ''I think we all came out and played well as a team and it was a good way to end the trip,'' Parker said. ''When we play together and we move the ball and play...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Candace Parker, Breanna Stewart and Brittney Griner Dunk at Team USA Practice

Brittney Griner and Candance Parker are known for the dunking abilities, but Breanna Stewart’s hops have been slept on due to the lack of in game dunks. Yesterday, during the Team USA practice session, Stewart, Griner and Parker decided to have a dunk off. Check out the video below.  Dunks!
Via The Front Office News
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Parker has triple-double, US women win in Spain

GIRONA, Spain (AP) Candace Parker had a triple-double with 14 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to help the U.S. women's team open its European tour with a 94-52 victory over Uni Girona on Sunday night. The Los Angeles Sparks star was 7 of 11 from the field and had three steals and two blocks. ''I didn't know I was even close to a triple-double,'' Parker said. ''This is my first...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

US women's basketball team to train in Europe

Fresh off their WNBA seasons, Elena Delle Donne, Candace Parker and Sue Bird will lead a group of U.S. basketball players to Europe to train in preparation for next year's Olympics. ''It's nice to get a group together, since we have limited time because of everyone's schedules,'' Bird said. ''There are only a few times a year that we can practice, and we need to make the most of...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Candace Parker and Ryan Getzlaf throw out first pitch on Monday night

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Via Fox Sports West
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Balanced Lynx top Parker, Sparks to advance to West finals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Maya Moore had 20 points and eight rebounds to help the balanced Minnesota Lynx advance to the Western Conference finals with a 91-80 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 3 of the conference semifinals Tuesday night. Moore was just 6 for 21 from the floor, but Seimone Augustus added 16 points and Deveraux Peters scored 12 big points off the bench to push...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Sparks-Lynx Preview

The Los Angeles Sparks have been dealing with adversity throughout the season. Heading into their biggest game of the year, they've been dealt another major blow. The Sparks are unsure of the status of three-time All-Star Nneka Ogwumike for Tuesday night's decisive Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series against the top-seeded Minnesota Lynx. Ogwumike left in the third...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Three WNBA playoff series headed to decisive third game

NEW YORK (AP) With New York, Indiana and Los Angeles on the brink of elimination, their stars all stepped up to help force decisive third games. Now the WNBA will have three Game 3s in the opening round of the playoffs for the first time since 2011. Since the league expanded to eight teams in the postseason in 2000, one of the No. 1 seeds has always advanced past the opening round...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynx lose to Sparks, return to Minnesota for do-or-die Game 3

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Candace Parker scored 25 points to lead the Sparks to an 81-71 win against the top-seeded Minnesota Lynx in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals Sunday. The Sparks tied the best-of-three series, 1-1. Game 3 is Tuesday in Minnesota. Parker scored 15 points in the second quarter, on 5-for-7 shooting. She had eight straight points during a 12-0 run as the...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynx lose to Sparks, return to Minnesota for do-or-die Game 3

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Candace Parker scored 25 points to lead the Sparks to an 81-71 win against the top-seeded Minnesota Lynx in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals Sunday. The Sparks tied the best-of-three series, 1-1. Game 3 is Tuesday in Minnesota. Parker scored 15 points in the second quarter, on 5-for-7 shooting. She had eight straight points during a 12-0 run as the...
Via Fox Sports North
September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Parker lifts Sparks to 81-71 win over Lynx, forces Game 3

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Candace Parker scored 25 points to lead the Sparks to an 81-71 win against the top-seeded Minnesota Lynx in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals Sunday. The Sparks tied the best-of-three series, 1-1. Game 3 is Tuesday in Minnesota. Parker scored 15 points in the second quarter, on 5-for-7 shooting. She had eight straight points during a 12-0 run as...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Maya Moore scores career playoff-high 33 to lead Lynx past Sparks

MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore scored a career playoff-high 33 points to help the top-seeded Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 67-65 Friday night in the opener of their Western Conference semifinals series. Seimone Augustus, back after missing the last eight games of the regular season due to a foot injury, added 17 points for the Lynx. Candace Parker had 16 points and nine rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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