WNBA general managers are predicting the Phoenix Mercury, with a healthy returning roster and the addition of No. 1 draft pick Brittney Griner, to win the championship, and Los Angeles' Candace Parker as the top choice to earn the MVP award.
Griner is also the overwhelming favorite for Rookie of the Year, picked by 75 percent of the respondents in the annual WNBA.com GM survey...
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13 hours ago
The Los Angeles Sparks have hired Bridget Pettis as an assistant, replacing Jim Lewis who left the team for family reasons.
The team announced Tuesday that Olaf Lange and Gail Goestenkors are joining as consultants.
Pettis spent 12 years in the league as a player, assistant coach and director of basketball operations for the Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever. She retired from her...
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Nneka Ogwumike is poised to take her stellar rookie season to the big stage. The Los Angeles Sparks forward, who was leading Stanford to the Final Four just a few months ago, will get even more exposure when the Sparks return to the WNBA playoffs starting Thursday.
She teamed with Candace Parker, herself a college phenom at Tennessee, to help the Sparks to a 16-1 home record, tied...
Candace Parker is her own worst critic and she knows it.
She's averaging a double-double in the Olympics and still wants to play better in the women's basketball tournament. That could be a problem for future opponents.
''As a kid my dad always taught me to do that,'' Parker said after the U.S. beat Angola 90-38 on Monday night. ''I think that you...
Here are the Candace Parker Body Issue Pictures. I'm staying with the ESPN body issue theme today and just wanted to drop a few from Candace. She is an WNBA baller from the Los Angeles Sparks. Her Pictures are below.
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Candace Parker had 22 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to a 90-71 victory over the Phoenix Mercury for their fourth straight win.
Kristi Tolliver added 19 points and six assists and Nneka Ogwumike had 11 points and 14 rebounds for Los Angeles (14-6). Parker also had four assists and three blocks. The Sparks trail defending champion Minnesota...
All-Star Candace Parker plans to stay with the new-look Los Angeles Sparks.
The WNBA team announced Wednesday it signed a multiyear contract extension with the versatile forward, who has been bothered by injuries in her professional career.
Parker averaged 18.5 points and 8.6 rebounds in 17 games last season with L.A. before missing 15 games because of a right knee injury.
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April 25, 2012
LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Sparks have acquiredforwardcenter Nicky Anosike from the Washington Mystics in exchange for guardNatasha Lacy and forwardcenter LaToya Pringle, Sparks Vice President andGeneral Manager Penny Toler announced Thursday.
The 64 Anosike (ANN-oh-SICK-ee)is a four-year WNBA veteran with career averages of 9.6 points and 7.1rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.0 blocks...
The USA Basketball Program announced its 21 finalists for the 2012 Olympic team on Monday, and among them is the LA Sparks Candace Parker. Parker was also a member of the gold medal winning American squad in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and the bronze medal winning team in the 2006 World Championship.
(We have) players that have won (Olympic) gold medals, won World Championships...
Candace Parker and the Los Angeles Sparks will open the 16th WNBA season against Sue Bird and the Seattle Storm on May 18. The defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx, featuring finals MVP Seimone Augustus and rookie of the year Maya Moore, will play Phoenix on May 20 on ABC. The 12-team summer league will take a break for the London Olympics from July 14 to Aug.