The Los Angeles Sparks took down the mighty Minnesota Lynx in a wild Game 5 this evening to win the franchise’s third championship. The last two minutes of the game were an incredible back-and-forth affair; Lindsey Whalen tied it up at 71 with 1:47 left, then Nneka Ogwumike gave the Sparks the lead back with a basket…
Over the course of her 38-year basketball career at the University of Tennessee, Pat Summitt coached and met an incredible number of athletes. In the wake of her death, some of those women shared stories about the winningest coach in NCAA basketball history.
Candace Parker is one of the best players in the WNBA, a two-time MVP who does cool dunks and has made the All-WNBA first or second team in every season she’s been healthy. She has also won two gold medals with the United States Olympic team, but according to a report from ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, she won’t get a…
Los Angeles's Candace Parker was so freaking excited over this completed layup Sunday night, she accidentally headbutted Nneka Ogwumike while going to celebrate. Blood everywhere.
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The WNBA actually backloaded L.A.'s schedule to accommodate Candace Parker's maternity leave; the Sparks have played 5 fewer games than any other team. I only noticed this while playing Streak For The Cash, I swear.
WNBA.com caught up with ESPN The Mag EIC Gary Belsky to discuss the cover story on Candace Parker and that infamous "C cup" lede that's gotten some people fired up
The recent Candace Parker ESPN the mag cover story written by Allison Glock has become a hot topic for the ornery scribes at SportsJournalists.com due to the story's breast-heavy lede paragraph.
I don't want to tell the WNBA how to run their offseason training programs, but Canadce Parker might want to think about cutting back on the carbs. [BlackSportsOnline]
Candace Parker took home the WNBA MVP award on Friday, making her the first player to win MVP and Rookie of the Year in the same season. Add that to a list of credits that include College Player of the Year, a national college championship, and an Olympic gold medal. I'd say she's doing alright.
Sadly, last night's brawl between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Detroit Shock will probably be the only storyline that puts the WNBA above the fold for the rest of the regular season. As far as sports melees go, it was monumental; it involved two of the leagues major stars (Candace Parker, Lisa Leslie) and,…
Candace Parker's WNBA debut went about as well as anyone could have hoped. The Tennessee product led her Los Angeles Sparks to a 99-94 win over the Phoenix Mercury, the league's defending champions. Parker scored 34 points, including some big baskets down the stretch, while amassing 12 rebounds and eight assists. Lisa…