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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 4, 2020

Jewell Loyd hits 3-pointer at buzzer, Storm top Sparks 90-89

Jewell Loyd made a 3-pointer off an inbounds pass with 0.8 seconds left to give the WNBA-leading Seattle Storm a 90-89 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Sparks fire GM Penny Toler after postgame tirade

The Los Angeles Sparks fired general manager Penny Toler on Friday, a move that followed a postgame tirade when the team lost Game 2 in the second round of the …


Los Angeles Sparks eliminate Seattle Storm from WNBA title defense

Chelsea Gray had 21 points and eight assists, Candace Parker added 11 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat Seattle 92-69 to eliminate the defending-champion …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019

Los Angeles Sparks dominate Seattle Storm 102-68, take No. 3 seed

Candace Parker scored 20 points, Nneka Ogwumike added 14 points and 10 rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks wrapped up the No. 3 seed with a 102-68 victory over the …


Seattle Storm drop third straight, 83-75 to Los Angeles Sparks

Candace Parker scored a season-high 21 points, Nneka Ogwumike added 13 points, 10 rebounds and three steals and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Seattle Storm 83-75 on Sunday.


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

WNBA suspends Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence

The WNBA has suspended Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for a domestic violence incident in Florida. Williams was arrested on April 29 and charged with two felony …


Jewell Loyd lifts Seattle Storm past Sparks 84-62 in coach Dan Hughes’ return

The 64-year-old coach shared his cancer diagnosis before the season began and underwent surgery to remove a carcinoid tumor in his digestive tract on May 14.


Brian Agler resigns as coach of WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks

Brian Agler has resigned as coach of the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks after four years. He guided the team to the WNBA title in 2016. The team made the announcement …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018

Alana Beard lifts Los Angeles Sparks to 77-75 OT win over Seattle Storm

Alana Beard scored five of her 11 points in overtime as Los Angeles ended Seattle’s five-game winning streak with a 77-75 victory on Tuesday. Beard’s 3-pointer in the extra period …


Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird lead Storm to 81-72 win over Sparks

Breanna Stewart scored 20 of her 27 points in the second half and Sue Bird had 10 points and 11 assists to help the Seattle Storm beat the Los Angeles …


Storm get 1st win in Los Angeles since 2015, rout Sparks

Alysha Clark had 17 points and a career-high five steals, Breanna Stewart added 16 points and the Seattle Storm beat the Los Angeles Sparks 88-63. Seattle jumped out to a …


Chelsea Gray’s shot lifts Sparks past Lynx 77-76 in WNBA finals rematch

Chelsea Gray’s contested off-balance shot in the lane at the buzzer gave the Los Angeles Sparks a 77-76 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in their season opener Sunday, an intense …


WNBA saw postseason increases in attendance and viewers

The WNBA says it saw increases in attendance, viewership and social media during its postseason.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017

Lynx capture 4th title with 85-76 win over Sparks in Game 5

Sylvia Fowles had 17 points and broke her own WNBA Finals record by grabbing 20 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx to their fourth championship in seven years with an …


Lynx force decisive Game 5 with 80-69 win over Sparks

Sylvia Fowles scored 22 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 80-69 on Sunday night to force a decisive Game 5 in the WNBA Finals.


Sparks beat Lynx, move within a win of back-to-back titles

Nneka Ogwumike and Odyssey Sims each scored 16 points to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 75-64 in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Friday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017

Sylvia Fowles grabs 17 boards, Lynx beat Sparks 70-68 in WNBA Finals

Sylvia Fowles grabbed a WNBA Finals record 17 rebounds and scored 13 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 70-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 2, …


Cheryl Reeve blasts her Lynx after Game 1 loss to Sparks

The last thing Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve wanted to talk about was a moral victory. She had no time for pats on the back after her team came back …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017

Chelsea Gray’s jumper helps Sparks avoid collapse in Game 1

Chelsea Gray got a sliver of daylight and let a 14-foot jumper fly – Game 1 of the WNBA Finals and what would have been a dubious piece of history …


WNBA Playoff Capsules: Sparks, Lynx both advance to Finals

Candace Parker’s driving layup with 2.9 seconds to play gave the Los Angeles Sparks an 89-87 win and three-game sweep of the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA semifinals Sunday.


Tina Charles score 21, Liberty use big run to top Sparks 83-69

Tina Charles scored 21 points and the New York Liberty used their biggest run of the season to defeat the Los Angeles Sparks 83-69 on Sunday for their third-straight win.


Candace Parker scores 14 of 17 points in 1st half, Sparks top Storm

Candace Parker scored 14 of her 17 points in the first half, Nneka Ogwumike had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Seattle Storm 68-60. …


Breanna Stewart has 26 points, Storm beat Sparks 81-69

Breanna Stewart had 26 points and seven rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the Los Angeles Sparks 81-69. Jewell Loyd added 22 points.


Defending champion Sparks beat Storm 78-68 in opener

Nneka Ogwumike scored 23 points, newcomer Odyssey Sims added 20 and the Los Angeles Sparks opened defense of their WNBA title with a 78-68 victory over the Seattle Storm. Both …


Dallas Wings trade Odyssey Sims to Los Angeles Sparks for No. 4 pick

Dallas Wings trade Odyssey Sims to Los Angeles Sparks for No. 4 pick in the draft.


WNBA players were near site of Istanbul attack, coach says

A handful of WNBA players, including Essence Carson, Chelsea Gray and Jantel Lavender of the Los Angeles Sparks, were next door to a deadly shooting in a nightclub in Istanbul …


WNBA officials botched call again, this one in decisive Game 5

For the second time in a week during the WNBA Finals, the league acknowledged a late officiating mistake.


Sparks rout Lynx to move within game of WNBA title

Candace Parker scored 24 points, Nneka Ogwumike added 21, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 92-75 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-5 …


Lynx tie WNBA Finals at one game apiece

WNBA: Maya Moore had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help the Minnesota Lynx even the WNBA Finals at one game apiece with a 79-60 victory over the Los Angeles …


WNBA Finals features matchup of best teams, Lynx vs Sparks

All season long the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks have been the best two teams in the WNBA. A Minnesota series win would earn the Lynx four of the …