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Griner, Mercury Sweep Sparks Out Of Playoffs, 93-68

Brittney Griner scored a career playoff-high 21 points, including a breakaway two-handed dunk, and the Phoenix Mercury cruised to a 93-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 2 on Sunday night to complete a sweep in their Western Conference semifinals series.

08/24/2014

Kristi Toliver #20 of the Los Angeles Sparks goes for the shot against the Minnesota Lynx during the WNBA game on August 12, 2014 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (credit: Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images)

Toliver Leads Sparks Past Lynx, 71-63

The Los Angeles Sparks clinched a playoff spot on Tuesday night, and in the process they sent a strong message to a potential first-round opponent.

08/12/2014

Kayla McBride #21 of the San Antonio Stars drives to the basket against the Los Angeles Sparks at the AT&T Center on August 10, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

McBride, Appel Lead Stars Over Sparks, 82-76

Kayla McBride scored 21 points, Jayne Appel tied a franchise record with 20 rebounds, and the San Antonio Stars beat the Los Angeles Sparks 82-76 on Sunday.

08/10/2014

Kristi Toliver #20 of the Los Angeles Sparks shoots the game winning basket against the Connecticut Sun at Staples Center on August 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)

Toliver’s Late 3 Gives Sparks 70-69 Win Over Sun

Kristi Toliver made a 3-pointer with 9.6 seconds remaining to give the Los Angeles Sparks a 70-69 win against the Connecticut Sun on Sunday.

08/03/2014

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Ogwumike Helps Sparks Edge Fever, 77-73

Nneka Ogwumike scored 21 points and Alana Beard added 17 to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 77-73 on Monday night.

07/28/2014

Carol Ross

Slumping LA Sparks Fire Head Coach Carol Ross

Carol Ross has been fired as coach of the slumping Los Angeles Sparks, and will be replaced by general manager Penny Toler for the rest of the season.

07/20/2014

Chiney Ogwumike #13 of the Connecticut Sun and Candace Parker #3 of the Los Angeles Sparks battle for possession during a game at the Mohegan Sun Arena on July 13, 2014 in Uncasville, Connecticut. (credit: Chris Marion/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sparks Surge Past Sun For 90-62 Rout

Nneka Ogwumike had 24 points and seven rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks used a big third quarter to rout the Connecticut Sun 90-64 on Sunday.

07/13/2014

Candice Dupree #4 of the Phoenix Mercury handles the ball against Candace Parker #3 of the the Los Angeles Sparks at Staples Center on July 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mercury Defeat Sparks 94-89 For 7th Straight Victory

Diana Taurasi scored a season-high 32 points, including season-best seven 3-pointers, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Los Angeles Sparks 94-89 for their seventh straight victory Sunday, tying a franchise record.

07/06/2014

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Parker, Ogwumike Lead Sparks Over Storm, 65-57

Los Angeles Sparks coach Carol Ross let her team know she was upset after another poor third quarter. By the end of the game she called it their best of the season.

06/24/2014

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Stars Edge Sparks, 72-69

Danielle Robinson needed some time to get up to full speed for the San Antonio Stars.

06/22/2014

Seimone Augustus #33 of the Minnesota Lynx drives to the basket against Armintie Herrington #22 of the Los Angeles Sparks at Staples Center on June 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (credit: Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)

Augustus Leads Lynx To 85-72 Win Over Sparks In LA

With a strong start, a strong finish and a well-rounded offensive effort, the Minnesota Lynx are back on the winning track.

06/08/2014

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Parker Leads Sparks To Rout Of Stars

Sparks part owner Magic Johnson wasn’t on hand to see his new team win their first home game. But he would have been proud of the dominant third quarter by Candace Parker on Sunday.

05/25/2014

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Source: Magic Johnson Group To Buy Part Of Los Angeles Sparks

A person familiar with the situation says Magic Johnson is part of a group buying the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.

02/04/2014

Candace Parker #3 and Owner Paula Madison of the Los Angeles Sparks pose after Candace Parker was awarded the Western Conference Player of the Month award presented by Boost Mobile before a game against of the Indiana Fever during a game at Staples Center on June 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

LA Sparks CEO Says It’s ‘A Sad Time’ As Team Seeks New Ownership

Los Angeles Sparks CEO Paula Madison said it’s “a sad time” for her family after her company announced Thursday it was seeking a buyer for the professional women’s basketball team.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/03/2014

Brittney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury celebrates after sinking the go-ahead jumper against the Los Angeles Sparks in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinal of the 2013 WNBA playoffs at Staples Center on September 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (credit: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Griner’s Late Shot Lifts Mercury Over Sparks 78-77

Brittney Griner’s performance had been up-and-down in her WNBA playoff debut. With veteran Diana Taurasi urging her on, the rookie calmly sank the winning basket.

09/23/2013

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