NEWS RELEASES

2014 News Releases

August

08.15.14: Chiney and Nneka Receive WNBA Cares Community Assist Award

08.18.14: Sparks Announce Western Conference Semifinals Schedule vs. Mercury

08.18.14: Sparks Guard Kristi Toliver Named WNBA Player of the Week

08.22.14: Alana Beard Named to the 2014 WNBA All-Defensive Second Team

July

07.08.14: Candace Parker Named Wester Conference Starter for 2014 All-Star

07.15.14: Nneka Ogwumike Named 2014 WNBA All-Star Reserve

07.20.14: Sparks Relieve Carol Ross of Head Coaching Duties

June

06.11.14: Sparks Sign Guard Samantha Prahalis

06.17.14: Sparks Sign Darxia Morris

06.30.14: Sparks Forward Nneka Ogwumike Named WNBA Player of the Week

May

05.05.14: Sparks Claim Overseas Accolades

05.08.14: Sparks and TWC Announce 2014 Programming Schedule

April

04.01.14: Sparks Sign Free Agent Guard Armintie Herrington

04.01.14: Sparks Trade Guard Jenna O'Hea To Seattle

04.02.14: Sparks Sign Free Agent Guard Candice Wiggins

04.14.14: Sparks Select Jennifer Hamson with the 23rd Pick

04.14.14: Sparks Select Antonita Slaughter with the 35th Pick

04.18.14: Lavender Honored Overseas

04.22.14: Sparks Tip-Off 2014 Training Camp on Sunday, April 27

04.29.14: Training Camp: Meet Armintie

March

03.29.14: WNBA Draft to Be Held on April 14

03.31.14: Sparks Acquire Rights and Sign Sandrine Gruda

February

02.04.14: Ross Signs Contract Extension

02.05.14: Sparks Staying in Los Angeles

02.06.14: Magic's LA Story

02.12.14: Assistant Coaches Named

2013 News Releases

December

12.05.13: Lindsey Harding Spreads Holiday Cheer to St. Bernard High School

12.04.13: Parker is No. 9 on ESPNW's Impact 10

12.03.13: WNBA Draft Lottery 2013

November

11.22.13: Lindsey Harding Leads Sparks Front Office In Day of Giving at LA Food Bank

October

10.30.13: Ross Inducted To Ole Miss Alumni Hall of Fame

10.24.13: Sparks Owner and Chairperson Paula Madison Named to Ebony Magazine's Power 100

10.17.13: Parker Named Sportswoman of the Year

10.08.13: Sparks at USA Basketball Training Camp

10.03.13: 2013 Season in Review

10.02.13: Thank Your Sparks Fans

10.02.13: Four Sparks Players Invited To USA Basketball Training Camp

September

09.26.13: Parker Named To All-WNBA First Team

09.19.13: Sparks Candace Parker Named 2013 WNBA Most Valuable Player

August

08.30.13: Sparks and Dodgers: LA's Stars Of The Summer Meet at Dodger Stadium

08.28.13: Sparks And Waste Management of Southern California Collect 1,326 Pairs of Shoes From Annual Bag Your Shoes Campaign To Benefit Goodwill Southern California

08.19.13: Toliver Named Player of the Week

08.08.13: Sparks To Host Breast Health Awareness Night

08.01.13: Parker Named July Player of the Month

July

07.27.13: Parker Named MVP of WNBA All-Star Game, Sets New Points Record

07.26.13: First All-Star Game for Parker, Toliver and Ogwumike

07.23.13: Kristi Toliver and Nneka Ogwumike Selected As Reserves For 2013 WNBA All-Star Game

07.18.13: Candace Parker Selected AS Western Conference Starter For 2013 WNBA All-Star

07.15.13: Parker Repeats as Player of the Week

07.08.13: Candace Parker Named Western Conference Player of the Week

07.03.13: Parker Leads West in Early Returns of All-Star Voting

June

06.27.13: Parker Nominated For ESPY

06.11.13: Sparks and DCFS To Host Celebrity Basketball Game

06.03.13: Forward Candace Parker Named Western Conference Player of the Week

May

05.23.13: Sparks and Time Warner Cable SportsNet Announce Telecast Schedule

05.21.13: Sparks Name WNBA Veteran Bridget Pettis Assistant Coach, Olaf Lange and Gail Goestenkors Named Consultants

05.06.13: Sparks Set Training Camp Roster

05.02.13: St. Bernard High School Named Sparks Practice Facility

April

04.25.13: Sparks Add Three to Training Camp Roster

04.22.13: Sparks Announce In-Game Entertainment Team

04.15.13: Sparks Select Brittany Chambers with 22nd Pick in 2013 WNBA Draft

04.15.13: Sparks Select A'dia mathies with 10th Pick in 2013 wNBA Draft

04.09.13: Sparks Court Renovation - New Season, New Look

04.02.13: Sparks Sign Briana Gilbreath To Training Camp Contract

March

03.28.13: WNBA & ESPN Broaden Partnerhsip Through 2022

03.21.13: Sandy Brondello Returns As Assistant Coach

03.19.13: Sparks Announce 2013 Preseason Schedule

February

02.27.13: USA Today's Where Are They Now

02.27.13: One Nnek of a Year

02.26.13: Sparks Sign O'Hea & Ferrari

02.25.13: Greatist.com with Nneka

02.13.13: Lindsey Harding at All-Star Weekend

02.13.13: Sparks Sign Kristi Toliver

02.05.13: Sparks Sign Lindsey Harding

2012 News Releases

October

10.15.12: Candace, Kristi Named All-WNBA

10.11.12: Sparks Name Penny Toler Executive Vice President

10.11.12: Sparks Hire Vincent Malcolm as Team President

10.07.12: Carol Ross Named 2012 WNBA Coach of the Year

10.07.12: Nneka Ogwumike Named 2012 WNBA Rookie of the Year

10.02.12: Sparks to Face Lynx in Western Conference Finals

September

9.28.12: Kristi Toliver Named 2012 WNBA Most Improved Player

9.25.12: Candace Parker Named Western Conference Player of the Month

9.25.12: Nneka Ogwumike Named WNBA Rookie of the Month

9.18.12: Sparks Clinch Second Seed in Western Conference for 2012 Playoffs

9.17.12: Nneka Ogwumike Named Western Conference Player of the Week

9.13.12: Sparks Host Entertainment and Career Fair

9.12.12: Los Angeles Sparks Host Health and Wellness Night

9.05.12: Kristi Toliver Named Western Conference Player of the Month

August

8.27.12: Kristi Toliver Named Western Conference Player of the Week

8.25.12: Sparks Guard Jenna O'Hea Returns

8.20.12: Sparks and DEUCE Brand Watches Team Up For Second Year

8.19.12: Sparks Sign Guard Dawn Evans

8.01.12: Sparks Participate in Summer Night Lights Clinics August 1-4

July

7.26.12: Sparks Partner with "100 Black Men of Long Beach"

7.26.12: Sparks to Host Annual Latino Celebration Night Saturday, August 25

7.21.12: Sparks Earn Tips for Charity

7.17.12: Candace Parker Named Western Conference Player of the Month

7.16.12: Nneka Ogwumike Named WNBA Rookie of the Month

7.16.12: Candace Parker Named Western Conference Player of the Week

7.05.12: Sparks Sign Guard Andrea Riley

7.02.12: Candace Parker Named Western Conference Player of the Month

7.02.12: Sparks Waive Guard Coco Miller

June

6.25.12: Candace Parker Named Western Conference Player of the Week

6.22.12: Sparks to Host Inspiring Women Night, June 24

6.18.12: Candace Parker Named Western Conference Player of the Week

6.08.12: Sparks Sign Guard Coco Miller

6.01.12: Nneka Ogwumike Named WNBA Rookie of the Month

6.01.12: Candace Parker Named Western Conference Player of the Month

May

5.29.12: Candace Parker Named Western Conference Player of the Week

5.29.12: Go Green Night Presented by Waste Management, June 8

5.29.12: Sparks Center Nicky Anosike to Receive Knee Surgery

5.23.12: Sparks Guard Sharnee Zoll Sustains Torn ACL in Left Knee

5.21.12: Sparks Home Opener 7:30PM Tuesday at STAPLES Center

5.18.12: Sparks Announce Television Broadcast Team

5.13.12: Sparks Move Home Opener to May 22

5.10.12: Time Warner Announces Network

5.10.12: Sparks and LA County Department Reorganize SparKids

April

4.26.12: Sparks to Host Chinese and Japanese National Teams in Preseason Games

4.26.12: Sparks Celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

4.2512: Candace Signs Multi-Year Extension

4.24.12: Sparks Draft Nneka Ogwumike No. 1 Overall in 2012 WNBA Draft

4.12.12: Sparks Invite Fans to Annual Draft Party, April 16

4.9.12: Morris Signed For Training Camp

March

3.30.12: Parker Named To Olympic Team

3.22.12: Sparks Acquire Anosike and Zoll

3.14.12: Los Angeles Sparks and Time Warner Cable Sports Announce Broadcast Partnership

3.13.12: Los Angeles Sparks Hire Jim Lewis to Complete Coaching Staff

3.9.12: Los Angeles Sparks Sign Guard Ashley Shields

February

2.8.12: Los Angeles Sparks Acquire Nicky Anosike in Trade with Washington Mystics

2.1.12: Los Angeles Sparks Los Angeles Sparks Sign Free Agent Point Guard Sharneé Zoll

2.8.12: Los Angeles Sparks Sign Four-Time All-Star Alana Beard

2.1.12: Los Angeles Sparks Los Angeles Sparks Acquire Marissa Coleman in Trade with Washington Mystics

January

1.24.12: Los Angeles Sparks Are Pleased To Announce Enhanced Role For Majority Investor Williams Group Holdings LLC

1.19.12: Los Angeles Sparks Announce 2012 Season Schedule

1.5.12: Carol Ross Named Head Coach of Los Angeles Sparks

2011 News Releases

November

11.10.11: Sparks Land Top Pick in 2012 WNBA Draft

October

10.20.11: WNBA Draft Lottery Set for November 10

September

09.06.11: Los Angeles Sparks Annual Latino Heritage Night Set for September 10

August

08.26.11: Lisa Leslie Joins Los Angeles Sparks Ownership Group

08.15.11: Sparks Post Player Candace Parker Expected to Return to Action Tuesday vs. Atlanta

08.09.11: Sparks Return to STAPLES Center for Home Games July 17 and 18

08.08.11: Deuce Brand Becomes Newest Corporate Partner of the Los Angeles Sparks

08.03.11: Sparks Host Breast Health Awareness Night on Tuesday, August 9 at STAPLES Center

July

07.10.11: Sparks Return to STAPLES Center for Home Games July 17 and 18

07.10.11: Los Angeles Sparks Make Head Coaching Change

07.07.11: Go Green Night Presented by Waste Management, this Friday at STAPLES Center

June

06.27.11: Knee Injury To Sideline Candace Parker Approximately Six Weeks

06.26.11: Candace Parker Injures Right Knee in Sunday’s Game vs. New York

06.24.11: Tye Tribbett to Perform at Los Angeles Sparks Gospel Night on August 7

06.02.11: Sparks Announce Official 2011 Opening Day Roster

06.01.11: Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton Traded to Chicago Sky for 2012 Second Round Pick

May

05.25.11: Point Guard Loree Moore Leaves the Sparks

05.20.11: Los Angeles Sparks Active During WNBA Cares Week of Service

05.17.11: Los Angeles Sparks Announce 2011 Broadcast Schedule

05.27.10: Sparks Join EIF and Revlon for Saturday’s Run/Walk for Women

April

04.11.11: Jantel Lavender Highlights Los Angeles Sparks’ 2011 WNBA

04.08.11: Los Angeles Sparks Single Game Tickets on Sale Monday, April 11

04.07.11: adidas Introduces New Los Angeles Sparks Uniforms

March

03.31.10: Los Angeles Sparks Sign Australian National Team Member Jenna O’Hea

03.11.10:Joe Bryant and Sandy Brondello Join Los Angeles Sparks’ Coaching Staff

February

02.28.11: 2011 Los Angeles Sparks To Play Pair of 2011 Preseason Games

02.22.11: 2011 Los Angeles Sparks Open Tryouts – April 30 and May 1

02.17.11: Los Angeles Sparks and Farmers Insurance Renew Marketing Partnership

02.8.11: Courtney Paris is the Newest Los Angeles Spark; Chanel Mokango Re-Signs

02.3.11: Los Angeles Sparks Sign Free Agent Point Guard Loree Moore

08.2.11: Los Angeles Sparks Ink Ebony Hoffman to Free Agent Contract; Penicheiro and Quinn Re-Sign

08.1.1: Andrea Riley Traded to Tulsa Shock for 2012 Second Round Pick

January

01.27.11: Los Angeles Sparks Announce Three Key Front Office Hires

2010 News Releases

August

08.10.10: Sparks Hire Mike Levy As President

08.9.10: Los Angeles Sparks to Retire Lisa Leslie's Jersey

08.5.10:Sparks Set To Host Inspiring Women's Night Presented by Farmers Insurance

08.2.10: Sparks Set To Tip-Off Pasadena Night

July

07.20.10: Sparks To Hold Annual Camp Day Presented By Pirate's Booty

June

06.25.10: Sparks Set To Host Pay It Forward Night With Trader Joe's

06.24.10: Betty Lennox To Undergo Knee Surgery

06.17.10: Candace Parker To Miss Remainder of 2010 Season

06.4.10: Sparks Set To Tip-Off Go Green Night

06.2.10: Sparks Set To Tip-Off Sunset Showdown against the Seattle Storm

May

05.28.10: Sparks Announce 2010 Local Broadcast Schedule

05.27.10: Sparks Set To Tip-Off 2010 Opening Weekend

05.27.10: Sparks Announce Partnership With Air Quality Management District

05.20.10: Sparks To Get Outside & Play at The Grove

05.14.10:05.13.10: Sparks Sign Stand-Out Guard Kristi Toliver

05.4.10: Sparks to Play Preseason Game at Long Beach Pyramid

April

04.8.10: Sparks Select Riley, Thomas, Robinson & Junaid in 2010 WNBA Draft

04.6.10: Sparks 2010 Single Game Tickets On Sale April 8

04.5.10: Sparks to Play Seattle Storm in First Outdoor Game in Franchise History

04.2.10: Sparks Announce Try-Outs For SparKids Dance Squad

March

03.23.10:Sparks Announce Try-Outs For Male Practice Squad

03.15.10: Sparks Announce Try-Outs For Ole Skool Crew Dance Team

February

02.28.10: Sparks Announce 2010 Preseason Games

02.26.10: Sparks Partner With Select Physical Therapy & LAUSD For Athletic Training Clinics

02.16.10: Sparks Sign Forward LaToya Pringle

02.10.10: Sparks Hire Steve Smith As Assistant Coach
02.09.10: Sparks Sign WNBA Veteran Ticha Penicheiro

January

01.07.10: Sparks Partner with "I Have A Dream" Foundation for Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest
01.14.10: Sparks & Farmers Insurance Present 1st Annual MLK Memorial Games

2009 News Releases

December

12.04.09: Sparks Announce Joy For Jenesse Giftcard Drive
12.14.09: Jennifer Gillom Named Sparks Head Coach
12.16.09: Lindsay Amstutz Named Sparks VP/CMO
12.17.09: Sparks Announce 2010 Schedule

November

11.17.09: Lisa Leslie to be Honored by Lakers

October

10.07.09: Sparks Vice President/General Manager Penny Toler To Receive "Women In Action" Award

September

09.21.09: Sparks Announce Ticket Discount For Game 1 Of The Western Conference Finals
09.20.09: Los Angeles Sparks To Host 2009 Western Conference Finals At UCLA's Pauley Pavilion
09.14.09: Candace Parker Named WNBA Western Conference Player Of The Week
09.14.09: Candace Parker Named 2009 WNBA Peak Performer
09.08.09: Los Angeles Sparks Announce Plans For Lisa Leslie's Farewell Game Presented By Nike
09.08.09: Los Angeles Sparks Clinch Berth In 2009 WNBA Playoffs
09.01.09: Los Angeles Sparks To Hold Open Practice At Centennial High School
09.01.09: Los Angeles Sparks And Farmers Insurance Announce Free Tickets For Firefighters, Their Families And Evacuees

August

08.31.09: Los Angeles Sparks And Combined Federal Campaign Team Up To Tip-Off $3.8M Fundraising Drive For Charity
08.30.09: Los Angeles Sparks Join "Sparking Motion" Project
08.28.09: Los Angeles Sparks To Host Health & Wellness Night Copresented By Farmers Insurance And Anthem Blue Cross
08.26.09: Sparks Guard Kristi Harrower To Miss Next Three Games
08.26.09: Los Angeles Sparks And Waste Management Team Up To Host Go Green Night
08.24.09: Candace Parker Named WNBA Western Conference Player Of The Week
08.24.09: Los Angeles Sparks Team Up With Privacywear For Breast Health Awareness Night
08.18.09: Los Angeles Sparks To Celebrate "Inspiring Women" On Wednesday
08.17.09: Candace Parker Named To 2009-2012 Usa Women's National Team
08.17.09: Los Angeles Sparks Host Fiesta Night And Celebrate Inspiring Women On Back-To-Back Nights
08.13.09: Los Angeles Sparks To Host "Gospel Night" On Friday, August 14th
08.11.09: Los Angeles Sparks To Host "Farmers Insurance Night" Tonight
08.03.09: Los Angeles Sparks Announce Schedule For Action-Packed "Awesome August"

July

07.28.09: Sparks Team Up With Champion Partner Trader Joe's To "Pay It Forward"
07.20.09: Tina Thompson Named To Western Conference All-Star Team
07.14.09: Lisa Leslie Named Western Conference All-Star Starter
07.09.09: Sparks Announce Partnership with I Have a Dream-Los Angeles
07.03.09: WNBA MVP And Rookie of the Year candace Parker Returns

June

06.27.09: Sparks Announce Activities to Celebrate Michael Jackson; Introduce Boost Mobile Family Plan
06.04.09: Sparks Waive Ashley Paris and Marta Fernandez

May

05.28.09: Sparks and Right to Play Announce Partnership
05.07.09: Sparks Sign Kristi Harrower
05.05.09: Sparks Trade Sidney Spencer to Liberty, Raffaella Masciadri to Lynx, Acquire Noelle Quinn.

April

04.24.09: Sparks Announce 2009 Game Date Changes
04.14.09: Sparks Sign Betty Lennox
04.09.09: Sparks Select Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton with 13th Pick in 2009 Draft
04.07.09: Sparks Single Game Tickets to Go On Sale April Ninth
04.06.09: Sparks to Hold 2009 Draft Party at the ESPN Zone

March

03.26.09: Sparks Trade Temeka for Mercury 2010 First Round Pick
03.25.09: Sparks Sign Marta Fernandez
03.12.09: Sparks Sign Tina Thompson

February

02.24.09: Sparks Partner with Step Up Women's Network
02.23.09: Sparks Extend Contract of DeLisha Milton-Jones
02.04.09: Lisa Leslie Announces Retirement

January

01.30.09: Sparks Trade Center Christi Thomas for Vanessa Hayden
01.26.09: Team of the Week: Fairfax Lady Lions
01.21.09: Team of the Week: Monroe High School Lady Vikings
01.12.09: Team of the Week: Crenshaw Lady Cougars

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