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September 23, 2004 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
It had become an annual rite. The Sparks, usually picking last in the first round of the WNBA draft, took a player who "could be a steal" or had "untapped potential." By mid-summer, the player was growing cobwebs on the bench. Within a year or so, the player was gone. Or can you honestly recall the exploits of such first-round gems as Daedra Charles, Nicole Kubik, Camille Cooper or Rosalind Ross? This season, however, the Sparks found someone who does more than take up space on the team bus.
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September 23, 2004 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
It had become an annual rite. The Sparks, usually picking last in the first round of the WNBA draft, took a player who "could be a steal" or had "untapped potential." By mid-summer, the player was growing cobwebs on the bench. Within a year or so, the player was gone. Or can you honestly recall the exploits of such first-round gems as Daedra Charles, Nicole Kubik, Camille Cooper or Rosalind Ross? This season, however, the Sparks found someone who does more than take up space on the team bus.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1988 | RONALD B. TAYLOR, Times Staff Writer
With its powerful diesel engines gently rumbling, Capt. Christi Thomas nudged the tugboat Spartan against the huge ship towering over her and shouted to the tug's deckhands to make fast to the Korean vessel. The Auto Champ--a 650-foot car carrier tied up in Los Angeles Harbor--had unloaded hundreds of Asian-built Chevrolets and Fords at Terminal Island and was ready to sail, but needed help getting under way.
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August 6, 1988 | RONALD B. TAYLOR, Times Staff Writer
With its powerful diesel engines gently rumbling, Capt. Christi Thomas nudged the tugboat Spartan against the huge ship towering over her and shouted to the tug's deckhands to make fast to the Korean vessel. The Auto Champ--a 650-foot car carrier tied up in Los Angeles Harbor--had unloaded hundreds of Asian-built Chevrolets and Fords at Terminal Island and was ready to sail, but needed help getting under way.
SPORTS
January 12, 2001 | From Associated Press
Kelly Miller scored a season-high 28 points and No. 4 Georgia scored the game's last 15 points to pull away for a 72-59 Southeastern Conference victory over No. 10 Florida on Thursday night in Athens, Ga. Georgia (14-2, 2-0) trailed by as many as 10 points in the first half and by two, 59-57, after Sherisha Hills hit a three-pointer for Florida (13-2, 2-1) with three minutes to play. But baskets by Christi Thomas and Coco Miller gave Georgia the lead for good.
SPORTS
December 3, 2002 | From Associated Press
Arizona State got 20 points from freshman Jill Noe and beat 14th-ranked Georgia, 74-70, Monday night at Tempe, Ariz. "I don't think we took one quick shot," Sun Devil Coach Charli Turner Thorne said. "We made them play defense." The Sun Devils (5-0) recorded a school-record 13th consecutive home victory. Christi Thomas had 21 points and 15 rebounds for Georgia (2-2). No.
SPORTS
July 29, 2004 | Mike Terry
at Sacramento, 7, ESPN 2 Site -- Arco Arena. Radio -- none. Records -- Sparks 17-7, Monarchs 11-12. Record vs. Monarchs -- 0-2. Update -- The Sparks may have the league's best record, but that won't impress the Monarchs because they have handled the Sparks in both meetings this season. The key reason for Sacramento's success? Rebounding. The Monarchs have a 63-60 edge overall and a more pronounced 28-19 advantage in offensive boards.
SPORTS
April 5, 2007
The No. 1 picks in the WNBA drafts, and the Sparks' top pick (with overall selection): * acquired Nikki Teasley, the No. 5 pick, in a draft-day trade *--* Year No. 1 pick Sparks' first pick Overall 1997 Tina Thompson, Houston Jamila Wideman No. 3 1998 Margo Dydek, Utah Allison Feaster No. 5 1999 Chamique Holdsclaw, Washington DeLisha Milton No. 4 2000 Ann Wauters, Cleveland Nicole Kubik No. 15 2001 Lauren Jackson, Seattle Camille Cooper No. 16 2002 Sue Bird, Seattle Rosalind Ross * No.
SPORTS
August 13, 2007 | Lauren Peterson, Times Staff Writer
For the Sparks, it was good to be home, finally. LaToya Thomas came off the bench to score 15 of her season-high 23 points in the second half and Christi Thomas scored all 12 of her points in the first half as the Sparks defeated the Minnesota Lynx, 89-80, in front of 9,938 Sunday night at Staples Center. The victory broke an eight-game home losing streak for the Sparks, who had not won at Staples since defeating Sacramento, 74-66, on June 27.
SPORTS
August 15, 2007 | Lauren Peterson, Times Staff Writer
It was the story of the season, and, unfortunately for the Sparks, the ending didn't change. Christi Thomas celebrated her 25th birthday by scoring a team-high 18 points and pulling down a career-high 13 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as the Sparks fell to San Antonio, 84-77, in overtime Tuesday night in front of 6,748 at Staples Center.
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November 28, 2001 | Associated Press
No one has ever scored 100 points against George Washington at the Smith Center, and Joe McKeown wasn't about to let it happen against Tennessee. So when the Lady Vols reached 80 with four minutes to play, the coach called a timeout. "I said, 'If they score 100, you're running,"' McKeown said. Still, the No. 2 Lady Vols handed the No. 22 Colonials their worst home loss in 23 years, 88-57, Tuesday night at Washington.
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