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June 22, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY
The Sparks traded one of their most popular players, guard Jamila Wideman, to the Cleveland Rockers on Monday for another guard, Jennifer Howard, who was promptly waived. Wideman was the club's first draft pick in 1997, after she had helped Stanford to the Final Four. She was a starter her rookie season, but was caught in a numbers game this season. Veteran Penny Toler came to camp as the returning point guard starter, but was beaten out by rookie Ukari Figgs.
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June 22, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY
The Sparks traded one of their most popular players, guard Jamila Wideman, to the Cleveland Rockers on Monday for another guard, Jennifer Howard, who was promptly waived. Wideman was the club's first draft pick in 1997, after she had helped Stanford to the Final Four. She was a starter her rookie season, but was caught in a numbers game this season. Veteran Penny Toler came to camp as the returning point guard starter, but was beaten out by rookie Ukari Figgs.
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April 29, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trojans went 1-2 in the Women's National Basketball Assn. draft Monday, setting off some crowing by the USC-dominated Los Angeles Sparks staffers, whose only lament was a farewell wave to another Trojan, Houston-bound Tina Thompson. The Sparks, with the third pick, took 5-foot-6 Stanford point guard Jamila Wideman. This, after Houston, with the first pick, had taken USC senior Thompson, and Sacramento had taken Pam McGee, an early 1980s USC standout.
SPORTS
July 8, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY
"I will not be able to save this baby." Judy and John Wideman were beyond tears. They heard the surgeon's words, but by then, two weeks after the birth of their premature baby, Jamila Ann, they were drained of emotion. Still, they refused to give up hope. And for sure, their tiny baby, easily held in one hand by her father, wasn't quitting. Her tight little fists, the contorted face and emphatic whimpers, her father recalls, were proof of that. She was a fighter, this one.
SPORTS
July 8, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY
"I will not be able to save this baby." Judy and John Wideman were beyond tears. They heard the surgeon's words, but by then, two weeks after the birth of their premature baby, Jamila Ann, they were drained of emotion. Still, they refused to give up hope. And for sure, their tiny baby, easily held in one hand by her father, wasn't quitting. Her tight little fists, the contorted face and emphatic whimpers, her father recalls, were proof of that. She was a fighter, this one.
SPORTS
July 3, 1999
Monday vs. Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.--The Sparks get their first look at former teammate Jamila Wideman in Rocker garb in the game at the Forum. The Sparks, more than one-third into their schedule, then play two of their next three at home before taking a six-day break for the All-Star game.
SPORTS
June 19, 1998 | EARL GUSTKEY
Tonight vs. New York Liberty * 7:30 Site--Great Western Forum. Records--Sparks 1-2, New York 1-3. Radio--KLAC (570). Update--Feaster famine hit the Sparks on Thursday, with news that prized rookie Allison Feaster will undergo surgery today for a broken bone in her right foot. She will be sidelined for at least six weeks, which is pretty much the season. But there was some good news.
SPORTS
January 12, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY
* STANFORD (15-1, 3-0) at USC (9-3, 3-0) Time--2 p.m. Naismith Award nominees Tina Thompson of USC and Kate Starbird of Stanford are matched in this meeting at the Lyon Center. Two Stanford starters, point guard Jamila Wideman (ankle) and forward Vanessa Nygaard (knee), were injured in Friday night's 74-62 victory at UCLA. * CALIFORNIA (5-7, 1-2) at UCLA (7-5, 1-2) Time--4 p.m. At the Wooden Center, Coach Kathy Olivier's Bruins seek to get back to .
SPORTS
April 6, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY
The Los Angeles Sparks are expected to place 6-foot-8 Chinese center Haixia Zheng in today's WNBA expansion draft. Zheng, 32, was an invaluable scorer and rebounder inside when the Sparks were slowed into a half-court offense in the club's first two seasons. But her arthritic knees made her a liability. The existing 10 WNBA teams can protect six players in the draft, held for new teams Orlando and Minnesota.
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
April 29, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trojans went 1-2 in the Women's National Basketball Assn. draft Monday, setting off some crowing by the USC-dominated Los Angeles Sparks staffers, whose only lament was a farewell wave to another Trojan, Houston-bound Tina Thompson. The Sparks, with the third pick, took 5-foot-6 Stanford point guard Jamila Wideman. This, after Houston, with the first pick, had taken USC senior Thompson, and Sacramento had taken Pam McGee, an early 1980s USC standout.
SPORTS
June 24, 1998 | EARL GUSTKEY
vs. Charlotte Sting, 7:30 P.m. * Site: Great Western Forum. * Radio: KLAC (570). * Records: Sparks 2-3, Sting 4-1. * Update: The Sparks hope to complete a homestand at 2-1 tonight and reach .500 for the season, against a team trying to take advantage of league champion Houston's move to the Western Conference. The Sting is tied for the Eastern Conference lead with Cleveland.
SPORTS
February 7, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY
The Stanford women's basketball team crushed USC, 103-69, and opened a two-game Pacific 10 Conference lead over the Trojans on Thursday night before 5,101 at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto. USC (14-5 overall, 8-2 Pac-10) contained Stanford's Kate Starbird--a primary objective of Trojan Coach Fred Williams--but Stanford (10-0, 22-1) simply had too many weapons. Starbird, who was averaging 28 points a game, had 14.
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