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June 8, 2007 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
The new owners of the Sparks walked right past the floor seats set aside for them last Saturday night in Arco Arena. Carla Christofferson and Kathy Goodman, longtime Sparks season ticket-holders, instead veered to their right and climbed up an aisle behind the Sparks bench toward the upper reaches of the arena's lower bowl, cheerily settling in among two busloads of Sparks fans who had made the trip from Southern California.
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June 8, 2007 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
The new owners of the Sparks walked right past the floor seats set aside for them last Saturday night in Arco Arena. Carla Christofferson and Kathy Goodman, longtime Sparks season ticket-holders, instead veered to their right and climbed up an aisle behind the Sparks bench toward the upper reaches of the arena's lower bowl, cheerily settling in among two busloads of Sparks fans who had made the trip from Southern California.
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SPORTS
June 22, 2007
There were 5,284 votes cast in the most recent informal online poll: Who is the best local sports team owner? Arte Moreno (Angels): 42.9% Jerry Buss (Lakers): 25.5% Henry and Susan Samueli (Ducks): 13.0% Frank McCourt (Dodgers): 9.5% Phil Anschutz (Kings, Galaxy): 3.1% Donald Sterling (Clippers): 2.6% Jorge Vergara (Chivas USA): 1.9% Carla Christofferson and Kathy Goodman (Sparks): 1.4% Up next: What is the worst deal in L.A. Dodgers history? Vote now at latimes.com/sports
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February 4, 2014 | By Melissa Rohlin
The Sparks have been sold to an investment group led by Lakers legend Magic Johnson and Dodgers controlling owner Mark Walter, chief executive of Guggenheim Partners, a Chicago-based financial services company. Todd Boehly and Bobby Patton, other members of the group that paid a record $2.15 billion for the Dodgers in March 2012, are also in on the Sparks purchase. The only Dodgers owner who is not is Peter Guber, who owns a stake in the NBA's Golden State Warriors. The WNBA had no comment about the Sparks purchase, which was confirmed to The Times by a person with knowledge of the situation.
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October 10, 1991 | SUE REILLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In April, Herb and Kathy Goodman's house was invaded by an army. The Goodmans were given less than two weeks notice to get out of town. Unable to reclaim their own land, they headed for the coast and holed up for months. Now, the army has cleared out, but for the next month, thousands of others are trooping around the property. When the exercise is over, the Goodmans will come home. Until then, Kathy Goodman wants people to see what has happened to her Encino home.
SPORTS
July 20, 2010 | By Melissa Rohlin
Kathy Goodman's wish came true, kind of. Since the season began, the Sparks co-owner had been openly pleading for the team to play one complete game. She wanted to see 40 great minutes of basketball, not 30. In an 86-83 overtime victory against the Tulsa Shock on Tuesday at Staples Center, Goodman walked away almost satisfied. "They played 40 minutes," Goodman said. "But it was in 45 minutes." After playing three solid quarters to take a 63-53 lead into the fourth, the Sparks (6-15)
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April 14, 2009 | Mark Medina
Sparks Coach Michael Cooper is having discussions with USC about becoming the Trojans' women's basketball coach, Sparks co-owner Carla Christofferson confirmed today. "From our perspective, he's under contract to coach our season," Christofferson said. "We've confirmed with him he's coaching our 2009 season." The WNBA regular season runs from June through mid-September. USC's regular season starts in mid-November.
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January 2, 2014 | By Melissa Rohlin
The WNBA is searching for a new Sparks owner after franchise Chairwoman Paula Williams Madison told the league her family-owned company would no longer be involved with the team, The Times has learned. "This was a big surprise to us," WNBA President Laurel Richie said Thursday. "Right before the holidays, I got a call from Paula letting me know that she and her family were no longer in a position to continue with the Sparks. " The WNBA is not taking over control of the Sparks, however.
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January 2, 2014 | By Melissa Rohlin, This post has been corrected. See below for details
The WNBA is searching for a new Sparks owner after Sparks Chairman Paula Madison told the league her family-owned company would no longer be involved with the team, The Times has learned. “This was a big surprise to us,” WNBA President Laurel Richie said Thursday. “Right before the holidays, I got a call from Paula letting me know that she and her family were no longer in a position to continue with the Sparks.” The WNBA is not taking over control of the Sparks, however.
SPORTS
July 4, 2008 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
It's not who you start, it's how you finish. The Sparks went with a new look Thursday night against the Minnesota Lynx, starting Shannon Bobbitt and Raffaella Masciadri in the backcourt for the first time this season, but their fourth-quarter problems continued in an 88-70 loss at Staples Center, their third in a row and fourth in the last six games.
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July 2, 2007 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
Point guard Temeka Johnson made her long-awaited season debut and forward-center Taj McWilliams-Franklin returned to the starting lineup Sunday night, but that was about it as far as good news for the Sparks. By the time the home team had dropped a 74-71 overtime decision to the Chicago Sky at Staples Center, Johnson was sidelined again and the Sparks (7-8) had lost for the sixth time in eight games.
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