May 25, 2013 |
Sparks forward Candace Parker feels as though her resume is incomplete. She's won two Olympic gold medals on Team USA, a Euroleague championship with a Russian team, two NCAA titles with Tennessee and nearly every individual accolade that a player can win, including the WNBA's most-valuable-player award. But there's one thing missing from her checklist: a WNBA championship. "I think that's on my mind every day," Parker said. "That's the one thing I haven't been able to accomplish.
October 1, 2012 |
Sue Bird had 22 points and seven assists and the Seattle Storm defeated the Minnesota Lynx in double overtime at Seattle, 86-79, to force a deciding Game 3 in the WNBA's Western Conference semifinals. The winner will face the Sparks. ... Tamika Catchings had 25 points and 13 rebounds, Briann January scored 24 points and the Indiana Fever beat the Atlanta Dream, 103-88, in Game 2 at Atlanta to even their Eastern Conference semifinal series. ETC. The Izod IndyCar Series next year will again finish its season with a night race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, the series announced Sunday night.
September 18, 2009 |
After playing for Pat Riley in the Lakers' Showtime era, Sparks Coach Michael Cooper says he has followed one philosophy regarding the postseason. "Coach Riley used to say the playoffs don't start until the other team wins on the other team's home court," said Cooper, whose team has a 1-0 lead entering Game 2 tonight at Seattle in the Western Conference's best-of-three semifinals. "We're trying to get this second one and hopefully we won't have to make adjustments after that."
June 16, 2012 |
Sonic boom Oct. 25, 2006: NBA approves Howard Schultz's sale of the SuperSonics and Seattle Storm to an Oklahoma City group led by businessman Clay Bennett for $350 million. Feb. 13, 2007: Bennett asks for at least $300 million in taxpayer money for a proposed $530-million basketball area in Renton, south of Seattle. The idea never gets traction. Aug. 12, 2007: Billionaire Aubrey McClendon, co-owner of the Sonics, tells an Oklahoma business newspaper, "We didn't buy the team to keep it in Seattle.
July 4, 2007 |
Lauren Jackson burned the Sparks again, scoring 11 of her 23 points in the third quarter to help the Seattle Storm pull away from Los Angeles, 90-71, on Tuesday night. Jackson was seven for 15 from the field as Seattle won for the fourth time in five games. Jackson matched her career high with 35 points on June 24 when the Storm beat the Sparks at Staples Center, 83-71. Betty Lennox had 18 points Tuesday and Sue Bird had 10 points and 11 assists for the Storm (9-7).
June 19, 2004 |
Lauren Jackson scored 18 points and Betty Lennox 13 to give the Seattle Storm its fifth consecutive victory, a 69-63 win over the Comets in front of 7,409 at Houston. Sheryl Swoopes tied her career high with 33 points for Houston and surpassed 3,000 career points. She was 14 for 25 from the field, playing all 40 minutes for the Comets, who were missing injured leading scorer Tina Thompson. Houston had won three in a row.