Saturday, January 20, 2018

Confounding all reason

The WNBA strains my sports psychology sensibilities. Last year there was hardly a game when the Los Angeles Sparks didn't look disjointed and out of...

Players, coaches say winning is more than personnel

The Los Angeles Sparks had won only three games this season when Candace Parker returned to the team three weeks ago from a self-imposed...

Alternative universe day

Strange basketball day today: The Dream ignited in the third quarter to defeat the Sun, 90-77. Angel McCoughtry and Reshanda Gray each had 18 points...

Pondexter-Prince trade paying dividends for all

Sometimes player trades work out so well that it's hard to tell who has benefited most - the team or the athlete. Such has been...

WNBA history 101, Part I

Fans of men's basketball tend to be walking history books. They can cite players, stats, trades and the like from decades ago, and relate...

Midseason assessments

ESPN gives each WNBA team a grade on their midseason report card, which I more or less agree with: West Minnesota: A Tulsa: B Phoenix: B- San Antonio: C- Seattle:...

“Mama D” closing in on games-played record

In her storied career, Atlanta forward Delisha Milton-Jones has accomplished much. But now, the 17-year veteran is quietly closing in on a WNBA career...

Jantel Lavender’s work ethic, consistency propels her to Sparks team leader...

During the Los Angeles Sparks' game against defending champion Phoenix Mercury earlier this week, the Staples Center emcee started belting out a familar refrain...

Pan American Games team holds off Brazil for opening-round win

The USA Pan American Games Team fended off Brazil in the championship tournament opening round, 75-69. The Americans blew a 16-point lead, but were...

Liberty wins, ties Sky for first in the East

The Dream edged the Sparks, 76-72. The Liberty got past the Sun, 64-57. They've won two in a row, while Connecticut has now lost five...
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