The Washington Mystics have acquired guard Natasha Lacy and forward LaToya Pringle Sanders from the Sparks in a trade that sends center Nicky Anosike to Los Angeles.
China's national women's basketball team will play against WNBA teams in the league's preseason during a U.S. visit for the second straight year.
Washington Mystics center Crystal Langhorne has been named the most improved player in the WNBA, the league announced on Thursday.
Washington Mystics star Alana Beard strained her left shoulder while playing for the U.S. women's national team and is considered week-to-week.
Washington Mystics guard Stacey Dales-Schuman, the third overall pick in the 2002 WNBA draft, retired Wednesday to pursue a career in broadcasting.