Phoenix's Sandy Brondello has won the WNBA coach of the year award, the WNBA announced Friday.
Candace Parker made two free throws with 1.8 seconds remaining, and the Los Angeles Sparks held on for an 80-77 win against the Atlanta Dream on Friday night.
The Atlanta Dream hired former NBA star Michael Cooper as head coach on Thursday, hoping he can lead the team to a WNBA championship after three winless trips to the finals.
Tina Thompson hit a key 3-pointer with 5:44 remaining and the Los Angeles Sparks went on to a 70-63 victory over the Seattle Storm in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series Wednesday night.
After 12 seasons in the WNBA, Lisa Leslie will retire when the Sparks' playoff run is over. What's next? The possibilities are endless.
Three-time WNBA MVP and four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie says she will retire after her 12th season with the Los Angeles Sparks.
Candace Parker scored 21 points and DeLisha Milton-Jones added 19 before both were ejected after a scuffle in the final minute as the Sparks held on to beat the Shock 84-81.
Los Angeles Sparks coach Michael Cooper couldn't help but get a little carried away talking about Candace Parker's arrival and Lisa Leslie's return.
Penny Taylor had 28 points and seven rebounds, Cappie Pondexter scored 21 points and Phoenix beat Los Angeles 100-83 Saturday night for their third straight win.
Iziane Castro Marques scored 19 points and Lauren Jackson had 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Seattle Storm to an 82-47 rout of the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday.
Storm 82, Sparks 47
All-Star starter 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.
Los Angeles Sparks center and three-time WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie gave birth to her first child Friday morning.
ESPN.com's experts each tackle a burning question facing Los Angeles as the 2007 season nears.
The Los Angeles Sparks fired head coach Joe "Jellybean" Bryant on Wednesday and replaced him with former coach Michael Cooper, who led the team to WNBA titles in 2001 and 2002.
With the league's history, it's easy to question if Joe Bryant is the right person to lead the Sparks. But the coach needed one phone conversation to convince Mechelle Voepel to give him a chance.