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Staples Center is changing its name to Crypto.com Arena

Nov. 17, 2021 08:10 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Staples Center is getting a new name. Starting Christmas Day, it will be Crypto.com Arena. The downtown Los Angeles home of the NBA's Lakers and Clippers, the NHL's Kings and the WNBA's Sparks will change its name after 22 years of operation, arena...

WNBA looks ahead to 2022 season with potential changes

Oct. 18, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

Candace Parker made the biggest move last offseason choosing to return home to Chicago. The decision paid off as the WNBA star led the Sky to the franchise's first championship. Chicago will have choices to make if it wants to become the first repeat champion since the...

Ogunbowale, Wings keep LA from playoffs 87-84, Liberty in

Sep. 19, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 20 points and the Dallas Wings closed the WNBA regular season on Sunday with an 87-84 win over Los Angeles, which kept the Sparks out of the playoffs, giving the No. 8 seed to the New York Liberty. With Los Angeles and...

Sykes scores 17 points, Sparks keep postseason hopes alive

Sep. 16, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Brittney Sykes scored 17 points, Nneka Ogwumike had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Atlanta Dream 74-68 on Thursday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. Los Angeles (12-19) is in ninth place, a half-game behind...

Ogwumike, Sparks beat Storm 81-53, keep playoff hopes alive

Sep. 12, 2021 23:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Te'a Cooper scored 19 points, Nneka Ogwumike and Erica Wheeler added 17 points apiece, and the Los Angeles Sparks routed the Seattle Storm 81-53 on Sunday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Sparks (11-19) pulled into a tie with the New York...

Charles scores 31 to help Mystics beat Sky 79-71

Sep. 12, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Tina Charles had 31 points, 10 rebounds and five assists to help the Washington Mystics beat the Chicago Sky 79-71 on Sunday. The Mystics (12-18) — who played without Elena Delle Donne (back), Ariel Atkins (personal reasons) and Myisha Hines-Allen...

Sun start on 17-0 run, clinch double bye to semifinals

Sep. 10, 2021 00:57 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonquel Jones had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and the Connecticut Sun beat the Los Angeles Sparks 75-57 on Thursday night to secure a double bye to the semifinals of the WNBA playoffs. Connecticut (23-6) won its 11th straight game, having not lost...

WNBA playoff seeds up for grabs as teams enter home stretch

Sep. 07, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA playoff chase may come down to the final day of the regular season on Sept. 19. Six teams have already clinched postseason spots, although where they will finish in the standings is still up for grabs. Connecticut remains...