Clips of the Week – 3/21 – 3/27

Column: Chiney Ogwumike spends birthday helping those in need
LA Times

Nneka Ogwumike supports Olympics postponement, wonders about impact on training
LA Times

Los Angeles Sparks Offseason Breakdown
Fantasy Alarm

Maria Vadeeva Learns English to grow basketball in Russia
Nothing But Nylon

Clips of the Week – 3/13 – 3/20

Sparks to give LAUSD an assist during coronavirus outbreak
SCNG

Alana Beard Left Her Historic Mark on Basketball
LA Sentinel

Sparks players in Turkey have season suspended due to coronavirus
SCNG

Chelsea Gray, A’ja Wilson, & Kayla McBride Roast Each Other
SLAM

Clips of the Week – 3/6 – 3/13

HBO Axios: International Women’s Day Special (featuring Nneka Ogwumike)

CNN Newsroom NBA Cares (Nneka Ogwumike featured at 1:53)

LA Sparks Dance Audition Finals Fox 11 News

“Don’t be afraid to ask for it” – Danita Johnson on Radio.com’s Power Players Podcast (includes the impact of Kobe Bryant, Coronavirus, lack of WNBA merchandise, and Becky Hammon/Kristi Toliver infiltrating NBA coaching ranks)

Clips of the Week – 2/28 – 3/5

The Basketball Sister Act that Secured Breakthrough Women’s Deal (Nneka and Chiney on the CBA)
UK Telegraph

Nneka Ogwumike – Excellence and Equity with the Los Angeles Sparks and WNBPA | The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Comedy Central

Cathy Engelbert and Chiney Ogwumike discuss new CBA, state of women’s basketball (from ‘A Conversation’ Event at Bob Hope)
High Post Hoops

Trailblazing NBA Women Coaches (Kristi Toliver, Washington Wizards)
ESPN

Female Sports broadcasters on balancing careers and motherhood (Candace featured)
The Athletic

Clips of the Week – 2/21 – 2/28

WNBA All-Star Chiney Ogwumike has media game
CloseUp 360

Chiney Ogwumike says that Sparks plan to ‘honor Kobe’ next season (Quotes from ‘A Conversation’ event)
OC Register

WNBA lost a huge supporter in Kobe Bryant. Who will step up? (Quotes from Nneka, Chiney, and WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert)
LA Times

EP21 Free Agency & League Notes
Bleav Podcast with Sydney Wiese and Stacy Paetz

Clips of the Week – 2/14 – 2/21

WNBA Free Agency: Los Angeles Sparks continue their reload with former enemy Seimone Augustus
SB Nation

Sparks sign eight-time WNBA All-Star Seimone Augustus
LA Daily News

Lynx Legend Seimone Augustus signs with LA Sparks as free agent
ESPN

Sparks Trade Marina Mabrey to Dallas for 2021 Draft Pick
LA Daily News

Winners and Losers of Free Agency with Matt Ellentuck
WInsidr

Clips of the Week – 2/7 – 2/14

Sparks Kristi Toliver is happy to be back in familiar surroundings
LA Times

The Winners and Losers of the First Week of WNBA Free Agency
The Ringer

The WNBA Free Agency period is going to change the league as we know it
SB Nation

Sparks Acquire Brittney Sykes and Marie Gulich in trade with Atlanta Dream
LA Times

Kristi Toliver is the player/coach the LA Sparks Need
Winsidr

Sparks won over Kristi Toliver by offering familiarity
OC Register

Clips of the Week – 1/29-2/7

LA Sparks Celebrate NGWSD with Marlborough Girls Basketball 
ABC7

Sparks Marina Mabrey says Kobe Bryant ‘sincerely cared about my success’
LA Daily News

‘We didn’t back down’: How women’s basketball players scored major wins for equal pay
NBC News

Nneka Ogwumike on Improved Benefits for Women in Basketball: ‘It Should be Standard’
Popsugar

Clips of the Week – 1/18-1/24

Sparks’ Alana Beard is cheered after announcing retirement
OC Register

Sparks’ Alana Beard announces WNBA retirement
LA Daily News

Sparks star Alana Beard announces her retirement
LA Times

Beard, Moore and Rumors (Michael Fischer mentioned)
WInsidr WNBA Show – Podcast

Alana Beard announces retirement from the WNBA
High Post Hoops

Alana Beard leaves the game and a lasting impression
Bleav in Sparks Podcast

Clips of the Week – 1/11-1/17

WNBA Players will receive 6-figure salary, child care benefits in new collective bargaining agreement
Good Morning America with Robin Roberts

Sparks to open new 36-game WNBA schedule on May 16 against defending champions
LA Times

WNBA Players win better pay, increased marketing and more family benefits with new CBA
Yahoo Sports

WNBA Compensation with Nneka Ogwumike
NPR – 89.3 KPCC

LA Sparks star Nneka Ogwumike on new WNBA contract and fighting for women in the workplace
NPR – Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Episode 16: the WNBA makes history with the new CBA
Bleav – Sparks Podcast

New WNBA agreement to provide players with increased salaries, more benefits
Daily Bruin by Joy Hong (former Sparks PR Intern)

Clips of the Week – 1/3-1/10

USA Womens National Team Rosters Announced for January February Contests
WNBA

African nonprofit to train pro athlete in US to become effective activists
The Undefeated

David Stern’s international vision and founding the WNBA are among his major accomplishments as NBA Commissioner
SB Nation

In the WNBA, the focus has now moved to CBA negotiations
NetsDaily

Bleav in Sparks Podcast with PR and Communications Director Eli Horowitz

2019

Clips of the Week – 12/14-12/20

Wingman Magazine Winter 2019-2020 Issue: Derek Fisher and Chelsea Gray Cover

Nneka Ogwumike, Layshia Clarendon reelected as WNBPA president and first Vice President, respectively
SB Nation

2019 was a historic year in women’s sports – here are the 50 best images from some of the top photographers
Business Insider

Runnin’ plays: A Golden State Warriors Podcast with LA Sparks Guard Chelsea Gray

Sparks’ Chelsea Gray pushing for better conditions for WNBA players
NBC Sports

Sunday Randomness: Jimmy Garoppolo’s top red zone producer, 11 Questions with Chelsea Gray
The Athletic

Clips of the Week – 12/7-12/13

Bleav – Episode 12: Danita Johnson President and COO

Sparks Derek Fisher aims to push past Candace Parker episode
LA Times

Sparks ‘Purple Print’ shows the future of the franchise
LA Sentinel

Ledlow & Parker: Breaking Barriers with Becky Hammon

Chiney Ogwumike on Certified Buckets Episode 9

Clips of the Week – 11/23-12/6

Bleav Episode 11 Sydney Flips the script
BLEAV IN Sparks with hosts Sydney Wiese and Stacy Paetz: Sydney reflects on Thanksgiving + talk current CBA negotiations

After a turbulent end to season, Sparks share optimistic purple print for future
LA Daily News, Mirjam Swanson

Jim Hill interviews Vivica A Fox at Sparks Purple Print event on CBS2 News
CBS

Jim Hill Interviews Derek Fisher at Sparks Purple Print event on KCAL News
KCAL

Euroleague Women Preview (Week 6): Mabrey, Riga look to build upon upset of the season
Swish Appeal

Derek Fisher discusses Candace Parker, lessons from first Sparks’ season
High-Post Hoops

Clips of the Week – 11/16-11/22

10 Best WNBA Players of the 2010s: Candace Parker (No. 3) exceeded great expectations
SB Nation

Candace Parker went to Prom with Dwight Howard…
SB Nation

Q&A: Chiney Ogwumike on Authenticity, Personal Branding and Coach Derek Fisher
WInsidr

Ledlow & Parker: Fueled by Disrespect with Trae Young

Clips of the Week – 11/9-11/15

10 Best WNBA Players of the 2010s: Nneka Ogwumike (No. 6) earned top honors, urged society to ‘bet on women’
SB Nation

Los Angeles Sparks named 2019 WNBA Franchise of the Year
SB Nation

‘I Still Have A Chance To Make An Impact’: Marina Mabrey On The Los Angeles Sparks, Derek Fisher, WNBA
KCAL9

Bleav Podcast Episode 10: Sydney is in the House!

Clips of the Week – 11/2-11/8

WNBA Announces team business awards, Natalie Achonwa as Community Assist award winner
High Post Hoops

L.A. Sparks Win Big at WNBA Team Business Awards
Sports Business Journal

Season Review: Despite brutal end, the Los Angeles Sparks persevered in 2019
Winsidr

WNBA player Chelsea Gray ties knot with girlfriend
SB Nation

Bleav Sparks Podcast w/ Sydney Wiese: Episode 9 Reaction to NCAA Pay-for-Play

Clips of the Week – 10/26-11/1

Turner’s Candace Parker talks her new podcast, the 2019-20 NBA season and more
The Awful Announcing Podcast

Our Debut with Kobe Bryant
Ledlow & Parker

Episode 8: Chiney Ogwumike empowers us
Bleav Podcast

L.A. Sparks teach Health and Wellness to Female Veterans
LA Sentinel

WNBA, Players’ Union extend CBA to continue talks through 2019
Yahoo Sports

Clips of the Week – 10/18-10/25

Candace Parker reflects on returning to basketball career 53 days after giving birth admitting: ‘It’s made me who I am’
The Telegraph

Chiney Ogwumike is ready to let her hair down on New Spotify Podcast ‘Certified Buckets’
Forbes

Chelsea Gray gives an assist off the court
High Post Hoops

Los Angeles Sparks team up with Nike in a multi-year deal
Hero Sports

Nneka Ogwumike on WNBA misconceptions and salary transparency
ESPN

Clips of the Week – 10/11-10/17

Sparks Star Chelsea Gray helps LA Homeless
KCAL9 – CBS Los Angeles

The 20 top sports moments in Staples Center’s 20 year history
LA Times

Four paths for the Los Angeles Sparks general manager opening
High Post Hoops

Sparks guard Alexis Jones undergoes successful knee procedure
LA Daily News

Sparks star Chelsea Gray speaks to military women at ‘Spark the True You’ event
OC Register

Bleav: Sparks Podcast w/ Sparks Beat Reporter John W. Davis

New podcast ‘Certified Buckets’ takes basketball off the court and onto Spotify
starring Chiney Ogwumike, Nick Young, Sarunas Jackson

Clips of the Week – 10/4-10/11

Sparks’ All-Stars Chelsea Gray, Nneka Ogwumike earn All-WNBA Recognition
LA Daily News

Sparks Chelsea Gray, Nneka Ogwumike selected All-WNBA again
LA Times

Bleav: Sparks Podcast with guest Marina Mabrey

USA Basketball Womens National Team Unveils November NCAA Tour Dates
WNBA

Clips of the Week – 9/28-10/4

The Los Angeles Sparks have let go of GM Penny Toler
High Post Hoops

Bleav: Sparks Podcast w/ Sydney Wiese

How the Connecticut Sun can even the WNBA Finals
ESPN

Mystics Beat Sun 94-81 to take 2-1 lead in the WNBA Finals
Associated Press

Clips of the Week – 9/20-9/27

The Sparks shouldn’t be forced out of Staples Center for the WNBA Playoffs
LA Times

The WNBA season started with big questions. It’s ending with hope from smaller successes.
The Washington Post

Top of Mind for the WNBA? A New Mental Health Plan for Players
New York Times

Forget the Angels, Long Beach, go after the Sparks
Long Beach Post

Clips of the Week – 9/14-9/20

Coach Derek Fisher writing new chapter with Los Angeles Sparks
ESPN

C. Ogwumike praises security after fan incident
ESPN

Sparks hope to rebound in WNBA Playoff series after falling behind 0-2
LA Daily News

Candace Parker is fading but not gone yet
Fansided

Clips of the Week – 9/7-9/13

57 Minutes with Candace Parker
The Ringer

How Nneka Ogwumike became Madame President, the face of WNBA Players
The Undefeated

Sparks make excellence a habit under Penny Toler
Spectrum News 1

Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike makes all WNBA All-Defensive Team for 5th year in a row
LA Daily News

Metro Releases LA Sparks Train Wrap
LA Sentinel

BLEAV: Sparks Playoffs
Podcast with Sydney Wiese

The Story Behind the Biggest Brawl in WNBA history
Deadspin

Clips of the Week – 8/17-8/23

BLEAV: LA Sparks Podcast launch hosted by Sparks guard Sydney Wiese and Stacy Paetz

WNBA Sparks Celebrate Diversity in #WeAreWomen Panel
Sports Business Journal

Sparks’ Alexis Jones is making ‘em believe
LA Daily News

Sparks beat Sun to extend home winning streak to 11 games
LA Times

Sparks celebrate inclusion, equity at fifth #WeAreWomen event
LA Daily News

The Legend of ‘Freddy Bass” the Sparks’ Assistant Coach and Musical Inspiration
The Athletic

The Los Angeles Sparks coach up the youth at Learn from the Pros clinic
Suave Report

Clips of the Week – 8/17-8/23

As Stretch Run Nears, WNBA Playoff Picture Far from Finished
Forbes

Sparks, Alana Beard thrilled to have her distinct voice on court again
OC Register

Alexis Jones has career night against Minnesota Lynx
LA Sentinel

12 Things: Takeaways from two finishes to remember
High Post Hoops

Clips of the Week – 8/11-8/16

The Winsider Show – Point Gawwd with Chelsea Gray 
Winsider Podcast

Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike honored as WNBA Player of the Week
LA Daily News

Danita Johnson, President and COO of the Los Angeles Sparks
Black Girls Talk Sports Podcast

Los Angles Sparks Chiney Ogwumike on Fair Game
Fox Sports

Las Vegas oddsmakers see L.A. as city of potential sports champions
LA Times

Clips of the Week – 8/9/2019

Sparks, Candace Parker set to honor legendary coach Pat Summitt
OC Register

Chelsea Gray’s No-Look Passes Leave Many Breathless, Especially Derek Fisher
Wincer

Sparklight: Derek Fisher as COTY Podcast (feat. TPJ & John W. Davis of WNBA Insidr) 
HNB Media

NBA 2K20 game to feature all 12 WNBA teams
ESPN

Clips of the Week – 8/2/2019

Sparks Team Up With Local Agencies to Support Military Women and Veterans
CBS LA – Clip

Los Angeles Sparks outpace Las Vegas Aces in second half for 76-68 victory
Hoopfeed

Candace Parker comes back and helps power Sparks over the Aces
Los Angeles Times

Podcast: Aces at Sparks with Brady Klopfer
High Post Hoops

Clips of the Week – 7/25/2019

Chelsea Gray live on ESPN National Radio – Spain & Company

Vol Is Life: How the Last of Pat Summitt’s Players Are Keeping Her Legacy Alive
Brady Klopfer for The Ringer

Sparks’ Chelsea Gray, Nneka Ogwumike will be opponents in WNBA All-Star Game
Mirjam Swanson of the LA Daily News

Female Leaders in Sports Discuss Gender Equity (Video)
Spectrum News – Kristen Lago

Clips of the Week – 07/18/2019

10 Reasons Why the LA Sparks Will Win It All
Winsidr

Los Angeles Sparks top Dallas Wings 69-64 in biggest comeback of the season 
Hoopfeed

Recap: Sparks use dominant third quarter to defeat Wings 69-64
SB Nation

Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike named a WNBA All-Star for the sixth time
OC Register

Sparks Nneka Ogwumike name a WNBA All-Star
LA Times

Clips of the Week – 7/12/2019

Los Angeles showcased its overwhelming individual talent against the Mystics
High Post Hoops

Weekend Recap: A triple-double from Chelsea Gray leads Sparks over first-place Mystics
SB Nation

Nneka Ogwumike and Chelsea Gray’s big games help Sparks rout WNBA-leading Mystics
LA Times

The 36 most iconic female athletes of the past century (Candace Parker and Lisa Leslie included)
Business Insider

Sparks Guard Chelsea Gray selected to third WNBA All-Star game
LA Times

A look at every WNBA triple-double in league history
High Post Hoops

Clips of the Week – 07/05/2019

Riquna Williams joins Starters and helps power Sparks’ rout of Sky
LA Times

Nothing but Net! Young Girls Dream Big at LA Sparks sponsored tournament
KCBS

How have the Los Angeles Sparks turned things around? 
High Post Hoops

How Chiney Ogwumike played a WNBA game and analyzed NBA free agency for ESPN in 4 hours
SB Nation

Clips of the Week – 06/28/2019

Candace Parker shows glimpses of herself in Sparks Victory over Aces
LA Daily News

Tough defense helps lift Sparks over Aces
LA Times

Derek Fisher invoked Beyonce’s drive to motivate Sparks
OC Register

Candace Parker helps Los Angeles Sparks top Las Vegas Aces 86-74 to halt losing streak
Hoopfeed

Clips of the Week – 07/21/2019

Androgyny is Now Fashionable in the WNBA 
New York Times

Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike on Supporting Each Other As Sisters and WNBA Teammates
Bustle

WNBA Star Candace Parker Doesn’t Want To Be One Of the Boys
Refinery29

Candace Parker to Make Season Debut for Sparks Tuesday
High Post Hoops

Sparks Travel to Seattle, Try to Stop Two Game Slide
OC Register

Clips of the Week – 06/14/2019

L.A. Sparks ‘adopt’ Pasadena High School girls basketball team
Pasadena Star-News

Chelsea Gray has become the Sparks’ go-to player early this season
Los Angeles Times

Sparks feeling the flow of Derek Fisher’s new offense
The Press-Enterprise

The W Is It: Chelsea Gray is the heir apparent to Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi
SB Nation

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt’s Journey out West
High Post Hoops

Clips of the Week – 06/07/2019

Chiney Ogwumike ready for her return to Connecticut
The Associated Press – Doug Feinberg

Sparks at Liberty with Mirjam Swanson – High Post Hoops Podcast
Ben Dull with Sparks Beat Reporter Mirjam Swanson of LA Daily News

Recap: Chelsea Gray was the difference-maker in the Sparks’ 78-73 win over the Liberty
SB Nation – Tamryn Spruill