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Sparks win second championship

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Sparks made sure that the WNBA champions list remained at two teams. Rookie Nikki Teasley hit a 3-pointer for the go-ahead basket...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/01/pro_350353.shtml
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Sparks singe Shock game 1

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Sparks built a 21-point lead in the first half, then waited for Detroit to catch up. The Shock never erased the double-digit deficit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/13/nba_387205.shtml
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Sparks struggle with late-season confidence crisis

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Sparks once spoke boldly about going undefeated. Now the defending WNBA champions seem to be battling a late-season confidence crisis...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/06/pro_351209.shtml
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Sparks burn the Comets

LOS ANGELES -- Mwadi Mabika scored 22 points as the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Houston Comets 65-54 on Saturday to extend their WNBA-record winning streak to 18. DeLisha Milton added 11 points...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/08/12/pro_318606.shtml
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Sparks begin WNBA title defense

LOS ANGELES -- It's playoff time in the WNBA, and the Los Angeles Sparks say that's when they become a different team. Not the one that struggled down the stretch, but the defending league champions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/15/nba_352808.shtml
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Sparks hire former Celtic as assistant coach

INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Glenn McDonald was hired Wednesday as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Sparks, giving the WNBA team an all-NBA coaching staff. The 47-year-old McDonald, who played on the Boston Celtics 1976 championship...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/17/nba_283165.shtml
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Sparks lock up a berth

LOS ANGELES - Mwadi Mabika scored 14 of her 22 points in the first 14 minutes as the Los Angeles Sparks clinched a playoff berth with an 80-62 victory over the Indiana Fever on Sunday. Lisa Leslie had 20 points and a game-high...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/29/pro_350018.shtml
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Sparks begin pursuit of WNBA three-peat

LOS ANGELES -- Injuries and off-court scandal created a trying season for the two-time WNBA champion Los Angeles Sparks. Since June, two key reserves have been dismissed and All-Stars Lisa Leslie, DeLisha Milton and Tamecka Dixon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/27/nba_386377.shtml
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Leslie leads Sparks past Comets

HOUSTON -- Lisa Leslie made two free throws with six seconds left to cap a second-half charge as the Los Angeles Sparks beat the four-time defending WNBA champion Houston Comets 64-59 Saturday in their playoff opener. Game 2 of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/08/19/pro_320024.shtml
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Shock, Sparks set for WNBA Finals

...Detroit Shock aren't a typical Eastern Conference team. They like to run as much as the two-time WNBA champion Los Angeles Sparks do. The Sparks' previous championships came against Charlotte and New York, teams that play slow-down, half-court...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/12/nba_387054.shtml
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