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Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer is covered in confetti as her team celebrates her 1,203 win as head coach.

Stanford celebrates ‘our coach’ VanDerveer on her record-breaking day

By Michelle Smith / January 22, 2024

Sights and sounds from Maples Pavilion on a historic afternoon

Tara VanDerveer smiles during team warmups before a game

The singular figure that is Tara VanDerveer

By Michelle Smith / January 16, 2024

There will be no gender-specific qualifier when the incomparable coach becomes the winningest in college basketball history

2024 WNBA free agency preview: Phoenix Mercury

By Jesse Morrison / January 13, 2024

With plenty of cap space, the Mercury are looking for a star scorer and a younger supporting cast.

Los Angeles Sparks forming physical, tough identity amid playoff push

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / August 17, 2023

Multiple injuries have forced the Sparks to adopt a tough, gritty identity

Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks

Nneka Ogwumike is the steadying influence the Sparks need

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / July 19, 2023

With the Sparks being tested with adversity, they’ve leaned on their leader

Los Angeles Sparks big Nneka Ogwumike looks out at the court from the baseline behind the basket, as a ref stands next to her

Sparks’ ‘big’ lineup may be key moving forward

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / June 28, 2023

‘It’s going to be a part of our identity’

Los Angeles Sparks guards Jordin Canada (21) and Lexie Brown (4) stand next to each other during a game against the Connecticut Sun at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on May 14, 2022. (Photo credit: Chris Poss)

‘Unselfishness’ is key for Los Angeles Sparks early on

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / June 6, 2023

The difference between this season and last season has been noticeable.

Los Angeles Sparks off-ball guard Lexie Brown releases a long jumper off fingertips, as two Connecticut Sun defenders watch on from a distance too far away to contest

Sparks make first free agency signings

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / February 1, 2023

Lexie Brown is back in the fold and Stephanie Talbot has arrived

Locked on Women’s Basketball: Nneka Ogwumike is going to the Super Bowl, talks Black women’s representation 

By The Next / February 1, 2023

Howard and Nneka Ogwumike talk about the Super Bowl ad —family and black women’s representation in the media

Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller stands in front of the scorer's table, holding a clipboard and smiling while looking out at the court. He is wearing the Sun's Pride shirt.

2023 WNBA free agency preview: Los Angeles Sparks

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / January 10, 2023

The Sparks are set to enter WNBA free agency armed with cap space