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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

Who will lead the Los Angeles Sparks without Nneka Ogwumike?

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / February 8, 2024

They’ll need veteran mentorship for a young roster, likely including several 2024 draft picks

Members of the Los Angeles Sparks huddle together. They are wearing their team uniforms.

Los Angeles Sparks use lottery luck to move up to No. 2

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / December 11, 2023

Los Angeles has the chance to grab a foundational player in the 2024 WNBA Draft

Members of the Los Angeles Sparks huddle together. They are wearing their team uniforms.

What comes next for the Sparks?

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / September 22, 2023

Sparks head into the offseason with firm goals in mind

A three-image collage of the WNBA's leading Coach of the Year candidates on their respective sidelines: Stephanie White, Latricia Trammell and Cheryl Reeve.

The Next’s 2023 WNBA awards: Coach of the Year

By Em Adler / September 16, 2023

First-year Sun head coach Stephanie White takes home the hardware

Members of the Los Angeles Sparks huddle together. They are wearing their team uniforms.

Sparks’ playoff hopes hanging by a thread as injuries pile up

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / September 8, 2023

How the Sparks can still reach the postseason, explained

Five Los Angeles Sparks players wrap their arms around each other's waists as they huddle.

Fatigue may be a factor as Los Angeles Sparks continue push for playoffs

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / September 3, 2023

‘The games are going to keep coming’

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

Five Los Angeles Sparks players wrap their arms around each other's waists as they huddle.

Sparks inch closer to finding winning combination

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / August 11, 2023

Amid a season full of injuries, the Sparks may have found something that works

Locked on Women’s Basketball: WNBA sage Jasmine Thomas is back leading for the Los Angeles Sparks 

By The Next / August 8, 2023

Howard and Jasmine Thomas discuss her comeback from injury, her leadership role and how she felt in her first game back

How Layshia Clarendon’s gritty, tough game fits the Sparks

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / August 3, 2023

‘That’s my style, just to go after people and attack them’