| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:48 PM
The San Jose Sharks will be without forward Raffi Torres for the start of the season because of an injured right knee.
Torres was injured in a collision with Ducks forward Emerson Etem on Friday night.
Torres and the Sharks will decide in the next few...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 11:02 PM
The Phoenix Mercury dealt the Sparks three of their four home losses this season, the final one being the knockout punch.
The Sparks were eliminated from the playoffs Monday in a 78-77 loss to the Mercury in Game 3 of their best-of-three first-round...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 9:54 PM
LOUDON, N.H. -- Matt Kenseth made it two for two in the Chase, holding off teammate Kyle Busch to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Kenseth followed his win in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship opener at Chicagoland with his series-...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 10:36 PM
PHOENIX — Candace Parker had 31 points and 11 rebounds to help the Sparks beat the Phoenix Mercury, 82-73, on Saturday, evening their WNBA Western Conference semifinal series at one game apiece.
Nneka Ogwumike also had a double-double with 15...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:56 PM
The Sparks are already facing an elimination game.
They lost Game 1 of their best-of-three first-round playoffs series against the Phoenix Mercury at Staples Center on Thursday, 86-75. If they lose Game 2 in Phoenix on Saturday (7 p.m., TWC/TWC...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:45 PM
The WNBA announced Thursday that Sparks forward/center Candace Parker won her second most-valuable-player award.
Parker, who averaged 17.9 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists this season, also won the award her rookie year in 2008.
"I was shocked...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:24 PM
The WNBA is expected to announce Thursday evening that Candace Parker has won the most-valuable-player award.
The announcement is expected to be made before the Sparks play the Phoenix Mercury in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. The Sparks...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:53 PM
Penske Racing swept the front row in qualifying for the first race of the Chase, with Joey Logano winning the pole at Joliet, Ill., hours after NASCAR placed his team on probation for allegedly cutting a deal with another organization to help him make the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 11:23 PM
You could call it deja vu.
The Western Conference playoff field is identical to last year's — Minnesota has clinched first place, the Sparks have finished second, Phoenix has come in third and Seattle is fourth.
But Candace Parker was quick to...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 9:06 AM
Jerry Tarkanian, the droopy-eyed coach from California's Central Valley known as "Tark the Shark," will finally get his due Sunday when he joins former NBA defensive player of the year Gary Payton, All-Star forward Bernard King, fellow coach Rick Pitino...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:08 PM
Candace Parker had a blast in her All-Star debut. Parker scored a record 23 points to lead the West to a 102-98 win over the East on Saturday at Uncasville, Conn., and earn MVP honors.
The Sparks star was voted a starter for the 2011 game, but she...