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Fowles pushes Lynx past Sparks for WNBA title

(TSX / STATS) -- LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Sparks will look to win their second straight championship when they host the Minnesota Lynx in Sunday's Game 4 of the WNBA Finals at Staples Center.

The Sparks lead the best-of-five series 2-1, and a win at home would mean the first back-to-back titles for a WNBA team since the Sparks did it in 2001 and 2002. (MORE)

Lynx defeat Sparks to force Game 5 in WNBA Finals

(TSX / STATS) -- LOS ANGELES -- It is not easy to close out a championship-caliber team.

The Lynx proved as much Sunday night when Sylvia Fowles scored 22 points and Rebekkah Brunson added 18 to lead Minnesota to an 80-69 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks at Staples Center, forcing a decisive Game 5 in the WNBA Finals. (MORE)

Sparks win Game 3, open 2-1 lead in WNBA Finals

(TSX / STATS) -- LOS ANGELES -- In a series where first impressions matter, the Los Angeles Sparks have shown they can rise to the occasion.

Nneka Ogwumike and Odyssey Sims each scored 16 points to lead the Sparks to a 75-64 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Friday night at Staples Center. (MORE)

Lynx hold off Sparks to even WNBA Finals

(TSX / STATS) -- MINNEAPOLIS -- The WNBA Finals is heading to Los Angeles for the next two games, but it will be hard to match the drama the first two contests have produced.

On Tuesday it was Lindsay Whalen in the starring role, as she led the way with 14 points for the Minnesota Lynx while they evened the best-of-five at one game apiece, beating the Los Angeles Sparks 70-68. (MORE)

Sparks, Lynx protest anthem before WNBA finals

(TSX / STATS) -- MINNEAPOLIS -- Silent protests of President Donald Trump's comments about pro athletes refusing to stand for the national anthem carried over to the WNBA on Sunday.

Prior to Game One of the WNBA Finals, members of the Minnesota Lynx and their coaches stood at attention with arms locked together while a trumpet player delivered a rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner." (MORE)

Gray's shot gives Sparks series lead over Lynx

(TSX / STATS) -- MINNEAPOLIS -- It was unseasonably hot outside the arena in Minnesota. Inside, the Los Angeles Sparks found a way to start even hotter, and won on an ice-cold shot at the finish.

Chelsea Gray hit a fall away jumper with two seconds left as the Sparks escaped with an 85-84 win over the Minnesota Lynx in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday. (MORE)

Moore helps Lynx sweep Mystics, advance to WNBA Final

(TSX / STATS) -- Maya Moore scored 21 points as the Minnesota Lynx swept the Washington Mystics in their best-of-5 semifinal playoff series with an 81-70 win at Washington on Sunday.

Seimone Augustus had 18 points in Game 3 for the Lynx, who reached the WNBA Finals for the third year in a row and sixth time in seven years. Sylvia Fowles, who is the 2017 league Most Valuable Player, had 17 points and 14 rebounds. (MORE)

Sparks defeat Mercury to head back to WNBA finals

(TSX / STATS) -- Candace Parker scored 21 points, including a driving, left-handed layup with 2.9 seconds to play, to send the Los Angeles Sparks back to the WNBA Finals for the second straight season with a thrilling 89-87 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday at Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix, Ariz.

The Sparks will face the Minnesota Lynx in a Finals rematch. Game 1 of the Finals is Sept. 24 in Minnesota. (MORE)

Parker powers Sparks to 2-0 series lead vs. Mercury

(TSX / STATS) -- Candace Parker scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to guide the Los Angeles Sparks past the Phoenix Mercury 86-72 in at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, Calif., on Thursday.

The Sparks took a commanding 2-0 lead in the teams' best-of-five semifinal series. Game 3 is Sunday in Phoenix. (MORE)