Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times

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Past articles by Thuc:

Sparks' Nneka Ogwumike a WNBA All-Star starter for 8th time

Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike, who is matching her statistics from her 2016 MVP season, has been selected to start in the WNBA All-Star Game. → Read More

Clippers build depth by selecting Kobe Brown, Jordan Miller in NBA draft

The Clippers selected forwards Kobe Brown of Missouri and Jordan Miller of Miami in Thursday's NBA draft after three-team trade talks broke down. → Read More

'All the feels': How WNBA players, teams handle hardship contracts

The Sparks' injury wave led to Rae Burrell and Destanni Henderson signing hardship contracts, which help WNBA teams fill rosters and players fulfill dreams. → Read More

Curt Miller can't beat former team as Sparks lose to Sun

Nneka Ogwumike led the Sparks with 19 points and 15 rebounds, but the Connecticut Sun surged in the second quarter of an 83-74 win. → Read More

How Karlie Samuelson used a season in Australia to break through with Sparks

Karlie Samuelson is ready to step up and use her season in Australia to bounce back as the Sparks take on the Minnesota Lynx on Friday. → Read More

Sparks' Azurá Stevens is ready to win over fans in home debut

Azurá Stevens, the Sparks' big free-agent acquisition, made her season debut Tuesday after missing five games while recovering from a back injury. → Read More

WNBA's expanded charter flights are a 'game changer.' What's next?

The Sparks were the first beneficiaries of the WNBA's expanded travel policy involving charter flights when playing back-to-back games. A look at how that went. → Read More

How shorthanded Sparks weathered early season illness, injuries

The WNBA has some powerful haves and some lowly have-nots. The Sparks, firmly between those two extremes, have back-to-back games against struggling opponents. → Read More

Aces seize control in second half to beat short-handed Sparks

Chiney Ogwumike scored 19 points, but the short-handed Sparks fell short against the defending champions Las Vegas Aces 94-85 on Thursday at Arena. → Read More

How rookie Zia Cooke has embraced the moment with the Sparks

Rookie guard Zia Cooke has had a strong start to the season (14 points on five-of-six shooting), and hopes to keep the momentum against the Las Vegas Aces. → Read More

Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets: Game 4 live updates, score and start time

The Lakers will try to avoid playoff elimination with a win Monday over Denver in Game 4 of Western Conference finals. Follow along here for updates. Tipoff is 5:30 p.m. PDT → Read More

In Brittney Griner's return, Sparks dominate Mercury in opener

Brittney Griner plays in her first WNBA game since returning from Russia, finishing with 18 points as the Sparks steal the show in a 94-71 blowout win. → Read More

Sparks finalize roster amid criticism of WNBA roster limits

The Sparks have finalized the roster for the 2023 season that includes familiar and new faces, but players are calling for roster expansion. → Read More

Can Curt Miller transform revitalized Sparks into a WNBA power again?

Coming off a dysfunctional season 2022 season, new coach Curt Miller will be tasked with rebuilding the Sparks' winning legacy in the WNBA. → Read More

Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors: Game 6 live updates, scores and start time

LeBron James and the Lakers will try for a second time to eliminate the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals on Friday at Arena. Game time is 7 p.m. PDT (ESPN). → Read More

Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors: Game 4 live updates and start time

LeBron James and the Lakers look to take a commanding lead over the Golden State Warriors with a win in Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals on Monday at Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. PDT (TNT). → Read More

UCLA softball slugger Maya Brady steps into leading role

After two seasons of following Olympians on the UCLA softball team, Maya Brady takes on the Bruins' leadership role as a junior. → Read More

Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors: Game 3 live updates, start time

The Lakers host the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinal playoff series Saturday. Game time is 5:30 p.m. Follow us for updates. → Read More

Sparks do 'complete 180' with camaraderie, accountability at camp

Coverage of the Sparks' media days, which comes four days after they opened training camp at El Camino College in Torrance. → Read More

Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors: Game 2 live updates and analysis

LeBron James and the Lakers look to extend their lead in the best-of-seven playoff series against the Golden State Warriors. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. PDT (ESPN). → Read More