Candace Parker

Naperville basketball court named after Candace Parker

How’d you like a neighborhood basketball court named after you? That’s exactly what happened to WNBA star Candace Parker last week. The Naperville Park District honored their fave local player by dedicating a newly renovated basketball court in her honor. Spring-Field Park is where Candace practiced basketball growing up so  when she cut the ribbon …

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Williams’ sisters, WNBA players nominated for BET Female Athlete of the Year

The 2009 BET Awards will be hosted by Jamie Foxx and aired live from Los Angeles, California on June 28th. So who will walk away with the “Best Female Athlete”? Will your pick for “Best Actress” make her way to the podium? Find out when artists and trailblazers all gather under one roof to celebrate …

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Teen Vogue: 20 Questions with Candace Parker

A natural athlete, basketball player Candace Parker has been dribbling a ball since the age of six. She attributes her success to making hard work her passion.  The Los Angeles Sparks forward may be tough as nails on the court, but when the game is over, Parker can be found relaxing in Rock and Republic …

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Star in the new “Me, Myself” adidas campaign

Adidas has put together a cool campaign called “Me, Myself” to support the launch of their new women’s apparel website. What makes it cool? You could be the new face of adidas and star with WNBA MVP Candace Parker in a series of ads and marketing initiatives. Participants upload their picture and share a personal, …

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Around the world wide web…

A few articles to note this weekend: LA Sparks star Candace Parker talks for the first time about her pregnancy, motherhood and coming back to play part of this season.  At 21, Allisa Czisny is the oldest first-time U.S. Figure Skating champion since Nancy Kerrigan in 1993.  U.S. Women’s National Team soccer players Heather Mitts and Angie Woznuk came …

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Mr. President, The Ball Is In Your Court

Sports journalist Sally Jenkins pens a letter to President Obama in her Washington Post column outlining 10 ways to change the sports landscape in America. Obama, a serious baller and self-professed sports junkie, should take note. Jenkins writes: As with any issue vital to the republic, what you need is a sports czar to point you …

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