defense

Pressure bust pipes for the Sparks

Reigning Defensive Player of the Year Alana Beard looks like a frontrunner to repeat, though backcourt mate Chelsea Beard appears to have a foot in the race as well.

By Brady Klopfer

Hayes Is A Dream Player For Atlanta On Both Ends

Averaging 19 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game after 10 games this season. Other than scoring, her numbers don’t jump off the page, but her impact is deep on both sides of the floor.

By Nicholas LeTourneau


WHEN ALANA BEARD RE-SIGNED WITH THE LOS ANGELES SPARKS THEY CEMENTED THEMSELVES AS CONTENDERS AGAIN.

Their second starter who was out of contract, Alana Beard, is probably more crucial for the success of the team.

By Matt Hallett