London, Phelps, Bolt star at Olympics

London, Phelps, Bolt star at Olympics

London and the home-standing British athletes stood out at the 2012 Olympics but the spotlight was grabbed by Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

U.S. women coast to gold in basketball

LONDON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Candace Parker's 21 points and a smothering defensive effort Saturday brought the United States Olympic basketball gold in an 86-50 win over France.
U.S. women roll into basketball semis

U.S. women roll into basketball semis

LONDON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Maya Moore had four of the United States' 15 steals Tuesday in a defensive show that put the Americans in the Olympic semifinals with a 91-48 win over Canada.

USA basketball win streak reaches 35

LONDON, July 30 (UPI) -- Candace Parker scored six of her 14 points as the United States was taking charge in the second period Monday on its way to a 90-38 Olympic win over Angola.

USA women extend Olympic hoop streak

LONDON, July 28 (UPI) -- Tina Charles led a fourth-quarter surge Saturday that sent the United States to an 81-56 win over Croatia to open the Olympic women's basketball tournament.

U.S. team named for Olympic women's hoops

COLORADO SPRINGS, March 30 (UPI) -- Sue Bird, Tamika Catchings and Diana Taurasi were named to their third U.S. Olympic women's basketball team Friday.

BKB (W):Seattle 81, Los Angeles 67

SEATTLE, May 17 (UPI) -- The Seattle Storm doused the Los Angeles Sparks 81-67 in women's basketball Sunday led by Lauren Jackson's 23 points and 10 rebounds.

11 suspended after WNBA brawl

NEW YORK, July 24 (UPI) -- Ten players and one coach were suspended Thursday by WNBA officials reacting to an on-court brawl involving the Los Angeles Sparks and the Detroit Shock.

Hansbrough named Wooden Award winner

LOS ANGELES, April 12 (UPI) -- North Carolina forward Tyler Hansbrough has won the annual John Wooden Award, symbolic of the best college basketball player this season.

Candace Parker top WNBA draft pick

PALM HARBOR, Fla., April 9 (UPI) -- Tennessee forward Candace Parker was the first player chosen Wednesday in the 2008 WNBA Draft.

Tennessee's Parker wins women's Naismith

TAMPA, Fla., April 7 (UPI) -- Candace Parker of Tennessee won the 2008 Naismith Trophy Monday as the Atlanta Tipoff Club's women's college basketball player of the year.

COL BKB (W): Tennessee 47, LSU 46

TAMPA, Fla., April 7 (UPI) -- Alexis Hornbuckle's put-back shot with 0.7 seconds to play gave Tennessee a 47-46 win over LSU Sunday and another trip to the women's NCAA championship game.
Parker repeats as player of the year

Parker repeats as player of the year

ST. LOUIS, April 3 (UPI) -- Tennessee's Candace Parker has been selected the women's national collegiate player of the year for the second consecutive season.

COL BKB (W): Tennessee 53, Texas A&M 45

OKLAHOMA C ITY, Okla., April 1 (UPI) -- Candace Parker scored 26 points Tuesday, leading Tennessee to a 53-45 win over Texas A&M in the women's NCAA Tournament's Oklahoma City Regional final.

COL BKB (W): Tennessee 74, Notre Dame 64

OKLAHOMA CITY, Ohio, March 31 (UPI) -- Candace Parker scored 34 points for Tennessee Sunday, pacing the Lady Vols to a 74-64 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 win over Notre Dame at Oklahoma City.
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Candace Parker
USA's Candace Parker (15) is guarded by Liu Dan of China at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing on August 11, 2008. The USA women defeated China 108-63. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)

Candace Nicole Parker (born April 19, 1986 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an All-American basketball player for the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks and is also the younger sister of NBA player Anthony Parker. She was drafted to the team from Tennessee in 2008. She may be best known for being the first woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament game and the first woman to dunk twice in a college game —she set both milestones as a redshirt freshman on March 19, 2006. She also became only the second player to dunk in a WNBA game on June 22, 2008.

A versatile player, she is mainly a forward, but was listed on Tennessee's roster as a forward, center, and guard. She was a starter on the Lady Vols basketball team, winners of the 2007 and 2008 NCAA championships.

Candace won the 2009 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice award as the favorite female athlete in the sports category.

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