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USA routs Mali in Olympic basketball

BEIJING, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Lisa Leslie led the way with 16 points Wednesday and the United States rolled to a 97-41 victory over Mali in the Olympic basketball tournament.

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.

WNBA's Lisa Leslie gives birth to daughter

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) -- Basketball star Lisa Leslie is a new mom after giving birth to a daughter, Lauren, in Los Angeles late Friday.

WNBA: Sacramento 72, Los Angeles 58

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Yolanda Griffith scored 15 points Saturday night as Sacramento beat Los Angeles, 72-58, to win their WNBA Western Conference playoff series, two games to none.

WNBA: Los Angeles 68, Seattle 63

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Sparks triumphed over the Seattle Storm, 68-63, Tuesday to advance to the WNBA's Western Conference finals.

WNBA: Los Angeles 84, Seattle 72

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Mwadi Mabika scored nine of her 17 points in the third quarter Sunday afternoon, as Los Angeles beat Seattle, 78-70, in a WNBA playoff game.

East wins WNBA All-Star Game

NEW YORK, July 12 (UPI) -- Michelle Snow's dunk with 6.3 seconds left came too late Wednesday as the Western Conference lost to the East 98-82 in the WNBA All-Star Game in New York.

WNBA: San Antonio 85, Los Angeles 63

LOS ANGELES, July 4 (UPI) -- Agnieszka Bibrzycka scored 23 points and Chantelle Anderson scored 18 to lead San Antonio to an 85-63 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks.

WNBA: Seattle 90, Los Angeles 67

SEATTLE, May 21 (UPI) -- Lauren Jackson had 23 points and six rebounds Sunday to lead the Seattle Storm over the Los Angeles Sparks, 90-67, in the WNBA season opener for both teams.

WNBA: Sacramento 81, Los Angeles 63

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Ticha Penicheiro and Yolanda Griffith scored 13 points each Friday night as Sacramento topped Los Angeles, 81-63.

WNBA: Los Angeles 70, San Antonio 67

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Chamique Holsclaw and Lisa Leslie combined for 37 points Friday night as Los Angeles beat the San Antonio Silver Spurs, 70-67.

WNBA: Los Angeles 55, Houston 50

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- An inspired Lisa Leslie had 19 points with 14 rebounds Sunday to lead Los Angeles over the Houston Comets, 55-50.

WNBA: Connecticut 64, Los Angeles 51

UNCASVILLE, Conn., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Katie Douglas scored in a game-high 22 points Tueday night as Connecticut downed the Los Angeles Sparks, 64-51.

WNBA: Minnesota 76, Los Angeles 72

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Nicole Ohlde sank two free throws with 11 seconds left Sunday night to help Minnesota top Los Angeles, 76-72.

WNBA: Los Angeles 66, San Antonio 63

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Chamique Holdsclaw scored a game-high 21 points Friday night as Los Angeles topped San Antonio, 66-63.
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Lisa Leslie
NYP99071403 - 15 JULY 1999, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Los Angeles Sparks center Lisa Leslie, hoist her trophy after being named MVP, July 14, at the Innaugaural AllStar game of the WNBA, held at Madison Square Garden, in New York City. UPI/hrc Hayden Roger Celestin
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Two-Time WNBA Champion (2001, 2002) Three-time WNBA MVP (2001, 2004, 2006) Eight-time WNBA All-Star (1999–2003, 2005, 2006, 2009) First player to dunk in a WNBA game First WNBA player to reach the 6,000 point plateau First player ever to garner regular season, WNBA Finals and All-Star Game MVP awards in the same season. Led the WNBA in rebounds in 1997 (9.5 rpg) and 1998 (10.2 rpg)

Lisa Deshaun Leslie-Lockwood (born July 7, 1972, in Gardena, California) is a former American professional women's basketball player in the WNBA. She is a three-time WNBA MVP and a four-time Olympic gold medal winner. The number seven pick in the 1997 inaugural WNBA draft, she followed a superb career at the University of Southern California with seven WNBA All-Star appearances and two WNBA championships over the course of eleven seasons with the Los Angeles Sparks, before retiring in 2009. Leslie, a 6'5" center, is the first player to dunk in a WNBA game. She was considered a pioneer and cornerstone of the league during her WNBA career.

Leslie is the daughter of Christine Lauren Leslie, who started her own truck driving business to support her three children, and Walter Leslie, a semiprofessional basketball player. Walter left the family when her mother was four months pregnant with her. Lisa's mother stood 6 ft 3 in. Leslie has two sisters: Dionne, who is five years older, and Tiffany, who is eight years younger.

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