LA Sparks re-sign 2-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Two-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker is staying with the Los Angeles Sparks.

The team said Thursday it has re-signed Parker, who has played for the Sparks during her entire eight-year pro career. She has career averages of 17.8 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists.

Last season, Parker missed the first 17 games to rest and then averaged 19.4 points and 10.1 rebounds in her final 16 games.