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Television Announcer, Stacy Paetz and LA Sparks own #24, Sydney Wiese, bring you inside the arena to get to know the LA Sparks.

Television Announcer, Stacy Paetz and LA Sparks own #24, Sydney Wiese, bring you inside the arena to get to know the LA Sparks.

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Podcasts

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Television Announcer, Stacy Paetz and LA Sparks own #24, Sydney Wiese, bring you inside the arena to get to know the LA Sparks.

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English


Episodes

EP71 Free Agency, Balancing Media Coverage and More with Howard Megdal

1/20/2021
Bleav in Sparks is presented by Television Announcer, Stacy Paetz and LA Sparks own #24, Sydney Wiese, who bring you inside the arena to get to know the LA Sparks. On this episode our guest is editor-in-chief of The Next and founder of the women’s sports newsletter The IX, Howard Megdal. Howard shares when and why women’s basketball became important to him to cover. His contributions in storytelling continue to illuminate women’s basketball in powerful ways. Thank you for joining us on...

Duration:00:35:54

EP 70 Guard Te'a Cooper proves she belongs in LA

1/13/2021
Bleav in Sparks is presented by Television Announcer, Stacy Paetz and LA Sparks own #24, Sydney Wiese, who bring you inside the arena to get to know the LA Sparks. Te'a Cooper's story is inspirational. She was drafted by the Phoenix Mercury in 2020 and was cut due to the pandemic. She stayed hopeful and ready, so when her name was called by the Sparks, Te'a went to work. She appeared in 20 regular season games, averaging 7 points and 2 assists in 17.3 minutes...good for Top 10 among rookies...

Duration:00:26:53

EP69 U.S. Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock and Breanna Stewart on making history

1/8/2021
Bleav in Sparks is presented by Television Announcer, Stacy Paetz and LA Sparks own #24, Sydney Wiese, who bring you inside the arena to get to know the LA Sparks. The WNBA continues to play a significant role in social justice. On this episode, we hear from Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm, who spoke with Georgia’s first ever black Senator, Rev. Raphael Warnock. A team co-owned by Republican incumbent, Senator Kelly Loeffler, helped Warnock defeat her. What happens next? We also hear...

Duration:00:13:35

EP68 Derek Fisher on returning as Head Coach and new General Manager

12/30/2020
Bleav in Sparks is presented by Television Announcer, Stacy Paetz and LA Sparks own #24, Sydney Wiese, who bring you inside the arena to get to know the LA Sparks. When the Sparks announced a reorganization of the basketball operations department, Derek Fisher was named General Manager in addition to the renewal of his contract as Head Coach. On this episode, Derek shares his thoughts on his expanded role as well as looking ahead to 2021. Thank you for joining us on Bleav in Sparks...

Duration:00:42:24

EP67 Assistant Coach Latricia Trammel: defensive tactician & relationship cultivator

12/23/2020
Bleav in Sparks is presented by Television Announcer, Stacy Paetz and LA Sparks own #24, Sydney Wiese, who bring you inside the arena to get to know the LA Sparks. Latricia Trammel, “Coach T” as she’s affectionately known, is our guest! Coach T has over two decades of coaching experience as a Championship Head Coach at the collegiate level and as an Assistant Coach in the WNBA. Her focus is simple…building relationships and creating one of the top defenses in the W. Merry Christmas & Happy...

Duration:00:34:15

EP66 Power Women Summit 2020 with Candace Parker

12/18/2020
Power Women Summit 2020: Even before Colin Kaepernick, WNBA players have long been fighting against police brutality and racial injustice. This year, after the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and the police shooting of Jacob Blake, it wasn’t just a select few players across pro sports who were speaking out. Candace Parker discusses breaking barriers with actress and model Isis King. Thank you for joining us on Bleav in Sparks presented by BetOnline.ag!

Duration:00:13:04

EP65 A Conversation with Dr. Eddie Comeaux on Advancing Racial Justice in College Sports

12/10/2020
Bleav in Sparks is presented by Television Announcer, Stacy Paetz and LA Sparks own #24, Sydney Wiese, who bring you inside the arena to get to know the LA Sparks. Dr. Eddie Comeaux serves as associate professor of higher education in the Graduate School of Education at UC Riverside and is a contributing writer for Forbes. His active research agenda examines the college student experience—with special attention on athletes and underrepresented students— and how those experiences influence...

Duration:00:32:17

EP64 Pay Equity: A Conversation with Nneka Ogwumike

12/3/2020
Bleav in Sparks is presented by Television Announcer, Stacy Paetz and LA Sparks own #24, Sydney Wiese, who bring you inside the arena to get to know the LA Sparks. As part of the Sparks Change Has No Offseason campaign, this recap of the Pay Equity Panel features Sparks forward & WNBPA President Nneka Ogwumike, President & CEO of LA84 Foundation Renata Simril, and Executive Director of California Women's Law Center Betsy Butler. This important conversation is about why wage discrimination...

Duration:00:20:46

EP63 Empowerment series V - Sydney's basketball journey

11/25/2020
Bleav in Sparks is presented by Television Announcer, Stacy Paetz and LA Sparks own #24, Sydney Wiese, who bring you inside the arena to get to know the LA Sparks. Sydney and Stacy wrap up their Empowerment Series. Sydney reflects on her basketball journey which began at a young age and has taken her all over the world. Thank you for joining us on Bleav in Sparks presented by BetOnline.ag!

Duration:00:16:53

EP62 Empowerment Series IV featuring Duke Freshman, Vanessa de Jesus

11/19/2020
Bleav in Sparks is presented by Television Announcer, Stacy Paetz and LA Sparks own #24, Sydney Wiese, who bring you inside the arena to get to know the LA Sparks. Sydney and Stacy continue their Empowerment Series with Duke freshman, Vanessa de Jesus. Vanessa played high school ball at Sierra Canyon and shares her experience in that basketball culture with NBA players consistently in their gym. We talk about growing the girls game and find out which Sparks player coached Vanessa’s AAU...

Duration:00:30:01

EP61 Empowerment Series III - Featuring High School Junior Guard, Alexis Wines

11/12/2020
Bleav in Sparks is presented by Television Announcer, Stacy Paetz and LA Sparks own #24, Sydney Wiese, who bring you inside the arena to get to know the LA Sparks. Sydney and Stacy continue their Empowerment Series with Alexis Wines. She’s a junior guard at Lebanon High School in rural Indiana who shares how basketball has made her stronger on and off the court. Her determination to be the best earned her the title of Team Captain for the second straight season and she takes that leadership...

Duration:00:20:03

EP60 Empowerment Series II - The Williams Sisters

11/5/2020
Bleav in Sparks is presented by Television Announcer, Stacy Paetz and LA Sparks own #24, Sydney Wiese, who bring you inside the arena to get to know the LA Sparks. Sydney and Stacy continue their Empowerment Series with the Williams sisters! Their talents and determination are genetic…their Mother, Natalie, was a 2-sport standout at UCLA, played nearly a decade in the WNBA and won a Gold Medal at the Sydney Olympics. 11-year-old Nation is also a 2-sport star with her sights set on the W....

Duration:00:24:09

EP59 Just Women's Sports CEO and Founder Haley Rosen

10/30/2020
Bleav in Sparks is presented by Television Announcer, Stacy Paetz and LA Sparks own #24, Sydney Wiese, who bring you inside the arena to get to know the LA Sparks. Sydney and Stacy kick off their female empowerment series with CEO and Founder of Just Women’s Sports, Haley Rosen. This Southern California native was not willing to wait any longer to see women’s sports get the media coverage it deserves, so she created it! Just Women’s Sports brings highlights, newsletters, podcasts and...

Duration:00:24:16

EP58 Candace Parker and her daughter partner with Angel City Football Club

10/23/2020
Bleav in Sparks is presented by Television Announcer, Stacy Paetz and LA Sparks own #24, Sydney Wiese, who bring you inside the arena to get to know the LA Sparks. Candace Parker and her daughter, Lailaa, are now business partners as investors in NWSL’s Angel City Football Club. On this episode, we hear from a few women of the founding ownership group including Tennis great Serena Williams, Academy Award winning Actress Natalie Portman, Retired US National Team Player Julie Foudy, one of...

Duration:00:24:43

EP57 Sydney shares updates on life after the wubble

10/16/2020
Bleav in Sparks is presented by Television Announcer, Stacy Paetz and LA Sparks own #24, Sydney Wiese, who bring you inside the arena to get to know the LA Sparks. The LA Sparks returned to life outside the wubble a month ago, and for Sydney the experience of adjusting was a little tougher than she expected. We also talk about her ankle rehab process, and potentially returning to play overseas. Thank you for joining us on Bleav in Sparks presented by BetOnline.ag!

Duration:00:22:20

EP56 Derek Fisher's final thoughts on 2020 and a look ahead

10/7/2020
Bleav in Sparks is presented by Television Announcer, Stacy Paetz and LA Sparks own #24, Sydney Wiese, who bring you inside the arena to get to know the LA Sparks. While the 2020 season came to an early end for the LA Sparks, the work is never done. The Sparks finished at 15-8 overall, which is third in the league. On this episode, Head Coach Derek Fisher joins us to talk about the unique setting of the 2020 season, and what’s next. Thank you for joining us on Bleav in Sparks presented by...

Duration:00:49:42

EP55 There's no debate. Candace Parker is the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year!

9/30/2020
Bleav in Sparks is presented by Television Announcer, Stacy Paetz and LA Sparks own #24, Sydney Wiese, who bring you inside the arena to get to know the LA Sparks. In her 13th WNBA season, Sparks Candace Parker earned her first ever WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. In the 2020 regular season, Candace averaged a WNBA-high 8 defensive rebounds, while blocking nearly 2 shots and collecting nearly 2 steals in 22 games. She shares her approach to the season and how the Wubble actually...

Duration:00:13:52

EP54 Founder of Girls Talk Sports TV, Khristina Williams

9/23/2020
Bleav in Sparks is presented by Television Announcer, Stacy Paetz and LA Sparks own #24, Sydney Wiese, who bring you inside the arena to get to know the LA Sparks. Our guest, Khristina Williams, is a Content Creator and Founder of GirlsTalkSportsTV. Khristina coupled her love of basketball and storytelling when she started her brand and now just a few short years later, GirlsTalkSportsTV has reached over 12,000 Instagram followers. In addition to being one of the leading voices of WNBA...

Duration:00:34:10

EP53 Playoffs Edition feat. AP Defensive Player of the Year, CP3

9/16/2020
Bleav in Sparks is presented by Television Announcer, Stacy Paetz and LA Sparks own #24, Sydney Wiese, who bring you inside the arena to get to know the LA Sparks. In her 13th season, two-time MVP Candace Parker was named the Associated Press 2020 Defensive Player of the Year and the AP’s All-WNBA first team. It’s been a remarkable bounce-back season for Parker, who struggled with injuries in 2019. The #3 seed Sparks earned a first round bye and will play their first game of the 2020 WNBA...

Duration:00:30:01

EP52 Tierra Ruffin-Pratt the athlete, the teammate, the voice for change

9/11/2020
Bleav in Sparks is presented by Television Announcer, Stacy Paetz and LA Sparks own #24, Sydney Wiese, who bring you inside the arena to get to know the LA Sparks. Tierra Ruffin-Pratt is more than an athlete. Her talents stretch far beyond the three point line. She's a change agent, a voice for the voiceless. TRP's family was devastated by the murder of her cousin at the hands of a police officer. As an integral piece of the W's Social Justice Council, her goal remains the same - continue...

Duration:00:36:34