Report: Sparks’ Candace Parker left off Olympic roster

Monday April 25th, 2016

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Los Angeles Sparks power forward Candace Parker has been left off Team USA’s roster for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, reports ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.

Parker, 30, won the gold medal with Team USA at each of the last two Summer Games.

The two-time WNBA MVP was sidelined by injuries for half of the 2015 season, but returned to average 19.4 points, 10.1 rebounds and a career-best 6.3 assists in her eighth professional season. She also averaged a team-high 12.3 points and nine rebounds for the U.S. during the team’s European tour in October.

• Watch: Candace Parker responds to rim discussion with dunk

The U.S. women’s basketball Olympic roster will be announced Wednesday.

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