Parker gives birth to first child
NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Sparks star Candace Parker has given birth to a baby girl.
It is the first child for the WNBA's reigning MVP and rookie of the year and husband Shelden Williams of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Goodwin Sports Management announced the baby girl was born in Los Angeles on Wednesday. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long.
"Shelden and I are thrilled," Parker said in a release. "This is such a life changing moment for us, we feel blessed to have a healthy and beautiful baby girl."
Parker averaged 18.5 points and 9.5 rebounds last season. She was also on the U.S. team that won a gold medal at the Beijjing Olympics.
Parker plans to rejoin the Sparks once she gets the OK from her doctor. The WNBA season begins June 6.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
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