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Sparks will take on China's national team in WNBA preseason game

February 18, 2010 |  1:18 pm

The WNBA preseason schedule is out -- 15 games in 13 cities beginning April 30, including four games in which WNBA teams are matched up against the national teams of China and Poland.

The Sparks will be the first team to face China's team; tipoff will be at Viejas Arena in San Diego on May 1. China next plays the San Antonio Silver Stars on May 4 in San Antonio and the Phoenix Mercury on May 8 in Phoenix.

The Connecticut Sun will face Poland's national team on May 7 at Mohegan Sun Arena.

The regular season begins May 15 when the 2009 WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury hosts the Sparks at 11 a.m. PT on ESPN2.

-- Debbie Goffa

DayDateVisiting Team Home TeamLocal TimeVenueCity
Fri.April 30ChicagoMinnesota11 a.m.Concordia UniversitySt. Paul, Minn.
Sat.May 1China National TeamL.A.7 p.m.Viejas ArenaSan Diego
Sun.May 2PhoenixSeattle 1 p.m.KeyArenaSeattle
Tues.May 4AtlantaConnecticut11 a.m.Mohegan SunUncasville, Conn.
Tues.May 4China National TeamSan Antonio7 p.m.McDermott CenterSan Antonio, Texas
Weds.May 5New YorkWashington11:30 a.m.Verizon CenterWashington
Thurs.May 6MinnesotaChicago11:30 a.m.Allstate ArenaChicago
Fri.May 7ChicagoIndiananoonConseco FieldhouseIndianapolis
Fri.May 7Poland National TeamConnecticut7:30 p.m.Mohegan Sun ArenaUncasville, Conn.
Sat.May 8San AntonioL.A.12:30 p.m.The Pyramid at LBSULong Beach
Sat.May 8China National TeamPhoenix7 p.m.US Airways CenterPhoenix
Sun.May 9WashingtonAtlanta2 p.m.Hooper Eblen CenterCookeville, Tenn.
Sun.May 9SeattleTulsa1 p.m.BOK CenterTulsa, Okla.
Mon. May 10IndianaChicago11:30 a.m. Allstate ArenaChicago
Tues.May 11ConnecticutNew York11 a.m.Madison Square GardenNew York