An early peek at retooled teams is a sport all its own for WNBA fans waiting several months to watch their favorite teams again. But no preseason games were broadcast ahead of the 2021 season, leaving impressions to be formed from clips, interviews and box scores. Tamryn Spruill launches her Tam’s Take column with insights into every team in the runup to the start of the league’s 25th anniversary season.
In April, Oregon Ducks head coach Kelly Graves in a tone-deaf move tweeted a photo of himself playfully "getting arrested" by former Duck Katelyn Loper, now a police officer in Eugene. One month later, police, this time in Minneapolis, killed yet another black man: George Floyd.
The dismissal of general manager Penny Toler failed to address the issues in Los Angeles. In fact, it only has raised more questions. Here’s an attempt to sort out what has happened and what should happen in LA.
The Los Angeles Sparks announced on Friday that general manager Penny Toler has been "relieved of her duties and will no longer be with the organization, effective immediately."