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Column: Snapshots from a WNBA preseason that nobody watched

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.

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SI selecting Breanna Stewart as the face of the WNBA’s activism in 2020 is not a good look

From Karleigh Webb in an op-ed for our friends at Outsports, Angel McCoughtry, A’ja Wilson, Nneka Ogwumike, Maya Moore, Natasha Cloud and Renee Montgomery should have been the top candidates for Sports Illustrated’s "Athlete Activist" Sportsperson of the Year award.

‘I can’t breathe’: The two realities of Kelly Graves and George Floyd

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.

NCAA transfer rules prove costly and cruel

Evina Westbrook (UConn) and Destiny Littleton (South Carolina) are the latest student-athletes forced to watch from the sidelines after having their eligibility waivers denied. Isn’t there a better way the NCAA could go about all of this?

Did Penny Toler deserve to be fired? Can we make sense of the Sparks’ mess?

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.

BREAKING: Penny Toler has been ‘relieved of her duties,’ effective immediately

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."