Sparks Fire General Manager

Former Harrisonburg High School standout Kristi Toliver has been named a WNBA All-Star for the third time in her career.

LOS ANGELES (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Sparks have fired general manager Penny Toler after her postgame tirade when the team lost Game 2 in the second round of the WNBA playoffs.
The team announced Friday that Toler was dismissed. She had also served as executive vice president. Eric Holoman, the team's managing partner and governor, will replace her on an interim basis while a national GM search is conducted.
The Sparks finished atop the Western Conference with a 22-12 regular-season record. But they were swept in three games by the Connecticut Sun in the postseason.
ESPN reported Thursday that Toler entered the Sparks' locker room after the loss on Sept. 19 and launched into an obscenity-laced speech that included racial slurs. Toler acknowledged using the slurs but told ESPN they weren't directed at any of the players.

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