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Sparks suffer burnout in outdoor loss

Nearby fire wreaks havoc at the Home Depot Center and tired L.A. loses to Seattle

Updated: June 6, 2010, 4:46 PM ET
By Dan Arritt | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

CARSON, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Sparks played the first outdoor game in franchise history Saturday night at the Home Depot Center's tennis facility, a variation of their schedule designed to showcase the team and its "Get Outside and Play LA" initiative.

Maybe next time.

A night of promoting health through outdoor exercise was permeated with the odor of burnt rubber as a result of a nearby scrap yard fire, and the Sparks started the game against the visiting Seattle Storm ...

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