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Byears, who sued Sparks after being cut, joins Mystics

Updated: February 22, 2006, 12:23 AM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Latasha Byears signed with the Washington Mystics on Tuesday, less than two weeks after settling a lawsuit with the Los Angeles Sparks that claimed she was unfairly cut.

Byears played with the Sparks from 2001-03, helping them win WNBA titles in 2001 and 2002. In 2004, she sued the Sparks for wrongful termination, claiming she was dismissed because of sexual orientation and gender discrimination.

Byears was cut from the team five days after a June 2003 party at which ...

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