Chicago: Gabby Williams traded after suspension

May 10, 2021
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Chicago: Gabby Williams traded after suspension
Source: Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune

🏀Sky: The Sky suspended Gabby Williams for the 2021 season (for salary reasons, not disciplinary ones), then traded her to the LA Sparks in a move that surprised everyone — including Williams. The Sky’s 2018 first-round pick is a reliable power forward who will likely play for France at the Tokyo Olympics.

  • The Sky, already undermanned due to their salary cap, couldn’t risk Williams missing the bulk of their season for overseas commitments, so they suspended her contract, then sent her to LA. No official comment from Williams, but her Twitter makes her seem…less than pleased.
  • In exchange, the Sky snagged this year’s No. 10 overall pick, Stephanie Watts, as well as the rights to Leonie Fiebich. We’re sad to see Williams go but are excited about this fresh young talent.

⚾️MLB: The Cubs may have lost 6–5 to the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday, but we’re still psyched because Beth Mowins made herstory as the first female broadcaster of a regular season Cubs game. Drinks and burgers on us next time, Beth!

  • Meanwhile, the surging Sox swept the Kansas City Royals, allowing only four runs in the three-game series. Let’s see if they can keep things going against the Minnesota Twins this week, starting tomorrow night at 8:10 p.m. ET/7:10 p.m. CT.

🏒Blackhawks: The ’Hawks missed the playoffs for the third time in the last four years. Welp. Catch them one last time before they hit the golf course when they host the Dallas Stars tonight at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.