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WNBA to put Los Angeles Sparks up for sale, source says

January 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
Ownership of the Los Angeles Sparks has been taken over by the WNBA. Eyewitness News has learned that the league will be putting the team up for sale.

According to a source with the team, the Sparks have not paid certain fees to the league and it is unclear if players, coaches and employees are still being paid.

An email to Sparks employees was sent by the team's president informing them they were no longer employed by the Sparks.

The Sparks, founded in 1997, is one of the original WNBA franchises.