Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Podcast: Why U.S. women’s sports stars play abroad

Earlier this year, the arrest of WNBA superstar Britney Greenner in Russia made global headlines. But few people get to the bottom of why she played abroad in the first place.

Today, we hear that Griner is just one of many female athletes who spend years abroad competing in their favorite competitions, geopolitics be damned. All because they don’t get a fair wage in America. Read the full transcript here.

host: Gustavo Arellano

guest: Los Angeles Times sports editor Iliana Limon Romero

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