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WNBA working with players on housing concerns in Florida

[ad_1] 10:10 PM ETGraham HaysESPN.com CloseGraham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999.While some WNBA players offered positive reviews of their accommodations upon arriving for the league's resumption of play, others found rodent traps, bugs and showers that didn't drain.The dramatically differing experiences in the WNBA's self-styled "bubble," many chronicled on social media, underscored preexisting concerns about its preparedness and organization
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Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler critical of WNBA’s Black Lives Matter initiative

[ad_1] Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), co-owner of the Atlanta Dream, has written WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert to express her opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement and ask the league to put an American flag on every jersey when the league resumes play later this month.Loeffler was responding to the WNBA approving having "Black Lives Matter" prominently on courts at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where the league will
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Las Vegas Aces’ Liz Cambage expected to miss WNBA season, agent says

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Las Vegas Aces All-Star center Liz Cambage is expected to miss the upcoming WNBA season for health reasons, according to her agent."In the evaluation of Liz Cambage's health and pre-existing risk factors with her team doctor, we believe her to be at high risk for severe illness if she contracts COVID-19 in participating this WNBA season," Cambage's agent, Allison Galer, told The Associated Press on Saturday
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Inmate backed by WNBA star Maya Moore released from Missouri prison

[ad_1] Maya Moore's quest to see Jonathan Irons walk free from Missouri's Jefferson City Correctional Center was realized on Wednesday.Moore, who put her WNBA career with the Minnesota Lynx on hold in 2019 to help Irons have his conviction for burglary and assault with a weapon overturned, was among those greeting Irons outside the prison.Moore posted video of the moment on Instagram. "I feel like I can live life now,"
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2020 WNBA power rankings — Seattle Storm replace Washington Mystics at No. 1

[ad_1] 11:04 AM ETMechelle VoepelESPN.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.When we posted our initial 2020 WNBA power rankings after the league's draft in April, there was no certainty there would be a season because of the coronavirus pandemic.2 RelatedThere are still hurdles and questions ahead, but the
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NBA, union plan to paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on courts in Orlando

[ad_1] The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are planning to paint "Black Lives Matter" on the court inside both sidelines in all three arenas the league will use at the Walt Disney World Resort when it resumes the 2019-20 season late next month in Orlando, Florida, league sources told ESPN.The WNBA is also discussing painting "Black Lives Matter" on the court when it begins its abbreviated 2020 season at
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Chicago Sky’s Sydney Colson tests positive for coronavirus

[ad_1] 5:35 PM ETMechelle VoepelESPN.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.Chicago Sky guard Sydney Colson said on Twitter on Saturday that she has tested positive for coronavirus."I do the least and tested positive so I'm tryna see how folks who do the mooost are out here partying and
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What we know and don’t know about the WNBA’s return to play

[ad_1] Jun 25, 2020Mechelle VoepelESPN.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.The WNBA has firmed up more details as it prepares for the 2020 season. The league announced June 15 that it was planning a 22-game regular season with standard playoffs that will run July-October at IMG Academy in
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Connecticut Sun’s Jonquel Jones won’t play this season over coronavirus concerns

[ad_1] 1:08 PM ETMechelle VoepelESPN.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.Jonquel Jones, who helped lead Connecticut to the WNBA Finals last season, won't play this season due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the Sun announced Monday. Jones said in a statement that she would "use this time
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Washington Mystics’ Natasha Cloud, LaToya Sanders to skip WNBA season

[ad_1] WASHINGTON -- Washington Mystics players Natasha Cloud and LaToya Sanders are opting out of participating in the 2020 WNBA season for the league's reigning champions.In a social media posting Monday, Cloud cited a desire to "fight on the front lines for social reform," while Sanders explained in a statement issued by the club that taking the season off "is what's best for my health and family."Their announcements follow those