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WNBA President Lisa Borders Takes New Role at Time’s Up

Las Vegas Aces’ Kayla Janine Alexander, left, WNBA President Lisa Borders, center, Las Vegas Aces’ Moriah Jefferson, right, gather during the reveal of the Las Vegas Aces WNBA basketball team at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Monday, December 11, 2017. Photo: Joel Angel Juarez @jajuarezphoto / Las Vegas Review-Journal
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Lisa Borders is stepping down from her position as the President of the WNBA to become the first-ever President and Chief Executive Officer of Time’s Up. ...
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LGBTQ & women’s rights champion Robbie Kaplan to receive 2018 WNBA Inspiration Award

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Robbie Kaplan also helped launch #TimesUp Legal Defense Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to women who have experienced sexual violence, abuse or harassment. ...
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Sue Bird Confirms She’s Gay, Dating Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe

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Sue Bird is gay and is currently dating soccer star Megan Rapinoe. ...
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WNBA Draft 2017 Scheduled for April 13 in New York

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The Seattle Storm held the No. 1 overall draft pick in each of the past two years, selecting guard Jewell Loyd in 2015 and forward Breanna Stewart in 2016. ...
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Sue Bird, Lauren Jackson, Diana Taurasi Among First-Ever WNBA Emojis

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The WNBA announced the launch of the league’s first-ever emojis, which will feature the 20 most influential players in its history. ...
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WNBA to Unveil New Team Uniform Colors for Landmark 20th Season

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The Women’s National Basketball Association is celebrating its landmark 20th season by unveiling new team uniform colors and commemorative items. ...
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Seattle Storm Wins Top Pick for Second Year, WNBA Draft April 14

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The Seattle Storm holds the top pick in the draft for the second consecutive year and the fourth time in franchise history after winning the WNBA Draft Lottery Sept. 24. ...
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WNBA Approves Significant Changes to Regular-Season and Playoff Formats

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The reconfigured WNBA postseason structure dovetails with a new, more balanced format for the regular-season schedule. ...
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WNBA Tips Off 20th Season with MVPs Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi

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The WNBA’s 20th season tips off May 14 with five games, highlighted by an ESPN telecast of the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury at 7:30 p.m. ET. ...
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WNBA President Laurel J. Richie to Step Down from League

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Richie led the development of “WNBA PRIDE,” making the WNBA the first professional sports league to establish a responsibility program for the LGBT community. ...
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