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Players nearing approval of new labor deal, including flexible salary cap

Updated: January 28, 2008, 5:43 PM ET
Associated Press

The WNBA players union neared ratification of a new six-year contract with the league Monday in a deal that includes increases in wages and a dual salary-cap system.

Approval of the contract by the league's 165 players, a large number of whom are playing overseas, was running more than 95 percent in favor among ballots cast. About half of the players have voted.

The collective bargaining agreement, reached Friday and announced Monday, includes an increase in the ...

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