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WNBA receives 'A' for race and gender

Updated: August 10, 2011, 3:10 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The WNBA remains a leader in hiring women and minorities to top positions.

The WNBA joined the NBA in setting the benchmark for professional leagues when it received a combined "A" on Wednesday for its diversity efforts. The grades were released in the annual report by the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport.

The combined "A" the league received for race and gender makeup marked the eighth time since 2001 the WNBA has scored ...

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