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Voepel: WNBA must take stand on domestic violence

It's time for the WNBA and USA Basketball to make a statement on domestic violence: Women are not just victims, and in same-sex cases, we can't be any less diligent in demanding accountability.

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Sky preparing to move on without Fowles

Sylvia Fowles wants a trade -- possibly to Minnesota -- but the Chicago center and the Sky have been in a stalemate. Will it mean a third Olympian will sit out at least part of the WNBA season?

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Isiah Thomas named president of Liberty

Thomas, whose checkered reign with the Knicks ended ignominiously in the aftermath of a 2007 sexual harassment scandal, has been named president of the WNBA's New York Liberty, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard. Story

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WNBA releases statement on Thomas

In response to today's announcement that the Liberty have hired Isiah Thomas as president and was given part ownership, the WNBA said: "New owners are approved by our WNBA Board of Governors, and this process has not yet begun." MSG's statement

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WNBA president on Isiah having Liberty ownership: "New owners are approved by our WNBA Board of Governors & this process has not yet begun."

Mechelle Voepel @MechelleV

"Isiah Thomas is new NY Liberty president" is something I'd expect a wickedly clever WNBA fan to pass off as an April Fool's Day headline.

It's time for the WNBA and USA Basketball to make a statement on domestic violence: Women are not just victims, and in same-sex cases, we can't be any less diligent in demanding accountability.